Unnecessary Change

By: Blathnaid Heaney ’19   The morning sky was darker. The evening held the sun for longer. Yet, even while the people were tired with their lost hour, they managed to question if it was necessary. The almost archaic tradition, known as Daylight Saving Time, was initially proposed by Benjamin Franklin in an effort to maximize […]

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Movie Review: A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

By: Allyson Roche ’19    Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time analyzes the choice of good versus evil, the importance of love, self-confidence, and the special bond of family. Adapted from Madeleine L’Engle’s Newbery Medal winning novel of the same name, the Disney film follows Meg Murry (Storm Reid), a bullied, science-loving middle schooler whose […]

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One Small Step for Man, One Giant Commercially Flown Rocket for Mankind

By: Dominic Palosz ’18   On Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy, the most powerful rocket ever built. It launched with 3 Falcon 9 Booster rockets and carried a payload: Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster. The purpose of the Falcon Heavy launch was to demonstrate to the world, investors, and the space […]

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The ‘Peace Games’: North and South Korea’s Tumultuous Olympic History

By: Allyson Roche ’19 Every time the Olympics roll around, scandals often overshadow the athletes themselves. From Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan’s feud in the 1990s to Russia’s doping scandal in 2016, controversy seems to follow the infamous international event. As the games began on February 9th, the location of the 2018 Winter Olympics – […]

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Animal Love

By: Christina Shirley ’18   Whether it’s a hug from a friend or a romantic dinner with a significant other, humans have a variety of different ways they can show their love for each other. But humans aren’t the only ones who have a visible way of showing their affection. Each species of animal has unique […]

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Blood the Saves

By: Blathnaid Heaney ’19 “Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood and although an estimated 38 percent of the US population is eligible to donate blood at any given time, less than 10 percent actually so each year” (Red Cross). On Wednesday, February 21, many of the Notre Dame High School Student […]

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What’s Your Tradition?

By: Ashwin Mills ’18 Every fourth Thursday of November, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, the holiday that cultivates togetherness and appreciation for what we have. Still, not all Thanksgiving celebrations are the same, with some Notre Dame students holding certain unconventional or different traditions unique to their families. Every Thanksgiving, Tyler Langley ‘18, has a tradition in […]

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Rap with a Reason

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLe1dddgZrg&feature=youtu.be) By: Maria Guinnip ’20 As the orchestra simultaneously grazes their bows against the variety of string instruments, the beginning notes are heard as the number 1-800-273-8255 flashes onto the screens surrounding them. A rapper takes the stage and begins to sway to the melody of his hit song. On the MTV Video Music Awards, […]

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