Posts Tagged ‘notre dame’

Juggler

so… i’m – aahh – i had a poem in the student literary magazine, The Juggler. does that make me a published poet? or does it have to count elsewhere? can i call myself a poet now or is that still premature? i was also inducted into the lambda alpha beta chapter of the Anthropology […]

Freshman Year 1999-2001

This is supposed to be the toughest year of college, and in terms of intellectual growth that rings true. Although personal/social growth would also top this list if not for my Junior year. That comes later however. I suppose I was a bit scared about going to college and living in an 8′ x 14′ […]

National Champions

last tuesday i left for Colorado Springs, CO to support my teammates at the NCAA fencing championships. it was quite the trip. Those who drove were 4: Steve, Mad Dog, Matty, and myself. the first 18 hours of our drive out there were fine; until we arrived in Colorado amid the aftermath of one of […]

Politricks and Fencing Championships

at 6 this evening i’m driving out to Colorado Springs, CO and the USAFA for the NCAA fencing championships. It is about a 19 hour drive and at the end of it i still might not be able to watch my team compete for the championship. i had to submit my social security number, driver’s […]

St. Patrick’s Day at Notre Dame

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! w00t! This is the only St. Patrick’s day that I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing at Notre Dame. For some unbeknownst reason, ND usually arranges it so that March 17 is during Spring Break. Hypocritical that the premier Irish-Catholic university avoids celebrating said day? of course, ’tis to be expected. We […]

No More Notre Dame Fencing

the greatest thing in my college life is now finished. i’m no longer a varsity athlete. i’m now a varsity alumnus. to preface: there is this guy on our team, a pretty good ep eist, who could be so much better if he applied himself. unfortunately, he feels no need to come to practice or […]

Last Team Bout

The Midwest Championships were today and unfortunately ND came in 2nd. Alot of us fenced poorly. I only had one bout, but I won it. my last contribution to the team was a victory. I’m glad of that. Tomorrow is the Individuals, so I must fence for myself, which basically mean I won’t do as […]

First Impressions of Last Classes II

O’Shaughnessy Hall, the crumbling hub of Arts & Letters at Notre Dame, is always plastered with posters, flyers, and announcements of upcoming events. A constant presence are the flyers that the Foreign Language Departments post in an effort to get more students to take those classes. Most of them run along these lines: Benjamin Franklin […]

Last Home Game

my last home game as a senior at Notre Dame has just ended. right now i am sobbing my eyes out. no longer will i be able to experience the unity and spirit of the student section at a home game as a member of the student body. as much as i have hated it […]

Shit Gets Crazy

8-0!!!!! Beating our 4th ranked opponent of the season. Neal has unsuccessfully predicted our loss for two straight weeks. Maybe now we’ll get some respect. i was supposed to get the storyboards and a paper typed over break, I completed the storyboards, barely, and didn’t do shite on the paper. Starting Monday shit gets crazy […]

7-0

back, from remenyik, could’ve done better, but did ok. ND is 7-0, next weekend vs. Florida State. i’m going home momentarily, no updates till next saturday. i love you all.

Viewpoint

today i submitted my first ever letter to the Viewpoint section of the Notre Dame newpaper publication the Observer. It was in response to this letter: Bedwetting limousine liberals are overrunning the traditional values of American society and our campus, our University of Notre Dame, has become a breeding ground for these ideas. It started […]

6-0

we’re now 6-0! Yesterday’s game was perhaps the worst college football game i have ever seen; but, we still won! today will be spent preparing for midterm week. i have homework out the wazoo. this weekend steve and ward came in and i finally met their buddies miller and jorg?. the weather is changing to […]

ND beats Stanford

Booya!!! Notre Dame is off to a 5-0 start baby! My cousin Anthony came up for the game, his first for Notre Dame. Late last night i managed to scrounge up a ticket for him. I gave him the whirlwind tour and got him a free sandwich from the Knights of Columbus concession stand. Stanford […]

ND beats Michigan State

we’re 4-0! this is the best start for ND in a looonng time. I’m very glad we finally beat Michigan State, i’ve been waiting for a victory over them for 4 years. next week we have a bye and then the following week on October 5 we face Stanford at home. i’m going to buy […]

ND beats Michigan 25-23

i love to win. Notre Dame beat our archrival Michigan 25-23. we were ranked 21 and they were ranked 6. can somebody say upset? fuckyeah! so after we won, we rushed the field and i got a chunk of the north endzone as a souvenir. i cannot speak and am rather dehydrated, which must be […]

Weekend of Visitors

This was the Weekend of Visitors for me. Steve from Syracuse, Brian and Kyle from West Lafayette, Jesus, Liam, AJ, Ann, Laura; all seniors when i was a freshman, and my aunt and uncle from Fort Wayne. When it rains it pours and Notre Dame home football games always call for a weather alert. our […]

Purdue Game

Alright! so begins the 1st football weekend of the year! My alumni buddy steve came into town yesterday and we went to Senior Bar for a bit to shoot the shit. Brian and Kyle, my bros from Purdue are showing up for the big game against their college of choice this weekend. it will be […]

First Game under Ty

What a football game! Notre Dame didn’t play the best football in the world but it was 5 times as solid an infinitely more unpredictable than our game under the Davie Regime. I don’t know how many times i heard the phrase “West Coast Offense’ used, but it became rather grating. But in the end […]

Car Stolen, Almost

I thought my car had been stolen yesterday. Turns out the University had decided it and 3 other cars needed towing to another parking lot farther away. Why? So a temporary chain link fence could be put up. The reason for the fence is not obvious, it merely partitions part of the lot from the […]

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

5.26.02 EXT. MOD QUAD. 6:03pm DAY i think the extreme conservatism here at Notre Dame has made more of a liberal out of me. the hypocrisy, bureaucracy, and oppressive nature of ‘tradition’ that i am constantly faced with has slowly forced me from my rather apolitical fencesitting into a slightly more radical stance where i […]

Ready to Go

5.8.02 INT. KEOUGH HALL RM. 435 2:03pm DAY mostly packed and ready to get the hell out of south bend for a few days. i hope i can fit everything into my car, but i’m not too worried. this summer will be used to heal the damage that this year has done to me, both […]

End of the Year Banquet

5.1.02 INT. BRUNO’S PIZZERIA. 8:30pm NIGHT the banquet closing out the year for the fencing team was full of goodbyes, many seniors and our head coach will not be returning to the gym next year. a year from now i will be in the same position, standing up to give my farewell speech in front […]