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Tell me a funny story

| Monday, February 27, 2017

I was sitting at a table in LaFun with a friend when our conversation hit a lull. He then told me to tell him a funny story, so after sharing this with him, I want to give it to you, the reader, too: My friends and I play the read more

A writer’s response

| Monday, February 27, 2017

Several months ago, I had the privilege of meeting Lt. Colonel Allen West: a decorated war veteran, former U.S. Congressman and a proud, black conservative. In the course of our conversation, he shared with me that the worst racism he experienced came from his liberal political opponents, many of read more

The value of novelty

| Friday, February 24, 2017

“Humans fancy that there’s something special about the way we perceive the world, and yet we live in loops as tight and as closed as the hosts do.” This bold statement, made by Dr. Robert Ford (Anthony Hopkins) in HBO’s latest show-turned-cultural phenomenon, “Westworld,” refers to how free-willed humans read more

First share my joy, then my pain

| Friday, February 24, 2017

That winter, Fr. John Jenkins refused to declare Notre Dame a sanctuary campus; this winter, the cheers of the hockey game were echoing in my bones; that winter, Trump attempted the travel ban and millions of immigrants’ dreams were shattered inside their own already weak stomach; this winter, he read more

What’s the deal with Valentine’s Day?

| Friday, February 24, 2017

When facing the looming festival of love that is Valentine’s Day, men and women in the West encounter two disparate challenges. For a man, the procedure is relatively predetermined: buy roses, jewelry, and/or chocolates; write a sweet card; and deliver it in a way that is novel and sincere. read more

Remembering Timothy Fuerst

| Thursday, February 23, 2017

“My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my savior!” On Tuesday, Our Lady’s university community lost a great and beloved man who exemplified these words of Mary. O’Neill professor of economics Timothy Fuerst was a good friend, a brilliant economist, an energetic read more

Living off campus

| Thursday, February 23, 2017

If you are considering moving off campus, you have much to look forward to and some to beware. I provide here an account of the pros and cons I have experienced as an off-campus senior, knowing that others may not share these opinions. The original reason I was drawn read more