Letter from the Editor

Author: Cassidy McDonald

Letter from the Editor

Decisions, decisions — we’ve got a lot of them.

Scholastic caught up with a freshman in the middle of a great, big decision: her first vote. Kimberly Hogan, like so many people this election, had trouble finding enthusiasm for either candidate. “Neither of them seem like great options,” she says.

As you work on your own election decision, check out our cover story. We dive into the issues most relevant to Notre Dame students, tell you what it’s like to study inside the Beltway and explore the controversies surrounding Indiana Governor and Republican vicepresidential candidate Mike Pence.

Once you’re done deciding who you’ll vote for, take a stab at some other big campus decisions. Should the school keep the Main Building murals with questionable depictions of Christopher Columbus and Native Americans? Two editorial writers duke it out. Where do you stand on Father Jenkins’ Wall Street Journal essay criticizing the NCAA for their stance on transgender issues? Read the latest developments. Should you go to that cool-looking party or stay home with Netflix? (Hint: the answer is always Netflix.)

There are a lot of choices, but luckily, Notre Dame is a place where your number one job is to make decisions, educate yourself and forge your path. C.S. Lewis said it best:

“We are not living in a world where all roads are radii of a circle and where all, if followed long enough, will therefore draw gradually nearer and finally meet at the centre: rather in a world where every road, after a few miles, forks into two, and each of those into two again, and at each fork, you must make a decision.”

As you meet those forks in the road, we hope Scholastic will keep you informed, keep you interested and make each decision a little easier.