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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ND’s Rallying Cry

By: Andrea Karkafi ‘19 On February 14, 2018, hundreds of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ran for their lives through the long hallways and classrooms when they heard gunshots, killing seventeen of their fellow students and teachers.   According to CNN, gun violence has been increasing drastically this year, with 14 school shootings […]

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Up at the Podium: A look at the JV/Novice National debate tournament.

By: Evin Santana ’19 On the weekend of March 9 through March 12, Notre Dame’s debate team traveled to San Francisco State University for the JV/Novice Nationals. At this tournament, the debate team competed against over 20 teams in the region. A total of 14 Notre Dame students competed, 2 JV teams (second-year debaters) and […]

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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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Rustic Pathways

By: Sarah O’Brien ’19 A fun trip, a life changing experience, and service hours: Rustic Pathways provides over a hundred trips all over the world for kids who want to make a difference. “We empower students through innovative and responsible travel experiences to positively impact lives and communities around the world.” That is the Rustic […]

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