It’s Time for the Interview


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?”


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


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?


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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Let’s Talk Politics

APTOPIX Campaign 2016 Debate

By Olivia Hamblin, Staff Writer The second presidential debate took place at Washington University in St. Louis, at 6pm PT. Unlike the first, the second debate took the form of a town meeting. Half the questions were posed by citizen participants. These citizens were comprised of uncommitted voters, selected by the Gallup Organization. The other half of questions were posed […]

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Knott’s Scary Farm: An LA Landmark


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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Self-driving cars: too fantastic to be fact?


By Bridget Gehan, Staff Writer It is the stuff of science fiction, like in Minority Report, an idea so incredible that it seems impossible – a car that can drive itself. Companies, including Google, Uber, Tesla, and Lyft, are working toward realizing this dream by creating prototypes of these miracle machines. Following the most recent release of Google and Tesla […]

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Down to the Disco: ND’s Back to School Dance


By Evin Santana, Staff Writer Notre Dame was taken back to the 1970s at this year’s disco-themed Back to School Dance. Rather than boogieing in the gym like the other school dances, this event was all outside in the school’s quad. Along with strings of pixie lights, a spinning disco ball illuminated the school yard. Students dressed up in groovy 70s fashion, […]

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