Issues

Irish Hold On Against Midshipmen

Author: John Horlander

In the 91st meeting between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-2) and the Navy Midshipmen (6-3), the Irish were forced to battle through winds, rain and the perpetual torment of Navy’s triple-option offense.

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Cardinal Stand Tall

Author: Tessa Bangs

Two weeks after a blowout 41-8 loss to Miami, and one day after that same Miami team was dealt an embarrassing blow by unranked Pittsburgh, No. 9 Notre Dame’s hopes of a top bowl officially ended at the hands of the No. 20 Stanford Cardinal.

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Irish Taste Sweet Victory in Citrus Bowl

Author: Rebekah Mehuys

On Jan. 1, Notre Dame entered the Citrus Bowl seeking to close out their season with win number 10. The Irish “hadn’t won a New Year’s game in, like, 752 years,” head coach Brian Kelly quipped after the game, and the formidable LSU Tigers threatened to make it 753. 

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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

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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Notre Dame Employees and Students Recover Birth Control Coverage

Author: Ashley Lo

Notre Dame’s third-party health plan partners will continue to provide contraceptives to plan members, the university announced on Nov. 7. 

The decision came as a major turnabout after the university notified faculty and staff on Oct. 27 that Notre Dame would act on the Trump Administration overhaul of an Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare,” mandate that required employers to provide birth control coverage. …

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Letter from the Editor

Author: Tessa Bangs

What happens when the nation’s most pressing social issues come into play on Notre Dame’s campus? How do those in positions of power and authority react to these conflicts? In what ways do the affected students, faculty and staff come to terms with these decisions?

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Just a Thought with Natalie Porter

Author: Christian Abraham-Arega

Professor of anthropology Natalie Porter focuses her research primarily on interactions between humans and animals, and how these interactions affect human and environmental health. Scholastic spoke with Porter to understand her research and learn about her travels.

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#tbt Nuclear Fears: Then and Now

Author: Peter Baltes

In 1984, the world was still gripped by the Cold War. Harsh rhetoric flew back and forth between Washington and Moscow, and fears of nuclear Armageddon would not have been misplaced.

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Four Asks: Countering Changes to Title IX

Author: Andrea Vale

On Sept. 22, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ department announced that the current presidential administration would be rescinding Obama-era guidance on how to handle sexual assault on campuses across the country.

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