- Stop whining the guilt away (Dustin Ferrell Asst. Viewpoint Editor)
I am convinced that a day does not pass at Notre Dame when some highbrow preppy doesn't gasp with indignation over something "offensive." A couple of weeks ago, it was the shock that college students - yes, college students - would actually chant mean things at opposing teams. Then it was the Student Senate's turn to look silly by calling Observer cartoonist Jeff Beam's recent comic "racist."
- Will peace last in Northern Ireland? (Liam Brennan Guest Column)
The Irish have not been fighting. To the pleasure of the British and most Irish, the 30 years of Northern Ireland terrorism has seemingly come to an end. With a few recent exceptions, there has been peace in the North. The question remains, will it last? Today, the prospects do not look so good. The lessons of history and the events of the last few weeks do not plant the seeds of hope.
- Binge drinking leads to dark days (Matthew Loughran Random Thoughts)
Today I am going to sound off about something that most anybody who knows me is not going to expect. I am going to rally against binge drinking. That's right. You heard me. I said AGAINST binge drinking. Yes, I have done my share of binging and (regretfully) purging. But just because I did it doesn't mean that I have to support it.
- Become a `Vagina Warrior' (Letter to the Editor )
Vagina. It is not really that hard to say once you have acclimated yourself to the word. Soon you may even be using it in everyday conversation and not blushing when somebody mentions a woman's "privates." In fact, you may feel that you are empowered or feel some sort of reassurance by saying the word. You feel more in control of your body and that you finally belong to a sisterhood, if you didn't before.
- Bookstore loses respect for art (Letter to the Editor )
For heaven's sake, pull Weston. Raze Rubens. Burn Bernini. Slash Stieglitz. Hide Avedon. Trash Titian. Oh, what the heck, let's destroy the entire history of art. I have plenty of time to zero in on offensive books. I'll be here a while. It hasn't taken long, though, for me to realize that I am spending my Saturday afternoon in a place which is ashamed of the nude. It is a place we all know quite well — our very own Notre Dame Bookstore.
- Senate rejects Osborn/ Donahey appeal O'Dognohue wins (By LAURA ROMPF Assistant News Editor)
Brian O'Donoghue and Brooke Norton will remain the 2000-2001 student body president and vice president after Student Senate voted Thursday in favor of upholding the Judicial Council's decision for their presidency and turning down candidates John Osborn and Mark Donahey's appeal.
- Career Center prepares students for real world (By ERIN PIROUTEK Assistant News Editor)
As graduation approaches, the seniors hear, "What are you going to do next year?" with increasing frequency.
- Prof: Religion acts as medical force in medicine (By ANNE MARIE MATTINGLY)
The role of religion in the history of health and healing has largely been ignored by scholars, said Ron Numbers, University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of science and medicine, in a lecture Thursday.
- Castellina: Culture protects diversity (By KRISTEN ALLEN News Writer)
The cultures of nations should reflect the diversity of their region to avoid one culture becoming dominant, said Luciana Castellina, presidente commisione of Italy.
- SMC hosts younger siblings, relatives (By MOLLY McVOY News Writer)
As Little Sibs Weekend 2000 starts this week, Saint Mary's residence halls will be home to the siblings and cousins of current students.
- Lerner discusses options available to cancer patients (By BRIGID SWEENEY News Writer)
When Michael Lerner's father was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the late 1970s, he began his research into alternative cancer therapies.
- Nanni stresses community bonds (By CHRISTINA McINTYRE News Writer)
Promoting a tighter sense of community despite the various cultural and economic boundaries which face the South Bend area., Lou Nanni, executive assistant to University president Father Edward Molloy, spoke at the First Unitarian Church on Thursday night.