11 Unwritten Rules

By Owen Smith ’95

Woody Allen once said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” I believe God has a sense of humor and plays practical jokes on us all the time. Jokes I like to call: Unwritten Rules.

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Black Domers: Owen Smith

By Owen Smith ’95

The Black population at Notre Dame is 2 percent. That’s like skim milk. You couldn’t skip class cuz they knew. I’d be walking across campus and white people would pop out the bushes like, “Missed you in class today, Owen.”

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I Just Knew It Was Funny

By Owen Smith ’95

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What am I doing here? Why don’t you ask me the meaning of life while you’re at it? I suppose it’s a fair question, though, considering no one really goes to Notre Dame to be a comedian. There is no Stand-Up Comedy major at ND. Imagine hearing a Domer at a dinner party in the classic navy blue blazer and khakis talking about, “And then I got my B.S. in BS.” Truth be told, I don’t know what I’m doing here, but I always knew I’d be here.…

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