Josh Stowe '01 | Nov. 15, 2013 | Notre Dame Alumni Association
If you’re a Notre Dame alumnus or fan who spends any amount of time online, chances are you’ve seen “27 Signs You Went to Notre Dame.” The BuzzFeed piece, a nostalgic mix of cleverly captioned images, flooded social media feeds and email inboxes last month.
It was just the sort of visually appealing, list-heavy article, or “listicle,” for which BuzzFeed has become known. Beyond that, it was a nod to ND student life, sprinkled with a variety of inside references—everything from dorm life and navigating Du Lac to the joys of tailgating and epic ’Backer visits, seasoned with an obligatory jab at South Bend winters.
Laura Seago ’09 wrote the piece. The native Texan, a former McGlinn Hall resident who now works for BuzzFeed in New York, recently chatted with ND Today about the story behind the story.