Scholastic (Notre Dame publication)

Scholastic /skɒˈlæstɪk/ is the official student publication of the University of Notre Dame. Founded in 1867, Scholastic is the United States' oldest continuous collegiate publication.[1] In its history, Scholastic has served both as Notre Dame's weekly student newspaper and now as a monthly news magazine. Originally, its motto was 'Disce Quasi Semper Victurus, Vive Quasi Cras Moriturus' which translates to 'Learn As if You Were Going to Live Forever; Live As if You Were Going to Die Tomorrow.'[2]

The transition from newspaper to magazine occurred after the inception of The Observer, an independent daily newspaper published by Notre Dame and Saint Mary's students. Scholastic is best known for its collector's edition annual Football Review, printed every February. This issue recaps the Notre Dame Football season with game summaries and in-depth commentary.

Scholastic was named "News Magazine of the Year" in Indiana for 2007 by the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA). Scholastic has received this award five of the last seven years.[3] In 1996 and 1997, Scholastic was the recipient of the Associated Collegiate Press' Pacemaker Award, given to the best collegiate publication in the nation.[4]

Robert Franken, a 1969 graduate of Notre Dame, has been the staff advisor for Scholastic since 2000. Franken also serves as the advisor for Notre Dame's yearbook, the Dome, and Notre Dame's literary magazine, the Juggler.


  1. Cohen, Ed (2005). "The Student Media Frenzy". Notre Dame Magazine. Archived from the original on 2007-04-22. Retrieved 2007-05-06.
  3. Chapla, Shannon (2007). "Student-produced magazines receive top honors from Indiana Collegiate Press Association". Notre Dame News and Information. Retrieved 2007-05-06.
  4. Brown, Dennis (1997). "Scholastic Wins Pacemaker Award from Associated Collegiate Press". Notre Dame News and Information. Retrieved 2007-05-06.
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