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Shower thoughts, quarantine edition

| Friday, April 3, 2020

As I struggled, yet again, to come up with a topic for the dreaded inside column, my cabin fever-addled brain hit upon the phrase, “if these walls could talk.” I paused, wondering what the walls of the tiny house I’ve shared with three of my best girlfriends for the read more

Give your feelings a voice

| Friday, April 3, 2020

The New York Times recently published a piece by Rachel L. Harris and Lisa Tarchak entitled “It’s Starting to Feel Like a Pressure Cooker in This House.” This piece complies reports of the pressures and challenges that arise from being confined for so long around family members. It also offers an read more

Sacrifice

| Friday, April 3, 2020

Growing up I thought I knew what sacrifice was. I experienced the sense of accomplishment that comes with giving up your aisle row seat on the plane for an elderly person or saving the last cookie in the box for your sibling. I did not like it, but I read more

Is it okay to cry?

| Thursday, April 2, 2020

I struggled to come up with words or even a comprehensive topic for a column this week — there is too much to say.  Originally, I planned to write about the challenges of collective action and dealing with feelings of anger and fear towards something uncontrollable, like a virus. read more

My standup special

| Thursday, April 2, 2020

Coronavirus has cost me a lot. It cost me not only my senior spring and commencement, but also my standup comedy debut. If I could pick any job in the world, it would be that of a standup comedian. I have no idea whether or not I would be read more

Tackling abortion

| Thursday, April 2, 2020

I have to be upfront about one thing: I don’t have anything to contribute to the coronavirus conversation. My colleagues and others have done a wonderful job covering the virus, its effects on the tri-campus community and the challenges (and joys!) of living at home amidst the pandemic.  Instead, I’ve decided read more

Unsung hero

| Thursday, April 2, 2020

In these past few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis, some hometown heroes have risen to the challenge of supporting our population. In addition to the many health care professionals risking their lives to treat patients, farmers have continued growing produce, truck drivers have transported that food and grocery store read more

If Notre Dame was like the WWE

| Wednesday, April 1, 2020

With all live sports being canceled, I have spent some of my free time following the WWE. Watching these athletes resolve everything with violence made me wonder, what if Notre Dame students had the talent, ego and recklessness of WWE stars? If such a universe existed, here are typical read more