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Does McDonald's Really Prevent Conflict?
Olivia Rosato, Reporter • February 23, 2024

“No two countries that both have a McDonald’s have ever fought a war against each other”—that is, until recently. The presence of McDonald’s is one modern measure of the success of an economy. Sure, some economies have industry and technology, but by the modern metric, a country is a legitimate power player when its economic status is capable of supporting the fast food chain. This “Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention” emerged in the 1990s from Thomas Friedman, a New York Times...

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The Meow Mission: Stray Cat Control
Elijah Henry, Reporter • February 17, 2024
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Senior Spotlight: KJ Johnston
Ari Subia, Reporter • February 9, 2024

Having grown up right here in South Bend, Kevin ‘KJ’ Johnston started playing sports from a very young age. KJ played baseball and basketball as a child and knew from the beginning he’d play in high school and maybe even beyond. As a senior at John Adams, KJ is a varsity baseball and basketball player who, despite being out for the last two seasons due to an injury, is eager to make quite the comeback for his senior season. Johnston is currently in the midst of his senior basketball season,...

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David Nagy, Creative Director • February 2, 2024
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Adelyn Rabbitt, Co-Editor-In-Chief • December 15, 2023
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David Nagy, Creative Director • December 5, 2023
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Cole Cleveland, Reporter • December 1, 2023
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Argylle: A Spoiler-Free Review
Lucy O'Brien, Co-Creative Director • February 23, 2024

As an avid reader and an action movie aficionado, I was super excited by the premise of Matthew Vaughn’s newest movie, “Argylle.” The plot follows author Elly Conway as the stories from her spy-thriller series come true. Conway navigates enemies and allies as she becomes embroiled in her own storyline and joins real-life spies to help save the world.  With such a creative story idea and an unbelievably stacked cast, I was sure this movie was bound to be my new favorite. I was wrong.  The...

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The Last Dinner Party's "Prelude to Ecstasy"
Lucy O'Brien, Co-Creative Director • February 13, 2024
Grammys 2024 Recap
Grammys 2024 Recap
Ava Wilson, Reporter • February 9, 2024
Crochet is not Overpriced, just made by Hand
Crochet is not Overpriced, just made by Hand
Emily Clark, Editor-in-Chief • February 23, 2024

When scrolling through online sellers or attending artist-based events such as South Bend’s Art Beat, you may be initially stunned by the...

Dispelling Myths About Rats
Dispelling Myths About Rats
Roman Peter, Reporter • January 26, 2024
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Notre Dame Lacrosse: The Journey To Repeat
Sofia Nevala , Sports Editor • February 23, 2024
Upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend
Upcoming NBA All-Star Weekend
Cole Cleveland, Reporter • February 16, 2024
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