Catch Every Opportunity

Author: Julia Tombari

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Earlier this summer, I got sucked into the worldwide phenomenon that is Pokemon GO. I would search far and wide every day and try to catch these little monsters. Portable charger in hand, I power-walked down the streets of Los Angeles, hoping to fill up my Pokedex. When I got to campus, seeing the literal minefield of PokeStops and Gyms made me wonder, what if I brought this game to our school in the form of a Special Interest club?…

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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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