Celebrating Scholastic's 150th Anniversary

Author: Tessa Bangs

As part of our 150th anniversary celebration, I will be including a brief story in each edition of Scholastic this year about one of our formers editors. Since coming into this role, I have had the privilege of hearing many of these biographies, and with each I gain a better understanding of this publication’s — and university’s — history.

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Entranced by the Eclipse

Author: O'Neil, Alison

Students, faculty and community members came together on Aug. 21, one day before the start of classes, to view the Great American Eclipse on the lawn in front of Jordan Hall. With upturned faces and open mouths, adults and children alike watched in amazement as the moon slid slowly between the Earth and the sun. At approximately 2:22 p.m., the time at which the moon blocked 89% of the sun, the crowd stood up and cheered.

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Just a Thought

Author: Christian Abraham Arega & Anne Marie Kommers

Meghan Sullivan is a professor of philosophy at Notre Dame. She has degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Oxford, and she received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Her research interests include metaphysics and the philosophy of religion. Professor Sullivan teaches a popular introductory philosophy class for undergraduates called “God and the Good Life.”

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From the Desks of Becca and Sib - Starting a New Year Strong

Author: Rebecca Blais and Sibonay Shewit

It has been a busy first month of the semester in the student government office. Our entire team — the Executive Cabinet, departments, Senate, and other branches in the Student Union — has been planning events and improving policies just about every day. All of their work is based off the student feedback and ideas shared from the time of our campaign in February to now.

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#tbt When the Klan Descended on South Bend

Author: Hannah Scherer

Just over 93 years ago, Notre Dame students experienced an event that feels all too relevant given recent instances of social unrest across the country. When the Ku Klux Klan descended on a South Bend train station in anticipation of a rally in May of 1924, Notre Dame students who happened to be at that same station chose to act. They pushed back the Klansmen and effectively ended their forthcoming Indiana convention, as the Irish Echo reported in 2002.

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Land O'Lakes Marks Fifty Years

Author: Sarah Ryan

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, five presidents of major Catholic universities gathered in McKenna Hall to discuss the history, legacy and future of the Land O’Lakes Statement, a five-page document published 50 years ago on July 23, 1967.

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(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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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

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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Remembering Ara

Author: Juan Jose Rodriguez

The Notre Dame community lost a legend in the early hours of Wednesday, Aug. 2, when two-time national champion and College Football Hall of Fame coach Ara Parseghian passed away at the age of 94.

“Notre Dame mourns the loss of a legendary football coach, a beloved member of the Notre Dame family and good man — Ara Parseghian,” Notre Dame president Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. said in a statement issued by the university. “Among his many accomplishments, we will remember him above all as a teacher, leader and mentor who brought out the very best in his players, on and off the field.”…

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Featured Performer: Rebecca Nunge

Author: Anna Gegen

Last year, Irish volleyball player Rebecca Nunge was called the team’s “Swiss Army knife” because of her versatility on the court. This year, Nunge has been more of a rifle, leading the Notre Dame offense from her outside hitter position.

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Author: Paris Shirley

The number of consecutive season openers that the Notre Dame men’s cross country team has won with a perfect score. On Sept. 1, the Irish competed in the Crusader Open at Valparaiso, taking the top 5 finishing positions in the Men’s 6K. The team was led by freshman Yared Nuguse, who, with a time of 18:09.3 in his collegial debut, was named the ACC Men’s Cross Country Freshman of the Week.

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