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Why I (a Muslim girl) Study Catholic Theology

Liyana Syahirah Muhamad Yusof tells her story of how she, a Muslim girl, came to study Catholic theology at Notre Dame.

Evangelium Vitae Medal Awarded to Chris and Marie Smith

Domenic Canonico reports on the recipient reception of the Evangelium Vitae award by Chris and Marie Smith. The award is given by the Center for Ethics and Culture to honor those who protect the sanctity of human life.

Mr. Carroll Crowned Walsh Hall’s “Mr. ND”

It comes as no surprise that one of Notre Dame’s most popular dorm events is Walsh Hall’s “Mr. ND,” a pageant-style competition between representatives from male dorms. Competitors go head-to-head in talent and question-and-answer rounds in hope of receiving the coveted title of “Mr. ND.”

Spotlight Club: Orestes Brownson Council

Ten years ago, a handful of students sought to create a forum of study, conversation and education about Catholicism and American politics. Thus the Orestes Brownson Council (OBC) was born, drawing inspiration from their namesake, who dedicated himself to seeking the truth and rejected existing political ideologies.

Faith Through Understanding: Campus Ministry Hosts Pope Francis Panel

Notre Dame’s Campus Ministry hosted a panel discussion on October 8 entitled, “What Did He Just Say?! Pope Francis Unfiltered.” The discussion addressed the Pope’s recent interview, which was published in Jesuit magazines on September 19.

Common Concern for the Common Core

Look at today’s newspapers and you will see that Americans are poised to fundamentally reform two huge sectors of our lives. The headlines on page one will tell you about the healthcare sector. Our government is even “closed” due to the fight over implementing “Obamacare.” That’s one. Look at one of the inside pages and you will likely read about the other wholesale reform, the one of K-12 education. This reform is more important than the healthcare changeover, even though it is less prominently reported.

Sharing the Sun: Raising Energy Awareness in Haiti and at ND

Though the leaves are rapidly changing to red and gold, Notre Dame’s campus was awash in green last week for the 7th annual Energy Week. Hosted by Notre Dame’s Center for Sustainable Energy (cSEND), the week raised awareness of the world’s current energy crisis through various events and talks. Notre Dame’s student organization GreeND organized keynote speakers and presentations that explored the topics of solar energy, energy in transportation and energy research internships for students.

The Color Run Takes South Bend

Luckily, some truly inspired people have found a way to bring novice and expert runners together for one day of fun and exercise. The Color Run is the largest event series in the United States, and last Saturday, the event came to South Bend. Setting it apart from other races, the Color Run features volunteers showering runners with powdered colors at certain increments in the race. By the end of the day, beautiful colors cover the entirety of race participants. A concert and dance party follow shortly after the race, bringing people from all walks of life together to celebrate health and vitality.

Interview with Professor Laura Hollis: Finding the work-life balance

The Irish Rover contacted Professor Hollis to get a female academic’s perspective on how to balance work responsibilities and familial…

Faculty Strength in Catholic Numbers

Does Notre Dame satisfy its own stipulations concerning what constitutes its Catholic identity?