Football 101, the kick-off event of the Kelly Cares Foundation, promised an inside view of football, a quick course in the hows and the whys and the what-the-hell-is-a-tight-end type of questions the average but not overly schooled female fan might ask.
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A call for the music of Notre Dame.
After surviving a morning of teeth-rattling chills, I checked WebMD to see what illness my symptoms might indicate. I was expecting a list of flu, strep throat, bronchitis. Normal stuff. Instead, the first thing I saw was: Plague.
I lost my cell phone; the clothes I got my dad for Father’s Day didn’t fit him; and the Today show keeps running segments about not eating the foods I want to eat.
Time for some major league escapism.
My boss comes from a family of four — mother, father, sister, brother. Here are the first names of his family members: Fayrine, Beverly, Kenton, Kerry. Kenton is his sister. I think you see the problem.
World Cup play has begun, but some students from Notre Dame and Duke are already celebrating the good reviews of their soccer documentary Pelada. (A magazine summer issue sneak peek.)
Listen up all you Katelyns, Katlynns, Katlins, Kaitlyns, Caitlins, Caitlyns and even you Kaytlans. I give you about 25 years before you begin to call the parent who named you some not-so-nice names.
At the family gathering, I’d been quizzing my cousins about best choices in smartphones, laptops and other techno-gadgets. But from the grief-stricken look my cousin Bob gave me, you would’ve thought I’d announced I had cancer.
Creative work by Notre Dame people.
Deaths of Notre Dame alumni.
Like a macabre line-up of dominoes, one after another the giants of Notre Dame fell: Frederick Crosson, Ralph McInerny, Elizabeth Christman, Robert Burns.
Scott Mitsui, Notre Dame class of 1992, is upfront about what’s involved in making a movie trailer. “We cheat a lot,” he says.
When Alane Rivera speaks at elementary schools, she starts each presentation by asking the students what they think engineers do
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Our stepdaughter, who is allergic to soy, is bringing her new boyfriend for the Christmas meal. He’s a vegetarian.
Before ND hired Brian Kelly, the campus played the guessing game.
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The sign in the tavern, which abutted a motel, intrigued me so much that I stole it.
At a major league ballpark in Chicago, as I tried to move out of the way, security guards rushed to stop a fight that had erupted on the concrete apron behind me. One of the guards ran into me, knocking me hard to the ungiving floor.
Iron Man, Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, X-Men and, on the tough-as-acrylic nails side, Sarah O’Connor and Lt. Ripley: Action heroes supreme, and I love ’em all.
The Surreal McCoys bill themselves as the top cowpunk band to ever come out of Notre Dame Law School. If you want to argue about that, take ’em to court.
Records and eight-tracks and cassettes, how last century.
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The alum I called had lost his job last year, about six months after his wife lost hers. His story was far too typical of the knavery occurring in a nation reeling under a recession. One day at work he was told to inform several people in the office that they were being “let go.”
Once he finished that unpleasant task, his boss summarily fired him, too.…
While Regis Philbin ’53 and Allan Dwan, class of 1907, are honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, they are not the only Domers to be so celebrated.
Choices in brief: Web-only listing of creative work by Notre Dame people.
When one of her friends had a baby, Nicky Batill ’96 would produce the perfect gift to hang on the nursery wall: layered paper art scenes depicting the child’s name or initials, or maybe a fanciful depiction of a giraffe, elephant or cow.
After years of giving her paper art as gifts, Batill finally took the advice of those on the receiving end. “I think it was the 100th person who said ‘You really should sell these,’” she says, that finally convinced her to market the original artwork.…
Cafe Choice features creative work from Notre Dame people.