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You can’t just drone strike the bad guys

| Wednesday, January 15, 2020

One of President Trump’s major campaign promises was an end to prolonged conflicts in the Middle East. “I’m the guy that didn’t want to go to war,” he said in 2016, and his anti-deployment stance likely won him the votes of those living in counties with high military casualty read more

The Observer’s top 10 posts of the 2010s

| Wednesday, January 15, 2020

In the last decade, The Observer has hosted thousands of diverse stories and viewpoints. As I wondered about an opening column for the 2020s, I thought of an idea I’m hoping I won’t regret: reviewing our most viewed content of the last 10 years. I’ve always been confounded by read more

What does Notre Dame stand for?

| Thursday, December 12, 2019

Everyone who has ever set foot on the campus of Notre Dame has seen the famous photo of Fr. Ted Hesburgh and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The two are locked in arms, standing together against racial injustice. The image is plastered around our University, iconic for what it read more

Call queerphobia what it is

| Thursday, December 12, 2019

Dear Mr. Browne, We write to you as students who read your letter in good faith, hopeful that the University would recognize the dignity of all students. We are glad that Notre Dame recognizes that “acial epithets and other biased slurs are an anathema,” but we guess that’s because read more

SDH men’s room just might be fatal

| Thursday, December 12, 2019

Other than my residence’s bathroom, my most frequently used restroom on campus is likely the basement men’s room in South Dining Hall. Spending between five and seven hours in The Observer office once a week drives up this location’s utilization in comparison to others (After all, there are few read more

A letter from Paul Browne

| Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The University is aware of the incidents described in a letter to The Observer last week. In fact, an investigation regarding the appearance of racially derogatory graffiti has been completed. The Notre Dame Police Department (NDPD) quickly identified four out-of-state high school students as the responsible parties. It also read more

It is OK to be tired

| Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Duncan, Oklahoma Nov. 18, 2019 Three dead Fresno, California Nov. 17, 2019 Six injured Four dead San Diego, California Nov. 16, 2019 One injured Five dead Santa Clarita, California Nov.14, 2019 Three injured Two dead In the past four days, 16 people have been shot and killed. In the read more

What makes a Christmas movie?

What makes a Christmas movie?

| Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Every year around this time, movie fans around the world resume one of the most contentious and longest-lasting debates in film: is “Die Hard” a Christmas movie? The 1988 action (and maybe holiday) film directed by John McTierian and starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia tells the read more