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The greatness of home

| Monday, November 20, 2017

Alaska was my first love. Childhood here was full of extremes — winter, darkness, distance, daylight and hard work — but living in a place that constantly tests, nurtures and sculpts one like this is unique to Alaska. My upbringing pushed me mentally and physically in each season, and read more

A Valley Thanksgiving

| Monday, November 20, 2017

As Thanksgiving approaches, the time of talking about how weird, crazy or annoying the family you will be spending the holidays with is upon us. Everyone likes to think that their family is the most sitcom-worthy around this time of year, and that nobody could ever top them. Well, read more

Rally for the team

| Friday, November 17, 2017

Notre Dame’s student body needs to create a more exciting environment leading up to Saturday football game days if we want Notre Dame Football to succeed on the big stage. We do not make our excitement visible on campus during the school week, and that is required to compete with top-level read more

Dear Fr. Jenkins,

| Friday, November 17, 2017

Your decision to assure employees of our University that they will not lose contraceptive insurance coverage even though the use of contraceptives is not an accepted method of birth control by the Catholic Church is an another unfortunate mistake by your administration. Again, because of our University’s stature and read more

Lessons from the hardwood

| Friday, November 17, 2017

It’s not every day that I get called “Sir.” It’s about once a week. And in case you missed the byline, I’m a female. Once a week, I pull a baggy black and white striped uniform over my head, strap up my laces and set a whistle between my read more

Notre Dame students risk becoming forced laborers

| Thursday, November 16, 2017

Let’s get this straight: The University of Notre Dame offers generous financial aid packages. But failing to move past this strategy to address the University’s wide socioeconomic inequality, the administration leaves low-income students facing a variety of financial obstacles to participation in the University’s rigorous academic life. Perhaps this read more