“This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Paul Summers | Friday, 30th October, 2020 | More on: CDM G4M PETS I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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That’s worth remembering if (and that’s a sizeable ‘if‘) we do end up being confined to our homes for the second time in 2020 and prices lurch downwards. When that recovery comes, it’ll pay to already be invested in great stocks. Here are three suggestions.Puppy powerThanks to the demand for new companions (particularly puppies) during the first lockdown, I continue to be bullish on pet product retailer Pets at Home (LSE: PETS). The fact that owners won’t be prepared to cut back on spending means that even a prolonged recession is unlikely to impact the industry too heavily. This is assuming most manage to keep their jobs, of course. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Now, some of this is clearly already priced-in. After all, Pets at Home has more than doubled in value since March thanks to strong trading. That said, there’s no guarantee it won’t fall along with everything else in the event of a second lockdown being announced. In such a scenario, panicked investors tend to sell what they can, not what they should. Pets at Home is a liquid FTSE 250 stock, hence it may be thrown out with the bathwater.If so, I think this would be a great opportunity. As we often say at Fool UK, a market crash should be embraced by patient investors, not feared. For me, Pets is a solid hold for the long term.Game on!Another share worth buying on any lockdown-related sell-off, in my opinion, is game developer Codemasters (LSE: CDM).Not that a second stay-at-home order is really necessary for Codemasters and other developers to continue thriving. Gaming is already a multi-billion dollar industry. Perfectly-timed for Christmas, the forthcoming release of the PlayStation 5 and XBox Series X/S in November will only serve to further increase its popularity. Like Pets at Home, shares in Codemasters have already doubled in value in the seven months since the market crash. However, I think they could go even higher. Trading has “remained strong” during the first half of the year, partly due to the rise in digital sales thanks to Covid-19. The launch of games such as F1 2020 and Fast & Furious Crossroads also helped. Another title — DIRT 5 — will be released next month. With no debt and almost £50m net cash on its balance sheet, Codemasters also looks financially bulletproof. It’s an easy ‘buy’ for me.Hitting a high noteThe first national lockdown played right into the hands of online musical instrument seller Gear4music (LSE:G4M). I can see this happening again if another series of restrictions are announced.Again, some of this is already reflected in the £130m valuation slapped on the York-based business. Since March’s market crash, the shares have soared roughly 300% in value! Even if a lockdown wasn’t announced in the next few days/weeks, the company is likely to see a flood of orders come in for Christmas. Its pureplay status also allows Gear4music to avoid the high fixed costs that come from having a high street presence.The small-cap is due to announce interim results on 17 November. There’s no telling where the share price will be by then, but I continue to think the business will go from strength to strength. 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Claire Rafford | The Observer A student government election debate was held on Wednesday evening in DeBartolo Hall. The event provided candidates the opportunity to share their plans for addressing diversity and inclusion at Notre Dame.The candidates running for student body president and vice president this year are junior Noble Patidar and freshman Connor Patrick, junior Connor Whittle and sophomore Jack Rotolo; junior Zachary Mercugliano and freshman Gavriella Lund, freshmen Henry Bates and Thomas Henry, juniors Michael Dugan and Ricardo Pozas Garza and juniors Rachel Ingal and Sarah Galbenski.The Bates-Henry ticket was not present at the debate. (Editor’s note: Dugan is a former systems administrator and news writer for The Observer)Senior and Diversity Council chair Tiffany Rojas moderated the debate and asked the candidates how they plan to create diversity in participation in organizations like student senate. Galbenski said that in addition to promoting multicultural events in administration, she plans to work on allocating funding to create a multicultural center at Notre Dame. “This is something a lot of our peer institutions have,” she said. “It’s really a place where people of diverse backgrounds to come together and celebrate what makes them, them. And so we really want to start that dialogue.”Dugan said his ticket would focus on providing increased club funding to multicultural groups.“We plan to increase club funding by $95,000,” he said. “We want to promote organic, you know, grassroots creation of these events and initiatives and facilitate them at a higher level and bring it to the whole campus community.”Patidar said the Patidar-Patrick ticket would focus on implementing diversity training for students involved in leadership positions on campus. “It should be for student union leaders,” Patidar said. “It should be for … all Welcome Weekend ambassadors and … it should be for anybody else at a high-up position, in my opinion. Hall staff — make the RAs train with diversity.”Whittle said their campaign believes that diversity starts in the dorm communities and that his ticket is advocating for greater diversity among Resident Assistants and hall staff.“When students first come to campus, they really self-select into their own groups,” he said. “And if they feel like they are represented by hall leadership, they’re probably more likely to engage in leadership down the road in hall government, in student senate. And so we’re calling for residential life to really up their recruiting strategy.”Mercugliano said that should he be elected, his team would work to personally attend as many multicultural events as possible. “One of the things that I think we’ve all witnessed here is that a lot of clubs at Notre Dame, actually, a lot of a lot of groups in general, right, the majority voice gets heard first, it’s just the loudest,” Mercugliano said. “And you really, you really have to shout loud … just to be heard if you’re down at the bottom.”Rojas asked the candidates a question about the 2020 debate elections how their campaign plans to improve political discourse on campus and welcome opposing views. Ingal said she would partner with BridgeND to host events to improve dissenting political discourse on campus leading up to the elections.“Before we really get into the height of the election, amplifying and elevating these types of programs and working with these clubs and people of all political ideologies and backgrounds just so we can mitigate any tensions that might arise,” Ingal said.In addition to partnering with BridgeND, Whittle said the Whittle-Rotolo ticket would implement an event called Share Your Story Week, where video booths would be placed across campus to help students share their unique life experiences.“It’s a great way for students to record themselves and then these videos [will] be shared with the student body so that we have a greater understanding of what makes each of us here unique,” he said.Patidar said that partnering with Converge — an initiative that pairs students with differing political beliefs together to have a conversation over a meal or coffee — is one of the best ways to facilitate discourse on campus. “That is actually what I believe to be the most practical way to set up organic conversations with individuals,” he said.Dugan said that working with clubs to facilitate discussions about important issues facing people, especially during elections years, is a priority for the Dugan-Pozas Garza ticket.“What student government can do is raise issues of human dignity, raise issues of human rights, because at a fundamental level, what our government is going to be doing something that is supposed to be good for all of us,” he said. “These are things that I think student government can really do well, but you can’t do it alone. We have to work with the clubs.”Mercugliano said the most important tenet of creating a conversation about politics on campus is committing to civil discourse and putting people first.“I mean, the very fact of us all sitting here means we’re committed to the idea of civil discourse on all fronts,” he said. “And so that means you have to make sure, each and every one of us here at Notre Dame, to look out for the people. Every single one of us does that.”Tags: Debate, diversity council, Student Body Election Diversity Council hosted its fourth-annual student government election debate on Wednesday evening in DeBartolo Hall. The debate asked the candidates to address issues of diversity and inclusion on Notre Dame’s campus.