- Sullivan exceeds expectations after year-long layoff (By NOREEN GILLESPIE Saint Mary's Editor)
Colleen Sullivan stepped onto the pool deck in September convinced that she wasn't going to live up to what she used to be.
- Record-breaking performances lead Belles' dominance (By NOREEN GILLESPIE Saint Mary's Editor)
Coach Gretchen Hildebrandt had one wish for her swimmers leading into the MIAA swimming and diving championships: That they would attack their races.
- Irish seek season's second win over Connecticut (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Assistant Sports Editor)
The Irish are within striking distance of going 2-2 against the defending national champion, a feat never before accomplished by a men's basketball team at Notre Dame.
- Terrapins serve up competition (By KEVIN BERCHOU Sports Writer)
The Notre Dame women's tennis team won't have to wait much longer to find out exactly where it stands in relation to its competitors.
- Irish look to improve versus Red Storm (By KERRY SMITH Assistant Sports Editor)
When the time ran off the clock against Pittsburgh Wednesday, the Irish were able to put another notch in the win column, but their sloppy play left a mark on the fifth-ranked squad.
- Kentucky upset encourages Notre Dame for OSU game (RACHEL BIBER Sports Writer)
After posting a huge win over 18th-ranked Kentucky on Tuesday, the 38th-ranked Irish look to keep their hot streak alive, and improve upon their 3-2 record when they meet 58th-ranked Ohio State this Saturday at the Eck Tennis Pavilion.
- Beware of the swans (A.J. Boyd Assistant Viewpoint Editor)
The last few years of student government has seen an incredible variety of leaders. We have had a Student Body King crowned on the steps of the Main Building and declare that everyone bow to him in greeting. We have had candidates win under slogans such as "Bring the [Grateful] Dead to campus," and serious competition from "Kill the swans!" We've seen inept and unethical presidents blasted in national news wires as they faced ethics hearings and petitions of recall. We've even seen (and this is truly scandalous!) the successful implementation of a senate made up of democratically elected representatives to serve the students' interest.
- Prisoners deserve the vote (Manu Bhardwaj )
- Give thanks for all the goodness (Letter to the Editor )
I am so thankful I am not a Viewpoint editor; it would be depressing to read the millions of complaints people have about a school I happen to love.
- O'Donoghue/Norton's vision untarnished (Letter to the Editor )
This letter is about the character of our friend Brian O'Donoghue. Many of you know him as "Odie." To others, he is just a figure that appears on the cover of The Observer on Thursdays with a summary of the previous night's Student Senate meeting. To those who have had any contact with him, there is no doubt that he is one of a kind. He has the uncanny ability to seem like the most insane person you've ever met, but in the next instant, he can say the perfect thing to lift your spirit in a time of crisis.
- Adios, Wadsworth (Letter to the Editor )
Regarding Wadsworth's firing, I say "HURRAY!" and so do many of my Charlotte Club fellow alums. Despite his many accomplisments for the Title IX sports, and the overall Big East record, he was a total flop in the two sports which REALLY matter — varsity football and men's basketball. Both teams have become an ND embarassment, to say nothing of the Dunbar and Joe Moore fiascoes, so much so that Monk had to step in and personally start cleaning up the poop that Mike left all over campus!
- Don't steal from Debartolo (Letter to the Editor )
One of the most frequent complaints I hear around campus is that people feel they have more rules here at school than they do at home and it seems as if we are constantly babysat by the administration. Well, I am now getting a clear understanding of why some of these things need to take place. Before I explain, I pose this question to you, would you ever enter a friend‚s home and rip down a family portrait that they have on the wall?
- Awareness of social irresponsibility of Republicans should be raised (Letter to the Editor )
In his Inside Column from Tuesday, Dustin Ferrell is quite right in claiming that Democrats have their individual failings, and he also correctly points out that some Democrats do not hold positions of highest virtue on every issue. But one could claim that of any human, for we all fall short of perfection. Does human imperfection mean that no idea is better than any other idea? Does the fact that policies are frequently imperfect mean that one should attempt to improve those policies or, rather, just abandon the issue altogether? Of course, "not supporting ineffective legislation" does not mean "not caring." However, in the absence of proposals of effective legislation from Republicans, suspicion arises as to real motives. The traditional Republican approach to the environment is the frequently discredited one of allowing companies to enforce themselves. Of course, Republicans receive millions from companies to encourage this position — a cynical person might even say that many companies have no intention of enforcing themselves.
- Senate reduces O'Donoghue penalty (By LAURA ROMPF Assistant News Editor)
- Candidates: student input is crucial (By LAURA ROMPF Assistant News Editor)
Several candidates' platforms before the student body presidential election address the feasibility of increasing student membership on University committees.
- `Sister act' an option for college women (By NELLIE WILLIAMS News Writer)
On Saturday evening, Notre Dame junior Heather Phillips will be getting ready for a dance.
- New board to focus on increasing Saint Mary's diversity at Saint Mary's (By Sarah Rykowski News Writer)
With the advent of the Student Diversity Board, Saint Mary's continues to renew its pledge to increase the diversity of its campus. The Board of Governance approved the board Tuesday.
- Hyden: society hinders development u Speaker says African (By HENRI CAPIN GALLY SANTOS News Writer)
The difficulties in the economic development of African countries appear to be correlated with the deteriorating relationships among the members of society, according to Goran Hyden. The highly regarded African discussed the turbulent social and economic scenario faced by Tanzania since the 1960s.
- Conference addresses urban renewal (By JESSICA DAUES News Writer)
Poverty is a way of life in for many inner city residents. But rather than ignore the situation, many are fighting for change.
- Get free stuff with 21st Century Digital Boy (Mike Revers )
Whatever side of the millennium debate you are on, you cannot argue the fact that the digital revolution is in full swing. So much so that this new century is promising to be one that will witness the greatest advances in computer technology that the world has ever seen, or even dreamed about.
- He said (Scott Little )
Dating at ND. Dating is a good idea. Because guys and girls live are in separate buildings it is extra important that you date, otherwise it gets scarier and scarier to take a shower. I like to visit the girl's dorms. Since all the girls are in one spot they aren't afraid to let it all hang out and sometimes you can see some interesting stuff. I was in PW a few days ago and saw a girl zipping up her fly while walking down the hall.
- She said (Ericka Ravettine )
Notre Dame is one weird place when it comes to gender relations and commitment between men and women. I think to have commitment, relationships are necessary; and those seem few and far between here at ND.
- Saint Mary's: It's one heck of a happenin' community (By ANDREW McDONNELL Scene Writer)
Editor's note: Scene will continue to feature the dorms and residence halls of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's throughout the spring semester. Anyone interested in writing a dorm feature should e-mail Scene at Scene@nd.edu