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The Playroom: Sound and fury

By Maraya Steadman '89, '90MBA

I am sitting on cement bleachers at an ice rink southeast of Chicago’s O’Hare airport, our home ice. The kids and I are nearing the end of our day, I am tired and my butt is cold. I would like for the women seated near me to stop talking. Endless, mindless chatter about nothing. What merit is left to silence?

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Molarity Classic 111-115

By Michael Molinelli '82

Strips 111-115 of the popular comic strip Molarity, which previewed in The Observer in 1977, follow the protest over the housing lottery, a little publication called “the dog book,” and the agony of finals.

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The Rome of the Americas

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

Winds of change are stirring in Cuba, and Notre Dame’s School of Architecture is exploring opportunities to help the city of Havana frame its future while preserving the rich and classic beauty of its past.

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Another tour of duty

By Tim Dougherty ’07

In the years since the collapse of the World Trade Center’s twin towers, hundreds of thousands of American youths have signed up for military service to sacrifice life and limb for the welfare of their fellow Americans. Dr. Kenneth Graf has spent much of that time trying to keep them from having to.

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Anything But Clear

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Sexual assault is a crime few people want to talk about. It’s a tough topic — personally invasive and legally loaded, intricately complicated and sensitive. It’s national in scope and particularly problematic on college campuses.

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Family hug

By Kathleen Toohill '12

Twice that weekend, both on my flight to San Diego on Thursday and my return flight to campus that Sunday, I felt like I was going home.

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About the Commons

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The commons is actually a simple notion, but advocates say it has huge ramifications for how we lead our lives, maintain our communities and organize our society in the years to come.

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Sites to behold

By Liam Farrell '04

Notre Dame football expanded into the digital world along with the Internet and blogging explosion over the past decade. Here are some sites for the Notre Dame and college football fan.

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Governor, meet students

By Michael Rodio ’12

On November 15, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels stayed overnight in Alumni Hall, a men’s dorm and self-proclaimed “Center of the Universe.” He might have learned as much from the men of Alumni as they did from him.

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12th century wisdom for the 21st

By John Monczunski

She may have lived in the 12th century, but the German mystic Hildegard of Bingen speaks to the 21st, says Margot Fassler, Notre Dame’s Keough-Hesburgh professor of music history and liturgy.

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2011 big event: Regis bids farewell to his morning TV show

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Regis Philbin, ND class of 1953, ended his morning talk show duties on Live! with Regis and Kelly on Nov. 18, 2011. The man often spoke enthusiastically of his alma mater on the air, regaling audiences with affectionate descriptions of everything s from his favorite duck in Saint Mary’s Lake to the courtrooms in the new Eck Hall of Law.

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