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Cleveland Rocks the Home Opener

The sun is shining as thousands of baseball fans make their way to Progressive Field for the Indians’ home opener. After purchasing the overpriced but necessary snacks, my sister, dad, mom and I head up to our seats. And up. And up. We are in the absolute last section of the stadium. Row X right behind home plate. Normally, these would be excellent seats: great view, minimal disturbance, constant breeze. Today, however, these are the worst possible seats one can imagine. It is a bone-shaking 30 degrees in the shade of row X. Normally this would not be something to complain about. After all,...

The Greenest Day of the Year

“I need three bread and two slaw!” “Hi! Did you find everything alright today?” “Can someone run and check for five CB and cabbage?!” That’s right; it is my favorite time of the year: St. Patrick’s Day. And in Cleveland, it’s go big or go home. So here are some of my favorite things about the greenest day of the year. Working a Double. Ever since I began my job at Manhattan Deli in Willoughby Hills back in February 2009, I have worked a double on St. Patrick’s Day. It is mandatory for everyone to work, no exceptions. Picture this: 12 hours of non-stop corned beef and cabbage served by the...

Who Says a Textbook Can’t be a Good Read?

Ok, they’re far from literary masterpieces, yet college textbooks can sometimes yield interesting insights and might even be considered, dare I say, fun to read. In high school, having to read a chapter out of a textbook meant struggling for several minutes to keep my eyes open and my head up. From personal experience, the quality of a college textbook far surpasses the quality of most high school textbooks. Initially I found this to be ironic. College was supposed to be more difficult, so I thought college textbooks would be dull and filled with straight facts. Just the opposite happened to...

Don’t Slack, Stay On Track!

With that summer air rolling in it’s hard to keep your head in school and stay on the right track. There is nothing wrong with getting excited for summer vacation, but the end of the school year is still important. With finals coming around, here are a few tips to keep your eye on the prize: Material Matters: All-nighters will only hurt your grade at the end of the semester. A way to improve your grade is to study the material you have already covered at the end of each week for every class. Teacher Time: When reviewing the information, mark questions you have about the material and take...

The Rules of Microwave Living

It’s 1 a.m. You’ve been craving quality time with your bed and just started drifting off when the inevitable occurs. The fire alarm goes off. You mumble under your breath, grab a sweater, slip on the closest pair of shoes and join your fellow students outside the residence hall. You begin the game of guessing reasons for the alarm and speculate as to why some people are dressed the way they are. The fire fighters arrive and enter the building. In a matter of minutes, they exit shaking their heads. Imagine what they must be thinking after being called here twice in one week. It’s no emergency...

Get Up and Get Involved

Do you play sports on campus? Are you a part of any organizations or clubs? Are you majoring in sports management, marketing, advertising, communication or public relations? If you are not involved in any outside activities and your major is listed above, you need to become part of Notre Dame’s Public Relations and Communication Club (PR&CO). PR&CO was founded by NDC student Alyssa Henning with the mission to promote the events and activities of other clubs and organizations on campus. Our duties to fulfill this mission include creating and posting banners, fliers, table tents, Web...

Summer Jobs for Winter Slobs

Everyone has their ideas of an ideal summer, whether it’s sitting on the beach sipping a drink, taking road trips to visit friends or sunbathing at your local pool. Having spent yet another brutal winter in Ohio, these options probably sound very inviting to you. But the reality, folks, probably is that you need a summer job! If you had a little too much fun this past school year, spent a little too much time indulging in expensive luxuries and can feel your financials shrink by the minute, summer may just be your savior. At the very least you will want to cover your costs this summer whether...

Don’t Just Read it…Sponge it!

Are your eyes constantly glued to your textbooks in a desperate attempt to memorize the material? They don’t have to be! There are lots of ways to absorb the material besides reading a chapter over and over again. Here are five convenient ways to sponge in the material: Socialize! If you make friends with your classmates, you are likely to have someone to study with. No matter who of you is struggling in the class, chances are, studying the material together and motivating each other can help you both succeed. If you have a Facebook or any other social networking page, add a quiz application...

House Hunting 101

Notre Dame College’s upper class students will be required to live off campus next semester, in a move that will create space for hundreds of new students. The additions of North and South halls to campus have increased the number of beds on College Road. But with more students set to move in next August, it has become a requirement that people over 21 or those who have more than 60 credit hours have to find alternate accommodation. Below are some key tips in the hunt for finding the perfect place to live and enjoy the remainder of your college experience. Don’t panic. There are thousands of...

Become a Falcon Fanatic!

School spirit on Notre Dame’s campus received a sharp wakeup call on a recent Saturday afternoon. The hush tones that feature at many NDC athletic events have been witnessed far too regularly since my arrival on campus in 2006. For this reason, the men’s soccer team called a Friday night meeting to organize the continuation of a lengthy tradition. With the men’s basketball team scheduled to play Houghton University in a key conference match up at 4 p.m. on Saturday, we decided to follow our soccer predecessors’ tradition by dressing up and supporting the team. At the meeting we discussed...

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