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Amid the Aftermath: Florida Students on Hurricane Ian
Curriculum Changes Are Upon Us
From the Desks of Patrick and Sofie
An Influx of New Rectors
Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Greg McKenna

Fall break was a bit too short, wasn’t it? Scratch that. Way too short. A post-break and post-game day edition of the Sunday scaries? 

Count me out. 

At least it’s still fall, even if the permacloud is already upon us. Regardless of whether you’ve been traveling to the Starbucks LaFun every morning (or night) for a pumpkinspiced latte or ridicule those who do, flip to our culture section to learn what autumnthemed offerings from Trader Joe’s you need to try. …

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A Long Way From Home
Understanding the Dobbs Decision

"Doing the Right Thing"

Author: Greg McKenna and Meghan Cappitelli

Annice Carter rests her elbow on the bin she’s pushed for the last two hours. The trash bags she’s collected on the second floor of the Duncan Student Center are piled up to her head. It’s shortly after midnight, and she and Oretha Hill — who both have worked at Notre Dame for about six years — are almost a quarter of the way through their eight-and-a-half hour shift. 

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It Takes

It Takes "The Village"

Author: Jonah Tran

Meet Kevin Graham. Married to his wife Joanna, he is the father of a young son. The Washington, D.C. resident graduated in 2021 from the Mendoza College of Business’ Executive MBA program. Graham appears to lead a typical life, but that could not be further from the truth. Graham is the founder of The Village Mission, a nonprof it organization dedicated to the prevention of human trafficking and removal of victims from high-risk environments. 

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Gender Relations and Disability Advocacy Get to Work in the Fall Semester

Gender Relations and Disability Advocacy Get to Work in the Fall Semester

Author: Erin Drumm

A​​s the Student Government reconvenes this fall, junior Lane Obringer, director of Gender Relations, Title IX and Women’s Initiatives, and sophomore Jill Maudin, director of Disability Advocacy, are working towards making campus a safer and more inclusive place for Notre Dame students. New initiatives like Safety After Parietals and the Accessibility Leadership Fellows mentorships are being implemented and spurring change across campus. 

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Just a Thought: Emilia Justyna Powell

Just a Thought: Emilia Justyna Powell

Author: Mia Moran

This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity. 

Emilia Justyna Powell is a professor of political science and a professor of law at the university. Originally from Torún, Poland, Powell attended the University of Nicholas Copernicus (Poland), the Jean Monnet Center for European Studies, the University of Cambridge and Florida State University. Powell’s areas of expertise include international law, international courts, international dispute resolution, the Islamic legal tradition and Islamic constitutionalism. Powell has written several books on these subjects, including “Islamic Law and International Law: Peaceful Resolution of Disputes,” a book published by Oxford University Press (2020), “Domestic Law Goes Global: Legal Traditions and International Courts,” a book co-authored with Sara McLaughlin Mitchell and published by Cambridge University Press (2011). Her new book, “The Peaceful Resolution of Territorial and Maritime Disputes,” coauthored with Krista E. Wiegand, will be published by Oxford University Press. Currently, she teaches a junior seminar for political science titled “International Justice” and a Law School course titled “Islamic Law and Constitutions.” 

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Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Greg McKenna

Goes by fast, doesn’t it? A month ago, it was 90 degrees, and those of you in dorms without air conditioning were wondering what you had done to end up in Dante’s Inferno. Freshmen were using Google Maps to get to class. Notre Dame’s College Football Playoff hopes were still alive after a narrow loss to No. 2 Ohio State in the Shoe.…

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From the Desks of Patrick and Sofie

From the Desks of Patrick and Sofie

Author: Patrick Lee and Sofie Stitt

Dear Notre Dame,

It is hard to believe that we’re already six weeks into the school year! We write to you with immense gratitude for making our community a great place to live and work. It is our privilege to continue the effort to make tangible improvements to the student experience, and we couldn’t be happier with the results thus far.…

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ND Energy Week 2022
Just a Thought

Just a Thought

Author: Mackenzie Kelleher

If you asked the Rev. Joe Corpora, C.S.C. for a description of his job at Notre Dame, he would simply respond, “I introduce people to people. I am a bridge builder.” 

Corpora, a 1976 graduate of Notre Dame, has been working with the university since 2009 when he was originally assigned to serve with the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE). 

