A Belated Birthday Wish

A Belated Birthday Wish

A couple Saturdays ago was my mother’s birthday – Shout out to you mom! You’re an amazing woman and I’m so blessed to have you in my life 😊 – and we went tailgating at Notre Dame. Both of my parents’ sides of the family are heavily affiliated with Notre Dame and one of my aunts and uncles always throw huge tailgating parties on campus. Many family members on my mom’s side, including extended family, joined at some point or…

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Mind Explosion

Mind Explosion

Here I am, 1:42AM, and I’m feeling like I could accomplish anything. Have you ever been in one of those moods where everything in your brain starts moving like it hasn’t moved in years and all your creative juices start flowing like some explosion just went off? Where your body gets extremely excited and your nerves get all jittery like you just hit the jackpot? The kind of mood that shows up after feeling lost or unaccomplished but then you…

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Congrats Buddy

Congrats Buddy

I had a conversation with my younger brother, Andrew, a couple days ago and it’s been lingering in my brain since. Most talks between us are briefly humorous and/or scarce. Andrew is a hilarious, sensitive, and incredibly smart 14-year-old. He was telling me about his grades in school (he’s in 8th grade). He started going through all his classes telling me each grade percentage followed by an explanation for why it’s not 100%. Which would be understandable for me back…

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Dave Made A Maze

Dave Made A Maze

Last week, I watched the movie “Dave Made a Maze”. And Loved It. (Capitalization added for greater effect) Nowadays, movies have a hard time being original. It’s tough to find anything worth watching that isn’t a remake or a sequel. (That’s my humble opinion, please don’t hurt me) But not this movie. “Dave Made a Maze” is a breath of fresh air. Its creativity and uniqueness are captivating while its commitment to its own absurdity is flawless. While you can…

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Family Weekend

Family Weekend

“We must abolish the fish people!” My family came down to spend the day with me this past weekend. Saturday consisted of celebrations, catching up, and plenty of laughter; all of the things that usually happen with my family. I have to say that it was much needed. In the few weeks of being back at school, I have already fallen into a monotonous routine of class and time at home. For me, routine is extremely helpful with getting outside…

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Red bull + Slushies

Red bull + Slushies

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #11 All-nighters are Real Red bull + Slushies are a necessity for emergency all-nighters. I guarantee you, this concoction is a must. And I also guarantee you, you’ll pull some all-nighters. Ingredients: • One 12oz. Red bull (flavor of your choice) • One 22oz Slushie (flavor of your choice) • One 32oz empty cup Instructions: • Step one: Put slushie into 32oz. empty cup • Step two: Put Red bull into 32oz. cup • Step…

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Get Your Foot In The Door

Get Your Foot In The Door

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #10 Networking If there is anything you need in life besides food and water, it’s the ability to network. You would be surprised how far you can get in life without meeting all the timely requirements. Though you can’t beat around corners for everything imaginable, there are a lot more resources in life that we could easily take advantage of. Especially in a school or work environments, maximizing your social connections helps in so many…

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Sleepy Students

Sleepy Students

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #9 Sleep Like I said previously, your health needs attention, and rest is a part of that. Our brains don’t work as hard when sleep deprived – the body needs time to reboot and rejuvenate. Between last minute papers, social life, and work, I know it’ll be hard to incorporate sleep into your schedule. But I can’t stress enough how important it is to get as much rest as possible. Whether that’s at the “right…

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The College Menu

The College Menu

Grace’s Declassified School Survival Guide #8 Don’t Forget to Feed Your Body Its cliché but nourishing your body to learn really does make a difference. School can get busy, along with the rest of life. But don’t forget that your health needs attention as well. Your brain doesn’t function at its finest if its preoccupied with restlessness or hunger. So, to keep your body feed is really important. I should point out though that Doritos, Mountain Dew, and Poptarts will…

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