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Facebook problems

| Thursday, February 26, 2015

At the end of my freshman year of high school, and after much prodding by my best friend, I joined Facebook. I’ll admit I was engrossed, but it didn’t really face any competition. No one I knew had Twitter, and Instagram was still a glint in the eyes of read more

The Freeloader Act

| Thursday, February 26, 2015

If Gov. Scott Walker has his way, the state of Wisconsin will soon pass some version of the Freeloader Act. Joining 24 other states, Wisconsin would then impose government controls on the market because it has determined that too many people are acting in their own rational self-interest and not read more

Strong bodies still fight

| Thursday, February 26, 2015

Throughout its 85-year history, the Notre Dame men’s boxing club’s annual Bengal Bouts tournament has become synonymous with the Holy Cross Missions in Bangladesh. The program is notorious for the intense effort and heart seen inside the ring, as well as the deep sense of brotherhood fostered between members read more

Looking for Jesus in our midst

| Wednesday, February 25, 2015

We all want to be happy. We search for work, friendship and opportunities that will help remind us that our lives matter. Some of us find these sorts of opportunities — our callings, if you will — right away. For some of us, that process takes a little bit read more

Corruption in sports: here and abroad

| Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Scandals and alleged corruption in the U.S. sports entertainment industry have been widely discussed over the last few years. Whether it’s ESPN pulling a report on concussions in the NFL, the steroid era that left baseball with a black eye and asterisks in the record books or NBA conspiracy read more

Exploring human development

| Wednesday, February 25, 2015

As Calvin and Hobbes wisely once said, “It’s a magical world, let’s go exploring,” and is there anyone better to take advice from? We most cordially invite you to shake off the winter doldrums and join us in exploring the world in all of its complexity at the 7th read more

The Observer endorses Baker-Kohler

| Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sunday evening, The Observer Editorial Board interviewed the candidates for Saint Mary’s student body president and vice president: junior Maddie Kohler, juniors Kristen Whalen and Breanna Elger and juniors Shannon Golden and Margaret Faller. Kohler’s running partner Kaitlyn Baker, the presidential candidate on the ticket, was not present for read more

Snap me a rap

| Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Snapchat is an old favorite among college students. Personally, it’s one of my preferred forms of communication. Sending photos and videos is much more exciting than texting. However, I was recently introduced to an app that just might be my new favorite way to message people: RapChat, an app read more

Have a story-worthy week

| Tuesday, February 24, 2015

For anyone who is an avid (or passing) listener of the podcast “The Moth,” this is the closing line. For those who are not avid (or passing) listeners of the podcast “The Moth,” the basic premise is a collection of stories told by ordinary (or sometimes famous) people about read more

Thoughts for the GOP in 2016

| Tuesday, February 24, 2015

As the 2016 Presidential race begins to materialize, Republican advisors are in the midst of brainstorming campaign strategies to reclaim the White House. While the Democratic nomination seems to be all but a formality at this point, the Republican nomination remains wide open. For this reason, it is important read more