- Irish serve up impressive 9-0 victory over Bulldogs (By KEVIN BERCHOU Sports Writer)
The Notre Dame women's tennis team continued its winning ways as it served up an impressive 9-0 victory over Yale Saturday.
- Irish swimmers upset Wolverines (By NOREEN GILLESPIE Saint Mary's Editor)
If last week's victory over No. 9 Northwestern taught the Notre Dame women's swim team anything, it was that Notre Dame could pull out the close ones.
- Huesman leads Irish in win over Oakland (By NOREEN GILLESPIE Saint Mary's Editor)
Herb Huesman did a lot more than just lead the Irish to victory on Saturday. He achieved a goal that one year ago, doctors could have said would be impossible.
- Bowlers place 26th in Blue and Gold Open (Special to the Observer )
Over 300 keglers converged on Beacon Bowl for the Bowling Club's annual Blue and Gold Open. Fifty of the top men's and women's teams traveled to one of the year's most prestigious events, including defending national champion Saginaw and other top-ranked teams such as Northern Illinois, Michigan State and Purdue. On the women's side, Morehead State and Indiana State, ranked first and fourth nationally, headed the field. The Irish had bad luck in match play, drawing top five seeded opponents. Bowling on their home lanes, the Irish finished 26th in the match play format, although their total pin count was good enough for 16th. Top averages included Jason Pawlak, 214, and Darren Kraft, 204, which placed them 15th and 19th in the tournament. Anne Deitch's 183 put her at 19th in the women's rankings. Men's Champion was 11th ranked Northern Illinois, while the women's trophy went to Indiana State.
- Notre Dame looks for its 14th-straight victory (By KERRY SMITH Assistant Sports Editor)
Two years ago, the Providence Friars traveled to Notre Dame only to suffer a 49-point loss at the hands of the Irish.
- Harder than it looks (By Laura Rompf Assistant News Editor)
While home over Christmas Break, I made a "foolish" purchase. I used some Christmas money to buy a guitar. With a chord book and some sheet music, I figured in no time at all I would be able to imitate my favorite stars I watch intently on MTV and CMT. They all easily strum away at the instrument, and I thought I too could quickly pick up the talent.
- We were left in the cold (Letter to the Editor )
I am writing this letter at 3 a.m. I just got back from Saint Mary's College. The only explanation I have for why it took me an hour to get back home is that the damn shuttle bus stopped early. Three Zahm guys, a Sorin guy, a Dillon guy, and I walked back through the falling snow, driving winds and arctic temperatures.
- Call for Pope to resign is wrong (Letter to the Editor )
On Thursday, Mr. Gary Caruso took a fairly routine act by the Chinese government and used it to fashion a broad indictment of Pope John Paul II. Indeed, Mr. Caruso even asks for the Pope's retirement!
- "Uninformed atheism is perhaps the most blind faith of all" (Letter to the Editor )
At the risk of sounding arrogant, I would like to address — and perhaps correct — Mike Dillon for the little verbal fit he had over Elizabeth Bauer's comments. While I am not a devoted reader of The Observer, and therefore cannot claim that I read the words that generated his response, I do have a few points to make with regard to his own. It is proper that I do so, because the nature of the comments I would like to address is very much a general one.
- Don't condemn other's beliefs (Letter to the Editor )
Today I read a letter from a person claiming that God does not exist. Contrary to what usually happens, I am NOT writing to condemn that person's view. I am also not writing to agree with him, because I personally do believe in God. The reason I am writing, is in hopes that perhaps I can cut off the probably near 20 letters, in utter disgust of Mr. Dillon's view.
- `Problem of Evil' is not sufficient to challenge the Christian idea of God (Letter to the Editor )
This letter responds to Mike Dillon's statements on January 31, 2000 regarding God and our notions about Him. Briefly, Mike weighed in on the occasional debate on premarital sex with the typical individualist position of mutual respect for opinions, and then invoked images of suffering and deprivations, attempting to prove a God non-existent.
- Free Will is worth the price of evil on Earth (Letter to the Editor )
Mike Dillon humored readers of the Observer on Jan. 31 with a misguided attempt to attack the Christian values of Elizabeth Bauer, who had written, as Catholic doctrine teaches, that sex should wait for marriage. Mike's response was that people can do as they please, because there is no God.
- Sophomore Sibs Weekend cancellation unfair, unfounded (Editorial )
The recent cancellation of Sophomore Sibs Weekend by director of Student Activities Joe Cassidy is unfortunate, unfair and unfounded.
- 'Cybersquatters' make monitoring essential (By Erin LaRuffa News Writer)
Searching for the words "Notre Dame" on an Internet search engine will return numerous results including the University's official Web-site, sports-related sites and the sites of other schools with similar names.
- First round votes end in run-off for candidates (By Nellie Williams News Writer)
Emily Keolsch and running mate Rachel Rodarte will be in a runoff election on Wednesday against Crissie Renner and her running mate Michelle Nagle in the race for student body president and vice president of Saint Mary's.
- Saint Mary's examines sexuality attitudes (By Noreen Gillespie Saint Mary's Editor)
In a deviation from Saint Mary's standard majors of the week, a collaboration of groups is examining attitudes regarding sexuality through Identity Week.
- Venturing beyond the Dome More students studying abroad (By Nicole Haddad News Writer)
The University of Notre Dame has the highest percentage of students participating in study abroad programs among American research universities, according to a report released by the Institute of International Education.
- Venturing beyond the Dome New program to begin in Mexico (By Helena Rayam News Writer)
The Office of International Studies will offer students a new program in Puebla, Mexico, instead of the Mexico City program. "We felt Mexico City was just too dangerous a place for our students and we were attracted to the quality and variety of academic programs in Puebla," said Michael Francis, assistant provost for International Studies in a prepared statement.
- Umphrey's returns to State Theatre (By DAVE CLARK Scene Music Critic)
For those who believe that nothing exciting ever happens in South Bend on the weekends, Umphrey's McGee has two words — you're wrong.
- Ani gets lucky with No. 13 (By LISA BRUNO Scene Music Critic)
Over the past ten years, Ani Difranco has released 13 self-produced albums on her label, Righteous Babe Records. Having her own label affords Ani the opportunity to do what she wants the way she wants it. Fans reap the ultimate benefits of this because Ani always comes with something new, something fresh and something real.
- Tribute album fails to honor The Jam (By GEOFFREY RAHIE Scene Music Critic)
The British invasion brought many bands to the forefront of modern popular culture. While the Beatles and the Who might be the most recognizable British forces to grace the earth, there were countless numbers of bands that have now been forgotten. The Jam was one of these bands.