- Throwing the game (Mike Connolly associate sports editor)
What part of "Don't throw things on the court" don't you understand?
- The thing we do "because it is there" (Todd Whitmore The Common Good)
Over winter break my mountaineering partner, Mike, and I summited El Pico de Orizaba, an 18,600 foot dormant volcano in Mexico. Summit day itself was long. We got off to what is called an "alpine start," rising at 1 a.m. and departing from the base camp at 14,000 feet at 1:45 a.m. in order to minimize the time we would have to spend on the softer and therefore more dangerous afternoon snow and ice.
- Learning slowly about racism (Marlayna Soenneker Here We Go Again)
I have been paying enough attention to the editorial pages of the Observer in the last few weeks to notice that we have had a couple of points about racism debated lately. I am a white student from a small town in Oregon that generally lacks diversity, so it may seem that I wouldn't have anything to say on this topic. But I do. (That's what being a columnist is all about.)
- Taking time out of play to pray (Letter to the Editor )
I know that many people have sung the praises of our new basketball coach in recent weeks. Now, I hate to beat a dead horse as often happens with these letters to the editor, but I was recently pleased to see that Coach Dougherty comes to play when it really counts. As many of you who read the inside column the other day know, Conor Murphy, a sophomore in my dorm, was recently diagnosed with leukemia.
- What it means to be W.I.L.D. (Letter to the Editor )
We women of Walsh are unhappy. We are unhappy because of the dramatic changes that have been slowly taking over our dorm this past year. We are tired of being referred to as adults yet treated like children. Decisions have been made that directly affect us without our consent or input, so this is our attempt to voice our complaints to a hall staff that continues to turn a deaf ear.
- Legacy and spirit of the Bouts (Letter to the Editor )
As a former president of the ND Boxing Club, I would like to applaud the Bengal Bouts boxers, Observer Sports writers and editors and ND student body for putting together another fantastic event this year.
- Gramick challenges Vatican rules (By ERIN PIROUTEK Assistant News Editor)
Sister Jeannine Gramick hopes that the Vatican's decision to limit her ministry to gays and lesbians will invoke dialogue about areas of disagreement within the Church. Her Thursday lecture "What if Catholics Disagree" explained her points of disagreement with the Vatican and encouraged discussion first in small groups then by the entire audience.
- Vigil held for cancer-stricken student (By KATE STEER Assistant News Editor)
To say that the past week has been a rough one would be an understatement for Notre Dame sophomore Conor Murphy.
- Group votes to disclose student body election results (By LAURA ROMPF Assistant News Editor)
In a 17-7 vote, the Senate opted to open the results envelope from the run-off election for 2000-2001 student body president and vice president.
- Grant allows ND prof to research disease in Haiti Streit devotes time to research disease (By MARIBEL MOREY News Writer)
For years, Father Thomas Streit has devoted time to researching diseases affecting the poor.
- ND alumni, Nixon doctor dies (Special to The Observer )
Dr. John Lungren, former president of the Notre Dame Alumni Association and longtime personal physician for President Richard Nixon died Monday of heart failure at Long Beach Memorial Hospital Medical Center in California. He was 83.
- Women discuss hardships South Bend women speak of challenges of raising children, finding jobs (By NICOLE HADDAD News Writer)
Students were given the opportunity Wednesday afternoon to listen as two women described their personal challenges in raising children and earning a living in the South Bend community.
- Ending of 'Games' ruins all the fun (By JASON HAMMONTREE Scene Movie Critic)
Director John Frankenheimer set the benchmark for political thrillers almost 40 years ago with the classic 1962 film "The Manchurian Candidate." In the years that followed, he dropped from the Hollywood radar until he returned to the big screen with 1998's "Ronin," a film largely panned and notable only for its car chases (which were splendid).
- Strange people do strange things in 'Wild at Heart' (By V. VAN BUREN GILES Scene Movie Critic)
- Quirky 'Wonder Boys' survives on its acting (By JILLIAN DEPAUL Scene Movie Critic)
"Wonder Boys," starring Michael Douglas and it-boy Tobey Maguire, is the long-awaited follow-up to Curtis Hanson's 1997 masterpiece "L.A. Confidential," a widely praised neo-noir film about organized crime in 1950s Los Angeles.