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Fire Up the Box

By Tara Hunt ’12

I have a gun. A battle rifle to be specific. My right forefinger controls the trigger. My left forefinger throws grenades. Wait . . . do I have any grenades? My left thumb controls my head . . . or was it my body? Why do my head and my body have different controls? I can’t play Halo; this is obvious.

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@nd.edu: Tradition sometimes graduates

By Tara Hunt ’12

I am a proud Notre Dame student who tries to embrace every bit of ND culture: I have slapped the “Play like a Champion” sign. I have done hundreds of Irish pushups. I haven’t yet walked up the steps of the Main Building. But I can’t help but be wounded by the disappointment of alums as they bemoan traditions that have faded away.

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The Playroom: Flowa blankie

By Maraya Steadman '89, '90MBA

This morning my 4-year-old daughter and I went to visit my 106-year-old aunt. I held my daughter’s hand as we walked down the long hallway to my aunt’s room and told her not to be afraid. As we walked, I also noticed the personal objects in people’s rooms.

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What we’ve learned

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Before the commencement 2011 arrived, senior Casey Cockerham asked his classmates to reflect on their growth and the wisdom gathered during four years at Notre Dame. Here are a few selections from what they had to say.

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Women & Spirit

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Women & Spirit is organized by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which represents 95 percent of Catholic sisters in the United States.

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The Declan Sulivan Report

By Kerry Temple ’74

This is certain: An “extraordinary” gust of wind — recorded as 53 miles per hour at 4:54 p.m. October 27, 2010 — knocked over the Marklift MT40G hydraulic scissor lift and dropped 20-year-old Declan Sullivan to his death while the junior from Long Grove, Illinois, was filming football practice.

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Fields of Growth

By Bill Krueger

Kevin Dugan wants to use lacrosse to do good work in Uganda. He also wants to field some good lacrosse teams there.

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Hope's plan

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

In their 18-year fight against the pain, disfigurement and injustice caused by lymphatic filariasis, Father Tom Streit, CSC, and his bi-national team in the Notre Dame Haiti Program have grounded their scientific research and medical work in a consistent message: We are here for you. We are one with you. We will not stop until this scourge is gone. We will not lose hope.

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ND’s Silver Screen

By Jeremy D. Bonfiglio

Moviegoing at Notre Dame has come a long way from the simple projector-and-screen setup in Washington Hall that first served the campus community through a formal “Concert and Lecture series” and casual Saturday afternoon matinees beginning more than a century ago.

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A very unlikely story

By Jeremy D. Bonfiglio

It takes the sound of a spoon bouncing off the restaurant table top before Gus Zuehlke realizes he has been pounding his fist into the laminate. “Well,” he says, a bit embarrassed, “I guess you can tell I’m pretty passionate about this.” This is Uganda.

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Q&A

By Kerry Temple ’74

I have always been comfortable living with questions. The world is an infinitely fascinating place, beguiling mysteries remain unsolved and my reply is a pilgrim’s curiosity and cheerful puzzlement. Besides, I always figured that to ask, to question was to enter into a dialogue with God.

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