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LepreCOUNT me in

| Tuesday, December 4, 2018

I, Hannah Thomas, should be the first female leprechaun to walk Notre Dame’s grounds. All drama aside, has anybody wondered why there has not been a female leprechaun? That is pretty much all I think about day and night. I would like to address the fact that I have read more

A house lit from the inside

| Tuesday, December 4, 2018

If I had to sum up a theme that links all of my articles for The Observer this semester, I would sum it up in one word — change. This article is not meant to provide the casual reader with solutions to overhaul the problems and divisions in the read more

Lo-fi hip-hop and its dashes

| Monday, December 3, 2018

If you don’t yet, you should start listening to lo-fi hip-hop beats. Most music platforms have some derivation of the genre. Spotify’s is “lofi hip hop beats – beats to study/relax/game to” by Chillhop Music. Note the chillness seeping even into the title. No capitalized letters. Confidently redacted dashes read more

O Come, O Come Emmanuel: My top 7 list

| Monday, December 3, 2018

Nov. 7, 2018, was the day I decided that I needed my own list. On that beautiful morning, I read the Davis Gonsalves column “Ranking the spineless, copycat rankers” and thought … it’s time. The work of the list-makers has been extensive, as Mr. Gonsalves notes. So, like Bradley Cooper read more

Farewell for now

| Monday, December 3, 2018

I hate endings, I hate goodbyes and I hate change. Obviously, all three of those things are important parts of life for which we have to toughen up and that we have to get through. But that still doesn’t stop me from feeling nauseated whenever it comes time to read more

Winter reflections

| Friday, November 30, 2018

“Man, this weather is so nice for November.” I wasn’t talking about South Bend, Indiana. Not a chance. Rather, I was in Los Angeles this past weekend covering the game for The Observer, and let me tell you the weather was gorgeous. Highs in the upper 60s with a read more

Elite or incomplete?

| Friday, November 30, 2018

“This college will be one of the most powerful means for doing good in this country.” Fr. Edward Sorin, founder of the University of Notre Dame. The University of Notre Dame is an elite institution with a loyal and committed fan base unlike any other. It prides itself on read more

First we need our voices heard

| Friday, November 30, 2018

Single-issue voters dominate the U.S. political system, voting for candidates that pass their litmus test whether it be healthcare, abortion, immigration or gun control. Unfortunately, the winner of most elections are already decided due to a combination of legislation that skews the vote one way or the other; democracy read more