‘Notre Dame: Unfiltered’ starts conversations regarding identity

first_imgJohn Salem | The Observer Show Some Skin presented four monologues exploring aspects of identity and shared experience, and directing listeners to campus resources.Senior Elizabeth Steiner, Show Some Skin’s associate producer for community outreach, said the event offered participants the opportunity to explore similarities and differences within the community.“Show Some Skin is a student-run monologue series that explores identity and difference in the Notre Dame community,” Steiner said. “We take anonymous submissions from students, faculty or alumni about their identities and allow other students to perform them in order to share the original story while allowing the person who submitted it to remain anonymous.”Show Some Skin worked with student government to select certain monologues that would promote discussion and direct students experiencing similar situations to campus resources, Steiner said.“For example, we take a story about LGBTQ+ students who feel unheard, and we pair that with resources such as ND Prism and others,” she said.Steiner said the event was put on to let students know they are not the only ones who are dealing with a specific issue or feel a certain way.“Here at Notre Dame, it can feel like our campus is somewhat homogeneous and that everybody has the same identity and experience,” Steiner said. “I hope this event showed students the amount of diversity there is on campus and the amount of resources there are for students to get the help they need.”Student government was also heavily involved in putting on the event, which is now in its third year of existence.Senior Nicholas Ottone, director of university policy for Notre Dame student government, said “Notre Dame: Unfiltered” starts important conversations. (Editor’s Note: Nicholas Ottone is a former Observer writer.)“The purpose of the event is to connect students to each other and existing campus resources related to race, socioeconomic status, LGBTQ+ and mental health,” Ottone said.Sophomore Ben Fecher said he attended the event to learn more about different perspectives at Notre Dame.“I attended because at Notre Dame, the minority voices are not always heard from the community, and I think this event is a great opportunity to hear what those voices have to say,” he said.Tags: campus resources, LGBTQ, Mental health, Notre Dame: Unfiltered, show some skin, socioeconomic, Student government Notre Dame student government and Show Some Skin collaborated in hosting “Notre Dame: Unfiltered,” a free performance showcase and dinner held in the LaFortune Student Ballroom on Tuesday.The event consisted of four monologues, each touching on different aspects of identity, performed by Notre Dame students. Following each monologue, facilitators seated at the tables with the attendees led group discussions about the respective monologue.last_img read more

Badgers head to Waukesha

first_imgThis fall, the University of Wisconsin women’s cross-country team would love nothing more than to crack into the upper echelon of Big Ten competition.Under second-year coach Jim Stintzi, the women’s team will be anchored by five returning distance runners who qualified for the NCAA Regional meet for the women’s track team this past spring.Even with seniors Linsey Smith, ‘A Havahla Haynes and junior Katrina Rundhaug leading the way, lack of experience could still be an obstacle for the team to overcome. With 12 freshmen and two transfer students joining the squad, UW looks to build on new legs and attempt to rebound from an eighth-place finish at last year’s Big Ten Championships.The Badgers will begin their season this Saturday, Sept. 10, competing at the Carroll College Invite in Waukesha.After Waukesha, the girls will proceed to invitational runs on the following three weekends in September. The team will get to do some traveling, leaving for Minnesota and Indiana later this month.When the Badgers return, they will begin Big Ten and National meets, with the season culminating at the 2005 NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on Nov. 21.Rundhaug was the only Badger to receive an invitation to last year’s NCAA run. This season, Stintzi hopes to send her back, accompanied by other UW teammates.Smith, who redshirted the 2004 campaign after an appearance in the ’03 NCAA championship meet, is one of several possible runners looking to travel to Terre Haute. Haynes is the other top senior at UW, after being named to the all-Big Ten second team.Senior Maggie Grabow and sophomore Christina Fiduccia are the two transfer students for UW this year. Grabow, like Smith, is a fifth-year senior, and joins the team from Washington University in St. Louis for her last year of collegiate competition. Fiduccia redshirted at North Carolina State in ’04, but is coming off an appearance at the United States Junior Cross Country Championships.Also new to the team are incoming freshmen Alicia Pabich and Melissa Manke. Pabich and Manke bring impressive high school results to the squad, as do 10 other freshman hopefuls for this year’s team.last_img read more