I've been up to my eyeballs with schoolwork and other fun stuff. Classes are interesting and challenging as ever, and it's come to be that time of the semester when I have to start thinking about thenext semester's classes. Scary.
I've also done all kinds of fun stuff in the past few weeks. In February, I went to the Bengal Bouts finals, and it was definitely one of the coolest and most inspiring things I've seen all year. Bengal Bouts is the largest amateur boxing tournament in the world. Fighting by the motto "Strong bodies fight, that weak bodies may be nourished," over 200 Notre Dame men train for months leading up to the bouts and raise money for Notre Dame's Holy Cross missions in Bangladesh. (Women box in their own tournament, Baraka Bouts, which takes place in November.)
|Bengal Bouts finals in the Purcell Pavilion|
While I was home for spring break, my dad and I hopped the train to New York City to see the men's basketball team play in their final Big East tournament. We watched the Irish defeat Marquette (while wearing those...eye-catching...uniforms). We had a great time at Madison Square Garden, even though our boys lost to Louisville the next night.
|My dad and I at Madison Square Garden -|
note shamrock scarf
|My view from the Diamond Club|