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In response to ‘Keep Chick-fil-A away’

| Tuesday, July 20, 2021

This response was written prior to the University’s announcement that Chick-fil-A would be opening on campus. However, I believe it’s important to portray this argument from a differing viewpoint. Chick-fil-A has recently faced backlash from a Letter to the Editor and a petition written by Notre Dame students. However, read more

Keep Chick-fil-A away

| Thursday, July 1, 2021

A few weeks ago, Notre Dame Campus Dining revealed that it is considering the addition of a Chick-fil-A on campus as part of its “retail dining master plan.” While Chick-fil-A’s popularity on Notre Dame’s campus often goes unchallenged, we think it’s time to change that. We have serious ethical read more

MLK deserves more than a photo

| Saturday, June 19, 2021

President Rev. John I. Jenkins and Provost Marie Lynn Miranda, On March 10, 2021, the Student Senate of the University of Notre Dame du Lac passed SS 2021-28: A Resolution Requesting a Full-Day Observance of MLK Day. On April 29, the Campus Life Council voted to send this resolution read more

Commencement 2021: Viewpoint

Commencement 2021: Viewpoint

| Friday, May 21, 2021

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.   read more

A little over 500 words

| Friday, May 21, 2021

After the year we’ve had, I should have more than enough content to fill this column. But oddly enough, I don’t really know what to say. Hiding in the news department, I’m not really used to writing my own opinions and allowing other people to judge my thoughts. I’ve read more

A not-so Irish Goodbye

A not-so Irish Goodbye

| Friday, May 21, 2021

I like to think, like Sam Smith, I’m pretty good at goodbyes. Let me clarify — I’m good because I can maneuver out of them easily, and I don’t feel bad about it. You can count on me to disappear before I get cornered into an emotional goodbye. Jim read more

By the grace of God

By the grace of God

| Friday, May 21, 2021

“Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.” -Aeschylus This has gone through far too many iterations in my head, but it’s very difficult to decide read more

Don’t blink

| Friday, May 21, 2021

“Don’t blink,” — my mom, circa move-in weekend in 2017. May 22, 2021 — graduation day May 23, 2021 — moving day May 24, 2021 — first day of work These three dates have been marked on every calendar and a countdown has been etched into my brain for read more