Meet Lila and John Ritschard—the dinnertime card-swiping, happy-birthday-singing joke-making duo of Notre Dame. While many students recognize them by sight, the story of how they met and wound up at Notre Dame is a bit less obvious.
Maggie Duncan sits down for an interview with Linh Tran, who has worked at Reckers for the past four years. Linh Tran advises students to remember why they came to Notre Dame and with that perspective, he says, “they can guide themselves.”
Think of Notre Dame: What comes to mind? Football. The Dome. Catholics. Beyond these, though, the word connected most distinctly to our university is a simple one: home. You do not need to investigate very deeply to discover this. Look at the jubilant reunions of students coming back to campus after summer, or ask any alumna if she wishes she could be here again. Yes, the most important aspect of Notre Dame is that we are ND—we are a family.