- Womens Basketball: Streaking Irish look to make waves (By JOE HETTLER Sports Editor)
Sixth-seeded Notre Dame is playing their best basketball at the right time of the season as they head into the their first round Big East Tournament game against No. 11 seed Pittsburgh Saturday at 8 p.m.
- Mens Basketball: Irish try to shake slump (By CHRIS FEDERICO Sports Editor)
At a time of the year when most teams are hoping to peak for the NCAA Tournament, the Irish are struggling to get through the end of the season.
- Baseball: Trip to Florida should ease recent struggles (By BRYAN KRONK Sports Writer)
Tan-seeking partygoers won't be the only Notre Dame students in Florida over spring break.
- Mens Tennis: Irish grab first home win (By JOE LINDSLEY Sports Writer)
The Irish finally won their first home match of this season after going undefeated at the Eck Pavilion last year.
- HOCKEY: Irish keeping playoff hopes alive this weekend (By JUSTIN SCHUVER Sports Writer)
Assuming everything goes according to plan, the Irish hope to return to something more than books and tests when spring break nears its end.
- FENCING: Irish hope to qualify for tourney (By MATT LOZAR Sports Editor)
If they want a chance at their first national title since 1994, then Saturday is a very important day for the Irish.
- MENS LACROSSE: Irish must face test in early season game (By PAT LEONARD Sports Writer)
The last time the mens lacrosse team opened a season 5-0, the squad advanced to the 2001 NCAA Final Four.
- MENS TRACK: Irish look to add more qualifiers to NCAA meet (By LISA REIJULA Sports Writer)
With this season's conference meets completed, collegiate track and field teams across the nation now have the NCAA Championship as their goal.
- WOMENS TRACK: Irish glad for one more look at NCAA competition (By HEATHER VAN HOEGARDEN Sports Writer)
In what some may deem as one of the "last chance" meets in the nation, hundreds of the nation's best track and field athletes will compete this Friday and Saturday at the Alex Wilson Invitational at Loftus Sports Center.
- ND SOFTBALL: Irish look to exorcise last year's demons (By AARON RONSHEIM Sports Writer)
The Notre Dame softball team (6-6) has a chance this weekend to excise some of last year's demons when they face No. 3 Nebraska at the Kia Classic during spring break. Last year the Cornhuskers ended Notre Dame's season with a 5-3 victory over the Irish in the regional final. A win would have given Notre Dame its first ever berth in the College Softball World Series.
- SMC SOFTBALL: Belles look to start season fresh with new coach (By PAT LEONARD Sports Writer)
The Saint Mary's softball team will travel to Fort Myers, Fla. this week to play 11 games in four days beginning Sunday, March 9.
- WOMENS TENNIS: Irish look to sparkle in Southern Sun (By JOE LINDSLEY Sports Writer)
The Irish will be spending spring break in Tempe, but before that they will travel to Provo, Utah, where they will take on No. 49 Brigham Young.
- MENS GOLF: Irish still green as spring season begins (By ERIK POWERS Sports Writer)
The fall season had an inauspicious start for the Irish. At the Inverness Intercollegiate Invitational, the team finished 14th out of 15 teams and 46 strokes behind tournament champion Florida. But freshman Eric Deutsch turned in a positive performance, entering the third day in fifth place before fading late.
- Men, put your shirts on please! (Sofia Ballon Lab Technician)
As a cast member of "The Vagina Monologues" I attended a forum that took place Thursday night, in order to promote a discussion between those who protest the Monologues and members of the cast. All interested students — regardless of their opinion on the show — were welcome to attend as well. Several of the issues posed against the Monologues were great points that motivated conversation between different members of the cast and the opposing students through which misperceptions were cleared and constructive criticism was taken into consideration for later performances of "The Vagina Monologues."
- Homework paid off with reading day (Observer Editorial )
Doing your homework really does pay off. That's what Saint Mary's student government representatives found out this week when the reading day proposal was finally approved for implementation into the 2003-04 academic calendar.
- A look at the war from Cairo (Terence J. Fitzgibbons junior)
Our study-abroad advisor from Notre Dame visited Cairo today, and she mentioned that there have been numerous letters in the Observer about worries for students studying abroad. Also, the office in Hurley Hall has received many phone calls from parents concerned about their kids in the different programs.
- You're welcome, Father Poorman (John Litle Frankly Obnoxious)
Dig hole in sand, insert head, cover sufficiently.
- The fight for gay marriage (Richard Friedman A Skewed Perspective)
This past Tuesday a landmark event happened in Massachusetts. After almost two years of preparation, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court heard the case of Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, in which seven same-sex couples are arguing against the unequal marriage laws of Massachusetts. If the justices rule in favor of the plaintiffs, it would pave the way to make Massachusetts the second state to legally recognize a union between same-sex partners.
- Senator addresses social issues at SMC (By SHANNON NELLIGAN News Writer)
Senator John Broden, D-Ind. addressed the Saint Mary's Community last night about his role as an ally and advocate of social workers. Broden represents the interests of most of the South Bend and half of the Mishawaka constituency.
- Students depart for spring break destinations (By NATASHA GRANT News Writer)
With spring break beginning today, many students are already on their way to a week of fun. According to Kayleen Carr, assistant manager at Anthony Travel, cruises are the most popular travel means, particularly among the senior class. Carr said that over three hundred people booked cruises headed to exotic locations like Jamaica and Grand Cayman Island. She also said this is a great improvement over the less than 200 people who booked cruises last year.
- Airport security strong (By MATT CHAMBLISS News Writer)
- `The Stuff of Dreams' A mysterious host conjures up four famous characters as if dreaming (By COLLEEN BARRETT Scene Writer)
Tonight at 7:30, five of Western theater's most famous characters will meet on the main stage of Washington Hall.
- `The Men of March' A journey inside the lives of college basketball coaches and their teams (By ANDREW SOUKUP Sports Writer)
The premise behind Brian Curtis' "The Men of March" is simple: spend a full year following four college basketball coaches around the country and chronicle every aspect of their lives from recruiting to dealing with the media. And if Curtis' book only provided unique perspective gleaned from a behind-the-scenes look at major basketball programs, it would still be a good read.