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An American underclass

| Monday, September 1, 2014

The immigration debate took the national stage again this summer, with thousands of Central Americans arriving on the U.S. border. As 2014 congressional races have begun in earnest, the dread word “amnesty” is central. President Barack Obama, whose administration has overseen the removal and expulsion of some 2 million read more

How to make friends

| Monday, September 1, 2014

You are sitting nervously and sweating profusely. The room is silent, but you are not alone. You are too scared to let your eyes scan the room, for you might make eye contact with another human being. You may not know this human being, and locking eyes with them read more

A room of possibilities

| Monday, September 1, 2014

I get weirdly excited for Activities Night. I don’t know if it’s all the talented and dedicated people offering their passions to the University or the abundance of free candy and t-shirts, but there’s nothing quite like it. There’s no doubt it’s an overwhelming experience, too. The fluorescent lights read more

Internship appetizer

| Monday, September 1, 2014

Summer is over. Even sadder is that the season for recruitment and job fairs has creeped up and started. As a senior, I feel like I am well within my rights to give the younger general population important advice: Forget everything and assume nothing about internships. Somehow, the word internship read more

Time to change the way we do business

| Monday, September 1, 2014

For this past week, business and political circles have been abuzz with the news of another tax inversion deal, this one struck between Burger King and Canadian coffee giant Tim Hortons. In the simplest terms, tax inversion is when a business entity chooses to relocate its headquarters to a read more

Find a Grotto

| Friday, August 29, 2014

This advice is for everyone as we start the 2014 school year: Find a Grotto, and visit it as often as you can. You don’t have to go to the actual Grotto and pray, although that always is a rewarding experience and one that comes highly recommended. But find read more

Together in the Alma Mater

| Friday, August 29, 2014

We, Notre Dame Student Government and the Unity Council of the Notre Dame Football Team, have met to discuss the Alma Mater policy for home games. After a few weeks of correspondence and recognition of the discussion at hand, we came together to bridge the sentiments of our undergraduate read more

Treat students like adults

| Friday, August 29, 2014

One crucial part of syllabus week is learning the nuances of your new professors: How strict are the word counts for the papers? Do I need to buy this textbook? Does he/she lecture the whole time or is it a discussion-based class? One of the more frustrating elements of read more

What’s love got to do with it?

| Friday, August 29, 2014

I recently attended the wedding of a friend from Notre Dame. Being there reminded me of a great feeling: that feeling you get when your favorite song comes on the radio or your iPod and it gets you amped and transports you to a different place. You might also read more

Come back to the Great Table

| Thursday, August 28, 2014

I am seated at the Great Table, and no one else is here. It is a table of inexpressible magnificence — sturdy, elegant and well-polished. Intricately hand-carved along its prodigious length by illustrious artisans of old, the table is set with a feast of such grandeur that it parallels read more