- Thanks, Coach D (Brett Huelat ad design manager)
I would like to thank Coach Matt Doherty and the men's Irish basketball team for making the JACC an exciting and feared place to play college hoops once again. More importantly to Coach Doherty, who has rejuvenated the basketball following on this campus almost single handedly.
- Salvaging the vocation of fatherhood (Todd David Whitmore The Common Good)
It is 3:39 a.m. and our 20 month-old daughter, Flannery, has just fallen asleep. She has some unidentified and perhaps unidentifiable bacterial infection. For the first couple of days, we thought it was just a cold, or at best a minor infection, with a mid-level fever, cough and runny nose. But today (I have not gone to sleep yet, so what is technically yesterday is still today for me), what were whimpers of protest turned into howls — yes, a 22-pound person can howl — and we took her to the doctor.
- Fixing the O'Shaughnessy clock problem (Marlayna Soenneker Here we go again)
I have come up with an idea for solving the lack of clocks in O'Shaughnessy. The problem is that they always got stolen, right? Well, what do we have in every single classroom that just about never gets stolen? That's right, the crucifixes. So my idea is to connect the clocks to the crucifixes.
- Trust your instincts, learn to love your life (Letter to the Editor )
This week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week and hopefully there will be numerous awareness events, information and discussions about eating disorders, their devastating effects and ways to change the trend. Because this has been said, I would like to mention a personal revelation about eating disorders that I believe might help.
- M.O.B should support not scar (Letter to the Editor )
Isn't it great to have two outstanding basketball teams on campus this season? Since knocking off Ohio State in the preseason N.I.T., the men's basketball team has enjoyed outstanding success and support from their fans. It has been an exciting year thus far with "Friday Night Live," defeating several ranked teams, rushing the floor and forming the "M.O.B."
- Community reacts to cheering antics, publicity of student jeers (Letters to the Editor )
I can guarantee you that if UConn had won the game, this incident would probably not even be mentioned or totally blown out of proportion. Maybe if UConn had half the fortitude it did last year it would be in first place in the Big East, not fifth. The aim of a person who makes comments, such as the ones made by Notre Dame students, is to get inside the head of their opponent. They are not serious insults. They are not bent on making grown men "bury their head" in their chests. The insults made did what they were suppose to do, get UConn's head off of its game. I have been in the position of the UConn players on numerous occasions, and I have shaken the hands of the very people making those comments after the game. Not because I like them or the things they said but because it is all part of the game.
- Eating disorders plague college students (By NELLIE WILLIAMS News Writer)
Even in a place where many students feel at home, it is still easy to find students who are struggling with an eating disorder.
- Colleagues remember McCormick (By TIM LOGAN News Editor)
Theology professor Father Richard McCormick died Saturday in Michigan and will be buried today in Toledo, Ohio, but he lives on in the minds of his friends and colleagues here at Notre Dame.
- Senators criticize recent Observer cartoon (By LAURA ROMPF Assistant News Editor)
Last night's Student Senate meeting called attention to the cartoon that ran in the Tuesday edition of The Observer.
- Business school focuses on ethics (By HENRI CAPIN GALLY SANTOS News Writer)
As the business world "moves toward territories with no blue prints," the application of ethics to the business world becomes more and more significant, said Carolyn Woo, dean of the College of Business.
- ND law student runs for state rep. seat (By ERIN LARUFFA News Writer)
Though still a third-year law student at Notre Dame, James Ehrhard is already making a bid to help make laws in Indiana.
- Students call `The Vagina Monologues' important, liberating (By KAREN FINK News Writer)
Love the body and love it hard.
- Paradise is lost in DiCaprio's 'Beach' (By GUNDER KEHOE Scene Movie Critic)
"The Beach" might look like the last paradise on earth but the movie smells worse than the Staten Island dumping ground. No creative party involved earned their paycheck in this landmark tribute to bad moviemaking and, to make matters worse, the film desecrates its source material, an impressive debut novel by Alex Garland. Somehow, the previously successful Danny Boyle ("Trainspotting") has directed something so inept that the entire tricky camera moves in Thailand cannot save his hide.
- Not-So-Royal 'Tempest' premieres tonight (By KATIE WILHELM Assistant Scene Editor)
The Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium is small, but with a few orange crates and overturned garbage cans the stage is transformed into a fanciful island. The Not-So-Royal Shakespeare Company promises to captivate audiences on this island when its production of "The Tempest" opens tonight.
- I was lucky, I recovered (Anonymous Notre Dame student )
I was lucky. Many people suffer from an eating disorder for years before they begin to actually embrace recovery. My anorexia lasted for only several months before I received help, and my total recovery was about a year and a half. Although it was a brief period, it was a journey that has changed my life forever.