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The Irish Raconteur

By David McGrath

For me and my siblings, St. Patrick’s Day, the national holiday of Ireland, is less an occasion for parades and leprechauns than for commemorating the man who represents where we come from.

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My Fair Share

By Lori Barrett

There’s a great and growing divide in America between the rich and the poor, and it’s threatening our economic health and tearing the national fabric.

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‘Suite’ at 55

By Jeremy D. Bonfiglio

Daniel Madoff stands in a rigid pose on the Decio Mainstage Theatre stage as the spotlight rises. The dancer contorts his body in a series of complex phrases that have become synonymous with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

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Images of Us

By Julia Douthwaite

Notre Dame hosts the American debut of an international exhibit whose lens focuses on pockets of poverty, violence and oppression around the world — and reminds us that we’re affected too.

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The House Rock Built

By Liam Farrell '04

Welcome to “Stuffing the Passer,” the puppet show put on by the blog The House Rock Built that provides Notre Dame fans a funhouse mirror through which to view their team.

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The Playroom: Out all day

By Maraya Steadman '89, '90MBA

My youngest child is now 4 and she goes to all-day preschool, every day. This prompts such questions as, “What are you going to do with your time now that your kids are in school all day?” But “in school all day” is a complete misnomer.

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Believing: Lent again

By Michael Garvey '74

On Ash Wednesday, the 12:10 Mass in the crypt of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart was more crowded than usual. It was to be expected. On Sundays and 10 other holy days, Church law requires Catholics to be at Mass, but not on Ash Wednesday, when every Mass seems nevertheless to be jammed to the rafters.

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Networthy ND 23

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

This edition of Networthy offers a roundup of commentary on the contraception controversy regarding the U.S. Health and Human Services rule that requires almost all employers to offer contraception in their medical insurance plans.

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This is the man who will fix South Bend

By John Nagy ’00M.A.

David Matthews isn’t your typical builder. He broke ground on his first confirmed real estate success, the innovative Ivy Quad development that rises near the Notre Dame campus, the the year the housing bubble popped, when he was 26.

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A trip to the archives?

By Robert Schmuhl ’70

Drilling for oil and doing archival research share similarities. Both pursuits involve targeting a location, probing the territory for what you’re hoping to find, and either making a strike or moving on to another place to drill.

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Molarity Classic 116-119

By Michael Molinelli '82

Strips 116-119 of the popular comic strip Molarity, which previewed in The Observer in 1977, continue to follow the protest over the housing lottery. The double strip takes a look at the excitement of a close football bowl game.

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Networthy ND 22

By Notre Dame Magazine staff

Pirates and the Protestant Reformation, anti-matter and crying babies. Those are some of the topics covered in this edition of Networthy. One thing is certain: No one can ever accuse Notre Dame people of having narrow interests.

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Water, water everywhere, but not enough to drink

By John Monczunski

As climate change accelerates, worldwide fresh water supplies are predicted to become increasingly stressed. However, with all that sea sloshing around, there should be enough for everybody, right? Just remove the salt. Problem solved. Well, not quite.

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