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Students and Faculty Gather to Make an

Students and Faculty Gather to Make an "Impact" on Sustainability

Author: Ashley Lo

Four leading  sustainability speakers gathered on Monday, Oct. 9 to discuss sustainability efforts with Notre Dame students on campus. The panel aimed to “increase visibility and education of climate change and the role of renewable energy,” said one campaign organizer. 

The panel was hosted by Impact, a nonprofit organization based in Chicago, and co-sponsored by minor in sustainability. …

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Letter from the Editor
Celebrating Scholastic's 150th Anniversary

Celebrating Scholastic's 150th Anniversary

Author: Tessa Bangs

In the second edition of our 150th anniversary celebration, I examine one of Scholastic’s familial ties: that of editor-in-chief Mark J. Mitchell, Jr., class of 1939, and his grandson, Mark J. Mitchell IV, class of 1996, who served as managing editor.

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Spotlight on Service: The Post-Grad Service Fair
Just a Thought with Molly Walsh

Just a Thought with Molly Walsh

Author: Lexi Leahy

Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics Molly Walsh received her Ph.D. in Statistics from Northwestern and her B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.

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#tbt To Rules That Just Won't Change

#tbt To Rules That Just Won't Change

Author: Emma Ferdinand

In Scholastic’s November 1998 issue, Erin Lum wrote about her vain attempts to turn in an assignment past the deadline for a class taught by a “stickler for rules” — a frustration that college students are all too familiar with.

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From the Desks of Becca and Sib - What would you change about Notre Dame?
SenNotes: Student Senate Update

SenNotes: Student Senate Update

Author: Joe Disipio

Transparency is the key to any functioning government, so in every issue, Scholastic will attempt to pull back the curtain on student government and see what makes the Senate, elected to represent the interests of the student body, tick.

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Celebrating Scholastic's 150th Anniversary

Celebrating Scholastic's 150th Anniversary

Author: Tessa Bangs

As part of our 150th anniversary celebration, I will be including a brief story in each edition of Scholastic this year about one of our formers editors. Since coming into this role, I have had the privilege of hearing many of these biographies, and with each I gain a better understanding of this publication’s — and university’s — history.

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Entranced by the Eclipse

Entranced by the Eclipse

Author: O'Neil, Alison

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.

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Just a Thought

Just a Thought

Author: Christian Abraham Arega & Anne Marie Kommers

Meghan Sullivan is a professor of philosophy at Notre Dame. She has degrees from the University of Virginia and the University of Oxford, and she received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Her research interests include metaphysics and the philosophy of religion. Professor Sullivan teaches a popular introductory philosophy class for undergraduates called “God and the Good Life.”

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From the Desks of Becca and Sib - Starting a New Year Strong

From the Desks of Becca and Sib - Starting a New Year Strong

Author: Rebecca Blais and Sibonay Shewit

It has been a busy first month of the semester in the student government office. Our entire team — the Executive Cabinet, departments, Senate, and other branches in the Student Union — has been planning events and improving policies just about every day. All of their work is based off the student feedback and ideas shared from the time of our campaign in February to now.

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#tbt When the Klan Descended on South Bend

#tbt When the Klan Descended on South Bend

Author: Hannah Scherer

Just over 93 years ago, Notre Dame students experienced an event that feels all too relevant given recent instances of social unrest across the country. When the Ku Klux Klan descended on a South Bend train station in anticipation of a rally in May of 1924, Notre Dame students who happened to be at that same station chose to act. They pushed back the Klansmen and effectively ended their forthcoming Indiana convention, as the Irish Echo reported in 2002.

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New Notre Dame Stadium: Exploring the Modifications of Campus Crossroads
Land O'Lakes Marks Fifty Years

Land O'Lakes Marks Fifty Years

Author: Sarah Ryan

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, five presidents of major Catholic universities gathered in McKenna Hall to discuss the history, legacy and future of the Land O’Lakes Statement, a five-page document published 50 years ago on July 23, 1967.

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A Closer Look: Notre Dame, the Tantur Ecumenical Institute and Holy Land Peace Building

A Closer Look: Notre Dame, the Tantur Ecumenical Institute and Holy Land Peace Building

Author: O'Neil, Alison

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.

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Inside the $15 Million Donation from Muslim Philanthropists
Just a Thought with Dori Beeler
From the Desks of Becca and Sib
#tbt Fantastic Footwear

#tbt Fantastic Footwear

Author: Charlie Kenney

In the October 1983 issue of Scholastic, Fred Zimmerman, “veteran footwear observer,” wrote about what went through his head the first time he saw “Duck Shoes.”

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The Pence Protests Planned for Commencement Weekend
Breaking News: The Restaurants in Campus Crossroads

Breaking News: The Restaurants in Campus Crossroads

Author: Joe Disipio

Each year, the football program assembles a distinct team, drawing from talent both old and new, to take the field in the historic Notre Dame Stadium. As the first official season of the Campus Crossroads era approaches, Campus Dining is doing the same.

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Login Like a Champion Every 30 Days

Login Like a Champion Every 30 Days

Author: Ashley Lo

Swarms of students have been heard letting out wails of despair since Dec. 16, 2016, after enrolling in the new Notre Dame online security system, the two-step login. The more experienced and perceptive knew better, waiting until Feb. 7 before committing themselves to a world sheltered from cyber malice.

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Notre Dame’s Geothermal Energy Plans
Just a Thought with Maria Gibbs
From the Desks of Becca and Sib – First Things First
#tbt – When Scholastic Told Rockne to Move Over
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Cost-of-Living and Housing Choice at Notre Dame
Priest in Training: What's life like as a freshman seminarian?