University of Notre Dame
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PERSPECTIVES

Bye Bye Juggling Club

Author: Madeline Gore

At the beginning of each year, ND has an event called Activities Night. Basically, any student club, organization, sports team, or volunteer corps sets up a booth and begs for your participation. They don’t really have to beg, though, because the minute you step inside the JAAC, you experience sensory overload. There are literally more than a hundred booths set up representing each group. Wandering up and own each row is an overwhelming feeling. Every group has members that insist that their club is the BEST on campus. It’s so easy to find activities that seem enticing, that you end up signing away your life because you can’t decide which clubs to choose. The result? You wake up the next morning with 20 new emails (omg!) from all the clubs you signed up for during your Activities Night delirium. Read More

Switching out Crayons for Macbooks

Author: Madeline Gore

Today is my 13th “First Day of School.” Normally, I would have woken up around 6, showered, gotten dressed, fixed my hair and makeup, said “bye” to my parents, and driven my younger brother to school. If I were home, my mom would have written me a note on a napkin and stuck it in my backpack for me to find sometime during my day. She would have written some kind of inspirational quote (I luckily inherited her love of wise words), accompanied by some perfect nugget of motherly love. If it were a normal first day of school, that is what would have happened. But when you’re officially a student at ND, you know that “normal” has never really defined you. Read More