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So, What is There to Do Around Here?

So, What is There to Do Around Here?

Author: Scholastic Staff

Welcome to South Bend, Indiana!

With a population of just over 103,000, the Studebaker-studded industrial history and sprawling corn fields of South Bend look little like the major metropolises of New York or Chicago. Luckily, campus life provides plenty of opportunities for exploration and adventure. Here is a handy guide to getting the most out of your weekends at Notre Dame!…

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Sit Wherever You Want

Sit Wherever You Want

Author: Coffman, Samuel

I first moved out on my own the summer after my freshman year of college. On Tuesday nights, the movie theater near my apartment had a deal where any movie they were showing was only $5, and there were discounts on popcorn and slushies too. For an intern who was enjoying his time but not earning much, it was perfect.…

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So, What is There to Do Around Here?

So, What is There to Do Around Here?

Author: Cailtin Brannigan

South Bend and its surrounding area has a lot to offer, from amazing theater productions to thrilling baseball games. As students, you’ll have access to free transportation across South Bend and parts of the surrounding area through the bus system. The bus has a stop at the Hesburgh Library on Notre Dame’s campus, making it easy to get anywhere without a car.…

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Faces to Remember

Faces to Remember

Author: Sara Wheeler

Take a close look. The following faces belong to those people that you, as a Notre Dame student, should know.

 

JENKINS: In April 2004, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. was elected the 17th president of Notre Dame by the board of trustees. He is the university’s third president since 1952.

Jenkins is a 1976 graduate of Notre Dame. He received a master’s degree from the university in 1978, and he also holds two degrees in philosophy from Oxford University.…

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Home Sweet Dome

Home Sweet Dome

Author: Lindsey Lonergan

Everyone knows Notre Dame has a long history of tradition, but few besides alumni and students are familiar with the traditions of its residence halls. The university does not allow fraternities or sororities, but the dorm culture functions similarly — without the toxicity. Dorm culture fosters sisterhood and brotherhood among students, promotes giving back to the community, and provides a safe space for students to establish themselves on campus. Read on for a brief introduction to some of their time-honored events, from the charitable to the bizarre.…

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Good Eats at South Bend

Good Eats at South Bend

Author: Corinne Quane

At some point during the semester, the dining hall’s food may send you running — or crawling — to the nearest off-campus eatery. Or perhaps, Modern Market won’t quite meet your standards for a romantic date. Better yet, maybe your parents will be in town and want to treat you to an expensive off-campus meal. We suggest visiting some of the following restaurants to enjoy a night away from campus.…

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Duncan Art Exhibition offers unique opportunity for students
32 Under 32

32 Under 32

Author: Annie Dineen

Thirty-two dorms on the university’s campus means 32 proud rectors excited to share the stories of some of their most successful, selfless and determined residents. Scholastic has asked these rectors to reveal who they find to be a remarkable representation of their dorm and the values of service, academic achievement and leadership that these dorms hold. This issue, Fr. Schimmel of Dunne Hall and Leah Kicinski of Walsh Hall have recommended the following students.

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Meet the (Student) Teachers

Meet the (Student) Teachers

Author: Caroline Ashworth

Notre Dame students have the opportunity to purchase a fitness pass through RecSports that provides access to a variety of unlimited group fitness classes. The classes are taught by passionate individuals, many of whom are undergraduate students eager to spread their love of fitness.

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A Full-Circle Feat

A Full-Circle Feat

Author: Meghan Cappitelli

Two years after Notre Dame’s momentous defeat of Clemson during the 2020 season, the unranked Fighting Irish and No. 4 Tigers matched up again. The two games, while both resulting in an Irish win, were far from similar home game experiences. A cloudless, sunny day with a high of 72 degrees, Nov. 7, 2020 was an anomaly in more ways than one in South Bend. 

