- MEN'S TENNIS: Irish mix it up at tournies Taborga upsets opponent during USTA/ITA tournies (By KATIE HUGHES Assistant Sports Editor)
There's nothing like shaking things up in the top-10 to prove you belong there.
- WOMEN'S TENNIS: Irish mix it up at tournies Irish win important match against USC, fall in two others (By COLIN BOYLAN Sports Writer)
When the Notre Dame women's tennis team headed to Madison, Wisc. to take part in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships last week, the team pinpointed its first round match-up against rival USC as the most important test of the tournament.
- SMC SWIMMING: Belles sting Hornets in historic win (By NATALIE BAILEY Sports Writer)
Saint Mary's continues to make history, claiming victory against Kalamazoo for the first time on Saturday, 132 to 91. The Belles wrap up their dual meet season with a record of 3-3 with two other wins against Olivet and Albion earlier in the season.
- FENCING: Irish leave no question with 24-3 win (By MIKE CONNOLLY Sports Writer)
Two weeks ago, Northwestern head coach Laurie Schiller questioned Notre Dame's toughness. He mocked the Irish conditioning regime. He ridiculed their practices.
- We're not in Athens (By TED FOX Fox Sports ... Almost)
The Olympics ain't what they used to be.
- Let it all out (By Angela Campos Lab Tech)
It's that wonderful day of the year where we can let loose and not have a care in the world as to what we do. Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday are among some of the names for this famous day, this day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.
- Reconsidering contraception (Charles Rice Right or Wrong?)
On contraception, it may be time for a reality check. Contraception has gained nearly universal acceptance among Catholics, as well as others, as a moral alternative — the private choice of each individual. A new book, however, should make us think about the terminal social consequences of the contraceptive ethic.
- Perfection is not a prerequisite (Patrick Hobbins junior)
I hung up the phone dejected. I thought that perfection is what Notre Dame wanted. Having been denied admission to the University as an applicant out of high school, I decided to begin my undergraduate education elsewhere and try my chances for Notre Dame admission as the "perfect" transfer applicant for the following year. I enrolled at the University of San Diego, where I quickly set down with one goal in mind — achieve the perfection that seemed a prerequisite for admission to Notre Dame.
- Irish fans show class (Michelle M. Roeser class of '01)
First I'd like to mention that Notre Dame has the greatest fans in the world. Plus, once you've been converted to a Notre Dame fan, there is no going back — you are a fan for life.
- State of the Union address introduced the Bush Doctrine (Scott Flipse Urbanities)
President Bush's State of the Union address was arguably one of the most significant foreign policy speeches given in recent times. It is comparable to Truman's 1947 speech outlining the policy of containment or JFK's inaugural address where he promised to pay any price or bear any burden to fight and win the Cold War. Like Truman and Kennedy, Bush has given clear direction for the nation. His words echoed the moral surety of the World War II generation in their fight against communism.
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- Trigiani explains ups and downs of writing (By SARAH RYKOWSKI News Writer)
When Adriana Trigiani came to the Notre Dame/Saint Mary's community to visit with faculty, friends and students, her first words were a warning to writers everywhere.
- BOG addresses `Vagina Monologues' (By SHEILA EGTS News Writer)
The Saint Mary's Board of Governance drew up a statement released at last night's meeting voicing its support of administrative decisions about issues raised by the "Vagina Monologues."
- Some O'Neill money returned (By SHEILA EGTS News Writer)
O'Neill rector Father John Herman reported that a "significant chunk" of the stolen Mardi Gras money was returned anonymously in an envelope outside his room Monday.
- Moscona, Bishop top primary election (By ERIN LaRUFFA Associate News Editor)
With just 28 out of 3,402 votes separating them from their closet competitor, candidates Brian Moscona and Libby Bishop finished on top of Monday's primary election for Notre Dame's student body president.
- STD smooth their sound without losing their edge (By SAM DERHEIMER Assistant Scene Editor)
Pop is such a nasty word. Especially in the world of emo. It invokes low groans and exaggerated sighs of assumed disgust. It's sort of that invisible line you dare never cross least you experience the same fate as Green Day. But pop-punk is not necessarily an oxymoron.
- Cracker fall short of their usual standards (By JOE LARSON Scene Music Critic)
Forever, Cracker's fifth studio release continues their roots-rock tradition coupling blues-based guitar riffs with their patented lyrical wit. This album explores a more mellow vibe than their previous efforts, but still mainly sticks to the solid rock 'n' roll base Cracker has clung to since their self-titled debut in 1992. That album boasts some of their most notable songs, like the rock anthem "Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)" and the quirky "Happy Birthday to Me."
- Complex, layered composition defines Come Down (By LIAM FERRELL Scene Music Critic)
Let It Come Down is Spiritualized's follow-up to the critically acclaimed and masterful 1997 album Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space. This past album was a landmark in the career of J. Spaceman (a.k.a. Jason Pierce) and company, with a title track that was one of the most beautiful and haunting songs ever recorded. With string accompaniment, full orchestras, choirs, and electronic effects, Spiritualized created a dense network of sounds that defined them as masters of production.
- Indie star Ani DiFranco to play South Bend (By MAUREEN SMITHE Scene Music Critic)
Opening up her Winter 2002 tour Feb. 19 at South Bend's Morris Performing Arts Center, Ani DiFranco proves once again that her fan base extends beyond big cities and urban meccas.