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Appreciating NDSP

Michael Milligan | Sunday, February 1, 2004

I am currently a junior here at Notre Dame, and for almost three years I have heard many negative stories concerning the NDSP while positive experiences seem to have been at a minimum. I myself had had neither a bad nor good experience with the NDSP, until last Friday. Upon walking out to the D6 parking lot and finding that snow had been plowed two feet high around my car, I knew I would need help getting my car out of the parking space. After about five minutes of my futile attempts to remove such large quantities of snow by myself, an NDSP officer drove up and offered to let me borrow a snow shovel. After clearing a path, the officer then helped push my car out of the parking space and I was on my way. Only a week before, my roommate had suffered a severe allergic reaction and had to be taken to the hospital. At five in the morning, an NDSP officer was helpful enough to give my roommate a ride back to campus and drove him right to the front door of the dorm. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the men and women of the NDSP for doing more than what is required of them, and to the rest of us students: Cut these guys some slack – they aren’t so bad after all.

Michael MilliganjuniorO’Neill Hall Feb. 1