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You have bad taste in music

| Monday, September 26, 2016

In a world where anyone can put together a public playlist on whatever music streaming service they subscribe to, so many people are fixated on the idea of having a good taste in music. But what does that even mean? We don’t judge people’s taste in other mediums of read more

Students, be better

| Monday, September 26, 2016

Dear angry mob, As an alumni who does most football game watching via television or the internet, it is always great to see and hear the student section and observe the spirit and tradition of school pride that makes the Notre Dame student section a special place across all read more

The Conservative path to immigration reform

| Monday, September 26, 2016

Across the political spectrum, public figures frequently refer to the U.S. as a “nation of immigrants.” To some extent, this is almost certainly true: American history is inseparably linked to the experiences and achievements of American immigrants. Even today, the U.S. remains the world’s most popular destination for immigration, read more

Sticks and stones

| Monday, September 26, 2016

Breitbart News editor and self-proclaimed Twitter troll Milo Yiannopoulos has found internet fame in recent months for his outspokenness as a gay conservative in support of presidential candidate Donald Trump but also, perhaps more notably, for receiving a permanent ban from Twitter. The popular social media platform suspended Milo read more

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My most worthwhile educational investment

| Monday, September 26, 2016

Juniors, seniors, anyone thinking about the future: I’m not writing to convince you to spend time doing service. I am, though, hoping to share some thoughts that could help nudge you out of your own way if you’re hesitating to give some time to service when your Notre Dame read more

Straight, not narrow

| Friday, September 23, 2016

My birthday was Sept. 10, and it was a very special day — the opening home football game against Nevada, turning 19, spending time with friends, singing from tailgate to tailgate with Harmonia, Notre Dame’s all-female a cappella group. It was great. And it was special in a new way read more

Shack unshaken

| Friday, September 23, 2016

On our usual walk to Fe y Alegria Elementary in Lima, Peru, my site partner Simon and I were asked an unusual question. It came from a geography professor from the University of Oklahoma, who filmed local stories worldwide for his independent movie projects. “Hey, guys! I’m heading to read more

Mrs. Brown and Mr. Brown in South Bend

| Friday, September 23, 2016

Professor Menes said to me, “Talent will burn out, soon, but faith will not. That’s what keeps us writing.” Do you remember Mrs. Brown? The old woman we met two weeks ago through Virginia Woolf. She sits in the corner of a train from Richmond to Waterloo, whose feet, read more

Football Playoff-Hopes: Sept. 4, 2016 – Sept. 17, 2016

| Friday, September 23, 2016

Football Playoff-Hopes passed away Saturday in South Bend after a hard-fought battle with VanGordric disease. He was just three games old. The son of overly-optimistic sports writers and unrealistic fan expectations, Playoff-Hopes is survived by siblings Men’s Basketball Playoff-Hopes and Women’s Basketball Playoff-Hopes, to whom disgruntled students and alumni now read more

The difficult questions

| Thursday, September 22, 2016

If unaware of the arrival of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on campus a few weeks ago, one might have seen the amount of student excitement and guessed that the campus was hosting a rather successful SUB concert in the early evening. Thousands piled into Purcell Pavilion, eagerly read more