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Tailgating: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame

Tailgating: Ohio State vs. Notre Dame

Author: Mia Moran

On Sept. 3, the 2022 Notre Dame football season kicked off against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Among the crowd in the third-largest on-campus national football stadium were Notre Dame students who had traveled four hours to watch the game. 

Senior Katie Nolan was one such student who decided to attend the Ohio State game. “It's my senior year and I honestly just wanted to maximize the season,” Nolan said. 

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Notre Dame Marriage Pact: A Chance for Ring by Spring

Notre Dame Marriage Pact: A Chance for Ring by Spring

Author: Katherine Holtz and Claire Early

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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Winter Holidays Around the World

Winter Holidays Around the World

Author: Caroline Ashworth

Snow has fallen, lights are up and it is time to start celebrating the holiday season! Notre Dame students come from a variety of religious and cultural backgrounds, and they have plenty of different holiday traditions for this season. 

Aubree Davis, a junior from Kaneohe, Oahu, mixes her Hawaiian culture with her Catholic faith and celebrates Christmas Hawaiian style. She looks forward to seeing the Christmas light display at city hall, where all the Christmas decorations are “Hawaiian-ified.” She said that Santa is “usually barefoot, throwing a Shaka, just to go with the way that things are on the island — very lowkey, go-with-the-flow.” 

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Review: The Boys Season 3

Review: The Boys Season 3

Author: Oscar Noem

Season 3 manages to raise the stakes while deftly avoiding the classic superhero pitfall of bloating the show’s universe with greater and greater threats using one simple trick: disrupting how the characters address the conflicts before them. 

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Review: Midnights by Taylor Swift

Review: Midnights by Taylor Swift

Author: Eva Williams

For those expecting a continuation of Swift’s indie-pop “Folklore” and “Evermore,” “Midnights” was a stark departure, aligning with the tones of “1989,” “Reputation,” and “Lover.” Swift experimented with background sounds and different drum bases.

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Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist Review

Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn't Exist Review

Author: Lila Mangino

“This is not about me. This is not about one person. It’s about this whole family. If you wanna go fast go alone, if you wanna go far go together,” said Manti Te’o, former Notre Dame football star and NFL linebacker for the San Diego Chargers, when he returned to campus on Saturday, Sept. 17 to support the Fighting Irish in their game against Cal. Although I was standing in the sweltering gameday heat, Te’o’s spirited words gave me goosebumps, especially as I recalled the emotional struggles and adversity he had faced throughout his collegiate and NFL football career, portrayed in the 2022 two-part Netflix documentary Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist

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Don't Worry Darling Review

Don't Worry Darling Review

Author: Eva Williams

Florence Pugh, Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde have been in the tabloids for months in the lead up to the release of Wilde’s film “Don’t Worry Darling,” starring Pugh and Styles. News surrounding the film was heated from the start when Wilde decided that Shia LeBouf ’s style of acting wasn’t “conducive with the ethos of her productions,” and LeBouf was fired from what then became Styles’ role. LeBouf released texts and videos to prove Wilde had actually asked him to stay on the film. Drama heightened after the recent Venice Film Festival, when Styles and Wilde were never pictured together, Pugh did not appear in front of the press and Styles was accused of spitting on co-star Chris Pine. But how was the actual movie? 

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A Never-Ending Food Evolution: Two Perspectives on the Notre Dame Food Scene

A Never-Ending Food Evolution: Two Perspectives on the Notre Dame Food Scene

Author: Martha Zaytoun and Caroline Ashworth

 

Written by Martha Zaytoun

The closing of Recker’s after the first semester of my freshman year was momentous for several reasons. It forced us to find a new late-night food spot, sure, and deprived my friends and I — living in McGlinn, a short walk to the rear of South Dining Hall and the chicken tenders and fries it held — of a convenient post-going out gathering place. But more than that, though we did not yet know it, it was indicative of the years to come and the changes that would befall campus, and particularly, its eateries. 

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Gone but Not Forgotten: The University's Defunct Dorms