- Irish win two before ending week with loss (By STEVE KEPPEL Sports Writer)
The Notre Dame men's lacrosse team struggled in its three-game stretch last week.
- Notre Dame takes care of BYU, falters against Pepperdine (KEVIN BERCHOU Sports Writer)
Mirroring the unpredictable South Bend weather, the 13th Notre Dame women's tennis team had its ups and downs during spring break play.
- Irish look for redemption with solid NIT performance (Kathleen O'Brien Associate Sports Editor)
With the Irish shut out of an NCAA tournament bid, Matt Doherty's club has united around the common goal of earning redemption by winning the National Invitation Tournament.
- Irish luck runs out in Detroit (By TIM LOGAN Sports Writer)
When Notre Dame hockey coach Dave Poulin took the reigns of the fledgling program in 1995, he set a goal for his team: Reach the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) semifinals at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena.
- No. 36 ND places fifth in Blue-Gray Classic (By RACHEL BIBER Sports Writer)
Heading south was no vacation for the Irish men's tennis team as they made their annual trek to the prestigious 16-team Blue-Gray National Classic in Montgomery, Ala. March 16-19.
- Notre Dame defeats Xavier, advances in NIT (By BRIAN KESSLER Assistant Sports Editor)
When your team has just blown a 10-point second half lead and hasn't scored in nearly six minutes, what do you talk about during a media timeout?
- Victory over Colonials sends Irish to Sweet 16 Seniors help Notre Dame avoid NCAA elimination (By KERRY SMITH Sports Editor)
With the NCAA tournament posing a do-or-die situation for the Irish, seniors Danielle Green and Julie Henderson are playing every game like it's their last.
- Victory over Colonials send Irish to Sweet 16 Irish don green jerseys for St. Patrick's day game (Tim Casey Assistant Sports Editor)
A few moments before the starting lineups were announced on Friday night, the sparse Joyce Center crowd suddenly came alive.
- Notre Dame claims first postseason win since 1997 (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Associate Sports Editor)
The Irish men's basketball team triumphed in a total team effort Wednesday that allowed it to win its first-round National Invitation Tournament win over Michigan 75-65.
- Notre Dame pulls away from San Diego in first round (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Associate Sports Editor)
The No. 2-seeded Notre Dame women's basketball team (26-4) opened NCAA tournament play with an emphatic 87-61 win over San Diego (17-13).
- Popes and prophecy (A.J. Boyd Assistant Viewpoint Editor)
On the Ides of March (only coincidentally my birthday) last week, nearly 500 people were killed in a Waco-like conflagration in Uganda. Like some sort of Catholic Branch-Davidians, these eschatological radicals believed that the Virgin Mary had promised them that March 15 was the end of the world. And for them it was.
- Social notes from a bygone era (Mary Beth Ellis Changes in Lattitude, Changes in Attitude)
Authors Note: Grace Hall is home to fax machines and tie-wearing folk in this modern era, but in timeworn days of yore (1996), Grace was an actual dormitory housing actual male students wearing actual khakis. From The Observer's society pages of that halcyon age we bring you this snippet of that genteel gentlemen's domain — otherwise, look for it only in the memories of plaid-wearing, American Express Platinum Card-waving alumnus, for it is no more than a dream remembered, a civilization gone with the wind...
- It's time to laugh at fear (Kate Rowland Read This. It May Save Your Life.)
Over break I went to the dentist to get some cavities filled. I hate going to the dentist. I'm terrified of it. Every time I have to go I dread it for weeks, and when the actual appointment comes around I can barely drive myself there. Sitting in the dentist's chair on Thursday I just about passed out hyperventilating. I don't know why I am so scared of the dentist. I have never had a cruel, sadistic, or even an unpleasant dentist. It's my own personal irrational phobia; I don't even pretend to be brave about it. I just whine and mope and shake a lot when I have to go.
- Honor donors in church (Letter to the Editor )
I wish to respond to the letter of Salvadora Hernandez in The Observer March 6, 2000. The letter in point was headlined "Don't discriminate in church."
- Let's end the graffiti dance (Letter to the Editor )
The Graffiti Dance was a memorable point in my Freshman Orientation at Notre Dame late last summer. Unfortunately it was memeorable for all the wrong reasons. Besides becoming very good at finding a place left on my t-shirt for people to sign and relating my name, dorm and probable major, I came away with nothing more than a t-shirt full of names that meant nothing, phone numbers that would never be called and disbelief in the fact that the graffiti dance was supposed to be the highlight of official Freshman Orientation social events.
- Spring break tragedy (by MOLLY McVOY Saint Mary's Editor)
Tragedy struck Saint Mary's during spring break when senior Kristi Morris was killed in a car crash on her way to Myrtle Beach, S. C. "She was fearless and young. She wasn't threatened by the things that could hurt her," her mother, Margie Wasoski told WNDU. "I begged her not to go that night, not to drive straight through."
- Saint Mary's students fill spring break with service (By KATIE McVOY News Writer)
Last week 11 Saint Mary's women traveled to Virginia to spend a week in service for the residents of Clintwood, Va. Assistant nursing professor Ella Harmeyer accompanied the students on the trip and Sister Jean Korkisch, who lives in Clintwood, organized the week's activities.
- Group questions acedemic standards (By HELENA RAYAM News Writer)
Campus Life Council members returned from spring break with a light agenda, consisting of a review of old business and an announcement of upcoming plans.
- Committee names Kevin White new athletic director (By BRIAN BURKE News Writer)
The overhaul of the Notre Dame athletic department, begun with the resignation of Athletic Director Michael Wadsworth and the removal of Father William Beauchamp from all athletic duties, was completed March 13 when Kevin White was brought aboard as the new athletic director.
- Oasis gets back to basics in Japan (By SEAN KING Scene Music Critic)
Oasis continued its string of sold out concerts across Japan March 5, delivering a hard-hitting 90-minute set to over 15,000 hollering fans. After an often tumultuous and self-evaluating two years for this band, Japan is the perfect place to get back to just playing blue-collar rock 'n' roll and letting the rest take care of itself.
- Campus band sets the `standard' with new CD (Corey Hartmann Scene Music Critic)
One of the greatest things in the world is when you buy or come across a CD that you know absolutely nothing about, listen to it and then really enjoy it.
- Compilation CD offers the best of the London club scene (Tom Ogorzalek London Scene Music Critic)
In the vast mental wasteland that is popular culture, there are two beacons that serve as guides for those who seek Complete Mindlessness. The first is Howard Stern and his cohorts, having polluted our airwaves in their attempts to make us laugh and gasp. The second, far less menacing Essence of Mindlessness, is dance music. When one wants to simply get down, ignoring all other qualifications that would otherwise be required for something to be considered art, it is not necessary to look any further than the nearest Eurotrash discotheque.