What to Watch Before the Academy Awards

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By Evin Santana, Staff Writer With the Academy Awards approaching quickly on February 26, 2017, there are many different movies that should be watched before the big event. The movie La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, directed by Damien Chazelle, has been nominated for over four different categories such as Best Original Song, Score and Screenplay. La La Land […]

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The Grammys: A Night to Remember

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By Erin Neil, Co-Editor in Chief On February 12th, celebrities flocked to the Staples Center to celebrate Hollywood’s biggest night in music. The show began with Adele’s melancholy hit, “Hello” and continued with a comedic opening number from host James Corden. Throughout the show, audiences heard from Grammy veterans like Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, and Katy Perry as well as […]

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A Starry Night Indeed

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By Dani Posin, Staff Writer The smiles were wide as students shuffled into the gym with their dates and friends.  On Saturday, January 28, 2017, Notre Dame had its annual Sadie Hawkins winter formal.  With lights strung above and stars projected on the gym, this “starry night” was certainly an unforgettable one. Being a Sadie Hawkins event where “girls ask […]

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Behind the Bud of the Rose Parade

By Bridget Gehan, Staff Writer Behind the brightest bud of the Pasadena Rose Parade, there are thousands of cramped, calloused, freezing, and bleeding hands, hours of dedicated service, and hundreds of shivering people meticulously working so the finished product will be magical. I ventured behind the scenes of the world famous Pasadena Rose Parade – the conclusion? There is nothing […]

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Has SNL Shaped Politics?

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By Evin Santana, Staff Writer Although many of the sketches performed on Saturday Night Live are comedic, some viewers believe that the politically-focused skits influence how people perceive candidates and elections altogether. Saturday Night Live has been on the air since 1975, and every season gives way to skits that poke fun of and satirize politics. SNL has helped shape public perception […]

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Are People Preparing for Christmas too Early?

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By Dani Posin, Staff Writer As Halloween is well behind us, we’ve moved onto the month of November which celebrates family, friends, being thankful, and Christmas?  Many look forward to the festivities that the holidays bring, some starting their Christmas traditions before Halloween.  Chris Medenwald, a research analyst and marketing manager at Field Agent, said, “34% of consumers said they […]

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Checking Horoscopes Causes More Cautious Decision Making

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By Sarah O’Brien, Staff Writer Have you ever wondered how checking your horoscope will affect your decision making throughout the day? For the last week, I have been following my Aquarius horoscope on Astrology.com. I would start my morning by checking my sign and as the day would go on I would think about events that happened and if it was […]

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An Ace for Varsity Girls Tennis

By Elon Mahone, Guest Writer This 2016 tennis season has been a huge success for our Varsity Lady Knights. They went into season with high hopes for success, knowing that their toughest competitor was Harvard Westlake. Notre Dame has not beat the Wolverines in twelve years. Due to the Lady Knights’ powerful doubles teams and will to win, they’ve become one […]

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There’s No Place like Homecoming

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By Erin Neil, Co-Editor in Chief Between the extended lunch on Wednesday, a rained-out spirit day on Friday, and the Homecoming dance on Saturday, last week was crazy at Notre Dame. Yet, despite the chaos, spirit week never fails to be one of the best weeks of the year for Notre Dame students, and this year proved no different. To […]

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It’s Time for the Interview

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By Annika Pearson, Co-Editor in Chief Seniors spend countless hours filling out the Common App, writing personal essays, and visiting their counselors during the grueling college application season. Sometimes, however, a student’s personality can’t truly be articulated through test scores and a 250 word essay. For some, seniors schedule interviews in order to present a more well-rounded image of themselves. Be sure […]

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“Who Stinks Now?”

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By Maria Thomas, Staff Writer As the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs battle for the 2016 World Series, millions of baseball fans have gathered with friends and family to watch America’s favorite pastime. Any baseball fan can tell you why this World Series is so unusual and exciting. While the Indians have not won a World Series since 1948, there […]

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Football Hopes to Get a Win Against Crespi for Homecoming

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By Sarah O’Brien, Staff Writer This year the Notre Dame’s varsity football team is hoping to take first place in Mission League. With a lot of new players contributing to the team, the Knights hope to improve their rank from last year, getting a better win-loss record. Senior football player, Khalid Taylor says “We’re all really good friends and have a special bond. We […]

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