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Misinformation and the 2020 election

Misinformation and the 2020 election

| Wednesday, November 11, 2020

After a tumultuous campaign amidst a global pandemic, Joe Biden was elected the next President of the United States. Americans should be proud that despite the challenge of COVID-19, our democracy still stands. Despite delays in counting votes, we should applaud ourselves for voting in record numbers. Yet, the read more

Election aftermath

| Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Donald Trump has gone from unprecedented to un-presidented. As we have all seen, former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 US presidential election. What’s next? In this column, I will try to shed some light on what we can expect going forward. The Electoral read more

Remember, remember, the month of November

| Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Remember, remember, the 5th of November. Isn’t that how the movie (and poem?) goes? If not, I apologize — I’m certainly no Scene Writer (I lack that certain cool mystique that generally surrounds the Scene department). I remember hearing that line in ”V for Vendetta” and being very taken read more

Where from here?

| Monday, November 9, 2020

The 2020 presidential election confirmed what we knew all along; American society is as polarized as ever. After everything that has characterized the evening of the Trump presidency, one could be forgiven for having hoped for a landslide. Yet, the fact that the election was that close, defying polls read more

A short letter for tired students

A short letter for tired students

| Monday, November 9, 2020

Nothing tasted sweeter than the capri-suns and orange slices passed from hand to hand after my elementary school soccer games. Do you remember? Water bottles dripping wet from a minivan’s melting cooler, air smelling like Kentucky blue grass and making everything kind of taste like it. You may have read more

Requiem for the common good

| Monday, November 9, 2020

To “create a sense of human solidarity and concern for the common good that will bear fruit as learning becomes service to justice”; that part of the University mission statement formed my worldview as an undergraduate at Notre Dame. In emphasizing the common good, the line offers a necessary read more