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Fire NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

| Friday, February 12, 2016

In spite of Sunday’s NFL glitzy super championship golden anniversary extravaganza, the $10 billion entertainment enterprise suffers from systemic failures that would best be corrected by releasing commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell’s public happy face belies his unsteady — some may strenuously argue hypocritical — policies, which have split the sport. The read more

Art

So you think you can’t draw?

| Friday, February 12, 2016

You should totally draw. My experience as an amateur artist has brought me to many different worlds — not “different planets” worlds, more like “spontaneity of the mind” worlds where you can invent anything you can think of with your imagination. Like writing poetry or composing music, drawing is read more

We built inequality

| Friday, February 12, 2016

This is a response to Mimi Teixeira’s article “Is Income Inequality Really that Bad?” published two weeks ago. This is the second installment of BridgeND’s Income Inequality series. All responses, arguments and constructive criticisms are welcome. “The issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of read more

Threat to our religious roots

| Thursday, February 11, 2016

A 74-year-old socialist just won the New Hampshire primary. This seems nearly impossible to fathom. A man who identifies with ideas that oppose the very economic system that this great nation was built upon has somehow won one of the most significant primary races in the election cycle. With this said, socialism read more

In defense of poetry

| Thursday, February 11, 2016

Our society has a general disdain for poetry. Poetry just isn’t “cool.” Some people find it boring; others dorky; still others are haunted by memories of teacher who picked apart every single word of Robert Frost’s “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening,” insisting it was an allegorical re-telling of the read more

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I watch for the ads

| Thursday, February 11, 2016

Nearly 111.9 million viewers tuned into the Super Bowl on Sunday. There were those cheering for their beloved Broncos or Panthers, others watching Peyton Manning play quarterback perhaps for, dare I say, last time, some dedicated sports fans and then the rest who, well, came for the snacks. Oh, read more

A well regulated militia

| Thursday, February 11, 2016

In the Feb. 8 viewpoint column entitled “The Tree of Liberty,” Devon Chenelle ends his pro-gun argument by stating the last four words of the 2nd amendment to the United States Constitution, “shall not be infringed.” Mr. Chenelle seems to believe gun control advocates, like me, desire to completely forbid the ownership of firearms by read more

Time slips away

| Wednesday, February 10, 2016

London Spring, Toledo Fall, Dublin Fall. Combinations of foreign cities and seasons that may confuse the typical college student but hold a lot of meaning for Notre Dame sophomores. At a school where a good portion of students study abroad, sophomores are thrown into the process early to compete read more

‘The force behind the message’

| Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Dear students, The past two weeks of campaigning have been inspiring and humbling, so we would like to start by saying thank you. Thank you to all the students who have taken the time to read our platform, talk about our shared vision for this university and vote today read more