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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
The Observer


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Those unseen forces


J.J. Post reflects on transferring to Notre Dame and what it was that made him feel at home.


Stay here


“Stay here, stay in this moment. It’s a really great moment, no matter what comes next.”

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I know the end


“I freaking love this place and everything it has given me. But if I were to spend another year on campus, doing the same things I’ve been doing for the past four years, I would probably feel like I had overstayed my welcome.”

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To those who got me here


"True to form, I turned in my final college assignment — a 10-page research paper on Bob Marley — Friday night, less than 45 minutes before it was due. That was expected. What I didn’t expect was the wash of emotions that followed."

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Both sides now


Claire navigates uncertainty about graduation with the wisdom of Joni Mitchell.


Embracing the unexpected


"I’ve learned and relearned over my four years at Notre Dame that even the things that seem permanent can change within a week or two."

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Home is where the heart is


"Thinking of leaving a place as special as Notre Dame makes me feel prematurely homesick. What I’ve realized, though, is that my family here on campus is just like my family at home."


Irish goodbye


“If drunken Johnny can leave a bouquet for graduation, maybe I, too, can say goodbye and leave a few flowers for those people who have made the last four years lovely.” 

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A home under South Dining Hall


“Then all of a sudden I see an opening for a graphic designer. I thought to myself, “Why not? The worst thing is that they could ignore your application again!” And so, I sent one in.”