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Taking Saint Mary’s with me

| Friday, May 17, 2019

In August, I made a promise with my friends to enjoy each moment of our senior year. While it still felt far away, we knew the end was coming. We handled this realization by focusing on each day, one at a time. Living in the moment, in this way, read more

Notre Dame’s ‘Severe Mercy’

| Friday, May 17, 2019

“If it’s half as good as the half we’ve known, here’s Hail! to the rest of the road.” How fitting that a Program of Liberal Studies major would shape his sendoff column around too many book references, am I right? But in all seriousness, it took me four years read more

Commitment never commences

| Friday, May 17, 2019

”Whatever you value, be committed to it and let nothing distract you from this goal. The uncommitted life, like Plato’s unexamined life, is not worth living.“ — The Hesburgh Papers, 1979. Walking back from one of the last classes of my undergraduate career, I fell into a conversation with an underclassman read more

Thank you

| Friday, May 17, 2019

I have learned many things in my time here at Notre Dame. One of these is that properly expressing depth of feeling with language is entirely impossible. I could sit here and write and re-write line after line of this farewell, but no matter what I say it likely read more

The iced coffee manifesto

| Friday, May 17, 2019

Editor’s note: This letter to the editor was originally published on February 28, 2018. Those unacquainted with O’Shag likely don’t know of the tiny cafe nestled by the building’s DeBart-side entrance. It’s called Waddick’s, and its carpeted interior and rustic oak furniture give off an aura befitting the lovechild of read more

We live in hope

| Friday, May 17, 2019

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