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Who wants to go to Dome Dance?

| Wednesday, February 13, 2019

When Dunne Hall was announced as Men’s Hall of the Year last year, I had about a minute to celebrate before my friends from around campus talked to me about taking them to the prestigious Dome Dance. How do you decide who to take though? I’m far past my read more

Notre Dame our Alma Mater

| Tuesday, February 12, 2019

I read The Observer column titled “Catholicism at Notre Dame” with a sense of being challenged. I’m one of those weird people who thinks that Notre Dame, “Catholic Disneyland” as I’ve heard it called, is not Catholic enough. What could that mean, at a school with over a hundred read more

Race relations in Milwaukee

| Tuesday, February 12, 2019

As we begin February, we also embark on a celebration of Black History Month. As I read the many different sorts of posts dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday, and I see Hulu’s rebranding of shows with African-American leads as a “Celebration of Black Stories,” I read more

The veil of innocence

The veil of innocence

| Tuesday, February 12, 2019

“Cowardice at best” is how Grant Strobl ended his fiery letter last week regarding the covering of the Columbus murals. Strobl argues that those murals play a pivotal role in our University’s history — a history so shaped by love in the face of anti-Catholic, anti-immigrant bigotry that we still read more

History of the Columbus murals

| Tuesday, February 12, 2019

To the Editor of The Observer: The decision by Fr. John Jenkins, President of the University of Notre Dame, to cover the Columbus Murals in the Main Building is both shocking and appalling. I applaud the Wall Street Journal piece by Mr. Bermudez, a Peruvian-American Catholic, for pointing out a read more

Dinner for breakfast

| Monday, February 11, 2019

Picking a fight with the unspoken rules of the food world isn’t anything new. Hazel from “The Fault in Our Stars” does it when she says, “I want to have scrambled eggs for dinner without this ridiculous construction that a scrambled egg-inclusive meal is breakfast,” and so did McDonald’s read more

Fr. Jenkins has one hell of a job

| Monday, February 11, 2019

These days, as I open The Observer to the Viewpoint section, I often jest, “Ah, I wonder what University President Fr. John Jenkins has done to upset someone today.” Very rarely do I find myself caught off guard by what I find. I get it. This section is literally read more