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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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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The New iPhone: Is it Worth it?

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By Dani Posin, Staff Writer With several new features, the iPhone 7 has smartphone users on the edge of their seat. According to Cristina Criddle from The Telegraph, the camera has improved, offering a powerful dual-lens. It is said to enhance low-lights in order to capture sharp images. The battery life lasts longer than any iPhone ever made, lasting two hours longer […]

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Knott’s Scary Farm: An LA Landmark

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By Alex Smith, Staff Writer “The gates were unlocked and spirits from below flew free. Human souls that had been trapped in the bodies of animals were released by the lord of the dead and sent to their new incarnations”, Welcome to Knott’s Scary Farm. Knott’s Scary Farm originally started off as a three-day event in 1978. Known for Halloween […]

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New College Workshop Met with Skepticism

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By Erin Neil, Blog Editor As UC deadlines are quickly approaching and many students scramble to finish their essays, ask for recommendations, and take their final SATs, Notre Dame’s counselors are constantly trying to alleviate some of their stress. In the past, seniors have been given the privilege of a day off while the underclassmen were taking the PSAT, but […]

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