Kevin Noonan '14 | Jul. 23, 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine
Unlike 85 percent of my Facebook feed, I didn’t study abroad in Europe, South America, East Asia or Antarctica this past semester. Instead, I jumped on a different kind of escape from South Bend; I took a leave of absence for the spring semester to intern in New York City. As much as my classmates would like to tell me, “It’s not the same, it’s just not. You just don’t get it until you’ve lived in London,” for me, New York City may as well have been a foreign country. In my native state, Kansas, “Aw shucks, mister,” can land you a night in jail for public indecency in some counties. New York, it turns out, has different rules.