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Raising the Standard
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Access-ABLE

Author: Mackenzie Kelleher

When sophomore Alex Herrera first arrived on Notre Dame’s campus, far from his home of Mexico City, he was apprehensive; having to bear the stress of studying internationally along with the normal nerves felt by an incoming freshman was a great deal to handle.

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Just a Thought

Just a Thought

Author: Claire Cataldo

Fr. Martin Lam Nguyen has been an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing in the Department of Art, Art History and Design at Notre Dame since 1995.

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Stinson and Sherman Prioritize Inclusion, Accessibility

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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Staff Endorsement: Stinson-Sherman Bring Experience, Know-How

Staff Endorsement: Stinson-Sherman Bring Experience, Know-How

Author: Scholastic Staff

Notre Dame students have the choice between two strong tickets for student body president and vice president. Scholastic is endorsing Sierra Stinson and Dane Sherman because of their extensive experience and detailed plans for action. 

Both Stinson and Sherman have firsthand experience in the executive cabinet, and their platform lays out specific, well-researched proposals to make Notre Dame a more inclusive community. Their personal experience is an asset as well. Both Stinson and Sherman are members of underrepresented communities, giving them insight into what those communities need from student and administrative leaders. 

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Lee and Stitt Prioritize Transparency, Student Well-Being

Lee and Stitt Prioritize Transparency, Student Well-Being

Author: Daniel Paglia

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that Sofie Stitt was the president of Lewis Hall. Stitt was the president of Pasquerilla West Hall. Scholastic apologizes for the error.

 

Prior to Notre Dame’s winter break, junior Patrick Lee and sophomore Sofie Stitt had no intentions of running for student government president and vice president. However, their mutual love for the Notre Dame community and the special people that compose it called them to continue serving the student body if they are elected this week. 

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Fall Break on Capitol Hill: A Closer Look at Policy, Poverty and Healthcare
Letter from the Editor

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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Notre Dame Law School’s Conservative Clout
From the desks of Allan and Matthew
Alumni Hall to Zahm Hall
Following the Money: The quiet conflict over Notre Dame’s iconic student charity
#TBT: Night Football Games

#TBT: Night Football Games

Author: Katherine Holtz

Notre Dame night football games offer an unparalleled experience: a whole day dedicated to tailgating, stadium lights burning bright in the dark and the moon hanging above.

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Remembering Karen Heisler

Remembering Karen Heisler

Author: Grant DelVecchio

Over the course of a 25-year teaching career in Notre Dame’s department of Film, Television and Theatre (FTT), Karen Croake Heisler left an indelible mark on countless Notre Dame students and faculty. Last month, Heisler lost her battle with cancer at the age of 67.

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Freshman Year 2.0

Freshman Year 2.0

Author: Katherine Holtz

The class of 2024 not only lost the end of their senior year of high school, but also a conventional freshman year of college. The COVID-19 restrictions from the 2020-2021 school year are now largely gone due to high student vaccination rates across campus, and the current school year is offering a more traditional Notre Dame experience.

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TBT SYR

TBT SYR

Author: Mackenzie Kelleher

As another successful SYR season draws to a close, some students will reminisce about an unforgettable night with the dance partner of their dreams, while others will breathe a hefty sigh of relief as the stress of dates and last-minute Amazon purchases fades.

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Shortened Hours
Just a Thought- Dr. Arangno

Just a Thought- Dr. Arangno

Author: Corinne Quane

Deborah Arangno, Ph.D. is the mathematics program director and an associate professor of mathematics at Holy Cross College. Her research focuses on particle theory, cosmology, category theory, graph theory and mathematical philosophy. During her time as a graduate student at Emory University — and in all of her years since — she has taught a variety of subjects, including undergraduate mathematics, statistics and physical science.

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50 Years of Women at Notre Dame
Food and Labor Shortage on Campus

Food and Labor Shortage on Campus

Author: Heidi Meyo Delgado

Both North and South Dining Hall staff are working diligently around the clock. Nevertheless, the question on students’ minds is, “Why are these lines taking forever?” Director of Campus Dining Luis Alberganti provided some color on the issues the team is currently facing.

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Just a Thought

Just a Thought

Author: Katherine Holtz

Laura Dassow Walls is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at Notre Dame. Her research primarily focuses on the Transcendentalism movement. Interested in historical American figures such as Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walls explores how language finds its place in the non-human world of the outdoor environment.

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COVID Stragglers

COVID Stragglers

Author: Corinne Quane

From masked to almost fully vaccinated, the Notre Dame campus community has undergone a 360-degree turnaround on the COVID-19 front. With vaccination rates over 90%, there’s a palpable sense of a return to what once was. Dining halls are operating at full capacity, classes are held entirely in-person and clubs and activities have resumed.

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Profile of the new VP for Student Affairs

Profile of the new VP for Student Affairs

Author: Elizabeth Prater

On June 1, 2021, Rev. Gerard “Gerry” J. Olinger, C.S.C., was named to serve as the vice president for student affairs, replacing former VP Erin Hoffmann Harding. While he only started serving this year, Olinger has already made large strides in his new role.

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Amidst Disappointment, The JPW Committee Worked to Make the Event Special
Safety Initiatives Available at Notre Dame
Title IX Town Hall Recap

Title IX Town Hall Recap

Author: Emma Koster

“Honestly, it’s really complicated,” said Patrick Cassidy, a senior equity specialist at the Office of Institutional Equity at the University of Notre Dame, about the changes to federal Title IX Regulations implemented in August 2020.

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Just a Thought: Brooke Ammerman
From the desks of Allan and Matthew
#TBT: Caught the Desire to Live Off-Campus
ND Marriage Pact