As students return to campus following fall break, many said they got much needed rest and relaxation following a difficult midterms week and a disappointing loss to USC.
“I drove back home to South Dakota right after the USC game,” junior Miranda Fees said. “So, I really only got to spend about four days at home before I had to go back to Notre Dame in time for the Boston College game.
“I mostly hung out with my girlfriends and family, and then I had to drive back all the way to Notre Dame to catch the game. That’s 15 straight hours on the road. Needless to say, I slept pretty well that night.”
Not everyone ventured home for break. Others just remained on campus.
Senior Joe Crone, a Georgia native, was one of them.
“I was able to get a lot of cleaning done in my room, but mostly I went out to eat with some of my friends and got to catch up on some much-needed sleep. That is the most important part of break,” he said.
Freshman Matt Keenan agreed.
“I got lots of sleep, and that was the biggest part of break for me. I just walked home, since I’m a South Bend townie. None of my friends had fall break at the same time we did, so I read a lot. I also got to see my family, who I don’t see a lot of, even though I’m a townie.”
Fellow area native Sarah Harker, a junior, said that her break allowed her to rest.
“I just went home and did a lot of relaxing. Both of my brothers are away at school right now and both of my parents work during the day, so I spent most of the time with my dog and boyfriend. It was a pretty good break.”
Junior Ally Suding said her break was very productive. She went on a weeklong seminar with the Center for Social Concerns to Appalachia.
“I went to Appalachia this week. It was very fun,” she said. “We had a good group. It was a great experience to go along with the group and get out and help people.”