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Fall Break on Capitol Hill: A Closer Look at Policy, Poverty and Healthcare
Alumni Hall to Zahm Hall
Notre Dame Law School’s Conservative Clout
#TBT: Night Football Games

#TBT: Night Football Games

Author: Aidan Meath

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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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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From the desks of Allan and Matthew
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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Shortened Hours
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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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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Remembering Zahm: A Complicated Legacy
Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Daphne Saloomey

When I wrote my first letter from the editor, I was sitting at the desk of my childhood bedroom, a space I hadn’t done any serious work from since I had graduated from high school — until the pandemic sent me home.

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Notre Dame Pushes Students to Get Vaccinated
Just a Thought: Brooke Ammerman
From the desks of Allan and Matthew
#TBT: Caught the Desire to Live Off-Campus
ND Marriage Pact
Antisemitism Awareness Week
The Silent Struggle
Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Daphne Saloomey

While the pandemic has required us to be increasingly attuned to the negative, let’s also remember to step back and appreciate some of the goodness that exists here in our own backyard.

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