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The value of an education

| Friday, May 29, 2020

“We are in our society regularly willing to take on ourselves or impose on others risks — even lethal risks — for the good of society.” When I read this from The New York Times, I thought it was satire. Someone was certainly mocking my alma mater’s commitment to read more

Commencement 2020: Viewpoint

Commencement 2020: Viewpoint

| Friday, May 15, 2020

Every year, the graduating seniors from the Observer Editorial Board take to the commencement edition Viewpoint section for their final farewell and final byline. Read on for the work from our staff emeritus as well as the most memorable Letters to the Editor from the last four years.   read more

Thank you for the tradition

| Friday, May 15, 2020

Reminiscing with a friend the other day, I recalled my first Moreau session at Notre Dame. I remember it was hot that day. Or maybe I was just sweating from first day of school nerves. Either way, I was a mess. I walked in, and the professor asked, “You read more

Forward progress

| Friday, May 15, 2020

As a three-and-a-half-year tour guide, I can basically recite the end of the admissions info sessions by heart. The final line in particular is seared in my memory. “When you come to Notre Dame,” the cheerful counselor — almost always an alumnus/alumna — begins, “you’re really not just coming read more

We were babies once … and dumb

| Friday, May 15, 2020

We were babies once … and dumb. If we’d been left alone, we would’ve hurt ourselves. But no longer. Now we are adults … and smart. Yes, there was a time when we were babies. When we got hungry, we wouldn’t make ourselves sandwiches. We would just cry until read more

A broken kind of love

A broken kind of love

| Friday, May 15, 2020

It wasn’t supposed to end this way. On March 5, I rolled my suitcase out of my apartment on Eddy Street without so much as a glance toward Notre Dame’s campus. My thoughts could only focus on the immediate days ahead, which would be filled with the beaming Cancún read more

The greatest students

| Friday, May 15, 2020

In my time at Notre Dame, I have encountered many brilliant and dedicated students. I see them in the mornings reading over dining hall eggs, late at night working in the library and dorm study carrells and after class doing problem sets at my apartment’s kitchen table. Some of read more