- Hot shooting leads Irish Irish shoot 67 percent in sweeping Panthers 89-76 (By ANDREW SOUKUP Associate Sports Editor)
A firm believer in the law of averages, Mike Brey figured the Irish were long overdue to break out of their seven-game shooting slump. With the way the Irish had practicing recently, the Notre Dame head coach figured the Irish would shoot well against No. 21 Pittsburgh.
- Snow cancels Belles game (Observer Staff Report )
The Saint Mary's basketball team headed into Wednesday's match-up with Alma warmed up and ready to go.
- Irish face toughest test of season (By NOREEN GILLESPIE Sports Writer)
Holding onto an undefeated dual meet record, the women's swimming and diving team will finish off its dual meet season this weekend, and could leave the loss column reading zero.
- Horoscopes that are relevant (Adam Turner Web Administrator)
Has anybody seen these horoscopes lately? I have yet to see one of my horoscopes actually be useful or true, rather than the obvious, boring events that happen in everyone's life, every day. I will have an argument with someone today? She must be psychic! It's like Eugenia Last dug through a pack of fortune cookies and ate her way into being an astrologer. My advice for you is that you skip all together the horoscopes for today, and take to heart what the stars are really saying for you. Don't worry, I went outside and checked. What follows is what was seen to be the events for today, January 31, 2002.
- Readers respond to abortion debate claims Arguments must stimulate further thought (Jack Cosgrove freshman)
I think that Mr. Butland would agree that debate is ultimately pointless if no conclusions are reached. That is why I find his letter yesterday entitled, "Clearing up misconceptions on life," so curious. His recommendation of publicly agreeing to disagree makes the fundamental error of confusing an armistice with a peace. By demeaning both Mr. Allegra's and Mr. Hudnall's views as "involving blind emotion, casual assertion or perhaps both," Mr. Butland argues from the high ground of reason.
- Readers respond to abortion debate claims Appeal to Aquinas is not infallible (Eric Glass class of '00)
Only at Notre Dame can we find someone using Aquinas, of all people, to defend abortion, or at least suggest it may not be wrong. While it is nice to see a freshman citing Aquinas, and even according him some respect, we need to remember that Aquinas was not infallible. For instance, he questioned the doctrine of the immaculate conception (which had not yet been formally defined, so he was entitled to doubt it). He was not the Pope, just a theologian, and to them our Lord granted no special graces of authority (that is news to some of them, for sure). The Church has since spoken, and proclaims that life begins at conception; I am sure Aquinas would accept this teaching, as he would the freedom of Mary from original sin.
- Interhall basketball needs attention (Grant Gholson senior)
For a school that prides itself on hosting the world's largest outdoor five-on-five basketball tournament, boasts the 2001 NCAA women's national basketball champions and has taken great strides to rally increasing support for the improving men's teams, RecSports has done embarrassingly little for those basketball players who toil for their teams on the interhall level. While interhall football players enjoy legitimate referees, well-kept playing fields, adequate padding, Observer coverage and structured leagues, we basketball players receive far less for just as much efffort. And it's time someone spoke out.
- Be aware of awareness weeks (Christine Niles As I See It ...)
In case you hadn't noticed, May 7-11, 2001, was designated "National Drinking Water Week." Those who drove by the old pump station off U.S. 31 would have seen it adorned with a large white banner displaying, among other things, a smiling creature with a dewdrop for a head. After AIDS, Cancer and Heart Disease Awareness weeks, did Congress just run out of ideas? Were there leftover weeks lonely for national significance? I suppose we ought to remember those in countries still without clean drinking water, suffering from dysentery and filarial worms (more likely to befall hapless tourists in third world countries clueless enough to drink unfiltered tap water). Since such illnesses arise from lack of sanitation in general, wouldn't it make more sense to designate it, "National Sanitation Awareness Week," or, more to the point, "National Don't-Defecate-in-the-Same-Water-You-Use-for-Cooking-and-Bathing Week"?
- Hockey coach thanks student body (Dave Poulin Irish hockey head coach)
On behalf of the Fighting Irish hockey players, coaches and support staff, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for coming out to support your peers in such great numbers at the Notre Dame hockey games versus Nebraska-Omaha on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19. The Notre Dame students have been, and will continue to be, some of the best and most supportive fans in the Joyce Center.
