One Last Spring Break!

Author: Danielle Rieger

The time has finally come that all seniors have both been looking forward to and dreading. It is finally spring break, and we are beyond excited to get out of South Bend for our last week of fun with our friends. However, we know that once we get back, graduation will be right around the corner. Here is what a few seniors are doing for their last spring break! …

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Fall Break 2015!

Author: Danielle Rieger

Senior is flying by. It's crazy to think that I am in my last fall semester here as a student, that I only have one more home football game as a student, and that my last fall break as a student has already come and gone. To enjoy our last fall break, here is what a few seniors did to enjoy their well deserved break off! …

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What I Miss Most

Author: Danielle Rieger

I have to admit, being an off campus senior does have its perks. I get to cook on my own, live with my closet friends, and get to leave campus on days that I really need a break. I am also really starting to learn what it is going to be like next year when I live in my own apartment. I have to pay my rent each month, make sure I am not leaving all the lights on to keep my electricity bill low, and even sacrifice having cable just to save money.  But despite having this new independence, I have realized that there are quite a few things about living on campus that I miss. Here is a list of the things I miss most about living on campus. …

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Summer 2015!

Author: Danielle Rieger

Summer 2015 may have flown by but that did not stop Notre Dame students from making every minute of their summer count! Here is how a few seniors spent their last summers as undergraduate students......

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An Evening with Scott McEwen, Co-author of American Sniper

Author: Danielle Rieger

A lot of what I do for my position in the Student Union Board (SUB) is bringing interesting speakers to campus for the betterment of the student body. Along with being a programmer for the Ideas and Issues committee, I am also in charge of the Notre Dame Literary Festival. This year, my group and I decided to bring co-author of American Sniper, Scott McEwen to campus to speak about his experiences writing the novel, producing the movie, and his other works that he has written. Here is a glimpse into what a SUB student event is all about! 

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Public Relations Career Trek

Author: Danielle Rieger

I know I want to enter into the communications field, but there are so many different aspects that make up communications. I have no idea which would be the best fit for me. Do I want to be a reporter for a newspaper or magazine? Do I want to work in public relations? Do I want to go into broadcasting or producing? I had no idea how to even begin narrowing these different ideas down, but thankfully, a mass email from the Career Center basically saved my day. 

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Spring Break 2015!

Author: Danielle Rieger

What are Notre Dame students doing for spring break?

From traveling abroad and throughout the U.S. for leisure and volunteer work to exploring careers and vegging out on campus, we do a bit of everything during our midterm breaks. Here is how just a few of us will be spending Spring Break 2015:

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Junior Parents Weekend 2015

Author: Danielle Rieger

Less than two weeks ago, I came to a sad realization: my time at Notre Dame is coming to an end, and it’s coming fast. What caused this realization you ask? Junior Parents Weekend 2015. 

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Junior Parents Weekend is one weekend for every junior class, in the Spring semester, during which their parents or guardians are invited to campus to see what their child’s life has evolved into since they dropped them off on the first day of their freshman year. There are many events held during the weekend for the families to take part in. The first event is the Opening Gala on Friday night followed by workshops for each college, dorm lunches, Mass and the Presidential Dinner on Saturday. A closing Brunch is also held on Sunday. (Here's a link to the complete schedule of events

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Preparing for the Winter Career and Internship Fair

Author: Danielle Rieger

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Resumé paper? Check. Business attire? Check. Firm handshake and smile? Check. That’s right folks, it’s time to go to the Winter Career and Internship Fair! The career and internship fairs, whether it be fall or spring, are always a little bit daunting for me. What if I say the wrong thing? What if I talk too much? How will I know if I am what they are looking for? With hundreds of companies lined up table after table, how do I even begin to start this journey through a sea of students who are dressed and ready to impress? With two years of surviving the fairs under my belt, you would think that I have everything figured out; but in reality, when do college students really know what they are doing? As I prepare though, I remind myself of some tips that I’ve learned along the way. I think you’ll find them useful too when you attend the career and internship fairs as a Notre Dame student!…

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The Asia Project

Author: Danielle Rieger

Being on the Student Union Board gives me the opportunity to do things that other students don’t normally do. We plan, book, and bring different speakers and entertainers to campus for the rest of the student body. 

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Winter Must-Haves

Author: Danielle Rieger

As a native from California, I can safely say that I have been changed by the winters here at Notre Dame. The winter months last long, so adapting is not so much a choice but a way of life. The sunny and 75°F weather was replaced by negative temperatures and piles and piles of snow. It took me a while to figure out what things I would need to keep warm and what stores had the best options. Through trial and error, I figured out the best things I could wear to keep myself warm while I was venturing out into the freezing winter wonderland.…

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In the Land of the Irish

Author: Danielle Rieger

As a spring transfer, I was unable to apply for study abroad during my junior year. Sure I had other options like studying abroad over summer but I had already committed to a summer job. I kept thinking ‘how could I get an abroad experience?’

After many of my friends left this semester to go abroad to places like Ireland, Spain, and London, an idea dawned on me. Why not go visit my friends during fall break? I would get to stay in their room, see their campus, and experience life in a new country for a week. It would be a mini study abroad experience crammed into little over a week.…

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Oh The Places We Will Go

Author: Danielle Rieger

Where are Notre Dame students going for fall break?

Notre Dame students do a little bit of everything during our midterm breaks. We oftentimes travel abroad and throughout the U.S. for liesure and to do volunteer work. Here is how just a few students will be spending this fall break....

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To Write Love on Her Arms

Author: Danielle Rieger

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This past week, Notre Dame's National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Student Union Board (SUB) paired up to plan the Irish State of Mind Awareness Week and brought the founder of To Write Love on Her Arms, Jamie Tworkowski, to campus.

In my reflections, I've realized that we, as students, are so busy that we rarely take time for ourselves. We run around campus going to class, working, doing group projects, and taking part in clubs. Many times, we push our own problems to the bottom of our lists because we think that we are not as important as the rest. I know I have done this plenty of times. …

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New School of Global Affairs

Author: Danielle Rieger

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College of Arts and Letters. College of Science. Mendoza College of Business. College of Engineering. School of Architecture. The First Year of Studies. 5 colleges, 1 school, one campus, one university.

These have been the only colleges and school for nearly a century, but now, Notre Dame is ready to finally open a new school here on campus.…

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Best Places to Eat

Author: Danielle Rieger

College students are always hungry. No matter what time it is, if we see food in front of us we will eat it.  But where do students eat when they are in between classes or looking for a quick snack to get them through their day? Here is a list of the top food places all around campus and what they have to offer for students!…

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Life of a Transfer

Author: Danielle Rieger

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Transferring schools is like starting college over again. It’s scary and intimidating. You think about everything going wrong all the time. What if I don’t have any friends? What if I don’t do well in my classes? Where is DPAC? What is DPAC?

As a transfer student, I can say that transferring is not easy but it’s completely worth it.…

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Hidden Secrets: Fitness Classes

Author: Danielle Rieger

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As a junior, my free time seems to becoming smaller each semester. I thought I was busy freshman year, but little did I know that my life would be filled with extra-curricular activities that I love. With my schedule almost full, I knew that I needed to find time to work out and have some ‘me’ time. Last semester, I worked out at Rolfs

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