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Leaving behind an identity

| Friday, May 19, 2017

There are so many “lasts” in the final few weeks of senior year — each celebrated with commendable gusto and the appropriate amount of nostalgia, perhaps even watery eyes and wavery smiles. There are probably a few too many lasts: Notre Dame — as we are all well aware read more

On Father Hesburgh

| Friday, May 19, 2017

Editor’s note: This letter to the editor was originally published on March 1, 2015. Dear Father Ted, It is with gratitude and deep devotion that I write to reflect on your legacy at Notre Dame and your lasting gift to the women of Our Lady.  Forty-plus years later, we women read more

Never stop writing

| Friday, May 19, 2017

Thank you, Observer, for shaping me into a storyteller. Stories capture the significance of the world around us by taking snapshots of everyday events and conversations, whether they take place in a lecture hall or at a demonstration downtown. They entertain us, they inform us and even more importantly, read more

The Notre Dame family

| Friday, May 19, 2017

Editor’s note: This letter to the editor was originally published on November 13, 2016. We recently attended the memorial Mass for our son, Jake, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Notre Dame has always been a very special place for us. After learning of our son’s passing, we were read more

Holding GOP feet to the fire

| Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Despite not voting for Donald Trump, I felt rather content after November’s election. Republicans won the House, Senate and White House. As a proud Republican, I was confident that significant change could finally be enacted in D.C. Most of all, I was confident that Congress could finally put together read more

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Why we fast: the ND ‘water scare’

| Wednesday, May 3, 2017

This past Friday we all received the same slightly concerning, slightly disturbing message: “A test has revealed the presence of total coliform in water on the north end of the campus.” Without hesitation, many of us jumped to the conclusion about North Quad “poisoning” campus and raced to the read more

Finals procrastination

| Tuesday, May 2, 2017

With finals quickly approaching, you can be sure to find me, in bed, for 14 hours a day, with a stack of reading that I didn’t keep up with, trying really hard to pretend like I don’t pay thousands of dollars a semester just to procrastinate. With a research read more