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A new, welcome introduction

| Friday, May 16, 2014

“Hi, my name is Steph Wulz and I am a senior Visual Communication Design BFA from Ramsey, New Jersey.” A Notre Dame introduction is one thing that every student quickly becomes well versed in within the first week of college. It is line that identified who you were, where read more

We jump, we land

| Friday, May 16, 2014

Graduation is upon us at last. Soon, we won’t go to classes in DeBart Monday through Thursday and sometimes Friday. We won’t reconvene after a night out in the dining hall, or at The Mark, or at the Pancake House. We won’t sway in the student section at football read more

My Notre Dame story

| Friday, May 16, 2014

I’ve written a lot of words on these pages in the past four years. I’ve told many stories, most of which belonged to other people. I now have 800 words left, with which I’m going to tell you just one more story, because my Fundamentals of Journalism professor drilled read more

Finding my legacy

| Friday, May 16, 2014

Notre Dame loves to talk about legacy, and it’s got me wondering what mine might be, if I were to have one here. If left to my own choice, it would be obvious — one of the least successful student body president candidates in the history of Notre Dame, student read more

It’s about the people

| Friday, May 16, 2014

I’ve had a bit of a difficult time writing this reflection. And that’s not because I’ve wrecked three keyboards and two boxes of Kleenex getting to the point where I can see my screen clearly enough to type. I jest. But think about any graduation speech you’ve ever attended. read more

Graduate every day

| Friday, May 16, 2014

I feel like I’ve been here before. But at the same time, I really don’t. I’ve worn a cap and gown before, but never like this. With this shake of the hand and a smile, my days as a graduate will end. Just like that, 16 years of school read more

Thank you for the tears

| Friday, May 16, 2014

What are tears? Are they water? Are they salt? Are they salt water? Are they from the eyes? Are they from the heart? Are they from the soul? Are they emotions? Are they feelings? Are they memories? They are all of the above. They are Notre Dame. Tears are read more

Embracing the highs and the lows

| Friday, May 16, 2014

After taking the last final of my undergraduate career, I found myself sitting with my housemates on top of our garage. Between sips of Du Lac-approved beverages and silently praying the roof wouldn’t collapse beneath me, I began to zone out. I began to commit the crime I had read more