Volunteering in South Bend

Author: Hugo Muñoz Ríos

I am currently enrolled in a theology class in which we are encouraged to volunteer in the South Bend community. I chose to volunteer for a place called Monroe Park Grocery Co-Op, which is based on Our Lady of the Road. Our Lady of the Road is an apostolate for an organization that you might have heard of before called The Catholic Worker. I go there for two hours every Tuesday or Friday to bring affordable food to elders that do not leave their apartment building often or to cook and make food bundles for the community.…

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Friends & Travel

Author: Hugo Muñoz Ríos

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I have been a Notre Dame student for almost three years now; and I have met a lot, A LOT of people of which I am lucky to call a few of them my friends. One might say that being an international student is a plus when talking to people, particularly since it works as a conversation starter in which people get interested in learning more about your native land and first language (many friends ask me for help in their Spanish classes). Furthermore, a couple of my friends have been actually interested enough to follow me all the way back to Chile for break!

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SUB Concert

Author: Hugo Muñoz Ríos

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Here at Notre Dame, I am part of SUB (the Student Union Board), which is a student organization in charge of putting up different types of events for the student body. A couple of weeks ago we organized the fall concert and we invited the talented Hunter Hayes to perform on campus.

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Being International

Author: Hugo Muñoz Ríos

As you all know (if you’ve read my bio), I am from Santiago, Chile and that puts me in a small group, international students. Here at Notre Dame, that means that I'm one student in a group that makes only about 6% of the student body. My hometown is 5,000 miles away from South Bend, and I only get to see my family for Christmas and summer. Being this far from home, immersed in a different country, with a different language, and a slightly different culture can be challenging sometimes.…

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ND Triathlon

Author: Hugo Muñoz Ríos

You may have heard that here at Notre Dame the residence halls are like families. Everyone lives together, eats together, and goes to Mass together. However, I want to expand the sense of Notre Dame family beyond the dorms. I want to spend some time talking about clubs. Well, life at ND can be much more than just your roommates; my real family is my team.…

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