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Scholastic’s endorsement: Blais and Shewit mean business
ELECTION REPORT: Common Roots, Divergent Campaigns
Road to the Rhodes: A Conversation with Alexis Doyle and Grace Watkins

Road to the Rhodes: A Conversation with Alexis Doyle and Grace Watkins

Author: O'Neil, Alison

Since late November, the Notre Dame community has been celebrating its two newest Rhodes Scholars, current seniors Alexis (“Lexi”) Doyle and Grace Watkins. Both of the scholars became friends before the application process. They were thrilled at the prospect of continuing their studies together, as well as with a majority-female Rhodes class, at Oxford. Doyle and Watkins, however, both exhibited extreme modesty and gratitude, emphasizing the scholarship as an opportunity rather than an achievement. 

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ND CSE Students: Silicon Valley’s Newest Import
Marching with the Resistance

Marching with the Resistance

Author: Jack Riedy

Inauguration Day was cold and gray, but on the day of the Women’s March, South Bend was as warm and sunny as the first day of spring. Like spring, it was the birth of something. In the shadow of construction in downtown South Bend, people gathered to build a movement. 

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Robinson-Blais: The Year in Review
ND Republicans Gather to Watch Historic Inauguration
Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Cassidy McDonald

At the highest levels of politics, partisanship and power struggles drive decisions and action. But at the local and college levels, collaboration is more important than power, and ideas trump ideology.

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Staff Endorsement: Blais & Shewit
Update: Notre Dame sued for negligence in Lisa Yang death

Update: Notre Dame sued for negligence in Lisa Yang death

Author: Cassidy McDonald

The family of Lisa Yang — the Notre Dame senior who took her own life in 2015 — has sued the University of Notre Dame and the University Counseling Center for negligence, which would allow the family to be awarded the maximum amount of damages, the family’s lawyer, Daniel S. Chamberlain, said Monday.

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Notre Dame sued over Lisa Yang death
Why this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner thanked Notre Dame
Crosstalk: College Democrats and College Republicans answer the nine biggest questions this election season
Trump's Victory Reverberates Across Campus
How Notre Dame Students StaND Against Hate
What it's like to be low-income at Notre Dame

What it's like to be low-income at Notre Dame

Author: Alexandra Muck

Jenna Kwak wears many hats. A Psychology and Pre-Health major from Seattle, she is also Howard Hall’s Music Commissioner and a volunteer at a local hospital. Her classmates may not realize, however, that Kwak is also a low socioeconomic status student, or in her words, “LSE.”

But Kwak says the “LSE” label does not define her.…

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#tbt To When We All Used to Be Happy
From the Desks of Cory and Becca
Just a Thought with Hope Hollocher

Just a Thought with Hope Hollocher

Author: O'Neil, Alison

Professor of Biological Sciences Hope Hollocher is known primarily for her work on the population ecology, microbiota and genetics of macaque monkeys in Southeast Asia, specifically, in Bali and Singapore. She has spent years researching these primates in the field, analyzing their DNA and studying their gut parasites, such as intestinal worms. Her main goal is to understand how genes and parasites move through macaque populations and how social interactions and human activity affect this movement.

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American Sign Language Community Gathers Together in Prayer
Letter from the Editor

Letter from the Editor

Author: Cassidy McDonald

Only twice in the 16 years that Bob Franken has been Scholastic’s advisor has an unexpected news event required staff to doff the planned cover story and instead report the event on everyone’s mind.

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The Haitian sister working to save tuberculosis and AIDS patients
Essay: Walking out with ND
Why students protested a Trump win
IS MIKE PENCE SCANDAL-FREE?
Columbus Murals in the Main Building: They Should Stay
Decision 2016
Columbus Murals in the Main Building: They Should Go

Columbus Murals in the Main Building: They Should Go

Author: Ellie Buerk

Rising on either side of the main entrance, Luigi Gregori’s 1884 Columbus murals greet all visitors to the University in an array of almost reverent majesty. Guests and students alike lower their voices and soften their footsteps as the grandeur sinks in: the high-arching dome, the historic architecture and the evocative image of an American hero taking in the promise of a new world. It’s enough to make anyone feel dwarfed in museum-like silence.…

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1stG ND Creates Community of Openness
#tbt: The 2016 Election vs. The 2000 Election

#tbt: The 2016 Election vs. The 2000 Election

Author: Nick Marcopoli

It seems that it’s becoming more and more important for the students of Notre Dame to vote. A walk from South Dining Hall to LaFun can be filled with dozens of flyers that remind you to exercise your civic duty with tons of catchy slogans or comics. One famous slogan is “Don’t Vote, Don’t Care.” It’s not necessarily true, though, that students don’t care about the election.…

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