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Commencement 2020: Viewpoint

Commencement 2020: Viewpoint

| Friday, May 15, 2020

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

Thank you for the tradition

| Friday, May 15, 2020

Reminiscing with a friend the other day, I recalled my first Moreau session at Notre Dame. I remember it was hot that day. Or maybe I was just sweating from first day of school nerves. Either way, I was a mess. I walked in, and the professor asked, “You read more

Forward progress

| Friday, May 15, 2020

As a three-and-a-half-year tour guide, I can basically recite the end of the admissions info sessions by heart. The final line in particular is seared in my memory. “When you come to Notre Dame,” the cheerful counselor — almost always an alumnus/alumna — begins, “you’re really not just coming read more

We were babies once … and dumb

| Friday, May 15, 2020

We were babies once … and dumb. If we’d been left alone, we would’ve hurt ourselves. But no longer. Now we are adults … and smart. Yes, there was a time when we were babies. When we got hungry, we wouldn’t make ourselves sandwiches. We would just cry until read more

A broken kind of love

A broken kind of love

| Friday, May 15, 2020

It wasn’t supposed to end this way. On March 5, I rolled my suitcase out of my apartment on Eddy Street without so much as a glance toward Notre Dame’s campus. My thoughts could only focus on the immediate days ahead, which would be filled with the beaming Cancún read more

The greatest students

| Friday, May 15, 2020

In my time at Notre Dame, I have encountered many brilliant and dedicated students. I see them in the mornings reading over dining hall eggs, late at night working in the library and dorm study carrells and after class doing problem sets at my apartment’s kitchen table. Some of read more

Congratulations

| Friday, May 15, 2020

As a senior, like many others I have found myself reflecting on how I thought graduation ought to be. I had never pictured masks or social distancing. I had imagined senior week, a sunny commencement day and a neat closure to my academic experience. As an athlete, I planned read more

Long distance friendship

| Friday, May 15, 2020

Last spring, the clock app on my phone was filled with time zones from different cities. Indianapolis. Denver. Paris. Dublin. Toledo. Jerusalem. Perth. The cities didn’t always perfectly match the locations of my friends. But they gave me a general sense of their time zones as we studied abroad read more