Culture

Debunking the

Debunking the "Rhetoric of Fear"

Author: Andrea Vale

Walking through the Baobab Refugee Camp in Rome one afternoon last April, I first have to navigate a sea of empty tents filling a parking lot. Many are slightly upended, crammed alongside each other with their flaps hanging open. A few are weighted down with rocks. Some shelters consist of nothing more than rigged up tarps, cardboard boxes and garbage bags.
 
Save for a few women talking quietly, huddled together on plastic lawn chairs, the only movement comes from a breeze lifting a flimsy sheet hanging on the fence proclaiming, “Refugees welcome.”

As I make my way to the center, however, I come upon an oasis bursting with humanity.

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Research Practicum Students Recount Galapagos Experience

Research Practicum Students Recount Galapagos Experience

Author: O'Neil, Alison

Nearly two centuries ago, Charles Darwin formulated his famous theory of evolution — a theory with far-reaching implications for medicine, ecology and the social sciences — largely due to the species he witnessed while traveling in Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. This volcanic archipelago, home to species found nowhere else in the world, remains the site of many modern-day research studies on everything from micro-evolution to animal behavior. This October break, a 2-credit research practicum offered through the College of Science gave students the opportunity to pursue their own research projects in the “living laboratory” of the Galapagos.…

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Building Bridges to Peace
Lives of Courage: A Holy Cross Priest Recounts Stories of Faith
Defying DACA
Notre Dame Alumna, Adjunct Professor Runs for Congress
Scholastic Moves to Duncan Student Center
Andean Health and Development Celebrates 20 Years: Providing Health Care in the Spirit of Fr. Ted
Kept on Campus
Hall Events Unite Campus
South Bend Survivors March for Peace
Mental Illness Awareness Week
Dante Now! Introduces Notre Dame to Italian Culture
The Keough School
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 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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All-Time Lows: An Opinions Column on the Current Presidential Administration
(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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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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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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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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Travel Journal: Why You Should Visit Amish Country
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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What's it like to move to America? We asked six foreign students.
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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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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