- A Few Suggestions (Laura Petelle Assistant News Editor)
Now and then student government attracts my attention, usually by mishandling an election.
- Keeping up with Bob Jones (Mike Marchand Questionable Freedoms)
On February 2nd, Republican presidential front-runner George W. Bush made a campaign speech before students at South Carolina's Bob Jones University. Bob Jones' bylaws forbade interracial dating until they were recently repealed. However, its president stands by his claim that Catholicism is a heretical cult. Since his visit, Bush has been near-slanderously slammed as a bigot and a racist by liberal headhunters in the media. Attacks have even been made in The Observer, twice by Gary Caruso on Feb. 15 and 29 and most recently by Jim Kwiatt on March 9.
- Notre Dame is hiding the facts about sweatshops (Aaron Krieder Think, Question, Resist)
The momentum has shifted. In December, when the Progressive Student Alliance (PSA) first made an official proposal for Notre Dame to leave the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and join the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), the FLA had 130 schools and the WRC only had two. After three months of student activism, there are now 20 schools in the WRC (including Michigan), and four have left the FLA.
- Quote of the Day (Spiro Agnew Politician)
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- Creeps aren't the only cause (Letter to the editor )
This letter is directed at the comments of Mr. McDonald, who wrote a letter on Friday, March 24th concerning the meat market mentality that he believes pervades Notre Dame's campus. In the interest of honesty, I must admit that for the most part I agree with you. I don't, however, think that this phenomenon is particular to Notre Dame but is simply an integrated part of life at most colleges. It was certainly the case at my undergrad.
- A blatant abuse of power (Letter to the Editor )
Lately the environment has been really nice here at Notre Dame. The weather is nice and people socialize more outside. Unfortunately, there has been an issue that has been annoying my friends and I. To put it simply, I feel that the Notre Dame Police Department has been abusing their power recently.
- SMC women honor women at annual dinner ceremony (By COLLEEN McCARTHY Associate News Editor)
The Saint Mary's community gathered Sunday evening at the fourth annual "Women Honoring Women Dinner" to celebrate the contributions, hard work and dedication of female faculty and staff members nominated by students.
- Grant sparks internship program University-wide project will focus on (By HELENA RAYAM News Writer)
The College of Business (COB) received a $100,000 grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to start an internship program that gives students entrepreneurship experience.
- Prospective Belles sample school at Accepted Day (By SARAH RYKOWSKI Saint Mary's News Editor)
Saint Mary's seventh annual Accepted Student Day on Campus was the largest ever, attended by 215 students and their families.
- Asian-American journalist, CEO speaks at AAA banquet (By JASON McFARLEY News Writer)
It was a celebrtion of heritage Sunday night at the Morris Inn as entrepreneur Jeff Yang gave the keynote address at the Asian-American Association's (AAA) annual faculty-student banquet.
- A modest Jimmy Fallon entertains ND crowd (By JOHN HUSTON Scene Writer)
Jimmy Fallon is a rising star. As a cast member of Saturday Night Live, he has begun to get more prominent roles since he joined the show in 1998.
- And the NAZZ winners are... (By AMANDA GRECO Scene Editor)
NAZZ, the Battle of the Bands, went off this weekend surprisingly well. Everything ran smoothly and on schedule. The turn-out was more than expected and the crowd was enthusiastic — and sweaty. So far, no injuries resulting from moshing or crowd surfing have been reported, though witnesses say there were a few overzealous concert-goers who had abrupt introductions with the Senior Bar floor.
- Don't fear the reefer Scene reviews two books that attempt to shed some light on this controversial plant (By BRIAN McLAUGHLIN Scene Book Critic)
Last week, literally dozens of wary, wide-eyed looks and nervous giggles were thrown my way by fellow classmates and dorm mates. No I didn't have some weird growth on my forehead, or drink mixers sticking out of my nostrils. All the strange looks were because of the two books I read last week, Offbeat Marijuana and Highlights: the Illustrated History of Cannabis. It seems that keywords such as "marijuana" and "cannabis," as well as illustrations of bongs and of course the notorious hemp leaf, still carry with them a plethora of unspoken, but vehemently negative connotations that cause many people to respond with fear or even anger. The problem is that more often than not, this response is an automatic reflex resulting from both ignorance and brainwashing. The brainwashing comes from the popular stance on marijuana in this nation, which is much like the popular stance on the devil — it is evil, evil EVIL! And of course, the ignorance I speak of stems directly from that brainwashing since we as young people are rarely given many facts about the true nature of marijuana and the plant it comes from. These two books attempt to shed some light on the subject in an effort to dispel some of the unwarranted hysteria and unfortunate lack of knowledge about marijuana and the cannabis plant.
- The digital divide (Mike Revers access denied)