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March Madness

| Friday, March 27, 2015

March is coming to a close, and because of this, I would like to talk about the inevitable end of March Madness. So how is your bracket doing? Great? You’re going to win your pool? Not so hot? Well I’m here to remind you that if your bracket isn’t read more

Save Knott Quadrangle

| Friday, March 27, 2015

On April 26, 2013, trumpets were blown, speeches made, ribbons cut and out of the shadowy eastern edges of Notre Dame’s fabled campus, a quadrangle was born. We named her Knott Quadrangle. She was our quadrangle and we loved her. Her verdant meadows pushed eastward from Knott Hall to read more

On poverty and the theology requirement

On poverty and the theology requirement

| Thursday, March 26, 2015

I recently attended the United Nations 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Representatives from around the world discussed the relationship between poverty and the education of women. The Western nations tended to present abstract arguments for “disaggregating data” and the importance of increased access of opportunity read more

Fighting for our futures

| Thursday, March 26, 2015

My twin sister and I were excited about moving on to campus. As freshmen, we had a million questions running through our heads. What should we bring? Were the football games going to be as exciting and wild as we imagined? Were we going to survive several months without read more

Make the most of your final days

| Thursday, March 26, 2015

Here’s to the firsts of the lasts of my college career. This may be the last Inside Column I ever write for The Observer. Maybe tomorrow will be the last time I pass that one junior who was in my French class on the quad or the last “make read more

Dominion and peril in U.S. politics

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015

On Monday, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He is the first major candidate to officially enter next year’s race. This column isn’t about 2016, though. It’s hardly about Ted Cruz. It’s almost about where Senator Cruz made his announcement — read more