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Notre Dame and Native American Heritage Month

Notre Dame and Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. As Thanksgiving break comes to an end, it is important to take time to not just reflect on the pilgrims who celebrated their harvest almost 400 years ago, but also to commemorate the past and present Native Americans and their land which we stand on. 

Looking back on

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Culture

Notre Dame Marriage Pact: A Chance for Ring by Spring

Notre Dame Marriage Pact: A Chance for Ring by Spring

As everyone knows, the best way to find your spouse is to fill out an online form sent via mass email. Earlier this November, many students of the university found an email in their inbox about the Notre Dame Marriage Pact. The email included a link to a brief questionnaire that asked questions about the participant’s future plans, political affiliation, personality and everything in between. On Nov. 7, a few days after the questionnaire went live, the Notre Dame students who filled it out received the name of their match and a compatibility score from 0% to 100%. But what the students of Notre Dame experienced is only a small part of a much larger picture. 

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Sports

McKenna: Cormac Ryan Effect in Full Force as Irish Crush No. 20 Spartans

McKenna: Cormac Ryan Effect in Full Force as Irish Crush No. 20 Spartans

The mass of Michigan State fans smelled blood in the water as they took over the south side of Purcell Pavilion Wednesday night. The chants of “Go Green! Go White!” before a late evening tip were filled more with expectation than encouragement. 

A Notre Dame team coming off a double-digit loss to St. Bonaventure on Friday in Elmont, New York? That had let the Bonnies begin on a 22-9 run? That had shot 2 of 17 from three? That was near the bottom of the ACC in… assists? (You couldn’t find a more out of character stat for a Mike Brey team if you tried.)

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Humor

A Semester of Reflection: Transferring to Notre Dame

A Semester of Reflection: Transferring to Notre Dame

Within my first week at Notre Dame the phrase “My old school didn’t have the major I wanted” probably came out of my mouth 20 times. “So, why did you transfer?” was the age-old question. It was an unspoken rule among my transfer peers and myself that we would add our previous school to our Notre Dame introduction: “Hi my name is Annie, I am from New York and I am a sophomore who transferred from Binghamton University, which is a state school in New York.”

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