- ND Today/observer poll question (Vote at NDToday.com by Thursday at 5 p.m. )
How interested are you in the upcoming Student Government elections?
- Quote of the Day (Charles Dickens writer)
"A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to
- ND holds `Monologues' auditions (KATE NAGENGAST Associate News Editor)
Thirty-five women from Notre Dame and Saint Mary's arrived at LaFortune Wednesday to audition for roles in an upcoming performance of Eve Ensler's controversial play, "The Vagina Monologues."
- `Tamer' Keenan Revue opens today (JOHN FANNING News Writer)
After last year's controversy surrounding the Keenan Revue and its presence on Saint Mary's campus despite its use of jokes considered offensive to some Saint Mary's women, this year's Revue has garnered far less negative attention from Saint Mary's students. Director Kevin Carney and Saint Mary's student body president Michelle Nagle both said that there is no real controversy this year.
- ND gears up for Career fair (PAIGE HALL News Writer)
Graduation is quickly approaching for Notre Dame's class of 2002, which means about 1,900 seniors will soon be venturing from Notre Dame to the corporate world. Seniors are now faced with such options as furthering their education or entering the work force. While approximately 70 percent of Notre Dame students begin their careers upon graduating, many seniors are still unsure of their post graduation plans. Because of this, the Career Center is sponsoring the Winter Career and Internship Fair.
- OUTreachND, progressive alliance address student senate (ERIN LaRUFFA Associate News Editor)
Trying to reach out to its constituency, the Student Senate convened at Keough Hall Wednesday night in hopes of involving more students.
- Trustees to meet to discuss tuition increase (LAUREN BECK News Writer)
As in the past, Notre Dame students can expect a tuition increase for the 2002-2003 academic year, due to growing expenses and a slowing economy, University officials said.
- Grad students work on job search ( HELENA PAYNE Assistant News Editor)
Even with one degree already under their belts, graduate students in search of jobs have been affected by the economic recession. But the job outlook for them is not so gloomy according to Lee Junkans, senior director of Career Development for the Notre Dame Master of Business Administration program.
- Groups discuss service options (SARAH NESTOR News Writer)
Saint Mary's held a postgraduate service panel Wednesday with representatives from the Peace Corps, Americorps and Holy Cross Associates. The panel discussed issues and answered questions about service opportunities that are becoming popular options for college graduates.
- Moscona ticket sanctioned Ticket made `defaming' (ERIN LaRUFFA Associate News Editor)
On Monday, the Judicial Council required Brian Moscona and Keri Oxley, candidates for student body president and vice president, to apologize to their opponents following "a minor infraction," according to John McCarthy, Judicial Council vice president in charge of elections.
- Power outage stops Observer presses (Observer staff report )
The Observer will not publish in print today due to a power outage at The Papers, the printing facility that prints the newspaper.
- `Hawk' depicts tragic events in Somalia (By BILL FUSZ Scene Movie Critic)
"Only the dead have seen the end of war."
- `Mothman' flies high with suspense (By BRIAN BIRCHER Scene Movie Critic)
Supernatural thrillers have seen a resurgence in popularity since the success of M. Night Shyamalan's 1999 sleeper hit "The Sixth Sense." The latest entry to attempt success in this tricky genre is director Mark Pellington's "The Mothman Prophecies."
- Penn shares a little love with `Sam' (By JUDE SEYMOUR Scene Movie Critic)
John Lennon once penned the simple phrase "All you need is love." In 1967, Lennon could not have foreseen how such uncomplicated words would become a universal mantra that has outgrown the framework of a mere Beatles tune and been applied to situations perhaps never intended in its original composition. Indeed, "I Am Sam" looks to adopt Lennon's lyric and frame the movie's message on its foundation; in the case of a 7-year-old girl who is outsmarting her mentally retarded father: May love triumph over logic, because love is all little Lucy Dawson needs.
- `Count's' tale is quality entertainment (By LIAM DACEY Scene Movie Critic)
If there is a film that provides a dramatic mix of action, betrayal and revenge, "The Count of Monte Cristo" is it. Due to the lack of recent efforts in this genre, the revival of Alexandre Dumas' classic novel is a fresh change of pace.