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Notre Dame’s desire for secular acceptance

| Thursday, November 16, 2017

A little over a week ago, the University of Notre Dame stated that it will now provide contraceptives and abortifacients in University health insurance plans through a third-party insurer. No longer will the university limit the supplying of contraceptives to students and faculty who possess certain medical conditions. Rather, read more

When nights are slumberless

| Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The effects a bad night’s sleep can have is not to be underestimated, and though the causes of insomnia can be difficult to determine, its negative consequences are readily apparent. Daytime sleepiness, irritability, difficulty concentrating and forgetfulness are just some of the immediate results of failing to get the read more

Mental health awareness

| Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Last week, in the aftermath of the horrific attack in a Texan church, President Trump steered discussion from gun control by saying, “Mental health is your problem here.” After the 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, Paul Ryan argued, “The common theme with these types of shootings is mental illness.” In read more

Existing in the grey

| Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I remember the first time I realized things don’t always pan out as we expect. It was junior year of high school, two weeks in, the day I got my first physics test back and had a mini mid-life crisis. For someone who was convinced she wanted to be read more

The downside of corporate life

| Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The final weeks of the 175th fall semester are upon the student body here at the University of Our Lady, a semester that has featured late nights of studying coupled with long days of classes and extracurriculars.  But for upperclassmen, the fall semester brought with it a new animal: the read more

The ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ in context

| Tuesday, November 14, 2017

As we all know, our national anthem has become a focal point for the social justice debate. The refusal of Colin Kaepernick to stand for the anthem at an August 2016 49ers game sparked a national controversy. President Trump did little to calm what has become a very emotionally read more