- Conn-quering Huskies is next task for league champs (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Associate Sports Editor)
Tonight's road matchup with Connecticut has lost some of the luster it had a year ago, when the Huskies reigned as the defending national champions, especially since the Irish have already escaped with first place in the Big East West Division.
- Boxers move one step closer to winning championships, 130-lb. fighters enter competition in quarterfinals (By BRIAN BURKE Sports Writer)
Those who show up for the start of the Bengal Bout quarterfinal matches Monday night will get an opportunity to see the smallest of the fighters as the 130-pound weight class begins competition.
- Boxers move one step closer to winning championships, Closely decided bouts are expected at middleweight (By JEFF BALTRUZAK Sports Writer)
- Rout of Hokies wraps up first ever division title (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Associate Sports Editor)
Notre Dame didn't take any chances with wrapping up its first-ever conference title, cementing the Big East West Division championship Saturday by flattening Virginia Tech 85-61 in Blacksburg, Virginia.
- Seniors say goodbye to Joyce center with victory Ivey excels despite foul trouble (By NOAH AMSTADTER Assistant Sports Editor)
Niele Ivey went from tears to fears on Senior Day, but in the end all she could hear were the cheers.
- Seniors say goodbye to Joyce center with victory McGraw says goodbye to five seniors (Tim Casey Assisant Sports Editor)
- Relay team breaks record during Belles' third place finish (By KATIE MCVOY Assistant Sports Editor)
The Saint Mary's track team, which will be dissolved next year, refuses to go quietly into the night. The Belles are going out to run and they are running away with new records.
- Irish victory raises playoff hopes (By JEFF BALTRUZAK Sports Writer)
Three weeks ago, Notre Dame's playoff hopes were just that — hopes. Desperate ones.
- Contestants with byes look to get in on the action, Boxers duke it out between the ropes (By KEVIN BERCHOU Sports Writer)
It may all be for a good cause, but the boxers that will duke it out in the quarterfinals of the 71st annual Bengal Bouts tonight will harbor cruel intentions once they step between the ropes.
- Contestants with byes look to get in on the action, Underdog Caver faces off against Thompson in quarterfinals (By KATIE HUGHES Sports Writer)
After four years of Bengal Bouts experience, co-president Josh "The Redemon" Thompson knows that regardless of who is favored before a fight begins, anything can happen when the punches start being thrown.
- IM Fiasco (Laura Rompf Assistant News Editor)
I'm all about honesty lately, so I'd like to share one of the most embarrassing moments of my college career. One Saturday night last semester I attended my friends' party at Campus View. After mingling a while, I noticed a cute boy and asked a friend to introduce me. He obliged, names were exchanged, and I ended up talking and dancing withthe new boy for a while. By the end of the night, I had developed a small crush on him.
- Lent as a part of your life (Anna Barbour Get a Life)
"Life is like a box of chocolates." Well maybe, sort of, I guess, except that you can poke the bottom of the chocolates and see what is in the center and you cannot normally do that with life. I usually look for the raspberry or coconut centers myself; I have a technique so that unless you check, you cannot tell if a piece has been tampered with. You cannot tamper with life like I do with chocolate; you can't get something for nothing in the game of life; you rarely, as they say, have your cake and eat it too — in life, you pay the piper and reap what you sow.
- Quote of the Day (Mahatma Gandhi activist)
"I believe in the fundamental Truth of all the great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God given ... I came to that conclusion long ago ... that all religions were true, and also that all had some error in them."
- A defense of Knight's of Columbus statue "Knights explain the donated statue" (Letter to the Editor )
I speak on behalf of the Knights of Columbus in response to Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece's Feb. 22 letter. In it, she castigates the Knights and the University itself for daring to suggest that the abortion of millions of pregnancies every year is wrong.
- A defense of Knight's of Columbus statue "Statue recognizes all affected by abortion" (Letter to the Editor )
I was first upset and then saddened by Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece's letter to The Observer on Feb. 22. It betrayed a misunderstanding that is all too common today, especially at Notre Dame. The feeling that for a person or institution to take a position is necessarily to condemn all others or to betray a sense of "free thinking" and intellectual honesty. This reasoning would disallow Notre Dame, a Catholic school, from taking a moral stand on anything. It would not only condemn the University's stand on abortion, but on every other pertinent social issue, such as sweatshops. Yet this is not the heart of the issue.
- "Think I give a damn about a Grammy?" (Mike Marchand Questionable Freedoms 2000)
It was an awfully strange sight last Wednesday night at the Grammy Awards. Controversial rapper Eminem was holding the hand of music legend Elton John, while his other hand was offering an extended middle finger to the crowd giving him a standing ovation.
- Talking about a revolution Regional meeting focuses on ethical, legal issues around genetic research (HILARY BURN News Writer)
As scientists raced to sequence the human genome, they left a multitude of ethical and legal issues in their wake. At Notre Dame this weekend, health care professionals, educators, lawyers, researchers, students and clergy wrestled with those issues and discussed how health care will be affected by medical genetics and the human genome.
- One expert warns not to hope for too much from genome findings (HILARY BURN News Writer)
Our expectations for the potential of genetic research should not be too high, said Dr. Neil Holtzman, a professor at Johns Hopkins, in a lecture Friday at the North Central Indiana Ethics Consortium at Notre Dame.
- Montana, renowned architect, dies (LAURA SELLINGER News Writer)
Francesco "Frank" Montana, former professor and chair of the School of Architecture, died Friday, Feb. 16, at his home in Largo, Fla. He was 89 years old.
- Observer takes top honors at ACP national convention (ANNE MARIE MATTINGLY News Editor)
The Observer took home its first ever Newspaper of the Year award Sunday from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP).
- SMC Trustees gather for campus meeting u Board holds two days of meetings with students (KATIE MILLER News Writer)
The Saint Mary's Board of Trustees held meetings on campus last Thursday and Friday. The Board met with students on many different levels: formal committee meetings, open forums and a scheduled luncheon.
- Expert discusses image issues (SHEILA FLYNN News Writer)
More than 20 years ago, Leigh Cohn's wife told him she was bulimic. At the time, there wasn't even a word for the disorder.
- Mazarr: Find a human side to organizations (KIMBERLY SPRINGER News Writer)
"Most organizations aren't human, what are you going to do about it?" asked Michael Mazarr, president of an international security think tank in Washington, in his discussion of sociology and psychology of people in the electronic workplace on Friday.
- Mendozas ranked 24th largest philanthropists of 2000 (Special to The Observer )
A $35-million gift to the University from Thomas and Kathy Mendoza has been ranked the 24th largest in the nation last year, according to the annual Slate 60 survey compiled by the online magazine Slate and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
- America, the culturally ignorant (Jackie Ostrowski Scene Writer)
I was riding on the late bus back to my house one evening in Toledo, Spain and the bus driver struck up a conversation with me and asked me where I was from.
- Mirror, mirror on the wall, am I the fattest of them all? The Counseling Center's events for Body Image Awareness Week address eating, acceptance and more. (By C. SPENCER BEGGS Staff Writer)
Can you spot the eating disorder?