Features

Our National Malady

by David Shribman

As credibility fades from American discourse, a sinister plague of untruth threatens our country’s health and well-being.

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Hope at Risk

by Anthony Walton ’82

After witnessing decades of apparent progress toward a more racially unified nation, an African American is coming to believe the schism is deeper than he had imagined.

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The Talk

by Arienne Thompson Plourde ’04 and Amelia Thompson ’08

It’s a rite of passage for many African-American children — parental warnings on how to handle threatening encounters.

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Road Trip

by Brendan O’Shaughnessy ’93

To mark the 100th anniversary of the national parks system, the O’Shaughnessys rented an RV and embarked on a great American pilgrimage inspired by John Steinbeck’s literary odyssey.

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Go West, Young Family

by Grass Roots Media

Hitch a ride with the O’Shaughnessys on their westward odyssey.

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Pioneering Disability Rights

by Robert Burgdorf ’70, ’73J.D.

In the early 1970s, when efforts to establish and enforce basic legal rights for individuals with disabilities were just beginning, Notre Dame was at the center of the revolution.

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The Boys in Brazil

by Nathan Stone, S.J., ’79

Three stories, three lives, three doorways into a world you may not have given much thought to.

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The Power and the Glory

by Photography by Barbara Johnston

The Murdy Family Organ, a grand creation from the renowned Fritts workshop, is installed in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

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