On January 14 of 1869, The St. Joseph Valley Register described the dramatic arrival of a promising new invention: “A velocipede, all the way from France, passed through our streets — in an express wagon — on Monday last. Its destination was Notre Dame, where it will, no doubt, become quite a favorite with the exercise-loving students.”
My son has started to say things that are not appropriate. Some of it may be prompted from an incident last summer when I broke my toe and said things I should never say in front of my children.
Strips 125-129 of the popular comic Molarity, which previewed in The Observer in 1977, take on parietals.
Easter Bunny’s Amazing Day, by Cathy Gilmore and Carol Benoist, was illustrated by Jonathan Sundy, ND class of 05.
Years ago I spent Holy Week in the Holy Land. As much of that time as possible, I was within the walls of Jerusalem. An anomaly or a coincidence or perhaps even a miracle of the calendar had aligned the celebrations of three feasts sacred to the sacred city’s three faiths, and the streets of the Old City were redolent with the smells of freshly slaughtered flesh, clouds of incense, burning palm branches and smoldering beeswax.
Once Sister Jean shared a dream about teaching class in the Notre Dame Stadium. She didn’t provide any specifics, but all who knew and loved her can imagine their own version of Sister Jean’s last lecture to a packed house.
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Anecdotal evidence reveals clothing services multiple purposes.
Thom Browne ’88, one of the pre-eminent names in men’s clothing, certainly did put the “show” into fashion show this year. Models paraded down the runway with exaggerated shoulders or spiked masks, donning pastel pink and green suits, and clothes dotted with ducks, dogs and safety pins.
I had thought this would be a healthy, almost cathartic experience but now find myself either too emotional or too scattered to find the right words. I had been asked to write about my leaving Notre Dame after 32 years — four as an undergraduate and 28 as a development officer.
Twice a year the world’s most stylish people descend on New York for seven days of runway shows, people-watching and elbow-rubbing with many of Hollywood’s fashion icons. But what really happens during Fashion Week? Arienne Thompson ‘04, a fashion and celebrity reporter at USA Today, provides an insider’s look at what it’s like to cover one of the most hectic fashion events of the year.
Sure, a Notre Dame sweatshirt or a leprechaun painted on the garage door displays your true colors. But not everyone wants to be such a show-off. To discreetly cheer the home team, you could grab some items your classmates helped create and quietly let your inner Domer shine.
“The finest clothing made is a person’s skin,” Mark Twain once said. “But, of course, society demands something more than this.” Yes indeed.
We’ve always known bubbles were fun; now it turns out they’re important too. For instance, Notre Dame’s Gretar Tryggvason points out that an understanding of the ephemeral spheres is vital for the safe and efficient operation of nuclear power reactors.
Meg McElwee offers examples of her favorite ways to personalize one’s home and clothing.
One man gathers what another man spills: The South Bend Soles Project
We can take things pretty seriously here at Notre Dame Magazine, and we take our role on behalf of the University very seriously. Then one day this past fall, having wearied — at least temporarily — of the earnest and well-intentioned seriousness, we thought: Enough already. Let’s loosen up and have some fun.
In many parts of the world it would have been a quick and easy trip, but this was in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where the simplest of trips can turn into an epic journey. And so it was with this excursion, which reinforced lessons important for enduring the physical and emotional rigors of the Congo.
Model-actress London Vale ’08 chases the dream.
Marguerite Cremin, an Irishwoman living and working in Jamaica as an executive at the global spirits corporation Diageo, was in need of an image do-over. “Marguerite was in a place of complacency and needed to reconnect with herself,” says her executive coach Patrick Parks ’01, CEO…
Deaths of Notre Dame alumni
Being asked to speak about innovation in city government after only three months as America’s youngest small-city executive might feel a little like winning the Nobel Peace Prize just after winning the White House, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg joked as he began his presentation March 30 at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business
Some days when I get to feeling sorry for myself and the fact that I don’t have a job I can escape to, a place where I can away from all these kids every once in awhile, I start to dream about having a cubicle or a desk drawer where I can find a pair of scissors and a roll of Scotch tape.
Thanks to St. Patrick’s Day promotions, Jay P. Dolan’s The Irish Americans: A History climbed to No.1 on The New York Times April 1 nonfiction ebook bestseller list.
Welcome to Molarity Redux, the 28th strip in the updated, continuing adventures of Jim Mole and friends. Professor Mole treats his date to the whine of the day.
I have friends who tell me they don’t need a man. If anything happens to their husbands they will never marry again. They do everything by themselves anyway. Really?