When You’re an Addams…

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By Bridget Gehan, Staff Writer It’s creepy, cooky, mysterious, and spooky… and its here at Notre Dame! The annual Spring Musical is underway and this year, Ms. Tepe and the Theater Department tackled the broadway-hit, The Addams Family. Following our favorite creepy family, the show tells the story of what happens when Wednesday Addams grows up and it introduced into the ‘real […]

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Stephen Hawking is Going to Space

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By Olivia Hamblin, Staff Writer Stephen Hawking, one of the most influential and acclaimed modern day scientists, has plans to go to space. He recently explained these arrangements on Good Morning Britain, saying that “Richard Branson has offered me a seat on Virgin Galactic, and I said yes immediately.” Richard Branson, owner of Virgin Galactic spaceflight company, describes the goal of transporting people […]

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Then and Now: 2007 v. 2017

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By Sara Zacky, Staff Writer Technology 2007: The release of the first iPhone back in 2007 began the world’s frenzy with Apple Products. 2017: Apple has recently released the iPhone 7 and plans to release an updated version this coming year. Politics 2007: Donald Trump was known as nothing more than a real estate mogul and host of the well-known […]

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New Discoveries Shock Scientists

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By Olivia Hamblin, Staff Writer NEW METAL CAN CONDUCT ELECTRICITY BUT NOT HEAT Recently, a groundbreaking discovery has left scientists across the globe baffled. Vanadium Dioxide is 10 times more conductive of electricity than heat, making it a pure contradiction of the law that relates electrical and thermal conductivity in metals. Researchers from Berkeley Lab’s Material Sciences Division alongside ones […]

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Bonnie and Clyde Pull Off One Final Heist

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By Erin Neil, Co-Editor in Chief Sunday evening marked the biggest night in Hollywood with the 89th Academy Awards. The star-studded event began with a live performance from Justin Timberlake, a diverge from traditionally pre-taped opening segments, and was followed by a poignant and hilarious opening monologue from host Jimmy Kimmel. As the night commenced, those in the audience were gifted […]

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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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The Marching has only just Begun

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By Erin Neil, Co-Editor in Chief After a cold and rainy Inauguration Day, the skies shone a light on all the people who participated in the Women’s March. Subways were packed, pink hats were everywhere, and women and men filled the streets of Los Angeles to demonstrate in unity for human rights everywhere. At 10:00am on Saturday morning 750,000 people began […]

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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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Study Tips and Tricks for the New Semester

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By Olivia Hamblin, Staff Writer Stuck with writers block on that essay? Too lazy to open up that history book because you’re binge watching the last season of Friends? These tips and tricks are here to save you. Temporarily block all those social media sites. Yes, I know that Instagram is calling and you just have to check that Facebook […]

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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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