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Commencement 2021: Viewpoint

| Friday, May 21, 2021

Maggie Klaers | The Observer

Every year, the graduating seniors from the Observer Editorial Board take to the commencement edition Viewpoint section for their final farewell and final byline. Read on for the work from our staff emeritus as well as the most memorable Letters to the Editor from the last four years.


Editorial Board Graduates

The philosophy of a broken laptop by Maria Leontaras, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus

A not-so Irish Goodbye by Mariah Rush, Managing Editor Emeritus

The opposite of loneliness, revisited by Maeve Filbin, Assistant Managing Editor Emeritus

Embracing the unexpected by Claire Rafford, Assistant Managing Editor Emeritus

Four years, according to the Talking Heads by Sara Schlecht, Assistant Managing Editor Emeritus

A little over 500 words by Serena Zacharias, Notre Dame News Editor Emeritus

Don’t blink by Mia Marroquin, Saint Mary’s News Editor Emeritus

Used to be lonely by Ryan Israel, Scene Editor Emeritus

By the grace of God by Hayden Adams, Sports Editor Emeritus

Hey, pitcher. I’m ready for the curveballs by Maria Luisa Paul, Talent and Inclusion Manager Emeritus


Letters to the Editor: 4 years in review


The iced coffee manifesto

We live in hope

Condoms and contraceptive coverage

ND Right to Life statement on contraceptive coverage in University health plan


For the custodian who died in the parking lot

The legging problem

Senior exclusion policy: Hall presidents respond


Off-campus students deserve a place at the table

End Hate at Notre Dame manifesto

There is something wrong with “the new normal”


If I were a student who stormed the field

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