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Review: The Great British Baking Show
Review: Fleetwood Mac's
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Wavelength: Should we stay in the ACC Football after this season?
Student Perspective: Where Our Individualistic Society Falls Short
Opinion: Handling COVID on campus

Opinion: Handling COVID on campus

Author: Annabeth Briley

I was lucky enough to retain my on-campus job from last semester for this fall. On my first day back, my boss and I had the conversation that just about everyone was having with each other, the questions we’ve all been asking like, “We’re back, now what or we’re back, but how long will it last,” but also, “should we have come back at all?” Now, as a selfish college student who missed her friends, her dorm and just being on campus, my immediate response to that last question is a strong yes. But as someone with a sister that is immunocompromised and family members in the medical field who risk their lives daily helping treat patients, I see the other, more responsible answer, that no, we should not have come back. 

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Album review:

Album review: "No Me Llores"

Author: Krienke, Kimani

There are so many talented individuals at Notre Dame that continuously go unnoticed by most. While the university gives these students a platform to stand on, the artists must work tirelessly to get to where they want to be. Felix Rabito is one of those artists that did not stop striving for more, and his dedicated fans, even after graduating. Rabito and his band, Saint Dismas, performed at house shows, the Legends Nightclub, the Keenan Revue and more venues while at Notre Dame. The trio gained a decent following by doing so, but they aren’t a household name yet.

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The Catholic Church’s Antiracist Duty: Archbishop Wilton Gregory Speaks on Racial Justice

The Catholic Church’s Antiracist Duty: Archbishop Wilton Gregory Speaks on Racial Justice

Author: Gonzalez, Luisana

As the inaugural speaker for the Klau Center’s “Building an Antiracist Vocabulary” lecture series, Archbishop Wilton Gregory spoke virtually to the Notre Dame community last Friday about the Church’s duty and role in fighting racism, a duty that it’s been especially called to undertake in recent months in light of George Floyd’s death.

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Opinion: Reopening for In-Person Classes was a Good Decision. Reopening for In-Person Classes Without an Effective Testing and Tracing Apparatus Was Not.

Opinion: Reopening for In-Person Classes was a Good Decision. Reopening for In-Person Classes Without an Effective Testing and Tracing Apparatus Was Not.

Author: Michael Dugan

When Fr. Jenkins announced in May the university’s plan to reopen for classes for the Fall Semester 2020, I was happy. Notre Dame, one of the nation’s top universities, was one of the first schools to come out in favor of reopening, shortly after some major state systems had begun to announce that they would go online in the fall. My peers had reached a nearly unanimous agreement that online learning was subpar, and we were happy to return to class. I looked forward to once again being able to be with my friends, rather than just seeing their faces on a phone screen. Planning for this semester would be a formidable challenge, but I believed Notre Dame would pull this off.

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Tech Review: WhatsApp

Tech Review: WhatsApp

Author: Isabella Tasende

Combining Messages, GroupMe, Snapchat and Facetime all in one, WhatsApp has become one of the most popular text and voice messaging apps around the world. In fact, it wasn’t until I came to the United States that I realized WhatsApp wasn’t the standard texting app everywhere. Its easy-to-use interface has appealing text bubbles that make apps like Messages widely appreciated and the ability to create large groups, which reduces the need for additional applications like GroupMe. Plus, its sticker-sending feature grants the perfect response to that daring text your friend sent.

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Food review: Rohr's

Food review: Rohr's

Author: Peterson, Alina

New to NDTOGO’s Grubhub app this year, the Morris Inn’s Rohr’s restaurant is an imaginative take on steakhouse dining, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner options 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Exciting to note, students can now use their Flex Points or Domer Dollars at the establishment, with orders currently available for pick up at the northside entrance of the hotel. 

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TV Review: The Boys

TV Review: The Boys

Author: Oscar Noem

Hugh Campbell is perfectly happy living a quiet, unassuming life. He works his boring job, lives with his awkward, deadbeat dad, and, of course, cheers on the superheroes protecting the city. But when his girlfriend dies at the hands of one of those very same “heroes,” Hughie finds himself pulled into a dark web of secrets, corruption and revenge.

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From Pen to Paper

From Pen to Paper

Author: Capuano, Leah

Most students will groan and complain at the thought of writing a five-page essay for a class, let alone an entire novel. But for Ashley Cavuto, writing and storytelling have become a creative outlet to supplement her already daunting load of schoolwork.

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Book Review:

Book Review: "The Mars Room"

Author: Ellie Buerk

Gritty, vulgar, upsetting and strange, “The Mars Room” by Rachel Kushner tells the story of Romy Hall, a young woman serving two consecutive life sentences at a women’s correctional facility in California. In this haunting and undeniably beautiful novel, Romy’s life is presented at the intersection of poverty and misfortune. 

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Movie Review:

Movie Review: "Portrait of a Lady on Fire"

Author: O'Neil, Alison

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” a French film starring Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant, offers a compelling storyline complete with visually rich cinematography and stirring romance. When young painter Marianne (Merlant) arrives at her new commissioner’s isolated beachside mansion, she must begin her assignment of painting the beautiful and melancholic Héloïse (Haenel), who is engaged to a wealthy foreigner at the behest of her mother. Marianne must create the portrait of Héloïse without her subject noticing, leading to the development of a forbidden and passionate romance between the artist and her muse. While technically a “period drama,” Portrait’s complex characters and stunning shots — composed much like paintings themselves — give the audience a window into a world that seems almost timeless. The 2019 film is currently available on Hulu.

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Recipe Reviews

Recipe Reviews

Author: Katharine Flanagan

Below are some dishes I have made so far during my time at home. As a vegetarian with a brother who’s allergic to milk products, I have picked dishes that can be easily adapted to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions.

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Checking in with Campus Seminarians: Q&A with Liam Johnson, Second Year in Old College
Mental Health in the Time of Coronavirus: Grief, Relief and Everything in Between
“It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” Review

"Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness" Review

Author: Ellie Buerk

In a time full of unprecedented events, “Tiger King” is somehow undoubtedly the strangest thing I’ve seen in weeks. And it is an absolute must-watch. Bizarre, offensive, upsetting and darkly funny, this Netflix documentary is everything you never knew you wanted.

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“Love is Blind” Review
YA Must-Reads

YA Must-Reads

Author: Emma Ferdinandi

If your eyes have been glued to the screen for the last weeks — either for class, catching up with friends or bingeing your favorite shows — take a break and stay entertained with this list of the best young adult books to devour.

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“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Season 10: Review
Scholastic’s Premier Podcast Recommendations

Scholastic’s Premier Podcast Recommendations

Author: Daphne Saloomey

While a lot of this time has probably been spent bingeing on Netflix or catching up on books that have been in your to-be-read pile for months, even that can get boring after a while. Why not try something new? To help you do just that, I’ve compiled a list of podcast recommendations.

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“The Book Review Podcast,” from the New York Times
“The Invisible Man” Review
Healer: A Must-Listen Album for a Satisfying Afternoon
Love, Crime and History in Spanish Dramas: A Review

Love, Crime and History in Spanish Dramas: A Review

Author: Perez, Adriana

If, by this point, you're already tired of the same old suspense, drama and romance plots that American shows and movies have to offer, I come bearing good news. For times plagued by pandemics, like the Spanish flu, Spanish television offers a cure — albeit only for boredom.

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“Oona Out of Order” Review