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Student Pulse

Author: Scholastic Staff

Scholastic wanted to hear firsthand from Notre Dame students about their experiences away from campus and transitioning to asynchronous learning.

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Featured Performer(s): The Notre Dame Baseball Team

Author: Grant DelVecchio

As the team jogged off the diamond after securing their first midweek win of the season and their seventh in a row, everything seemed to be going right for Notre Dame baseball and first-year Head Coach Link Jarrett at the start of the 2020 season. The 9-8 away victory over Radford moved the No. 24 ranked Irish to 11-2 on the season and marked the 10th time out of their 11 wins that the offense scored eight or more runs. After three straight disappointing, losing seasons, and five out of the last six under former skipper Mik Aoki, Jarrett and his team seemed to have turned the page on the team’s recent losing ways.

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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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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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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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TBT: The Spanish Flu

Author: Katharine Flanagan

In an Oct. 19, 1918 issue of Scholastic, writers reported on an announcement made by then-president Father Cavanaugh. “For the protection of the University, he announced that permission to go to the city can not be had,” it read.

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Notre Dame Says Screw It, Let’s Implement Changes without Representation While Students Are Distracted

Author: Mitchell Johnson

In a statement made earlier today, the University of Notre Dame announced plans for a sweeping set of rule changes slated to take effect beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. The new rules, many of which are likely to receive significant opposition from students, focus primarily on student life and housing. University officials felt that the global pandemic, while an unfortunate disruption to campus life, provided them with a unique opportunity to make these controversial yet necessary changes.

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The Future of Sports

Author: Englehart, Matthew

Like almost everything else, the future of sports may be changed forever because of COVID-19. Currently, all professional and collegiate sports have been postponed or canceled; Wimbledon and The Open have also been canceled. This has led to the question: when will we get sports back?

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Letter from the Editor

Author: Daphne Saloomey

Since joining Scholastic my freshman year, I’ve dreamt of writing my first letter from the editor. I always imagined I’d be doing it with twin senses of excitement — to be starting a new chapter of life at the helm of a publication I love — and nervousness — as I searched for exactly the right words to begin my tenure. I never once imagined anything like the scenario I now find myself in: writing from the desk of my childhood bedroom, separated from

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A Thank You to the Ushers of Notre Dame

Author: Daniel Paglia

The lack of collegiate and professional sports during this pandemic has allowed the writers of Scholastic to reflect on aspects of athletics that usually do not get placed in the spotlight. This story provided me the opportunity to thank members of the gameday experience that seldom receive recognition: the ushers.

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Ways to Stay in Shape While Staying at Home

Author: Daniel Paglia

I normally spend the free hours in my week watching sports or reading about them on BleacherReport, but now I have found enough free time to finally pursue my own fitness goals. I have compiled a list below of some ways to get active for those who are going as stir crazy as I am.

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