Culture

Dante Now! Introduces Notre Dame to Italian Culture
Mental Illness Awareness Week
Hall Events Unite Campus
Kept on Campus
(Signing) Up in the Club(s)

(Signing) Up in the Club(s)

Author: Alexandra Muck

Notre Dame’s Student Activities Office hosted Activities Night 2017 on Aug. 29 in the Notre Dame Stadium concourse. An assembly of over 300 clubs specializing in areas as diverse as student government, business and media gave students a wide variety of options.

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All-Time Lows: An Opinions Column on the Current Presidential Administration
The Return of the New North: Mixed Feelings in a Love-Hate Relationship

The Return of the New North: Mixed Feelings in a Love-Hate Relationship

Author: Ellie Buerk, Ashley Lo, and Alison O’Neil

After 10 months of tireless construction, North Dining Hall’s long-awaited restoration has finally arrived, welcoming students back with bright novelty. Construction workers have replaced the old brown-and-green carpet with one of charcoal and steel-gray tones. Gone are the scratched wooden tables and chairs, and in their place stand booths and sleek plastic-and-metal furniture.

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In the LimeLight: Successes and Limitations of Notre Dame's LimeBikes

In the LimeLight: Successes and Limitations of Notre Dame's LimeBikes

Author: O'Neil, Alison

The green flashes, the whirring wheels, the ice cream truck-style startup jingles: it’s hard to miss the LimeBikes scattered around campus and throughout the city. Students and community members use the LimeBike system, implemented just in time for the fall semester, with varying degrees of frequency. And, as with most other issues, everyone has an opinion.

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The Keough School
Scholarship in the City: Notre Dame’s Academic Outreach in South Bend
Notre Dame’s Vietnamese Student Association Hosts Xuân Gala
Optimus Provost and the Power of Self-Written Capability: The Story of Gavin Provost

Optimus Provost and the Power of Self-Written Capability: The Story of Gavin Provost

Author: Ally Bartoszewicz

In early 1990, Carol Provost received difficult news followed by referral to a geneticist and advice to terminate her four-and-a-half month pregnancy. Her unborn child, she was told, had spina bifida — a neurological condition that disrupts development of the spinal cord and parts of the brain. In this case, spina bifida meant her child would likely be in a wheelchair his entire life.

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Clowning Around: A Column on the Television Media

Clowning Around: A Column on the Television Media

Author: Elle Dietz

Snoop Dogg recently made news and provoked controversy with the release of his music video, "Lavender," which — in the course of criticizing President Trump's administration, among other things — portrays the rapper shooting a gun at President Trump, dressed in a clown outfit. This caricature of the president in a clownsuit isn't far from what the television media covering Trump has now become.…

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Final Project: Creating the Caps

Final Project: Creating the Caps

Author: Alexandra Muck

While some graduating students at Notre Dame wear cords around their necks or decorate their graduation caps, the graduating architecture students have a tradition of adorning their pegboard caps with miniature buildings.

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Travel Journal: Why You Should Visit Amish Country
Man in a Train Station: An Essay

Man in a Train Station: An Essay

Author: Andrea Vale

Two months ago, I woke up in a hostel in Switzerland to a New York Times headline on my phone: “Refugees have been stopped and detained at U.S. airports under President Trump’s immigration ban, prompting legal action.”


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AnTostal Celebrates 50 Years

AnTostal Celebrates 50 Years

Author: Ellie Buerk

As the end of the semester approaches, students have begun gearing up for a much-needed summer break. Capitalizing on the contagious spring fever, the Student Union Board (SUB) has planned an “AnTostal” celebration that will mark the Board’s 50th anniversary.

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Revelry at the Revue

Revelry at the Revue

Author: Joe Disipio

In a year of political and social divisiveness, the Knights of Keenan Hall sought to weave a theme of unity through their 41st annual Keenan Revue.

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The Hesburgh Library Graffiti Lost to Renovation  

The Hesburgh Library Graffiti Lost to Renovation  

Author: Charlie Ducey ('16) and Marwan Bishtawi ('16)

The following work is a “found poem,” a collage of verbal graffiti found at Hesburgh Library. The poem is arranged as a single narrative to show how the verbal graffiti speaks to the experience common to all Notre Dame students. This shared experience gives us cause to hope that, despite renovations, there will always be poetry to be found at Hesburgh Library

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What's it like to move to America? We asked six foreign students.
Walk the Walk Week Exhibition Showcases Civil Rights Collection
The Freshest Group on Campus

The Freshest Group on Campus

Author: Dana Drysdale

Dance to express, not to impress.” Project Fresh lives their motto to the fullest. As a free-form dance group, P-Fresh keeps it fresh with unscripted dance performances in the dining hall and no requirements to join. The founding members coined the group’s name to advertise their “work ethic and tenacity,” says Isaiah LeBlanc, Vice President of P-Fresh. The group appears in events across campus and always performs new material.      

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Review: Cheer, Cheer for Rockne: The Musical
Humans of the University of Notre Dame
Review: Asian Allure Celebrates Spirit and Diversity of Asian Culture
ND Theatre Now Brings Student Productions to the Stage
Notre Dame Collaborates on New Report on the Social Impact of U.S. Companies in Ireland

Notre Dame Collaborates on New Report on the Social Impact of U.S. Companies in Ireland

Author: Claire Solomon

The American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland released a new report on Oct. 20 entitled, “Beyond Business — The Social Impact of U.S. Investment in Ireland.” The report contains research conducted by the University of Notre Dame on behalf of the American Chamber. The research sought to measure the social impact of American companies on Irish communities through employees’ participation in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. 

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Review: How the U.S. Poet Laureate Made Art at ND

Review: How the U.S. Poet Laureate Made Art at ND

Author: Matthew Rusin

A man presents himself before an intimate crowd in the Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Dancing onto the stage, he is greeted by the moderate buzz of academic applause. He sports bright white pants, a red suede blazer and a blue fedora. He drips America, while his full white mustache and cappuccino skin radiate the warmth of a sharp Mexican sun. Juan Felipe Herrera, serving his second term as the Poet Laureate of the United States of America, stands at a podium. He expresses gratitude to the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame and Fr. Jenkins for welcoming him to such a vibrant and impressive university.…

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Unsung Heroes of Notre Dame