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Ashes, ashes, we all fall down

By John Monczunski

Ash Wednesday has always been my least favorite holy day. I’ve disliked it from the time I was a kid, growing up in the 1950s in a Polish-Italian-Irish parish on Chicago’s far northwest side.

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Re-reading The Moviegoer

By Andrew Santella

Each year around this time, during the run-up to Ash Wednesday, I go to Mass with Binx Bolling, the philosopher-rake who narrates Walker Percy’s 1961 novel, The Moviegoer.

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The 2008 Autograph Bowl

By Mark and Maria Easley

My wife, Maria, and I were on a mission. We had been assigned by the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Eastern North Carolina to get autographs from members of the 2008 Irish Football team on an ND football.

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Spring Fever, Feb. 10, 2009

By Matt Cashore '94

Spring Fever
After a month of lake-effect snow and single-digit temperatures, the weather abruptly changed gears, and Notre Dame enjoyed temperatures well into the 50s. The campus virtually exploded in a frenzy of spring fever. Even with melting snow piles still lining the sidewalks, the air above South Quad was filled with Frisbees, footballs and baseballs as the muddy but happy students enjoyed a brief break from the Northern Indiana winter.…

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