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‘Golden dads’ gone wrong

| Friday, October 31, 2014

My family has watched every episode of only four TV series. Two of those are “7th Heaven” and “The Cosby Show.” I’ve seen literally every episode of each series at least once and most of them two or three times. My family watches their holiday episodes each Christmas, and we can read more

A frightful forecast for election eve

| Friday, October 31, 2014

Expect an unusually spooky Halloween tonight around the White House while haunting visions of ghoulish GOP goblins eerily hover against a moonlit sky backdrop. These ghosts of elections — past, near-future and generations hence — portend of political polls pointing to a GOP senate takeover if they capture at least six seats next read more

Cynicism, irony and politics

| Friday, October 31, 2014

Poll after poll indicates that millennials are more cynical regarding the present and future state of American politics than the rest of the voting population. Our generation has shown a historically low level of trust in our governmental institutions and those responsible for carrying out their functions. So, what read more

From one family to another

| Thursday, October 30, 2014

Growing up as a daughter of a Notre Dame alum makes it impossible to reflect on my childhood without recognizing that many of my favorite memories took place on this very campus. From my first football game to my brother’s freshman move-in day, each drive down Notre Dame Avenue read more

The generous spirit of Ben

| Thursday, October 30, 2014

Last Sunday evening, upon arriving to O’Hare airport on an international flight, I boarded the Coach USA bus to Notre Dame campus, but it was already totally occupied by ND students returning from their break. My alternative was to wait for the next bus and arrive to South Bend read more

Sitting on privilege

| Wednesday, October 29, 2014

When I sat down in the 79 green-apple back, 98 white Y-tower and chrome based Sayl chair, all I could think about was Rosa. Rosa, for the past 19 years, has been making the Sayl chair, a high-end office chair from Herman-Miller. She knows all the parts, all the read more