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Why I am ready to leave

| Friday, May 18, 2018

Tried all the coffee flavors at Waddick’s (blueberry coffee is still the best!) South Bend More variety of age groups (cute babies) Full-time salary Tired of seeing my ex across the quad New bars each week with new people No more physics homework that does not coincide with my read more

A real ending

| Friday, May 18, 2018

I am not a sentimental person, which makes attending a school like Notre Dame, whose entire identity and tradition is built on a profound sense of sentiment, a little strange at times.   As second semester began to wind down, a lot of “lasts” started to be commemorated, continuing read more

The Notre Dame family

| Friday, May 18, 2018

Editor’s note: This letter to the editor was originally published on November 13, 2016. We recently attended the memorial Mass for our son, Jake, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Notre Dame has always been a very special place for us. After learning of our son’s passing, we were read more

That first meeting

| Friday, May 18, 2018

I remember it like it was yesterday. I had just arrived at Holy Cross College for my freshman year in late August 2014. My older brother Cameron, who attended Notre Dame, urged me to go to the extracurricular fair the University holds at the beginning of every year to read more

The dreadful 15

| Wednesday, May 2, 2018

There are a couple of uncertain aspects about college that makes it a little scary. How is it going to be living away from home for the first time? How is my new roommate going to be? There are a million possibilities and uncertainties that make starting college both read more

Speaking intelligently about the female body

| Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Last week, against my best judgement, I wrote a column for The Observer titled “An Attack on Planned Parenthood is an Attack on Women’s Rights.” Even though the article was not about abortion, I was sincerely worried about the personal consequences of publishing it under my name. Primarily, I feared read more

Adding some sweet n’ sour sauce

| Wednesday, May 2, 2018

I met this person, a Chinese-American, at a career event. He told me that he attended high school in a region that was predominantly Chinese-speaking. Naturally, the question “Do you speak Chinese?” slipped out of my mouth. With his eyebrows slightly down-turned, he laughed at my question and answered read more