-

The Observer is a Student-run, daily print & online newspaper serving Notre Dame & Saint Mary's. Learn more about us.

-

The story of my name

| Friday, September 15, 2017

My name is Hu Yizhi (胡 以之). According to a traditional Chinese belief, a well-chosen name brings a person good luck. My first name, Yizhi (以之), often attracts attention because neither Yi nor Zhi has a concrete meaning. They serve the same function as “as” and “it” respectively in read more

Best late-night food options

| Friday, September 15, 2017

It’s Friday night and you have worked up quite the appetite from all of the cup-based competitions you have participated in throughout the evening. You decide that it would be a wise decision to replenish the calories burned by getting a nice hearty meal before bed. But where should read more

SDH superior but needs work

| Thursday, September 14, 2017

As a resident on South Quad, I undeniably pledge my loyalty to the superior dining hall, SDH. I went to NDH for dinner to see it after the renovation this year, and I could barely eat without the wave of guilt washing over me for cheating on SDH. Needless read more

New housing restrictions

| Thursday, September 14, 2017

Sometimes it feels like you’re drowning. Despite being given the opportunity to take swimming lessons, being surrounded by lifeguard stands and being given an inner tube … no system is perfect. The lessons don’t teach you what it feels like to be pulled underwater by your own weight, the read more

On the housing requirement

| Thursday, September 14, 2017

Late Summer, 2016 Xavier: “So, Joe, are you looking forward to going back up to Notre Dame in a couple of weeks? I know we’re gonna have a ball down at UC.” Joe: “Definitely. Freshman year was really awesome, but I’ve heard sophomore is even better. This summer was great, but I read more

Trump, DACA and curtailing executive overreach

| Thursday, September 14, 2017

I wholeheartedly agree with President Trump’s decision to give Congress a six-month window to draft and pass a replacement to President Obama’s unilaterally and unconstitutionally implemented DACA program. While I do not think that the Dreamers should be deported, I do think that executive overreach should be squelched. Motions read more

Do you want to be good or great?

| Thursday, September 14, 2017

To the Notre Dame faithful: “Do you want to be good or do you want to be great?” was a question often posed at the O’Neill family dinner table growing up, and while so simplistic in nature, it is a question I feel is applicable to the Notre Dame fanbase read more

Ask questions

| Wednesday, September 13, 2017

During our freshman year, my roommates and I lived across the hallway from our RA. We would stop into her room several times a week with questions — about our dorm, Notre Dame in general and occasionally even classes. She always patiently pointed us in the right direction, even read more

Unfair price hikes during Hurricane Irma

| Wednesday, September 13, 2017

This past weekend, I called my aunt to see how her preparations for Hurricane Irma were coming along. She lives in Palm Coast, Florida, a modest residential community located about 30 miles north of Daytona along the Atlantic coast. Gearing up for a hurricane is not unfamiliar to her. read more