“My little sister is my favorite person in the entire world. I have no idea what I’m going to do without her next year”
Mr. Todd Forman, Community Service Director
What’s the hardest part of being the Community Service Director?
“Well my chair is really uncomfortable…
No, I’m just kidding. I think the hardest part is knowing what I want to do versus what I have the time and energy to do. Because while I love the trips, I don’t necessarily enjoy the behind the scenes work.”
March is a hectic time with spring sports starting up, the work pile at school is building, and jobs are becoming more and more stressful as the weather gets nicer. It is easy to let our Catholic obligations during this time of the year slip through our fingers, however it is important to take this time of lent to remember that our world is not just us. Continue reading “Don’t Just Give Up, Fill Up”
Nearly 75 students across all grade levels experienced “Hand in Hand with Haiti” this past weekend, a unique experience held in the school’s gym and cafeteria to help students understand life and struggles in Haiti.
Students were encouraged to let go and step outside of their comfort zone as they learned and lived through what it’s like in the country of Haiti, including the challenges they face with food, shelter, and water. Students and guests also learned how they could make a difference in the lives of the people there. Continue reading “MND holds “Hand in Hand with Haiti” event”
When TV star and Hollywood bad-boy, Gavin Stone, portrayed by Brett Dalton of ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., gets arrested for drunken disorderly conduct, he is required to complete 200 hours of community service at a local church.
When he discovers the church is hosting auditions for their annual Passion play, he pretends to be a Christian to get the role of Jesus for his community service hours. Continue reading “Things get real when atheist plays Jesus”
On the corner of Benson and Columbia Street, lies a brick brown building filled with many empowered women, decades of history and priceless memories. Mount Notre Dame has been educating young women for over 150 years, and in midst of preparing young women for life, the school has undergone many changes. Continue reading
Mrs. Vanessa Diegmueller, Technology Specialist
“I truly truly believe that God has this great plan for me, and I let him live and lead my life for me. I do believe in his divine order that things are happening not necessarily the way I want them to happen, but the way that his plan has them happening for me. He’s given me many many tools to be able to live my life the way he’s planned it for me.”
Maggie Hodge, senior
“My mom is exactly like me. I hear that all the time.
I was the last person she opened up her eyes to. I got 4 years to say goodbye, but also got to see my mom slowly deteriorate in a sense. I think its hard remembering her as the person she was before she was sick. That makes it more difficult.”
One young college graduate took a leap of faith that led her to join the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur almost 43 years ago. Just 7 years later she became a member of the Science Department at Mount Notre Dame, where she is known as beloved biology teacher, Sr. Ruth Bedinghaus.
“Sister Ruth encouraged me to work harder in science classes, and I enjoyed biology freshman year with her,” said senior, Hannah Gordon. Continue reading “Biology teacher’s journey in faith”
Grace Wilson, senior
“What is something special that your family does for Christmas?”
“On Christmas Eve my family gets into our pajamas and takes a picture.”
Mrs. Colleen Holthaus, Athletic Assistant
“What is your favorite Christmas Tradition?”
“My favorite Christmas Tradition is going to afternoon mass with my extended family.”
Mrs. Kathy Louder, English Teacher
“Is there a story behind that paperweight?”
“My mom used to feed the squirrels in our yard right from her hand. Now my world is sprinkled with little squirrel items as a reminder of her gentleness. Truth is, there’s a story behind most things. Just ask.”
Mr. Todd Forman, Community Service Director, recently initiated the creation of a new display for the pop tabs that students collect and turn in to Campus Ministry for The Ronald McDonald House.
The Ronald McDonald House supports families that have children seeking medical treatment. The organization serves as a “home away from home” for many families, and is a place for them to rest and be together during a very difficult time. Continue reading “Metal turned to money”
Gilmore Girls is a hit television show created by Amy Sherman-Paladino that ran for 7 seasons following its debut in October 2000.
It is a coming of age show with single mother Lorelai raising Rory, who attends a rich ivy-league school on her journey to go to Harvard.
Throughout the show are multiple mother-daughter relationships beyond the two lead characters: Lorelai’s relationship with her own mother as well as Mrs. Kim and Laine, Rory’s best friend. Continue reading “Review: Return to Stars Hollow”
The Production of 1776 displays the struggles, the arguments, and the blazing heat that the First Continental Congress faced when deciding to branch off from their mother country, Great Britain. Continue reading “1776 proves full female cast has what it takes”
Cailyn Kohus ’20
Multitasking, Cailyn Kohus, freshman, engages in conversation with her new friends during flex time. Kohus attended Western Brown for grade school and was the only person from her grade school to come to MND.
“I miss all of my friends because I came here knowing nobody,” Kohus explains.
As the holiday season approaches, students across grade levels are getting excited for Christmas break. It can be tempting to slack off on school work and become distracted by the glittering lights and activities of the season.
However, before the fun can begin, students at MND must face the reality that exam week comes first. Continue reading “Free yourself of exam stress”
On November 18, the long awaited prequel to the Harry Potter Series hit theaters in the United States.
Harry Potter is one of the largest book franchises in existence today. With a theme park in Florida, along with its own website, Harry Potter has proved that it is not going anywhere anytime soon. With the release of the play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, this past year, the franchise has been getting a lot of attention.
Since its release, Fantastic Beasts has become the number one movie in the world, along with bringing over eight million dollars to the box office. Continue reading “Review: Long awaited prequel does not disappoint”
Last year, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur installed solar panels that are used to improve water quality, provide electricity, and education in struggling African communities.
The Sisters have asked the MND engineering students help trouble shoot the problems they have faced daily in Africa. By learning how the solar panel system works and simulating the problems the sisters run into in Africa, students will be finding ways to solve those problems through the technology and resources of MND. Continue reading “Students help Africa through engineering”
Trick-or-Treating has ended and the Christmas spirit has begun, but a special holiday commonly dedicated to football and eating food is often overlooked. Thanksgiving is a holiday where families gather together and give thanks for their blessings after watching an exciting game of football.
Just like other holidays, different families have different ways of celebrating. The traditional turkey and pumpkin pie feast is a popular one that is thought to be similar to what the early pilgrims ate. Other families go out to restaurants or order take out to bring home. Continue reading “Behind the scenes of Thanksgiving”
Many current students, faculty and staff decided to have some fun after school on Friday, November 18 and attempt their own Mannequin Challenge. The theme behind the video was a “good luck” message for 8th graders across the city who would be taking the High School Placement Test (HSPT) the next morning.
Mount Notre Dame Theater opens tonight with their production of 1776. According to Director, Kyle Imbronyve, 94 students were directly involved with the production.
Senior, Emma Theis, who is featured in this promotional video, will take on the role of Benjamin Franklin. Theis has been in 13 MNDT shows, and ranks her experience of 1776 among the best. Continue reading “MNDT presents 1776”
One Tree Hill is a TV series that focuses on the lives of high school students living in Tree Hill, South Carolina. The heart of the series are half-brothers, Nathan (James Lafferty) and Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) who have their differences but eventually become best friends through the hatred towards their father.
One Tree Hill is a show that will make you cry tears of sadness and joy. As the show goes on and characters develop, some relationships change as well which plays with every watcher’s heart. This show is so attractive, especially to high school students, because it shows the common struggles and emotions people face from high school and beyond. Continue reading “Review: Relatable struggles attract students to One Tree Hill”