Can I Eat Here?! Vegan/Lactose Intolerant Edition

Author: Mary Kate Healey

Throughout this series, I’m exploring a new diet every post to learn more about having dietary restrictions at ND. I also have my own dietary restrictions,

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specifically vegetarianism, which means there will be no meat or fish any days. This also means my diet will overlap with many religious diets because I will not be eating pork or shellfish on any day.

Luckily, our dining halls are incredibly accommodating. There is a labeling system in place to alert eaters of potential allergens and a special diets website that lists foods that apply. We even have a full-time registered dietitian that can meet with students one-on-one to talk about options and help with meal planning. But most of all, we have tons of delicious food that fits every diet.common these restrictions are, it can still be tricky to plan meals.

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Fun Facts about LaFun

Author: Mary Kate Healey

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In December 2017, the new Duncan Student Center will open, 134 years after LaFortune Student Center (the then-science building) was built. Sure, the new building will have plenty of assets, but the student have no doubt that LaFortune will stay a popular on-campus spot for 134 more years to come. Here are some fun facts about this oldie but goodie.

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8 Ways to Survive the "Lent Diet"

Author: Mary Kate Healey

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Every year, there are a handful of days the Church asks us to give up meat. For many, this can be difficult, confusing, and frustrating if they don’t know how to eat pescatarian. Fortunately for me, this is easy, because I go 365 days a year living the veggie life. Because of this, I have plenty of experience with “The Lent Diet” that I’m always willing to pass along.…

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Revue and Me

Author: Mary Kate Healey

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February can be a difficult month. The holiday season is over, but it’s still freezing out. The semester is in full swing and midterms and deadlines are approaching. Despite this, February has two of my favorite ND traditions, always in the same weekend: the Keenan Revue and Galentine’s Day.…

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The Beginning of the End

Author: Mary Kate Healey

Senior year seems like a string of “lasts.” I have already had my last move in, last football game, last dorm dance, last Carroll Christmas, last class registration, and last first day of school. I went pumpkin-picking with my dorm for the last time and I got in trouble with hall staff for keeping my rotting (yet festive) pumpkins for too long for the last time. This past weekend, I had a particularly difficult last - my last dance showcase.…

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A Definitive Ranking of Notre Dame's Food Masses

Author: Mary Kate Healey

On campus, mass is celebrated over 140 times per week. Every dorm has mass at least twice a week in their chapel, on Sunday and at least one other day. For many dorms, their weekday mass is a great time to also share snacks afterwards! I believe there is no better way to meet new people and talk about faith than over a delicious treat, so I compiled an objective list of the best options on campus. For the complete list, check out the website here!

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A Very Merry (Lyons) Christmas

Author: Mary Kate Healey

Note: The author lives on the first floor and because of this is very biased.

It’s against Community Standards to have an open fire to roast chestnuts, but that doesn’t stop dorms from getting into the spirit of the season. From Howard Halliday to Carroll Christmas, every hall has their own way of celebrating that often involves hot chocolate and sweaters. Although every RA has had their fair share of hanging string lights in their hallway and drawing snowflakes on their white board, but in Lyons Hall, we take it to the next level.…

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