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Make like Drake and tab out

Make like Drake and tab out

| Friday, February 27, 2015

One of the interesting recurring themes on Drake’s excellent new mixtape, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” is the Canadian rapper’s complicated feelings towards the Internet. “F**k going online, that ain’t part of my day,” he raps on “Energy.” It’s just one of many lines on the mixtape expressing Drake’s read more

A Legend-ary weekend

A Legend-ary weekend

| Friday, February 27, 2015

The lingering February cold may make leaving your room a little difficult, but Legends Nightclub has back-to-back nights of great programs to make the winter weather worth enduring. Notre Dame’s own radio station WVFI has partnered with Legends to bring indie rock group Catfish and the Bottlemen to Legends read more

ND Community tells us more in Show Some Skin

| Friday, February 27, 2015

It often appears that every Notre Dame story fits a certain cookie-cutter, making it difficult to bring up unique or complex experiences. This weekend, a student-run production, Show Some Skin, gives voice to the marginalized in a series of compelling monologues, discussing controversial topics that are often forgotten or read more

The almighty authoress

| Friday, February 27, 2015

A 2014 MTV study found a peculiar paradox amongst millennials: 73 percent of those surveyed believed that “never considering race would improve society,” while 83 percent also believed that “celebrating differences between the races would improve society.” The issue of being “color blind,” to borrow a term from the read more

5 Star Review: ‘Living Memories’

5 Star Review: ‘Living Memories’

| Thursday, February 26, 2015

“Made for television.” In his brilliant novel “A Prayer for Owen Meany,” John Irving managed to capture an aging generation’s simultaneous condemnation and acceptance of new technology. The central character’s grandmother constantly connects the most melodramatic and far-fetched events in her life to television programming. Despite her contempt for read more

Snite Tonight

Snite Tonight

| Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Whether you’ve never been the Snite, or you’ve only visited with a class, tonight presents an exciting opportunity to visit our campus art museum in a unique and refreshing context. Snite@Nite is an event that gives students a chance to explore the museum while also enjoying performances by student read more

Colleen Green wants to grow up

Colleen Green wants to grow up

| Wednesday, February 25, 2015

“I gotta stop doing things that are bad for me / I’m thinking maybe I could change my body’s destiny,” Colleen Green croons optimistically on the catchy chorus of “Things That Are Bad for Me (Part I).” The L.A.-based DIY rocker exhibits an urgency to change her self-destructive behaviors, read more

Collegiate Jazz Festival

| Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thursday evening, a preview for the upcoming Collegiate Jazz Festival (CJF) will take place in the LaFortune Student Center Ballroom at 7 p.m. The CJF Preview Night will feature performances from Notre Dame’s New Orleans Brass Band as well as its very own Jazz Band 2. Free Cajun food will read more

Parks and Recommendations: The Best Episodes

| Wednesday, February 25, 2015

If you’re already a fan of Pawnee’s finest government department, you probably know that “Parks and Recreation” aired its series finale last night. It’s been difficult to process the fact that Leslie Knope and the rest of the Parks Department won’t be part of my life forever, even if the show has read more

READA Tribute to Fr. Theodore M. Hesburgh