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Charlie, you are not forgiven

An editorial intended for The Houston Chronicle:

After the 2015 terrorist attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the magazine’s next cover featured Mohammed holding a sign that reads, “Tout est pardonné.” (All is forgiven.)

But that is not the message we will be sending to Charlie Hebdo after they revealed their most recent issue’s inhumane cover on Tuesday that mocks the lives of those affected in our city.

In the wake of a hurricane that has taken at least 37 lives and displaced more than 30,000 people, Charlie Hebdo‘s cover exceeds its typical vulgarity. It is apathetic. It is uneducated. It is déplorable.

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Big Girl Scouts don’t cry

Intended for The New York Times

To the Editor:

Re “Girl Scouts Accuse Boy Scouts of Recruiting Girls, Souring Century-Old Friendship” (news, Aug. 24):

If girls want to participate in Boy Scouts and Boy Scouts will allow them to, then Girl Scouts has no right to pout.

As an ex-Girl Scout and childhood tomboy, it comes as no surprise to me that girls may be pining to join their male counterparts’ organization to trade in the journal writing and outdoor art for white water rafting and high adventure courses.

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Indiana ranks third of 37 states for teens who considered suicide

By Lauren Fox & Claire Radler

“I remember praying to die. At the grotto, I remember praying to die.” –  Morgan Monte, 34, a peer support specialist for a community of mental health.

In her late teenage years and during her sophomore and junior years at Notre Dame, Morgan Monte struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts, the same issues that she helps others combat today through her work.

“It was in my mind all the time, like thoughts of being worthless. Everything I did, my mind would find a way to tell me that I screwed up somehow,” Monte said.

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Google Earth Tour: 10 Notre Dame Popular Study Abroad Locations

More than half of Notre Dame students participate in a study abroad program during their time at Notre Dame, whether that be during the academic year or in the summer. Notre Dame International offers 52 study abroad programs during the academic year and 19 in the summer. In this youtube video you can take a trip around the world and visit 10 of the most popular study abroad locations Notre Dame students participate in. Here is a list of the locations visited in the tour:

Starting Point: Notre Dame, Indiana

  1. Château D’Angers — Angers, France
  2. Guinness Storehouse — Dublin, Ireland
  3. Tivoli Gardens — Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. Acropolis — Athens, Greece
  5. Big Ben — London, England
  6. Catedral de Puebla — Puebla, Mexico
  7. Perth Mint — Perth, Australia
  8. Colosseum — Rome, Italy
  9. Catedral de Toledo — Toledo, Spain
  10. La Moneda Palace — Santiago, Chile

George Leads Pacers in Player Base Salaries for 2016-2017 Season

Small forward Paul George has the highest base salary for the Pacers in the 2016-2017 season. George has played with the Pacers since 2010, and is currently engaged in a five-year contract with them. By the 2018-2019 season, George will have a base salary of $20,703,384, compared with this year’s $18,314,532. The next highest base salaries of the Pacers are held by Thaddeus Young, Monta Ellis, and Al Jefferson. To see all the Pacers’ base salaries for 2016-2017, click on the link below:

How Religious is Indiana?

Is Indiana quite religious compared to other U.S. states? Not really. According to data from Gallup and Pew Research, Indiana is pretty averagely religious. Gallup’s recent poll ranks Indiana as the 22nd most religious state. Find out more about religion in Indiana and how Indiana compares to the other states by clicking on the the link below and viewing a data graphic.