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StuGov Letter

StuGov Letter

Author: Patrick Lee and Sofie Stitt

We’d like to start our letters to you with the two most underutilized words in the English language: “thank you.” Thank you to the previous administration, especially Allan, Matty, and Alix, for all your hard work, which has put Notre Dame in a position to succeed. And thank you, students, for allowing us to serve as the next Student Government administration. We are looking forward to an exciting and impactful year.

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Notre Dame & Service: Staying True to Its Mission

Notre Dame & Service: Staying True to Its Mission

Author: Corinne Quane

Every Notre Dame student who has taken the Moreau First Year Experience will recognize this quote, whether their instructor presented it once or a hundred times. When Father Moreau asked Father Sorin to found a university in Indiana, it was understood that this institution would not only provide an education in mathematics and English, but also in what it means to be a good person, friend and citizen. 

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Raising the Standard Campaign

Raising the Standard Campaign

Author: Emma Duffy

Across the country, a labor shortage is transforming. At the University of Notre Dame, students are organizing to demand higher labor standards for campus workers.

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TBT

TBT

Author: Lindsey Lonergan

#TBT: Singers in Stepan

Lindsey Lonergan

The Stepan Center walls have seen it all. From flu shots to first year formals, the dome of the east can proudly say that it’s multifunctional. Aside from being an SYR location, on Friday, April 1 the Stepan Center opened its doors to singer Tai Verdes and indie band Peach Tree Rascals — and, don’t be fooled, this was not a joke. 

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Back the Bend is Back

Back the Bend is Back

Author: Corinne Quane

For over 10 years, Notre Dame student government has organized “Back the Bend”— a day dedicated to service in the surrounding community. April 2 marked its 12th anniversary and saw the most volunteer sign ups in Back the Bend history. Over 700 students from the tri-campus community and other local colleges participated. 

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#TBT: Back to the Revueture or Back to Campus?
Student Government Letter
Campus Has Changed. Palmer Street Remains.
Raising the Standard
Access-ABLE

Access-ABLE

Author: Mackenzie Kelleher

When sophomore Alex Herrera first arrived on Notre Dame’s campus, far from his home of Mexico City, he was apprehensive; having to bear the stress of studying internationally along with the normal nerves felt by an incoming freshman was a great deal to handle.

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Just a Thought

Just a Thought

Author: Claire Cataldo

Fr. Martin Lam Nguyen has been an Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing in the Department of Art, Art History and Design at Notre Dame since 1995.

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Amy Coney Barrett Speaks at Notre Dame about Law and Fairness
Staff Endorsement: Stinson-Sherman Bring Experience, Know-How

Staff Endorsement: Stinson-Sherman Bring Experience, Know-How

Author: Scholastic Staff

Notre Dame students have the choice between two strong tickets for student body president and vice president. Scholastic is endorsing Sierra Stinson and Dane Sherman because of their extensive experience and detailed plans for action. 

Both Stinson and Sherman have firsthand experience in the executive cabinet, and their platform lays out specific, well-researched proposals to make Notre Dame a more inclusive community. Their personal experience is an asset as well. Both Stinson and Sherman are members of underrepresented communities, giving them insight into what those communities need from student and administrative leaders. 

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Stinson and Sherman Prioritize Inclusion, Accessibility

Stinson and Sherman Prioritize Inclusion, Accessibility

Author: Genevieve Redsten

Sierra Stinson and Dane Sherman learned to love Notre Dame. Now they want to lead it as student body president and vice president. 

“The reason we are running is because we love Notre Dame, but that love took work,” Stinson said. “At least for me, that love was really hard.”

Stinson, a junior, and Sherman, a sophomore, have each struggled, at times, finding their place in the Notre Dame community. Both hail from the state of Washington — Stinson from Spokane, Sherman from Seattle. It took some time, they said, to adjust to the culture of Notre Dame.

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Lee and Stitt Prioritize Transparency, Student Well-Being

Lee and Stitt Prioritize Transparency, Student Well-Being

Author: Daniel Paglia

A previous version of this story incorrectly said that Sofie Stitt was the president of Lewis Hall. Stitt was the president of Pasquerilla West Hall. Scholastic apologizes for the error.

 

Prior to Notre Dame’s winter break, junior Patrick Lee and sophomore Sofie Stitt had no intentions of running for student government president and vice president. However, their mutual love for the Notre Dame community and the special people that compose it called them to continue serving the student body if they are elected this week. 

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