A Taste of South Bend

Author: Julia Tombari

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One of the most common questions I get from prospective students has to do with the location of Notre Dame in a small town, and specifically, what things students can do off campus. As a foodie from Seattle, one of the first things that comes to mind is making eating a fun schoolnight or weekend activity. I, therefore, decided to make it a point of trying as many restaurants in the South Bend/Mishawaka area. I have compiled 10 restaurants that are my go-to's. Hopefully, you will be able to try them when you visit or during your four years at Notre Dame!…

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Make the Most of Each Day: Advice from a ND Junior

Author: Julia Tombari

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I understand that there are many thoughts and feelings that are likely racing through your head as you wait patiently (or nervously) for your college admissions decisions. I remember waiting for my letters, thinking that this was the longest waiting period of my life. It seemed like my entire future was being decided by people that I didn’t know and determined by four 150-word essays.

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My Top 10 ND Visit Must-Sees

Author: Julia Tombari

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I am a junior marketing major here at Notre Dame, and as someone who loves Notre Dame so much, I have compiled a top 10 landmark list. Whether you are visiting for a student weekend, a football game, or here to see if Notre Dame is the right school for you, check out my top 10 campus must-see spots!…

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Random Thoughts from a Student Caller

Author: Julia Tombari

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Along with being a New Media Intern in the Enrollment Division, I also spend four hours a week in the Development Phone Center in the Eck Center, located right across the way from the Hammes Bookstore.

Every Wednesday and Sunday evening, I clock in for two hours and sit in front of a computer screen where yellow profiles of alumni flash across the monitor.…

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Lessons from a Supreme Court Justice

Author: Julia Tombari

Last Wednesday, I was truly honored to hear from one of the most influential voices of our time in politics-Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. As a student of color at Notre Dame, I have often felt that it is important for the student body to hear from someone from a different background or demographic than the majority. Sonia Sotomayor has truly made her own success.

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Finding the Right "Fit" for You

Author: Julia Tombari

You’ve heard it so many times. From your parents, to your college counselors, to the schools themselves. The word “fit” is everywhere.  Now that you’ve been admitted to some schools, now becomes the difficult task of selecting which one you will spend the next four years at. This time, as you know, is pretty horrifying.  You may be worried you'll make the wrong decision, or that you won’t be happy. Trust me, we have all been there.

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Remembering Father Hesburgh's Legacy

Author: Julia Tombari

In light of his recent passing, I wanted to write a blog to reflect on Father Hesburgh’s life and his contribution to the ND community, myself, and the world.

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