“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.…
“The Invisible Man,” starring Elizabeth Moss of “Mad Men” and “The Handmaid’s Tale”, offers thrill after thrill, guaranteed to get you through quarantine.
A late-2019 drama that has continued to garner acclaim into 2020, Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” offers a two-hour jaunt through the Clue board game-style mansion of the fictional, celebrated mystery author Harlan Thrombey. When Thrombey is found dead the morning after a contentious birthday party with his family, Southern gentleman detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) finds himself immersed in a world of intrigue both farcical and tragic. Through examining Thrombey’s family…
While Zachary Mercugliano and Aviva Lund are a ticket with limited student government experience, they have crafted their multifaceted platform with passion and idealism.
The Irish Athletics Center, an imposing new steel and brick facility complete with an indoor field and a large TV screen stands across the street from the JACC as well as the Guglielmino Athletics Facility (nicknamed “the Gug”).
In a move that has since ignited a social media firestorm, the Office of the President announced on Jan. 20 that it intends to cover the Main Building’s historic but controversial Columbus murals.
When Zahm freshmen Carlston Chang and Kevin O’Leary strolled into the Scholastic office wearing Zahm gear, shorts and Hawaiian shirts approximately one hour before the university shut down due to inclement weather, an interesting interview was all but guaranteed.
Notre Dame, in conjunction with outside sponsors, hosts countless academic competitions each year — including essay contests and case study competitions — in business, the sciences and more.
In a surprising and unprecedented move, Garth Brooks added a last-minute headliner to his Notre Dame concert: none other than Notre Dame president Fr. JayJay Jaykins, C.S.C. Jaykins took to the stage amidst confused but hopeful cheers, and he did not disappoint.
As Notre Dame students began their second week of classes, a new spirit of philanthropy swept through St. Joseph County: the 35thCarter Work Project.
After ten years of leadership, Dean John McGreevy of the College of Arts and Letters plans to step down this summer.
Early February ushered in the annual ScreenPeace Film Festival, an effort to educate members of the Notre Dame community on issues of peace and conflict resolution studies.
After years of planning and construction, the Duncan Student Center opened to the public on Jan. 15.
The legal, political and ethical ramifications of abortion have divided both a nation and the Notre Dame student body, for decades.
Nearly two centuries ago, Charles Darwin formulated his famous theory of evolution — a theory with far-reaching implications for medicine, ecology and the social sciences — largely due to the species he witnessed while traveling in Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. This volcanic archipelago, home to species found nowhere else in the world, remains the site of many modern-day research studies on everything from micro-evolution to animal behavior. This October break, a 2-credit research practicum offered through the College of Science gave students the opportunity to pursue their own research projects in the “living laboratory” of the Galapagos.…
In the third installment of our 150th anniversary celebration, we spoke with Dan Murray, Scholastic editor-in-chief from 1966 to 1967.
While most students focus on completing their own studies, one senior is working to build and maintain his own school.
In a recent email that shocked the student body, the Office of the President unveiled plans to create a new research facility on campus.
But what about students who wish to explore avenues of leadership and service?
Despite some of South Bend’s political changes in recent years, parts of the community continue to struggle with gun violence — violence that has taken the lives of men, women and even children.
Students, faculty and community members came together on Aug. 21, one day before the start of classes, to view the Great American Eclipse on the lawn in front of Jordan Hall. With upturned faces and open mouths, adults and children alike watched in amazement as the moon slid slowly between the Earth and the sun. At approximately 2:22 p.m., the time at which the moon blocked 89% of the sun, the crowd stood up and cheered.
The green flashes, the whirring wheels, the ice cream truck-style startup jingles: it’s hard to miss the LimeBikes scattered around campus and throughout the city. Students and community members use the LimeBike system, implemented just in time for the fall semester, with varying degrees of frequency. And, as with most other issues, everyone has an opinion.
While most students enjoyed or even celebrated the recent solar eclipse, this astronomical event has devastated the squirrel population. As of Monday’s eclipse, public health leaders of Notre Dame’s squirrel community have reported rates of blindness as high as 47%.
Thanks to federal and corporate generosity and the diligence of its professors, Notre Dame has received a staggering $138.1 million to dedicate to scholarly and scientific research for fiscal year 2017, marking a new record for the university.
Its name evokes curiosity, and even a sense of mysticism: What is this institute, and how does its work relate to Notre Dame? While owned by the Holy See, Tantur is a theological research institute leased to the university that was founded in 1972. Nestled among cypress and olive trees and set on a hill overlooking Jerusalem, Tantur boasts a library with 70,000 volumes, a chapel, a dining hall, classrooms and conference rooms. The Institute offers several options for visitors and scholars, including the three-week Easter Encounter, a Scholar’s Program and additional summer opportunities.
While the rest of the student body has been relaxing at home, traveling the world or taking on summer courses or jobs, Notre Dame’s Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) has remained as active as ever.
The Rafat and Zoreen Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, whose opening is set for fall 2017, will be housed within the Keough School of Global Affairs.
On the snowy morning of Jan. 27, hundreds of Michiana residents — school children, college students, professionals, monks and more — took to the streets of downtown South Bend to protest Roe v. Wade and demonstrate for the pro-life cause.
Since late November, the Notre Dame community has been celebrating its two newest Rhodes Scholars, current seniors Alexis (“Lexi”) Doyle and Grace Watkins. Both of the scholars became friends before the application process. They were thrilled at the prospect of continuing their studies together, as well as with a majority-female Rhodes class, at Oxford. Doyle and Watkins, however, both exhibited extreme modesty and gratitude, emphasizing the scholarship as an opportunity rather than an achievement.
Professor of Biological Sciences Hope Hollocher is known primarily for her work on the population ecology, microbiota and genetics of macaque monkeys in Southeast Asia, specifically, in Bali and Singapore. She has spent years researching these primates in the field, analyzing their DNA and studying their gut parasites, such as intestinal worms. Her main goal is to understand how genes and parasites move through macaque populations and how social interactions and human activity affect this movement.…