Academy Chatter: If you could take a celebrity to Fall Fest, who would it be and why?

Staff Writers, Journalism I

October 12, 2017

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Emily Burgess, junior: “Ed Westwick because he seems like a good date.” Maddie Woodward, senior: “Zac Efron because I’ve had a crush on him since High School Musical.” Charlie Lemkuil, senior: “Alyson Stoner, ...

Senior Player Comments on Powderpuff Games

Tori Gantz, Staff Writer, Journalism I

October 11, 2017

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NDA Student government head executive Frau Laaksonen expressed her concern about the competitive atmosphere of Monday night’s Fall Festival powderpuff games. “The whole thing is I just want people to have fun,” said La...

Academy Chatter: What Is Your Favorite Scary Movie?

Staff Writers, Journalism I Students

October 9, 2017

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Clara Blumreich, sophomore: “The Shining because it’s good and crazy.” Molly Rader, sophomore: “I don’t watch horror movies.” Bella Zingler-Hoslet, sophomore: “Split because it has an actually good plot lin...

Why IB? Why IB Diploma?

Clare Ravizza, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

October 1, 2017

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Since middle school I have known that I was going to go for the IB Diploma. My dad had told me about it, and I decided. I planned all my high school classes from freshman year to best accommodate my IB classes in my junior and ...

Academy Chatter: What Is Your Favorite Fall Activity and Why?

Journalism Students, Journalism I

September 28, 2017

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Jack Gagnon, freshman: “Hunting because I enjoy spending time outside with my friends and family.” Ammarae Peebles, freshman: “Taking a walk and seeing all of the colored leaves on the trees and smelling the crisp fall...

Senior Reflection: Holding on to Next 8 Months, Deciding on the ‘Rest of My Life’

Danielle Lippert, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

September 24, 2017

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It feels like just yesterday that I was walking into my first day of school here at Notre Dame, and now here I am starting to apply to colleges and deciding what to do for the rest of my life. When I was a freshman, the seniors would tel...

Academy Chatter: Who Is Your Role Model and Why?

Journalism I students, Staff Writer, Journalism I

September 22, 2017

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Maggie Miller, senior: “My brother because he is kind, smart and unapologetically himself. He is the most genuine person I think I will ever meet.” Kimmy Umentum, senior: “Jesus Christ because he is Jesus Christ.” ...

Taylor Swift’s Video Full of Symbolism–from Zombie to “Reputation”

Danielle Lippert, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

September 18, 2017

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Taylor Swift released her first album in 2006. She was 16 years old, and the album was a self-titled country album. Eleven years later and Swift definitely isn’t the small-town country girl she used to be. With the recent re...

Academy Chatter: What is your go-to karaoke song? Why?

Staff Writers, Journalism I Students

September 14, 2017

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Payton Van Pelt, senior: “Dancing Queen by Abba because I am the Dancing Queen.” Emily Gibson, super senior: “Bust a Move by Young MC because it was the first rap I ever learned in fifth grade after it was featured in ...

Why I Value Journalism

Clare Ravizza, Staff Writer, Advanced Journalism

September 13, 2017

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When I was a kid, I knew I was going to be a writer. I was a novelist, a poet, a playwright. I composed a play about the Titanic that my second grade class performed for the school. I filled notebooks upon notebooks with imaginary l...

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