Sixteen Notre Dame students. Sixteen smartphones. Five days.
Student reporters were told to use only their phones apps to document various news events, features and points of interest around South Bend, the state, and on Notre Dame’s campus from Feb. 1 through Feb. 6. They used apps such as Hyperlapse (timelapse), Bubbli 360-degree photo bubbles and various photo and recording apps to document the stories.
Here’s what they found …
Gary Church Ruins
My American Ruins class at Notre Dame took a field trip to Gary, Indiana, and explored many abandoned sites in the city once anchored by US Steel.
City United Methodist Church, the crumbled building featured below, is Gary’s most famous ruin, and many photographers come to Gary to capture its haunting beauty. It was built in 1925 and closed in 1975, and at its peak boasted 3,000 members.
The class also visited a train station, high school auditorium, and housing for workers that was in similar conditions. While at the church, our class ran into two other photoshoots, a testament to understanding industrial ruins in America as tourist destinations. — Janet Stengle
Keenan Revue Ticket Lines and ‘Protest’
The Keenan Revue, composed of skits written and performed exclusively by members of Keenan Hall, has been an annual tradition at Notre Dame. It also draws just shy of 4,000 people to the Stepan Center, and the free tickets had students and others lining up for hours on Feb. 1 to get them.
— John Horlander (@John_Horlander) February 5, 2017
— John Horlander (@John_Horlander) February 1, 2017
— Hannah Scherer (@schererbear) February 1, 2017
This 360-degree photo bubble shot by Hannah Scherer shows just how long the lines were. Mouse over it to move the image or swipe it on a mobile device.
The prestigious indoor meet was held at Notre Dame’s Loftus Sports Center on Feb. 5 and 6. The meet was telecast online on WatchESPN.
— Cassidy McDonald (@CMcD123) February 4, 2017
— Madison Riehle (@mriehleND) February 5, 2017
Hesburgh Library Updates
Marie Fazio takes us on a tour of the library’s renovations.
— Marie Fazio (@mariecfaz) February 6, 2017