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Embracing the both/and

| Tuesday, October 15, 2019

I spent all of sophomore year studying abroad in Innsbruck, Austria. It was wonderful and challenging, super fulfilling and really, really hard. My journey there ended, and now I’m back in the States, readjusting to life in the Midwest again and trying to process that year. It’s been four read more

Indigenous People’s Day

| Monday, October 14, 2019

We, the Native American Student Association of Notre Dame, would like to extend an invitation to the University and its students to join us in celebration of the Indigenous people of America by declaring Monday, Oct. 14, 2019  “Indigenous People’s Day” on the campus of Notre Dame.  While we read more

Cultural Colonialism

| Monday, October 14, 2019

For many, Columbus Day is a 19th century holiday in a 21st century world. It is not a harmless celebration of the old world meeting the new. It is the glorification of colonialism, a catch-all term for the social maladies that no longer plague a diverse and progressive society: read more

The Gospel of Life

| Monday, October 14, 2019

The Catholic faith, rightly understood, is a living witness to the person of Christ. I write on behalf of the thousands of other men and women on this campus who recognize that our active, personal faith demands an unapologetically pro-life response to the contemporary culture of death, especially to read more

For the love of letters

| Monday, October 14, 2019

When was the last time you sat down, put pen to paper, and wrote a letter? If it’s been a while — or maybe never — here are my top five reasons why you should. Improve your handwriting This is probably the most trivial benefit of writing letters, but read more

Observer Editorial: ND & Title IX — where do we go from here?

Observer Editorial: ND & Title IX — where do we go from here?

| Friday, October 11, 2019

When U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos repealed Obama-era Title IX policies in 2017, advocates across the country — including at Notre Dame — expressed concern over how the changes could negatively impact sexual misconduct investigations at universities. DeVos’ proposed replacement rules, announced in 2018, sparked additional concerns. The new regulations would only read more

To you, a happy National Coming Out Day

| Friday, October 11, 2019

“Student leaders fight ‘heteronormativity’ at Notre Dame” “Heteronormativity and Catholicism are inseparable” “Transgender medicine and the treatment of children” “SCOP brings controversial panelists to campus to discuss transgender medicine”   “A call for empathy from a gay Catholic” “‘Notre Dame: Unfiltered’ starts conversations regarding identity” “There’s queer blood on read more

Pro-life hands

| Friday, October 11, 2019

There is a quote attributed to St. Teresa of Avila that says, “Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours.” As Catholics, we are called to be Christ’s hands, body, and heart at work in, and in relationship with, the read more