Culture

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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The Official Notre Dame Dorm Food Guide 2022-2023
To Bike a Tree or Tree a Bike: What's Up with Bikes in Trees?
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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
What's up with Irish Wearing Green?

What's up with Irish Wearing Green?

Author: Sammie McCarthy

Though Notre Dame’s official colors are blue and gold, another favorite color for Fighting Irish fans is green. This year, the Irish wore green jerseys for the first time since 2018 in a matchup against Cal. As the Fighting Irish football team stepped out in green, the student body did too, sporting green clothes, green shoes, and, of course, green pom poms. 

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Duncan Playlist Review

Duncan Playlist Review

Author: Katherine Holtz

Please don’t stop the music, Duncan Student Center. Such is what I thought as “Don’t Stop the Music” by Rihanna played throughout the building. Yet, with a quick turnaround that only Duncan Student Center is capable of, “You Found Me” by The Fray followed Rihanna’s 2007 smash hit because who doesn’t like to cry when completing their homework? 

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Gilded Age Review

Gilded Age Review

Author: Emma Koster

In many ways it’s a timeless story of ambition and hard work, of old ways clashing with new, of young people making mistakes, and of messy, complicated family dynamics. However, HBO Max’s “The Gilded Age” is an intriguing, nuanced peak inside life in 1882 New York City.

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Culture Intro

Culture Intro

Author: Mackenzie Kelleher

As the end of the school year quickly approaches, the stress of finals and the longing for a relaxing vacation grow stronger every day. We may have a few more weeks to go before we are home-free, but this April, for a glorious five days, Notre Dame students were gifted an early taste of summer: SunTostal. 

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Love in the Time of War: Ukrainian Students Share Their Stories
The Adam Project Review

The Adam Project Review

Author: Emma Koster

Netflix’s latest star-studded, action-packed movie, “The Adam Project,” dropped on the streaming platform on March 11 and has been met with mixed reviews.

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Euphoria Review

Euphoria Review

Author: Katherine Holtz

“Euphoria” is hot right now. As the most-tweeted show of the decade so far, the second-most-watched HBO Max show behind “Game of Thrones,” and popular “Euphoria” Sundays where friends stream together, the show has undoubtedly developed a cult following.

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Why Chick-Fil-A

Why Chick-Fil-A

Author: Mia Moran

As Chick-fil-A celebrated its grand opening on Feb. 10, the Duncan Student Center was buzzing. The fast food restaurant took the place of Star Ginger, the former Asian cuisine establishment. 

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A New Celebration of MLK Day

A New Celebration of MLK Day

Author: Megan Kelleher

Although a federal holiday since 1983, this Jan. 17 was the first time Notre Dame officially recognized Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a university holiday for all students, faculty and staff. 

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Spring Break

Spring Break

Author: Corinne Quane

When considering where to go to school, I didn’t think too much about distance from home. My main concerns were about the university’s community, values and tradition.

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Scrapbook

Scrapbook

Author: Maggie O'Brien

One of the most used apps on my phone is Google Photos, partially because I enjoy looking at past photos but primarily because of the several photo albums shared with me by my mom.

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On Nostalgia

On Nostalgia

Author: Martha Zaytoun

My hair is particularly sensitive to the products I use. And, for some reason, the different scents of Dove conditioner have varying effects on the sheer size of my hair.

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Perspectives: Items in a Box

Perspectives: Items in a Box

Author: Meghan Cappitelli

I’ve always been pretty keen on birthdays. I think they serve as a wonderful excuse to reflect on a year’s worth of shared memories or to reach out to those with whom you’ve lost touch. Ironically, however, my own annual celebration does not pique my interest quite as much. 

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