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Interview with College Democrats Officers Grace Watkins, President, and Andrew Galo, Secretary
Interview with ND College Republicans Former President Mark Gianfalla
Service Dogs Help Notre Dame Students in a Variety of Ways
AnBryce Forum Explores Question of Class in America
Deciding the Future of the Nation

Deciding the Future of the Nation

Author: Scholastic Staff

The number of eligible millennial voters will outnumber baby boomers for the first time in American history in the upcoming national election cycle. This places the brunt of the electoral power directly into the ballots of Notre Dame students. 

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#tbt: Scholastic on FDR

#tbt: Scholastic on FDR

Author: Tessa Bangs

All that is left to tell is who exactly will win this 2016 election. In this 1932 issue of Scholastic, students voiced their opinions on what kind of man they thought would do that: a man that would come to be held as one of the greatest in the country’s political history.

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Viewpoint: No Trays in the Dining Hall: Trayless
Viewpoint: No Trays in the Dining Hall: Trays
Just a Thought: Romana Huk

Just a Thought: Romana Huk

Author: Maria Fahs

R omana Huk is an associate professor of English who specializes in 20th century British literature and postmodern poetics. She serves as the editor-in-chief for Religion and Literature and she is currently working on a book called “Rewrit[ing] the word ‘God’”: In the Arc of Postmodern Theory, Theology and Poetry.

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From the Desks of Bryan and Nidia: Curriculum Review

From the Desks of Bryan and Nidia: Curriculum Review

Author: Bryan Rickets and Nidia Ruelas

In a few days (or weeks — hang in there first years!), each of us will select classes for next spring. You might be searching for classes for your major or perhaps a University requirement. You may even be looking for classes that are simply engaging, regardless of whether or not the course fulfills a University requirement. Whatever you are trying to find, these classes will shape your academic experience for an entire semester.…

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Rich Hidy

America needs a mini-revolution. Bold change requires sacrifice, and sacrifice is the only way that we can climb out of the hole we’ve dug ourselves into.

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Student Government Touches on Mental Health in Memorandum

Student Government Touches on Mental Health in Memorandum

Author: Tessa Bangs

Focusing mainly on the two subjects of further analysis of designated “high risk groups” as well as the individual colleges’ responses to the mental health needs of their students, the memo published a series of additional recommendations, categorized within the groups of Climate and Procedures and accompanied by commitments on the part of student government itself.

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You Are Not Alone: Untold Stories of Mental Illness at ND
An Afternoon with Regis Philbin

An Afternoon with Regis Philbin

Author: Andrea Vale

The jocular voice that greets the crowd is all too familiar — for many families across America, it may have greeted them every morning for years. Regis Philbin, who began a speaking engagement at the Browning Cinema of the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on Sept. 18 to raucous applause, has been on camera more than anyone else in the world, most memorably for morning talk shows like “Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee” and “Live! with Regis and Kelly.”…

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Guest Column: The Papal Pilgrimage

Guest Column: The Papal Pilgrimage

Author: Ethan Muehlstein

Miss the football game? Nope. Drive 12 hours to another city? No way. No sleep for two days? No thank you. See Pope Francis? Forget the previous questions. I’ll miss the football game to drive 12 hours to Philadelphia without any sleep just to see Pope Francis.

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#tbt: Construction Across Campus: 1960 vs. 2015
In My Opinion: Core Curriculum Review
Just a Thought: Declan Kiberd

Just a Thought: Declan Kiberd

Author: Angela Lake

Declan Kiberd is the Donald and Marilyn Keough professor of Irish studies and a professor of English and Irish language and literature at Notre Dame.  He has taught at University College Dublin for 32 years and at Notre Dame for five. He has written primarily about Irish Literature, but also has a strong interest in postcolonial texts and children’s literature, building upon his assertion that children are the ultimate colony --— the ultimate proletariat.

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Student Government Launches New Initiative

Student Government Launches New Initiative

Author: Tessa Bangs

As current leaders of student government, the two now do not have the same flexibility to perform this ritual again. In continuing with a campaign platform promise, however, they have now come up with what they believe to be a suitable equivalent: an online platform called “Onward.”

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A Conversation with Sonia Sotomayor

A Conversation with Sonia Sotomayor

Author: Andrea Vale

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latino Supreme Court justice as well as the third appointed female justice, abandoned her typical black robes for more comfortable black slacks, a black shirt and a grey cardigan at a speaking event on Sept. 2 in Leighton Concert Hall.

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NOVO: Examining the new registration system

NOVO: Examining the new registration system

Author: Brianna Bahe

The Office of the Registrar and student government collaborated over the past year to develop NOVO, the improved system. Standing for “New Organization Via Online registration,” NOVO is intended to be a simpler registration process, one that Chuck Hurley, university registrar, says will be more intuitive and user-friendly.

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The New Experience: A column on the Moreau Course

The New Experience: A column on the Moreau Course

Author: Sarah Cate Baker

This year’s freshmen are doing something no upperclassmen can relate to: the Moreau First Year Experience Course. This new freshmen class is changing the first year experience in a big way, but all most upperclassmen know is that it somehow got freshmen out of taking The Swim Test. So what exactly is the Moreau Course, and why does it exist?

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The Almighty Dollar: The Financial Landscape of Notre Dame
The Endowment: Not Just a Pot of Gold
Tuition

Tuition

Author: Katie Harris

For the 2015-2016 academic year, undergraduates will pay $47,929 in tuition and fees to attend Notre Dame. This is a 3.7 percent increase from last year, the smallest increase Notre Dame has seen in 55 years, but how does tuition fit into the university’s finances as a whole?

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Faculty and Research

Faculty and Research

Author: Tessa Bangs

“You want the best professors who are most passionate about what they’re doing and those are the ones who are doing research."

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Athletics

Athletics

Author: Jacob Zinkula

The athletic program was one of only 20 Division I athletic programs to report positive net revenues for the 2013 fiscal year, per an NCAA report.

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Buildings and Conclusion

Buildings and Conclusion

Author: Rich Hidy

In 1988, the university contained about six million square feet of building space. Today, 40 percent of Notre Dame has been built in the past 25 years as the square footage of the campus has reached 10 million.

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Hesburgh: A University’s President, A Nation’s Potential Vice President
Father Hesburgh and Vietnam

Father Hesburgh and Vietnam

Author: Maria Fahs

The 1960s were a tumultuous time in America, especially during the Vietnam War. At Notre Dame, Fr. Hesburgh often clashed with students who felt that he was not taking a strong enough anti-war stance. He respected their right to free speech and peaceful protest, but he was not against intervening when they threatened to burn down the ROTC building and staged a lie-in during CIA and Dow Chemical interviews on campus. He even had to face Sorin Hall (now Sorin College) seceding temporarily from the university.…

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