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Ask more of bureaucracy

| Thursday, October 2, 2014

Last week, the Mendoza College of Business announced the Student International Business Council (SIBC) would come under the college’s jurisdiction. It previously had been housed under the Student Activities Office (SAO). Beginning with this year’s freshmen, only students who are enrolled in the business school or have minors requiring classes read more

Fall in love with fall

| Thursday, October 2, 2014

I noticed something different this morning as I walked across South Quad. For the first time this semester, the breeze in the air was unmistakably fall. Although fall technically began on September 22, the shorter days and changing colors are just starting to reach Notre Dame. Some people on campus read more

Never Upon a Time

| Wednesday, October 1, 2014

They say that when you die, your life flashes before your eyes. You’re supposed to see everything you were and everything you could have been. Tiffany died when I was in high school. It’s a personal reflex of mine to “see” people’s lives. Thus, I constructed my mental narration of read more

An immaculate complexion

| Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ingredients: 1 strained relationship Recipe calls for a cooling rack The relationships we maintain with others are like an epidermis. Yes, this is a bizarre introductory statement and unique choice of metaphor, but I can think of no better parallel for the ways in which we foster bonds and read more

A plea for dining hall transparency

| Wednesday, October 1, 2014

My iPhone sounds in the wee hours of the morning, and I automatically snatch my phone to disarm the 7:35 a.m. wakeup alarm before Bush’s early-2000s grunge hit “Glycerine” can reach the vocals.  I rise slowly out of my bunk bed and come to grips with the unreasonable expectations read more

An unpopular graduation opinion

| Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dear fellow seniors, Many of us are very disappointed in Our Lady’s University and her decision to move our graduation from the Notre Dame Stadium, as we had all originally hoped and planned, to the JACC- a disappointingly small location for the great number of people many of us read more

Best days of the year

| Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Midterms got you down? Roommate got you sick? Interviews got you stressing? Well cheer up! Today is the 35th best day of the year — and it’s only going up from here. Sept. 30 may not look like much, but it’s the calendar equivalent of the ugly duckling. It’s read more

Give ‘Merica a chance

| Tuesday, September 30, 2014

My friend told me she wanted to date a lumberjack. She wanted a country-loving, plaid-clad Minnesotan; extra points for Notre Dame grads with banjos. Anyway, I became friends with this girl because I knew we’d never fight over boys. I didn’t like all-Americans who chewed grass and played bluegrass. read more

Never cross a picket line

| Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It’s not that uncommon. It might be outside a factory or an office or a store. You might be a customer or another employee. You will have to know what to do — so never cross a picket line. It is the strongest action workers can take in an read more