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The people, not the place

| Friday, May 18, 2018

So often end-of-the-year columns talk about what a special place Notre Dame is. But it’s not. It’s a beautiful place for sure, but there are lots of beautiful campuses in the country. As an institution Notre Dame isn’t special either. It’s great academically and I will be extremely proud read more

Belle yeah

| Friday, May 18, 2018

When I was looking for which college to go to, my dream schools were Kenyon College and Boston College. I ended up at Saint Mary’s as a compromise. I loved the College, and my parents loved that it had connections with Notre Dame. The deal was I would major read more

Graduation extravaganza

| Friday, May 18, 2018

The sign is pretty wrinkled, and it’s starting to tear a little in the top right corner. Otherwise, it’s held up remarkably well over the past four years. It’s on the type of paper all elementary schools have in their art rooms, the kind that comes in big rolls. read more

We live in hope

| Friday, May 18, 2018

Editor’s Note: This letter was originally published on Feb. 9, 2018. On Wednesday, Sister Mary McNamara — the rector of Breen-Phillips (BP) Hall — was called home to our Lord. This loss is devastating to all who loved this incredible woman –– her community of the Sisters of the read more

Grateful for role models

| Friday, May 18, 2018

I can’t believe how quickly these four years have flown by. With graduation set for Sunday, I — like just about every other senior — have been doing a lot of thinking about that time. I’ve also been doing a lot of thinking about the future. When I first got to read more

Where you end up

| Friday, May 18, 2018

It’s not true that you won’t regret things in college. You will regret not studying harder for one more test, or not taking one more class, or not joining one more club or even not going out one more night. I would bet that over the course of your read more

Thank you Observer

| Friday, May 18, 2018

Lately I’ve been asking myself, “what has my Notre Dame experience meant to me?” And that question is full of many pieces: Breen-Phillips hall, the Program of Liberal Studies, football games, South Bend, working at the library and, of course, The Observer. I started photographing for The Observer the read more

On Father Hesburgh

| Friday, May 18, 2018

Editor’s note: This letter to the editor was originally published on March 1, 2015. Dear Father Ted, It is with gratitude and deep devotion that I write to reflect on your legacy at Notre Dame and your lasting gift to the women of Our Lady.  Forty-plus years later, we women read more