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Better things Kim could have done with $12 million

Lauren Maurisseau, Dylan Parent | Monday, October 31, 2011

Dear The Observer,

Today, when my friend told me that Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries were getting divorced after only 72 days of marriage, I laughed on the floor of my dorm room in Breen-Phillips Hall for a solid minute and a half. Then, when she told me that the wedding festivities, including the engagement ring, cost a collective $12 million, I got angry. We started crunching numbers, and the following is a list we compiled, entitled “Better Things Kim Could Have Done With $12 Million — Notre Dame Edition:”

48 million: Quarter Dogs from the Huddle

Six million: Candles at The Grotto ($2 suggested donation to light)

Six million: Huddle student meal tickets

800,000: The Shirts

315,789: Pairs of Toms (then double it because the company donates a pair for every pair purchased)

57,142: Sets of student football tickets

56: Full four-year tuitions paid to the University

(Now for the Kickers:)

24 million: People protected from Neglected Tropical Diseases for one year

1.2 million: Families who could receive clean water for 10 years through the Totter for Water campaign

48,000: Children who could have received a year of education and food at The Hopeful School in Uganda through Fields of Growth International

19: Lifetime treatments for HIV (valued at $618,900 per person)

Help a brother out, Kim.



Lauren Morisseau


Breen-Phillips Hall

Dylan Parent


Breen-Phillips Hall

Oct. 31