The Niles Haunted House.  If you enjoy screeching like a small child, having clown-inspired nightmares, and falling into spontaneous fits of “see no evil, hear no evil,” this is the place for you.  It’s definitely what everyone’s been screaming about!  (WARNING: Do not attend with anyone you’re trying to impress.)

“Basic”ally Everything.  While sipping my pumpkin spice latte and browsing Instagram, I decided that it’s time for a reclamation of campus’ favorite buzzword.  Considering the coffee and social media preferences of the entire university, I prefer to view “basic” as more of a rallying cry.

Beat Navy. Very Respectfully, Notre Dame.  To quote YikYak: “How many Midshipmen does it take to screw in a lightbulb?  One.  Those guys are pretty darn smart.”  This is the week of conflicted emotions, restraint from booing, and deflecting all of our negative comments onto Michigan and Florida State.



Fall Break Productivity.  “Enjoy your fall break,” they said.  “It’ll be fun,” they said.  Why in the world did they not mention how hard Sunday would be after a week’s worth of procrastination?  And that 8:20 a.m. on Monday?  After not waking up before 10 a.m. for seven days?  I think I forgot how to school.

Navy’s Spirit Spot Video.  Google it.  Please.  This is Navy’s attempt at trash-talking Notre Dame in a parody of Anaconda.  “Annapolis, don’t want none unless you’ve got that bun, hun.”  And apparently the stereotypical Notre Dame student can only curl five pounds.  Sportsmanship: Notre Dame: 1 Navy: 0.

The FSU game.  If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last week, I probably don’t need to elaborate on this one.  There’s nothing more heartbreaking than clutching defeat from the jaws of victory.  Let’s just say I was pretty crabby after that.

Meadow Jackson is a sophomore in Naval ROTC and a lifelong Navy fan.  She is currently undecided with a concentration in conflicted loyalties.  If you think you can convince her who to root for, or if you just have something pithy to say, you can email her at