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My journalistic journey

| Friday, April 20, 2018

Newspapers have always surrounded me. The first news story I’d ever read was about a lost peacock roaming the streets of my hometown, Crown Point, Indiana, when I was in second grade. The only reason I even knew this story existed was because said peacock hopped into my best read more

Graduating seniors: Get over it

| Friday, April 20, 2018

To my graduating sisters and brothers who will forever share reunion weekends with me and other alumni from class years ending in either eight or three, beware that life is littered with disappointing disruptions. More often than you may expect, you will need to get over it — “it” read more

The forgotten first nations

| Thursday, April 19, 2018

President Trump’s use of the term “Pocahontas” in reference to Senator Elizabeth Warren sparked outrage across the nation, particularly among American Indian communities. But just as soon as this controversy arrived in the news, it departed from the public eye as the latest scandal of the Trump administration replaced read more

An attack on Planned Parenthood is an attack on women’s health

| Thursday, April 19, 2018

Bodily integrity, the right to physical autonomy, is fundamental to the self-determination of every human being. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights safeguards this principle by ensuring freedom from torture, sexual assault and forced disappearance. However, where industrial development permits, bodily integrity also includes an individual’s access to high-quality, read more

Response to Observer editorial

| Wednesday, April 18, 2018

GALA ND/SMC, the LGBT Alumni/ae affinity group for Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s, adds its voice in support of the Observer Editorial, “Don’t just include, protect.” Over the past year, a number of significant events at Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s and the broader Catholic Church have called into question read more

Homesick or domesick?

| Wednesday, April 18, 2018

When Welcome Weekend rolled around back in August, I repeatedly heard the sayings “welcome home” and “home under the dome” almost to the point of annoyance. To me, this seemed absurdly impossible. Nothing and no one could beat the relationships I had with my family and high school friends read more