Issues

Back the Bend is Back

Author: Corinne Quane

For over 10 years, Notre Dame student government has organized “Back the Bend”— a day dedicated to service in the surrounding community. April 2 marked its 12th anniversary and saw the most volunteer sign ups in Back the Bend history. Over 700 students from the tri-campus community and other local colleges participated. 

Read More

Just a Thought

Author: Mackenzie Kelleher

If you asked the Rev. Joe Corpora, C.S.C. for a description of his job at Notre Dame, he would simply respond, “I introduce people to people. I am a bridge builder.” 

Corpora, a 1976 graduate of Notre Dame, has been working with the university since 2009 when he was originally assigned to serve with the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). 

Read More

TBT

Author: Lindsey Lonergan

#TBT: Singers in Stepan

Lindsey Lonergan

The Stepan Center walls have seen it all. From flu shots to first year formals, the dome of the east can proudly say that it’s multifunctional. Aside from being an SYR location, on Friday, April 1 the Stepan Center opened its doors to singer Tai Verdes and indie band Peach Tree Rascals — and, don’t be fooled, this was not a joke. 

Read More

Raising the Standard Campaign

Author: Emma Duffy

Across the country, a labor shortage is transforming. At the University of Notre Dame, students are organizing to demand higher labor standards for campus workers.

Read More

Notre Dame & Service: Staying True to Its Mission

Author: Corinne Quane

Every Notre Dame student who has taken the Moreau First Year Experience will recognize this quote, whether their instructor presented it once or a hundred times. When Father Moreau asked Father Sorin to found a university in Indiana, it was understood that this institution would not only provide an education in mathematics and English, but also in what it means to be a good person, friend and citizen. 

Read More

Dating at Notre Dame

Author: Lindsey Lonergan

A recent campus poll indicated that when students were asked to describe their dating lives in three words, the most popular were “non-existent,” “Catholic” and “you-sound-like-my-mother.”

Read More

An Ode to Red Solo Cup Boy

Author: Chris Frick

It was a crisp January morning. Winter break had just ended. South Bend was at its worst, and I, like the 10,000 other students on this campus, decided to hit the gym because while Santa worked hard over break, my grandma with a serious knack for cookie-making worked harder. I spent my entire break averaging about eight cookies eaten a day. Don’t do the math. 

Read More

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. 

Read More

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? 

Read More

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.

Read More

Anthony

Author: Martha Zaytoun

Anthony was always my mom’s favorite grocery store clerk. Any question she had, he could answer. In a matter of seconds. Always a smile on his face. 

Read More

Ruminations

Author: Emma Koster

It happened just the other day. I officially became the last of my friend group to not have a solidified plan for next year. To really set the scene, I must let you know — I am a senior and it is April. I graduate in a little over a month and I’m floundering a bit because I still don’t know what I want. 

Read More

Softball Recap

Author: Grant DelVecchio

Since the program’s inaugural season in 1989, Notre Dame softball has been a paragon of consistency, having won 30 or more games every year except for the canceled 2020 season.

Read More

Tournament Wrap Up

Author: Matt Cotner

The men’s basketball team’s season ended in a 59-53 loss to No. 3-seeded Texas Tech in the Round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament. This capped an impressive run for the Irish, who had been relegated to the First Four after an early exit in the ACC Tournament left their NCAA Tournament hopes in doubt.  

Read More

Bertrand Story

Author: Greg McKenna

John Michael Bertrand and his brother JD head to the indoor facility for Notre Dame’s football and soccer programs about twice a week. Unlike JD, though, John Michael is not a middle linebacker.

Read More

Alcohol at Sporting Events

Author: Daniel Paglia

On a game day in South Bend, Notre Dame fans can likely be found drinking alcohol for hours before the game in the stadium parking lots. After the game concludes, regardless of the outcome, there is frequently a migration from Notre Dame Stadium to one of the surrounding bars — Brother’s, O’Rourke’s, The Linebacker Lounge and others.

Read More

Transfer vs Recruiting

Author: Daniel Paglia and Matt Cotner

The new NCAA transfer portal allows players to transfer without sitting out for a year. This change has revolutionized college basketball. Countless players have already entered the portal after the conclusion of this season. It has never been easier to fill a hole in a roster. What does this mean for Notre Dame?

Read More

Student Literally Fakes It 'till He Makes It

Author: Timmy Sullivan

A little-known name up to this point, Herman Bertier ‘94 is poised to become the next big success story of the University of Notre Dame. With a ritzy penthouse in New York, a flashy senior-level position in the world’s largest consulting firm and a penchant for throwing glamorous parties in his Hamptons country home, Mr. Bertier seems to have attained the Gatsby dream. But what is the story behind the man? 

Read More

StuGov Letter

Author: Patrick Lee and Sofie Stitt

We’d like to start our letters to you with the two most underutilized words in the English language: “thank you.” Thank you to the previous administration, especially Allan, Matty, and Alix, for all your hard work, which has put Notre Dame in a position to succeed. And thank you, students, for allowing us to serve as the next Student Government administration. We are looking forward to an exciting and impactful year.

Read More