Stinson and Sherman Prioritize Inclusion, Accessibility

Author: Genevieve Redsten

Sierra Stinson and Dane Sherman learned to love Notre Dame. Now they want to lead it as student body president and vice president. 

“The reason we are running is because we love Notre Dame, but that love took work,” Stinson said. “At least for me, that love was really hard.”

Stinson, a junior, and Sherman, a sophomore, have each struggled, at times, finding their place in the Notre Dame community. Both hail from the state of Washington — Stinson from Spokane, Sherman from Seattle. It took some time, they said, to adjust to the culture of Notre Dame.

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Home for the Holidays

Author: Genevieve Redsten

Pretty soon, you’ll find yourself in the basement of someone’s parents’ house out in the suburbs, making awkward small talk with people you haven’t seen since graduation. Here are some people you’re guaranteed to see there:

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Letter from the Editor

Author: Genevieve Redsten

Just one final sprint to the finish line, Notre Dame — you can do it. Scholastic is here with one final issue for the semester. If you need some inspiration, or an excuse to kick back and relax, here it is: We have a full month’s worth of stories to carry you all the way to winter break.

There’s never a dull day around here. This fall alone, two Supreme Court Justices delivered major speeches on Notre Dame’s campus. Our cover story explores why so many prominent conservative jurists have paid visits to Notre Dame recently.

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Moving Day

Author: Genevieve Redsten

I was something of a kid celebrity back in elementary school, a distinction owed to no talent of my own. My house was directly across the street from the school, a pastel yellow cottage home with white shutters. You could see it out of the bank of classroom windows that faced west.

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Njomo-Bisner Promise Bold Ambition

Author: Genevieve Redsten

“Be bold,” declares Allan Njomo and Matthew Bisner’s campaign slogan. And the ticket’s accompanying platform — filled with detailed plans for equity, accessibility and student well-being — certainly promises a bold agenda.

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How to Talk to an Arts and Letters Major

Author: Genevieve Redsten

You, dear reader, have encountered an Arts and Letters major in his natural habitat. Gentle, sensitive creatures, Arts and Letters majors can disorient the unsuspecting passerby with their strong, yet perplexing, opinions. Proceed with caution.

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Former Notre Dame Football Players Sues University over Brain Injuries

Author: Genevieve Redsten

Outside Notre Dame Stadium, a bronze sculpture of Knute Rockne rests atop an inscription: “105 WINS, 12 LOSSES, 5 TIES.” A legendary head football coach, Rockne led Notre Dame to tremendous football victories. But according to Notre Dame professor of American Studies Annie Coleman, he also understood the power of theater, marketing and spectacle.

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