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TBT: The Spanish Flu

TBT: The Spanish Flu

Author: Katharine Flanagan

In an Oct. 19, 1918 issue of Scholastic, writers reported on an announcement made by then-president Father Cavanaugh. “For the protection of the University, he announced that permission to go to the city can not be had,” it read.

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Course Continuity: The Transition to Remote Learning
Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Daphne Saloomey

Since joining Scholastic my freshman year, I’ve dreamt of writing my first letter from the editor. I always imagined I’d be doing it with twin senses of excitement — to be starting a new chapter of life at the helm of a publication I love — and nervousness — as I searched for exactly the right words to begin my tenure. I never once imagined anything like the scenario I now find myself in: writing from the desk of my childhood bedroom, separated from

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How the UCC Is Helping Students Maintain Mental Health in a Period of Isolation
Just a Thought

Just a Thought

Author: Daphne Saloomey

Hadas Elber-Aviram is an adjunct assistant professor at the university’s London Global Gateway. She has been working there for three years, over which she has taught the course London in the Literature of the Fantastic, which examines the intersection of the fantasy genre and the city of London. The subject matter of the course encapsulates but a segment of her professional interests. Elber-Aviram specializes in nineteenth and twentieth-century urban fiction, a literary genre that focuses on social change and the metropolis. Her monograph, “Fairy Tales of London: British Urban Fantasy, 1840 to the Present” charts the development of fantastical London literature and is scheduled for publication around Christmas 2020. 

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Profiling COVID-19 at Notre Dame
When in Doubt, Throw it Out: Demystifying Sustainability at Notre Dame
#tbt: Cold Weather Connects Generations of Notre Dame Students
Annual Collegiate Jazz Festival Celebrates 62nd Anniversary
Breaking Down Misconceptions: Exoneration at Notre Dame
From the Desks of Elizabeth and Pat

From the Desks of Elizabeth and Pat

Author: Elizabeth Boyle and Patrick McGuire

As we write this letter on St. Patrick’s Day, looking out onto our desolate campus, we cannot help but wonder, “Why?” Why is our world being consumed in a global pandemic that seems unstoppable?  Why is senior year coming to an end like this? Why were we not prepared? For many of us, it has been difficult to make sense of this chaos and try to find some positives in a time of great darkness.

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South Bend Tenant Association Launch

South Bend Tenant Association Launch

Author: Peterson, Alina

On Thursday Feb. 27, the South Bend Tenant Association (SBTA) had its launch event at the Western Branch Public Library. There, founder Rodney Gadson spoke with local members of the community to inform tenants of their rights and the resources available to them in South Bend.

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Just a Thought: Annie Gilbert

Just a Thought: Annie Gilbert

Author: Peterson, Alina

Annie Gilbert, associate professor of American studies and concurrent associate professor of history, has a passion for sports studies and the intersection between nature and culture in the American West.

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Ellie Buerk

Only a few weeks ago, coronavirus was just one of several news notifications filling my inbox and scrolling across my screen. Another troubling tidbit quickly to be archived and forgotten. 

As February rolled around, however, the notifications piled up and the chatter about the increasingly worrisome crisis spread like wildfire. With each passing day, the news, the worry and the statistics grew exponentially.

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Six Tickets Present Unique, Actionable Platforms

Six Tickets Present Unique, Actionable Platforms

Author: Ellie Buerk

In years past, synthesizing the single word or phrase that encapsulates the heart of the race for student body president and vice president has been fairly simple. With six tickets and several important voting issues to debate this season, that task is significantly more complicated.

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Mercugliano-Lund Focus on Community, Diversity
Whittle-Rotolo Bring Residential Life Experience, Genuine Ideas
Staff Endorsement: Whittle-Rotolo Promise Necessary Change
Dugan-Pozas Garza Bring Passion for Combatting Sexual Assault, Increasing Club Funding
Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Ellie Buerk

Every year Scholastic reviews the tickets running for student body president and vice president. We sit down and pore over the platforms these candidates have constructed over months of hard work and thoughtfulness. We attempt to understand who they are beyond their platform and then we debate who we think best represents the student body.

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Patidar-Patrick Prioritize Feasibility, Awareness
Bates-Henry Denounce Crime, Climate Change 
Ingal-Galbenski Promise to Fight for Students
Notre Dame Community Pauses to Reflect during Walk the Walk Week

Notre Dame Community Pauses to Reflect during Walk the Walk Week

Author: Peterson, Alina

For the fifth annual Walk the Walk Week, students, faculty and guests participated in an array of thought-provoking events. Programming included a discussion panel luncheon with keynote speaker and civil rights activist Diane Nash on Martin Luther King Day, as well as a unity-building mass at the Basilica presided over by Pete McCormick, C.S.C. 

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#tbt Scholastic Previews 1961 Bengal Bouts Competition
From the Desks of Elizabeth and Pat
Just a Thought: Laura Betz

Just a Thought: Laura Betz

Author: Lee, Michael

Laura Betz, assistant professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies in her department, focuses on Romantic-era poetry and literature. Scholastic spoke to Professor Betz to find out more about her writing and teaching.

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Opinion: What we can learn from Iowa

Opinion: What we can learn from Iowa

Author: Kelli Smith and Gretchen Hopkirk

The 2020 Iowa Caucus was a daunting event to cover as student journalists. We arrived in Mount Vernon, Iowa, not entirely sure whether we could distill the unorthodox nominating process into an intelligible story for our Notre Dame audience. One encounter led to another, and our three-day trip resulted in a personable tour of a small town that carries a significant electoral responsibility.

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