Culture

Notre Dame’s Vietnamese Student Association Hosts Xuân Gala
Optimus Provost and the Power of Self-Written Capability: The Story of Gavin Provost

Optimus Provost and the Power of Self-Written Capability: The Story of Gavin Provost

Author: Ally Bartoszewicz

In early 1990, Carol Provost received difficult news followed by referral to a geneticist and advice to terminate her four-and-a-half month pregnancy. Her unborn child, she was told, had spina bifida — a neurological condition that disrupts development of the spinal cord and parts of the brain. In this case, spina bifida meant her child would likely be in a wheelchair his entire life.

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Clowning Around: A Column on the Television Media

Clowning Around: A Column on the Television Media

Author: Elle Dietz

Snoop Dogg recently made news and provoked controversy with the release of his music video, "Lavender," which — in the course of criticizing President Trump's administration, among other things — portrays the rapper shooting a gun at President Trump, dressed in a clown outfit. This caricature of the president in a clownsuit isn't far from what the television media covering Trump has now become.…

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Final Project: Creating the Caps

Final Project: Creating the Caps

Author: Alexandra Muck

While some graduating students at Notre Dame wear cords around their necks or decorate their graduation caps, the graduating architecture students have a tradition of adorning their pegboard caps with miniature buildings.

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Travel Journal: Why You Should Visit Amish Country
AnTostal Celebrates 50 Years

AnTostal Celebrates 50 Years

Author: Ellie Buerk

As the end of the semester approaches, students have begun gearing up for a much-needed summer break. Capitalizing on the contagious spring fever, the Student Union Board (SUB) has planned an “AnTostal” celebration that will mark the Board’s 50th anniversary.

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Revelry at the Revue

Revelry at the Revue

Author: Joe Disipio

In a year of political and social divisiveness, the Knights of Keenan Hall sought to weave a theme of unity through their 41st annual Keenan Revue.

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The Hesburgh Library Graffiti Lost to Renovation  

The Hesburgh Library Graffiti Lost to Renovation  

Author: Charlie Ducey ('16) and Marwan Bishtawi ('16)

The following work is a “found poem,” a collage of verbal graffiti found at Hesburgh Library. The poem is arranged as a single narrative to show how the verbal graffiti speaks to the experience common to all Notre Dame students. This shared experience gives us cause to hope that, despite renovations, there will always be poetry to be found at Hesburgh Library

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What's it like to move to America? We asked six foreign students.
Walk the Walk Week Exhibition Showcases Civil Rights Collection
The Freshest Group on Campus

The Freshest Group on Campus

Author: Dana Drysdale

Dance to express, not to impress.” Project Fresh lives their motto to the fullest. As a free-form dance group, P-Fresh keeps it fresh with unscripted dance performances in the dining hall and no requirements to join. The founding members coined the group’s name to advertise their “work ethic and tenacity,” says Isaiah LeBlanc, Vice President of P-Fresh. The group appears in events across campus and always performs new material.      

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Review: Cheer, Cheer for Rockne: The Musical
Humans of the University of Notre Dame
Review: Asian Allure Celebrates Spirit and Diversity of Asian Culture
ND Theatre Now Brings Student Productions to the Stage
Notre Dame Collaborates on New Report on the Social Impact of U.S. Companies in Ireland

Notre Dame Collaborates on New Report on the Social Impact of U.S. Companies in Ireland

Author: Claire Solomon

The American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland released a new report on Oct. 20 entitled, “Beyond Business — The Social Impact of U.S. Investment in Ireland.” The report contains research conducted by the University of Notre Dame on behalf of the American Chamber. The research sought to measure the social impact of American companies on Irish communities through employees’ participation in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs. 

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Review: How the U.S. Poet Laureate Made Art at ND

Review: How the U.S. Poet Laureate Made Art at ND

Author: Matthew Rusin

A man presents himself before an intimate crowd in the Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Dancing onto the stage, he is greeted by the moderate buzz of academic applause. He sports bright white pants, a red suede blazer and a blue fedora. He drips America, while his full white mustache and cappuccino skin radiate the warmth of a sharp Mexican sun. Juan Felipe Herrera, serving his second term as the Poet Laureate of the United States of America, stands at a podium. He expresses gratitude to the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame and Fr. Jenkins for welcoming him to such a vibrant and impressive university.…

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Unsung Heroes of Notre Dame
Notre Dame's Globetrotting Campus Director - The one thing that followed him everywhere? Food.
Tailgate Like a Champion Today

Tailgate Like a Champion Today

Author: Brianna Bahe

A smoky, savory smell wafts past your nose. A cool breeze rustles some leaves. The sun shines on the top of your head and warms your hair. Excited voices rise and fall all around you. Campus is vibrant and alive. It’s fall football season at Notre Dame. 

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#tbt: When South Dining Hall Went South
Notre Dame's New Artist-in-Residence is a 70s Pop Star

Notre Dame's New Artist-in-Residence is a 70s Pop Star

Author: Grace Guibert

After finishing his own tour and a tour with Ringo Starr’s All-Starr Band, Rundgren will record a new album and join Notre Dame this September as Artist-in-Residence. He’ll be teaching a one-credit course, engaging with student musicians, performing with the marching band during halftime at the Duke game and initiating new youth music programs in the South Bend community through his Spirit of Harmony Foundation. 

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Inside ND's Newest Dorms

Inside ND's Newest Dorms

Author: Jaleel Blanchard and Dana Drysdale

This year, two new residence halls opened on in the northeast quadrant of campus the what’s popularly being called “Odd Quad,” thanks to a combined total donation of $40 million. Flaherty Hall, donated by Jay and Mary Flaherty, houses 226 young women in its 71,000 square feet. Dunne Hall, donated by Jimmy and Susan Dunne, holds 221 young men in the same square footage.…

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The Birdsell Project: Using Art to Revitalize South Bend
1916: Irish Rebellion
Thesis Performance Caps an FTT Career
First Fridays Display South Bend's Vibrancy
The Local Cup: The Volunteer-Run, Pay-What-You-Will Café