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The mountaintop

| Wednesday, March 22, 2017

I have been to the mountaintop, and it was not as high as it should have been. Staring down at what more closely resembled a squat hill than a towering mountain, I was entirely underwhelmed. It had taken a long time for my Appalachia group to get here v— read more

No place I’d rather be

| Wednesday, March 22, 2017

In the days after students return to campus from spring break, we exchange stories of trips to Florida, visiting friends abroad and road tripping to various places throughout the country. My response to people asking me what I did over the break is always the same: I just went read more

How to stop worrying and love unions

| Tuesday, March 21, 2017

It is no secret America’s unions have seen better days. Only one in 10 Americans in the workforce are members of a union.  The percentage of private employees with union membership is now under seven percent, the lowest proportion since 1932, and their public counterparts are faring little better, as read more

Fossil fuel and moral obligation

| Tuesday, March 21, 2017

As a Catholic institution, Notre Dame prides itself as a moral leader. In order to operate in a socially responsible way, Notre Dame’s Investment Office follows investment guidelines from The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The USCCB is composed of bishops representing Catholics throughout the U.S. with a read more

Wick flick

| Tuesday, March 21, 2017

While on the eight-hour spring break bus ride (after time change) from Notre Dame to Minnesota, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I came across a New York Times opinion piece by Gloria Steinem. The piece, titled “Women Have ‘Chick Flicks.’ What About Men?” is largely a reprint read more

Answer the call

| Thursday, March 9, 2017

I did not go to last weekend’s SUB movie “Moana” expecting to see a cartoon musical about what it means to be a saint. From the very beginning of the film, however, it was clear that “Moana” is not just a coming-of-age female empowerment tale with a few catchy read more

Finding writing unexpectedly

| Thursday, March 9, 2017

In many ways, I’m not all that much different as a 21-year-old than I was as a 13-year-old. Like I did then, I still obsessively follow sports, still enjoy a good math problem and will all too often draw stuff on graph paper in class, just as I did eight read more