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Is it okay to cry?

| Thursday, April 2, 2020

I struggled to come up with words or even a comprehensive topic for a column this week — there is too much to say.  Originally, I planned to write about the challenges of collective action and dealing with feelings of anger and fear towards something uncontrollable, like a virus. read more

My standup special

| Thursday, April 2, 2020

Coronavirus has cost me a lot. It cost me not only my senior spring and commencement, but also my standup comedy debut. If I could pick any job in the world, it would be that of a standup comedian. I have no idea whether or not I would be read more

Tackling abortion

| Thursday, April 2, 2020

I have to be upfront about one thing: I don’t have anything to contribute to the coronavirus conversation. My colleagues and others have done a wonderful job covering the virus, its effects on the tri-campus community and the challenges (and joys!) of living at home amidst the pandemic.  Instead, I’ve decided read more

Unsung hero

| Thursday, April 2, 2020

In these past few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis, some hometown heroes have risen to the challenge of supporting our population. In addition to the many health care professionals risking their lives to treat patients, farmers have continued growing produce, truck drivers have transported that food and grocery store read more

If Notre Dame was like the WWE

| Wednesday, April 1, 2020

With all live sports being canceled, I have spent some of my free time following the WWE. Watching these athletes resolve everything with violence made me wonder, what if Notre Dame students had the talent, ego and recklessness of WWE stars? If such a universe existed, here are typical read more

Financial aid is broken

Financial aid is broken

| Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Due to the economic shutdown brought about by coronavirus, federal student loan payments have been suspended until September 30. The inclusion of this reprieve in last week’s stimulus bill signifies the significant role student loans play in the economy. In search of high-paying jobs, individuals take on enormous loans read more