- Tumbling Down (By LAURA PATELLE Assistant Managing Editor)
I fell down the stairs in DeBartolo.
- Pope should retire to save Church in China (By Gary Caruso )
With our recent leap into the 21st century comes news that China and the Vatican are at odds over the installation of Catholic bishops.
- MLK a modern prophet (Letter to the editor )
On Sunday, Jan. 16, the eve of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, we read the story of young Samuel being called by the Lord to deliver a message to the elder Eli. At that time, Samuel was not familiar with the Lord because the Lord had not revealed anything to Samuel yet. He was young. Then one day the Lord called him. "Samuel, Samuel." Samuel ran to Eli and said, "Here I am. You called me." Eli said, "I didn't call you. Go back to sleep." The Lord called a second time. "Samuel, Samuel." Samuel ran to Eli again and said, "Here I am. You called me." Eli realized what was happening and said, "The Lord is trying to talk to you. Go back to sleep, and the next time you hear the Lord's voice say, `Speak Lord, I am listening.' Finally, on the third try, Samuel heard the Lord's call and obeyed. He went to Eli and told him everything he heard from the Lord. "At that moment, he caught a glimpse of himself. He grew up, and the Lord was with him, not permitting any word of his to be without effect. He became known as a prophet of the Lord."
- Do you really belong here? (Letter to the editor )
I came to the University of Notre Dame to continue to grow in my faith. I'm here to learn and pray, to be a better person for having been here. Isn't that everyone's ultimate goal? Believing this, I was confused by the words of one of my peers. A freshman, Jeff Eyreman, wrote Tuesday that marriage is not necessary for true love. Knowing from definite personal experience, I agree that love can develop before marriage, but it completes itself in matrimony. Marriage is a relationship including not only the two people, but also God. To truly give yourself to someone, there must be a commitment to the other person and to God. There must be marriage. Jeff, this is not a personal attack, and I'm not pretending to be perfect. However, how can a teenager who has not yet even chosen a major make such a decision? God intended us each for one person, and I believe that our bodies belong to the person we're going to marry someday. Our bodies are not ours to give or take. We are in God's hands.
- Sex means committment, not just affection (Letter to the editor )
Tuesday, Jeff Eyerman wrote a letter endorsing the view that marriage is an out-dated and unnecessary sacrament. According to him, marriage is not necessary to legitimize sex as long as two people are "in love." For the moment, let's set aside the question of what constitutes being "in love," because frankly, that whole line sounds like a grade B movie come-on.
- Latin American program creates new understanding (By MAUREEN SMITHE Assistant News Editor)
When Isabel Jakob arrived in the United States in 1981, she was fleeing a civil war in her home country of El Salvador.
- New plan increases college aid (By ERIN PIROUTEK Assistant News Editor)
With college tuition rapidly outpacing the rate of inflation, financial worries rank with chemistry tests as major sources of stress for many students. Especially at private institutions like Notre Dame and Saint Mary's, students and their families often make great sacrifices to afford education.
- McCain disputes old politics (By COLLEEN McCARTHY Associate News Editor)
Riding his campaign bus, the "Straight Talk Express," across the country, Republican presidential candidate John McCain has made it clear he doesn't play within political party lines.
- Senate: Mass campaign e-mail violates bylaws (By LAURA ROMPF Assistant News Editor)
Candidates for student body elections cannot use e-mail to directly communicate with voters, dorm representatives decided at Wednesday's Student Senate meeting.
- 'Play' fosters intellect, leadership (By NELLIE WILLIAMS News Writer)
Creative new ways to shape the new century will spring to life this weekend at Saint Mary's.
- Profs: Law clear that Elian must go (By MARIBEL MOREY News Writer)
Since he was found floating in an inner tube off the Florida coast on Thanksgiving Day, controversy over Elian Gonzalez's fate has continued to rage.
- Panel: Diversity at ND presents challenges (By KATE STEER Assistant News Editor)
The Notre Dame community has its work cut out for it when it comes to diversity.
- 'Girl, Interrupted' delivers it all (By JILLIAN DEPAUL Scene Movie Critic)
When Susanna Kaysen spent a year in a mental institution during the 1960s for attempting suicide, she was diagnosed with a borderline personality. Even after reading "Girl, Interrupted," the memoir Susanna wrote during her time in the infamous McLean Hospital (it's the same hospital in which Sylvia Plath spent a few of her teenage years), and seeing its movie representation, it is still unclear what is actually wrong with someone who suffers from a borderline personality. What borderline is she crossing exactly? Is it madness and sanity, or is it merely adolescence and adulthood? This is the question at the heart of "Girl, Interrupted." Is the woman in the center of this story insane, a danger to herself and society, or is she simply confused and misunderstood by the very society in which she is trapped?
- 'Play It to the Bone' lacks eye of the tiger (By JOEY LENISKI Scene Movie Credit)
Sports movies rarely concern themselves exclusively with the sport shown on the front of the promotional poster. Invariably the story goes beyond the confines of the gridiron, the squared circle, the diamond or the big green, into the conflicts and struggles of the hero's personal life. See "Raging Bull," "North Dallas Forty," "Rocky" or "Slap-shot" for classic examples where this tactic succeeds.
- A romantic Woody Allen musical? (By JEFFREY Q. IRISH Scene Movie Critic)
Does everyone say "I love you?" Woody Allen thinks so. He wrote, directed and starred in this 1930s style musical about an extended family and its bouts with the most wonderful feeling in the world.