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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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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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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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Amidst Disappointment, The JPW Committee Worked to Make the Event Special
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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Safety Initiatives Available at Notre Dame
The Silent Struggle
Antisemitism Awareness Week
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
Remembering Zahm: A Complicated Legacy
Traditions: Old and New
The Unsung Heroes of Notre Dame
Just a Thought: Rev. Edward “Monk” Malloy
#TBT: Dodge the Bad Hair Bullet and Get Your Mullet (and Mustache)
Vaccine Efforts On and Around Campus

Vaccine Efforts On and Around Campus

Author: Leah Capuano

For most, the past year has consisted of masks, hand sanitizer, six feet of separation and endless references to these “unprecedented times.” But many health officials seem to think that the end may be in sight.

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Turn in Your Scantron, if You Want To

Turn in Your Scantron, if You Want To

Author: Daphne Saloomey

As the admissions process seems to grow more selective, it has evoked a national dialogue about the utility of evaluating candidates based on a singular day’s performance, especially when it might be impacted by factors that not all students have equitable access to, such as test prep courses or specialized tutors.

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More Than a Theme

More Than a Theme

Author: Mia Moran and Dessi Gomez

After talking with David Krashna, the student body president from 2016 to 2017 and editor of “Black Domers” — a book of essays about the African American experience at Notre Dame — freshman Dane Sherman recognized that the LGBTQ+ community needed to be represented in the same way.

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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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Working for the White House from Home
A COVID-Safe South Bend Bucket List

A COVID-Safe South Bend Bucket List

Author: Lauren Kesic

As a senior, I have many regrets. One of the biggest ones is not having explored more of South Bend when I had the chance. Now that I’m about to graduate, there’s nothing I love more than getting out of the classroom, off of Zoom and away from campus with my friends. I’ve compiled a list of all things worth doing and checking out around town that comply with CDC and school standards. So take a beat from burying your nose in the books and peel your eyeballs away from that screen for an afternoon or night on the town. 

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Freshmen Highs and Lows: Excerpts from Freshman Across Campus

Freshmen Highs and Lows: Excerpts from Freshman Across Campus

Author: Lauren Kesic

My freshman year experience looked a lot different than what freshmen are experiencing today. Everyone in the Class of 2021 arrived to campus the same weekend. We were always allowed in each other’s rooms and in other dorms. Classes were held in person. The dining halls were a place for friends to sit, dine and catch up for hours on end. Brother and sister dorms often commingled. And we weren’t trying to navigate our first year at Notre Dame in the midst of a pandemic. 

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Trying to Stay GreeND

Trying to Stay GreeND

Author: Lauren Kesic

It’s no secret that one year ago campus looked a lot different. You could recognize your friends and passers-by since no one was wearing masks. There weren’t as many hand sanitizer stations let alone any “HERE” signs or posters indicating the full force of the pandemic we now find ourselves in. The only texts you’d get from Notre Dame were Weather and Emergency Alerts.

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Was the Mini-Break Really a Break?

Was the Mini-Break Really a Break?

Author: Emma Koster

When campus isn’t filled with students over winter and summer break sessions, the library echoes with a unique quiet and has an eerily empty feel, like an airport at 2:00 a.m. or the grocery store late at night. Chairs sit uninhabited and a sense of restfulness hums in the air. It’s no surprise Hesburgh Library didn’t look or feel quite that empty Tuesday, March 2. Amidst the advice to slow down and take a moment for yourself, Notre Dame students still populated this well-loved study spot. At 8:50 p.m. in the evening, the library seemed just as full as it always is on the university’s scheduled “mini-break” day.

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