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We must keep moving

| Friday, January 23, 2015

He would have turned 86 this year. Monday was Martin Luther King Day. Every year it is a day to celebrate a man who did more than any of us can imagine in a lifetime, and if it wasn’t for his assassination it is more than reasonable to think read more

Je suis ND women’s basketball

| Friday, January 23, 2015

Notre Dame women’s basketball forward Taya Reimer launched a moral benchmark for her team by convincing the Irish to don “I Can’t Breathe” warm-up shirts during a game in mid-December. The gesture was intended to show support for the family of Eric Garner, a Brooklyn man who gasped that read more

Strength in forgiveness

| Friday, January 23, 2015

Think back to the last time you were hurt by someone. I mean really hurt. Whether you were angry, sad, insulted, disappointed or some ugly combination of all of these, you felt wronged. Maybe it was your fault, maybe it wasn’t – what matters is that you were hurt. In read more

Babysitting worries

| Thursday, January 22, 2015

Over the last weekend of winter break, my parents went to Florida for a much-needed vacation, leaving me, my brother and my seven-year-old sister, Brigid, home alone for five days. It had occurred to all of us that I am now technically an adult, so it fell to me read more

The same ol’ State of the Union

| Thursday, January 22, 2015

Tuesday night, I received a number of messages from longtime friends asking why I wasn’t filling up their Facebook and Twitter feeds with commentary on President Obama’s State of the Union Address as I had so done perennially. The reason why is because I had already read an advanced read more

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Let’s learn from Stephen Colbert

| Thursday, January 22, 2015

I think we spend too much time wishing we could time travel. That probably sounds like an odd statement, but hear me out. I can spend a lot of time analyzing the past. “Gosh, I wish I would have done…” or “Dang, it would have been so much better read more

New Year’s Resolutions

| Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Because it’s the start of a new year and semester, I feel obligated to write about New Year’s resolutions. As I’ve gotten older (and more active on social media), talk about the holiday has taken a bitter turn: People hate New Year’s resolutions. Social media platforms are riddled with angry veteran read more

Artist privilege

| Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I am sick of walking around this campus and seeing all this artist privilege. Everywhere I go, there’s a flock of artists strutting around in their matching artist gear. They think they’re so cool, their artsy nametags swinging from their backpack. “Emily Wemily: Varsity Painting!” one brags in sparkles. “Joe read more