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An organized mess

| Thursday, May 6, 2021

Beep Beep Beep! My alarm goes off. I reach for my phone to turn off my 7:50 a.m. alarm, the one that rings Monday through Thursday except it is not 7:50 a.m. It is 8:05 a.m. Somehow, I must have instinctively snoozed my alarm, more than once, because I read more

Are people inherently good?

Are people inherently good?

| Thursday, May 6, 2021

  I don’t see enough movies to be able to watch the Oscars and actually follow along, but I did see a video floating around social media on the night of the Oscars of Chloé Zhao making her speech after winning best director for her film “Nomadland.” Besides the read more

Ice cream economics

Ice cream economics

| Thursday, May 6, 2021

Picture this: vanilla ice cream, covered in melt-in-your mouth chocolate, then a sweet, gooey caramel, all enclosed by another layer of chocolate. Ladies and gentlemen: I give you the Magnum Double Caramel Ice Cream Bar. If you’ve never experienced this culinary masterpiece, I urge you to walk to The read more

Do more than reflect

| Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Thanks to my friend, Michelle Krupa (UND ‘00), I ended up on a University of Notre Dame mailing list. That explains the “divine intervention” of receiving the recent “Observer” containing the Letter to the Editor, “A moment to see the poor at Notre Dame.” I can’t help but weigh read more

Endings just mean new beginnings

| Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The end of a school year is always bittersweet. While writing large papers may feel like the magnum opus of finals week, leaving oneself craving a summertime bliss where homework and exams feel like a fleeting memory, I also would be lying if I said I didn’t completely miss read more

Anti-Zionism is still antisemitism

| Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Last November, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that anti-Zionism, opposition to the existence of a Jewish state, is inherently antisemitic. The statement was directed at BDS, the Palestinian-led movement calling for the boycott, divestment, and sanctioning of Israel. We find similar rhetoric in the Biden administration, where read more

Exam week scaries

| Tuesday, May 4, 2021

As we come to the end of another wacky semester, we are yet again bombarded with an immense amount of projects, essays, presentations and exams to demonstrate our time in our classes. Sunday scaries are bleeding into weekday scaries, caffeine addictions are spiking and the lack of sleep is read more

Shocker: South Bend has another side

| Tuesday, May 4, 2021

When you ask most Americans what comes to mind when they hear the words “South Bend, Indiana,” they will likely tell you “Notre Dame,” envisioning the Golden Dome serving as support for the Blessed Mother to sit atop, watch over and live within her beloved tri-campus. Most Americans will read more