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You Can Be a Champion!

“While most are dreaming of success, winners wake-up and work hard to achieve it.”  As an incoming freshman, I faced the same anticipation as most do. I was overwhelmed trying to figure out how I was going to make the most out of my Notre Dame experience. By following these five hints, you’ll come out a winner.

No More Move-In Madness!

College students can be overwhelmed about move-in day because of how hectic it can become. After reading this article you will have no problem moving into your dorm.
Move-in day is important because you always want to start off on the right foot! To ensure that your move-in day goes as smoothly as possible you can follow these six helpful hints:

Why College?

“Why am I going to college?” This is a question I ask myself from time to time and never seem to settle on a simple answer. Part of me wants to say the obvious: College will prepare me with the necessary skills and a degree to get a decent, well-paying job, which will allow me to live in at least semi-luxury. This answer has been branded into my head since grade school.  This answer seems to suffice for a short while.

The Top 5 Spring Break Destinations

Slip into that swim suit and into the sun this spring break. Whether you’re looking to stay on budget, or splurge this year, and no matter what vacation spot you chose, you’re guaranteed to have a good time. That is, if you sink into the sand at one of these sunny spots:

Give a Helping Hand to Haiti

The world grieved on Jan. 12, 2010 when an earthquake hit Haiti. The death toll reached 200,000 people making the natural disaster one of the deadliest in recent times. The United States reached out to help Haiti by bringing over food, water and medical aid for the families who survived the catastrophe. George Clooney and many other stars held a telethon to collect money for Hope for Haiti.

Don’t Buy Your Books from Crooks

When I was a freshman at Notre Dame, my dad and I spent an afternoon in the bookstore purchasing the necessary texts to ensure a successful first semester. When the final price popped up on the cash register in bright blue lights I was blown away – $500. We left the college discouraged by the amount spent. Little did we know we could have used a different resource which would have brought that price down to zero! 

That resource is Ohio Link.

Never heard of Ohio Link? Let me break it down for you:

Grow Up, Go Green!

You’re finally leaving home! It’s time to take control of your life and grow up! Part of this maturing is taking an interest in Mother Earth. We’re all familiar with the usual ways to help out (recycle, turn off lights, etc.) but there are also unique ways to “go green” at NDC.

What’s Your Value in the Job Market?

 “The more skills you have with social media, web development and system technology, the more marketable you are to an employer.” If you have had a course with Dr. Michael Bloom, assistant professor of communication at Notre Dame College, you’ve surely heard this advice several times.

Keeping Your Credit Cool

As a college student you have surely accumulated a devastating amount of debt through loans and credit card bills. Isn’t it ironic? We spend so much to obtain a career to make more money, but end up in debt that can take half our lives to pay off. 

Well, if you have a credit card that has increased your stress, or if you are reluctant to obtain one to avoid stress, there are a few things you should keep in mind to keep your credit cool.

The "S" Word

There is one little four-letter word that strikes fear into my heart and those of my fellow Texans.  I have come to loathe this word.  The sheer mention of it will induce spasms of dread. 

Snow.

The “s” word.  Those puffy white flakes are my worst enemy - for good reason.

When I first came to Notre Dame, native Ohioans warned me of the sheer amount of lake effect snow, but I took no heed of their warnings.  I thought to myself, “How beautiful! A winter wonderland!”