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Fall Favoritism
The Dorm Lottery

The Dorm Lottery

Author: Claire McArthur

It’s a sunny, Friday afternoon in September — the sun glistening high in the sky, sunlight filtering through the various shades of green leaves still attached to their beloved trees. Soon, they will litter the ground, all varying shades of reds, oranges and yellows. Gentle breezes hint of fall’s arrival, but students ignore them for now. No one can fathom dragging out their big coats just yet … It’s still September. School is just beginning, our backs are still a little sweaty from the combination of humidity and heavy backpacks. Yes, tests, homework and essays are beginning. But also, football is starting. This is no usual Friday afternoon. It’s Friday, Sept. 9, the day before the second home game of the season. Parents, alumni and kids litter South Quad, throwing footballs and taking dome pictures, revisiting their glory days. 

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Are Flex Points Fair?

Are Flex Points Fair?

Author: Allison Clark

While campus dining halls offer a vast assortment of foods, when a friend suggests getting Chick-fil-A for lunch or dinner instead, it is a difficult proposition to resist. I pull out my handy Grubhub app and add my meal to the cart, perfecting every detail (Chick-fil-A sauce is a must). I carefully review my order but am hesitant to continue to checkout. Being the mindful, broke college student that I am, I check my Flex Points balance and see if a Chick-fil-A dinner is in the budget. I painfully pull up the payment options and select the Irish Card icon. It seems to load forever, but I don’t mind because I don’t want to be confronted with what I know is in store for me. 

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Anthony

Anthony

Author: Martha Zaytoun

Anthony was always my mom’s favorite grocery store clerk. Any question she had, he could answer. In a matter of seconds. Always a smile on his face. 

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Tournament Wrap Up

Tournament Wrap Up

Author: Matt Cotner

The men’s basketball team’s season ended in a 59-53 loss to No. 3-seeded Texas Tech in the Round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament. This capped an impressive run for the Irish, who had been relegated to the First Four after an early exit in the ACC Tournament left their NCAA Tournament hopes in doubt.  

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Salmon River
Ruminations

Ruminations

Author: Emma Koster

It happened just the other day. I officially became the last of my friend group to not have a solidified plan for next year. To really set the scene, I must let you know — I am a senior and it is April. I graduate in a little over a month and I’m floundering a bit because I still don’t know what I want. 

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