Revue and Me

Author: Mary Kate Healey

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.

The Revue is an annual sketch comedy show put on by Keenan Hall. The irreverent production pokes fun at current events on campus and around the world, and in classic SNL style, includes live musical numbers. From biting commentary to silly slapstick, the show always leaves my friends and I laughing so hard we cry a little. Amazingly, the production is always free, but this year they decided to put on a twist and have an optional donation to their signature charity, Dismas House. For around 40 years, the men of Keenan have worked with Dismas, an organization that helps men and women who were recently released from incarceration reintegrate into the community. The night we went to see the show, they raised almost $1,000 for the cause! (If anyone is interested in supporting it, you can venmo @Revue4Dismas a donation.)…

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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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