- It's just a place, right? (Mike Vanegas Scene editor)
In three months, I'll be gone. I realized that the other day when an envelope filled with commencement information met me at the mailbox. It was a sign of my collegiate mortality.
- Don't displace blame; be responsible (Kimmi Martin Reflections of a Nice Girl)
As I sit here watching Monday Night Raw, I can't help but think about the type of age we live in where it is so easy to place blame everywhere but on ourselves. I love it every time the Rock says "candyass" and "rootypoo." I watch in anticipation of seeing who will be thrown headfirst into a table. It is violent, and it is entertainment.
- Inconsistent view of homosexuality misleads students (Charles Rice Right or Wrong?)
On Tuesday, the people of California voted on Proposition 22, which proposes that, "only marriage between a man and a woman is recognized in California."
- We should practice forgiveness (Letter to the Editor )
I just wanted to write a little note of encouragement to the "waterboy." We all have our moments in life that we wish we could take back. I know I have had my share. Everyone makes mistakes and the only thing that we can do is realize them, admit it and try to go on as best we can. To everyone else, give the poor guy a break; no one can do anything about it now and he was not the only one who threw an object at that game. Let's all forgive him and move on with life. I believe he has been more than necessarily punished with every student, faculty member and alumnus calling for his head on a platter.
- Alumni criticism is a disservice (Letter to the Editor )
How ashamed we, as a student body, should be of ourselves. Misconduct at basketball games, poor displays of sportsmanship and self-control and immaturity in the national spotlight have tainted our image. We are no longer the "MVPs." We have let ourselves, our school, our alumni and our historical reputation down.
- Community celebrates McCormick at memorial Mass (JASON McFARLEY News Writer)
Family, friends and community members filled the Basilica of the Sacred Heart to half its capacity as they gathered to celebrate the life and achievements of the late Father Richard McCormick at a memorial Mass held Tuesday. McCormick, a professor emeritus of Christian ethics, was a world-renowned moral theologian who specialized in biomedical ethics. He had been a member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1986.
- SMC bans indoor smoking (MOLLY McVOY News Writer)
Saint Mary's administration handed down a new smoking policy, to go into effect next semester, which limits the areas where students are allowed to smoke.
- Members approve Student Life report Group also asks ND to join Workers' Rights Consortium (JOSHUA BOURGEOIS Assistant News Editor)
The Faculty Senate passed two resolutions Tuesday dealing with a report to the Ad Hoc Committee on Academic and Student Life and the Progressive Student Alliance request for the University to take further action against sweatshops.
- Members discuss future of Dalloway's clubhouse (SARAH RYKOWSKI News Writer)
Construction updates, a visit from the newly elected Notre Dame student body president and vice president and introductions of new Board of Governance members highlighted the Saint Mary's BOG meeting Tuesday.
- Prof wins book award (Special to The Observer )
"The Talkies: American Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1926-1931," by Donald Crafton, professor and chair of the department of film, television and theatre, won a 1999 Kraszna-Krausz Book Award.
- Dennis lauds Salvadoran martyrs (NELLIE WILLIAMS News Writer)
On Nov. 16, 1989, six Jesuit priests and two women in El Salvador were mercilessly gunned down.
- McEvoy: Northern Irish youth face host of challenges (AMANDA GRECO News Writer)
Though conflict in Northern Ireland is nothing new, the youth there are encountering more uncertainty, insecurity, inter- and intra-communal violence and segregation than ever before, according to Siobhan McEvoy, who spoke Tuesday at Notre Dame.
- Keys receives prestigious Olin fellowship (SAM DERHEIMER News Writer)
Mary Keys, assistant professor of government and international studies at Notre Dame, won't have to worry about grading any papers or tests next year. She won't have to worry about preparing any lectures. In fact, she won't have to worry about teaching class at all.
- Stanford Griffins take it easy (By BRIDGET MAHONEY Scene Writer)
Stanford Hall boasts a long list of familiar names. Jarious Jackson, John Merandi, Kory Minor and Bobby Howard are among those, as well as the players for the successful Bookstore Basketball team, Primetime.
- Neat places to go on campus (Scott Little just a little)