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God Save the Swedes

Anna Nanigian | Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Dear Brendan Keeler,

While reading the Viewpoint I stumbled upon your brief diatribe, “Cloudy with a chance of meatballs” (Feb.15), lamenting certain idiosyncrasies exhibited by North Dining Hall. Though I am neutral towards your statement that the “spoons belong with their brethren,” I was appalled at your bold usage of the terms “Swedish meatballs” and “terrible” in the same sentence. I would venture to say that the Swedish meatballs, which North Dining Hall faithfully produces upwards of six meals a week, are some of the most palate-pleasing staples of said dining establishment. Additionally, the racially charged statement, “why mix Swedish with Italian, keep it pure North?” is an affront to the culturally inclusive environment which Notre Dame painstakingly strives to attain.

Students of Notre Dame, do not be led astray by Mr. Keeler; the Swedish meatballs should be appreciated both for their delectable nature and their contribution to the cultural multiplicity among menu options at North Dining Hall.

God Save the Swedes, and their meatballs.

Anna Nanigian
Lyons Hall
Feb. 15