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Robert Rodes, ‘radical catholic’

| Thursday, December 11, 2014

Last week, Robert Rodes was laid to rest after a crowded Mass in the Basilica. A professor for more than half a century in Notre Dame’s law school, he was recognized by many to be the most distinguished member of its faculty. He gained eminence in Anglo-American jurisprudence for read more

Staying home: the silver lining

| Thursday, December 11, 2014

For the better part of a year, I sat on the wait list for the London Study Abroad Program. Having applied last spring, I still clung to a minute amount of hope that maybe, just maybe, Jimmy in Keenan Hall would get cold feet about flying and make way read more

Care for your engine

| Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Today one of my professors compared my body to an engine. This was not in a my body-is-too-hot-to-touch or my body-is-smokin’ way because if you looked at me, we all know she would have been lying. Rather, she told me this in a concerned manner after I had survived read more

Act up, act now

| Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Shortly after noon on Tuesday, I joined a group of students and faculty in a peaceful protest on the sidewalk between O’Shaughnessy Hall and DeBartolo Hall. We laid on the ground for 11 minutes in reference to the 11 times Eric Garner stated that he could not breathe as read more

Let no hello expire: 30 day challenge

| Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I have 1,637 friends on Facebook, an immense number that falsely speaks to both the nature of my social life and general popularity. Admittedly, there are some who contribute to this digit that I’ve never formally introduced myself to; I just could not resist the chance to stalk their read more

Alumnus questions campus

| Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dear Notre Dame Community, It’s rather odd that I decide to write an Observer article after 17 years have passed since I was a Notre Dame student. I know things have changed, but at the same time, I realize the beauty of Notre Dame is the constancy of the University read more

Oxford feminists, cisgender males and abortion debates

| Tuesday, December 9, 2014

On Nov. 18, British journalists Brendan O’Neill and Tim Stanley were set to debate the motion “This House believes Britain’s Abortion Culture hurts us all” at Christ Church College at the University of Oxford. The debate was scheduled by Oxford Students for Life (OSFL), a secular student organization. But when read more

You are fine

| Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dear Notre Dame, You are Fine. Farley introduced our new signature event, Be Fine, last Thursday. While many members of the Notre Dame community expressed excitement about the event, I am aware of both concerns and negative reactions across campus. Be Fine was not a day to attack makeup read more