- Notre Dame adds speed with Class of 2005 recruits (By ANDREW SOUKUP Sports Writer)
After glancing over the 19 players who signed national letters of intent to play football for Notre Dame next year, one thing is clear.
- Saint Mary's unable to hold on to first-half lead for win (By KATIE MCVOY Assistant Sports Editor)
They came for the shirts, but stayed for the game. A BOG promotion offering free T-shirts to fans attending Wednesday night's Saint Mary's basketball game brought fans to Angela Athletic Facility, but it was phenomenal first-half play during a 62-46 loss to Hope that kept fans at the game.
- Recruits still attracted to Irish for prestige, academics, athletics (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Associate Sports Editor)
Notre Dame may have missed out on top recruit Shaun Cody, but for many high school seniors, nothing could be better than the chance to come to Notre Dame.
- Fired up Panthers hang with Irish u Riley's 29 leads Irish past young Panther squad (By LIA GARCIA MILHOAN Sports Writer)
The Pittsburgh Panthers lived up to their motto "40 minutes of fire" on Wednesday night, refusing to give up as the No.1 Irish prevailed 72-58.
- Fired up Panthers hang with Irish u Better effort needed from top-ranked team (Noah Amstadter Assistant Sports Editor)
For the third game in a row, the Irish were unable to build an early lead. The nation's No. 1 team allowed the 9-13 Panthers to remain in the game late into the second half. With 9:26 remaining, the ninth-place team in the Big East closed to within 47-41.
- Irish rank among top 15 in recruiting, not during season (The Great Debate continues. In the past few years, conversation on signing day has centered on why the Irish always rank among the top 15 schools in recruiting but then rarely crack the same ranking in the Associated Press and USA TODAY/ESPN polls. There are three basic schools of thought: either Notre Dame's coaches have struggled in maximizing their talent, the supposedly top talent is overrated or a combination of the aforementioned reasons.)
The Great Debate continues.
- Go, theo, go. (By KELLY HAGER Copy Editor)
I change majors more than I change my away message. But now, I have to pick one and stick to one — and pray that I can survive one.
- You too can be a rock star (Amy Schill Dazed and Amuzed)
We all have different academic interests, but whether we study Arabic or Anthropology, English or Engineering, follow our intellectual calling or prostitute ourselves to the College of Business (you know who you are), when it comes right down to it, we all want to be rock stars. Well, maybe not rock stars, but music stars.
- Quote of the Day (Pope John Paul II )
"I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin."
- Instant aggravation over messenging (Grant Myers The Daily Free Press)
- Take a stand and sit in (Letter to the Editor )
We are writing to inform all interested persons that there will be a silent sit-in in Le Mans Hall beginning at noon this Friday, Feb. 9, to protest the censorship of the Vagina Monologues on Saint Mary's campus. We believe our silence will be a testament to the way in which certain students at Saint Mary's were and are being silenced.
- Academic freedom of students impaired (Letter to the Editor )
My disappointment with the response of Provost Nathan Hatch to the Faculty Senate's questions about the academic freedom of students has a very simple basis. Both the "Mission Statement of the University of Notre Dame," and Article III, section 2 of the Academic Articles of this University (see "Faculty Handbook," 2000-01) guarantee the academic freedom of the University's students.
- All the best to you, Conor (Letter to the Editor )
Conor, since the day we, your fellow students, friends and participants of the Washington, D.C. Spring Semester Studies Program, met you we knew you were full of promise, compassion, knowledge and strength, someone that everyone in the program wanted to know and share time with. We quickly found out that you were as optimistic, idealistic and passionate as your hero and idol Robert Kennedy. In fact, it was apparent very early in our relationship that just like Bobby preached, you did not see things as they are and say "why?" You dreamed things that never were and said "why not?"
- Observer endorses Becker/McCord (Observer Editorial Observer Editorial Board)
The most effective student body president and vice president should attack both broad issues of student life and address the everyday concerns of students on campus. The ticket of Ryan Becker and Nikki McCord combines these two aspects most effectively and should be elected as the 2001-2002 student body president and vice president.
- Candidates introduce themselves in serious debates (By JASON McFARLEY Assistant News Editor)
With the exception of a few periods of laughter, a 90-minute student body president candidates' debate Wednesday night was marked by serious discussion of issues and goals.
- African-American candidates embrace role model status (By LAURA ROMPF Assistant News Editor)
Editor's Note: This is the fourth of a five-part series examining differnt issues in this year's student body election.
- Amistad actor speaks about social pressures on children (By COURTNEY BOYLE News Writer)
Derrick Ashong, an African American who starred in Amistad, spoke to students about the social pressures kids face in a Black History Month lecture Wednesday.
- Success Conference opens campus to 8th grade leaders (By LAUREN BECK News Writer)
In an effort to strengthen ties between the Notre Dame and South Bend community, student government hosted 170 local eighth graders on Wednesday.
- Return of lost study day hopeless, calendar blamed (By FINN PRESSLY Senior Staff Writer)
Citing time constraints and lack of flexibility in the academic council, the Academic Council has refused to give further consideration to a Student Senate proposal to add the customary fourth study day to the Fall 2001 exam schedule.
- `Blessing Unto Others' hosts speakers from orphanage (By EMILY ORR News Writer)
Kaleen Sanner and Mark Farrell spoke about their experiences in the Hogar San Jose in Talagante, Chile on the third night of the "Blessing Unto Others" program. Sanner, a senior at Notre Dame, and Farrell, a second year law student, recounted their time at the orphanage with a mixture of emotions.
- UCLA feminist scholar to visit Saint Mary's (By COLLEEN McCARTHY Associate News Editor)
Renowned feminist scholar and philosopher of science Sandra Harding will be welcomed by the Saint Mary's community as its visiting scholar in residence beginning today.
- This year's tickets advocate everything from increasing staff salaries to building a campus bowling alley to abolishing the Student Senate. But in an election with so many options, the choice will ultimately come down to What Voters Want. (By LAURA ROMPF Assistant News Editor)
Wednesday afternoon, four junior girls sat in LaFortune at a table near Burger King. They had pens in hand; notebooks and papers scattered all around, and were working on a group project for their Air Force ROTC class.
- Movies 2000: the best of the best With the Oscar nominations just around the corner, Scene's movie critics offer their choices for Best Picture, Best Director and more (Scene Staff Report )
Julia Roberts wore a push-up bra, Adam Sandler's "Little Nicky" bombed, and Wolverine gave Cyclops the finger. So who wants to argue that it's been a bad year for movies? From the personal and reflective "Almost Famous" to the mythic and imaginative "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," the year 2000 brought audiences a spectrum of cinematic delight. In the following feature, Movie Scene critics Matt Nania, Casey K. McCluskey, Matt Caccamo, Jude Seymour, Chris Sikorski, Liam Dacey, John Donnelly, Jeff Irish and Bill Fusz give us their nominations for the year's best and brightest.