- Rockne's legend lives on (By ANDREW SOUKUP Associate Sports Editor)
Seventy years ago last Saturday, a small plane plummeted through the night clouds hanging over Kansas, spinning end over end. One wing had fallen off, and a trail of smoke followed the plane through the sky. It continued its dive until it plunged into the ground, instantly killing all eight passengers aboard.
- Johnson replaces Milligan for Belles (By KATIE McVOY Associate Sports Editor)
Athletic director Lynn Kachmarik announced last week the athletic department hired Bobby Johnston of McLean, Va., to take the helm of the Belles' soccer program. McLean replaces two-year head coach Jason Mulligan, who resigned at the end of the 2000 season.
- Alumni praise champions Cheering with style (Doug Weglarz class of '89)
Congratulations to Coach McGraw and the entire women's basketball team. It was a joy to watch. Best wishes to all.
- Alumni praise champions Bringing transition to co-education full circle (Diane Dirkers Jones class of '84)
Imagine a prototype raven-haired green-eyed Fighting Irish hero with a good Celtic name like Riley — and her first name is Ruth!
- Alumni praise champions Championship shows that women belong (Bill Wilder class of '76)
All of us who watched your inspiring performance this season are gratified you have achieved your ultimate goal: A National Championship. We are so pleased and delighted all your hard work has paid off.
- Alumni praise champions A classy victory (James Brennan class of '89)
Congratulations to Coach McGraw, Ruth Riley and the womens' basketball team on their national championship. Congratulations too to the Notre Dame student body for the classy way in which they celebrated the victory (unlike Purdue). Well done!
- Quote of the day (Pete Rose baseball player)
"Somebody's got to win and somebody's got to lose — I believe in letting the other guys lose."
- Picketers prostest SMC's non-union protestors (Myra McGriff Saint Mary's Editor)
Union organizers and workers began picketing Monday morning on Route 31 at Saint Mary's two entrances.
- Victory buzz hits campus (Jason McFarley News Editor)
Sunday night the Notre Dame community watched the women's basketball team win the national championship game against Purdue in St. Louis.
- ND students find remains in Appalachia (Maureen Smithe Associate News Editor)
While most students spent their spring breaks relaxing in the sunshine of a tropical locale, one group of nine Notre Dame students and one from Saint Mary's spent the week cleaning up an abandoned funeral home in Charlestown, West Virginia.
- Lecture tackles hip-hop, feminism (Emily Welsh News Writer)
- Logan earns award as publications earn top honors (Mike Connolly News Writer)
The Indiana Collegiate Press Association named Notre Dame senior Tim Logan the Brook Baker Collegiate Journalist of the Year at its awards banquet Saturday night. Logan served as News Editor, Assistant Managing Editor and In Focus Editor during his four years of work for The Observer.
- Review: Ben Harper (By TOM OGORZALEK Scene Music Critic)
Over the past five years, Ben Harper has established himself as one of the most charismatic and soulful musicians to make an appearance on pop radio.
- Review: Tortoise (By CHRIS YUNT Scene Music Critic)
Perhaps the title of Tortoise's latest album, Standards, optimistically suggests the future of popular music to come. Or maybe it's somewhat of a band mission statement as Tortoise continues to push the envelope of musical innovation to just within reach of anyone open to something exciting and different.
- RUN-DMC is back (By BRIAN KORNMANN Scene Music Critic)
There are not many bands in the music industry, particularly within the hip-hop circle, that can remain successful for nearly 20 years. Then again, RUN-DMC has never been just another hip-hop band. From its major label debut in 1983, RUN-DMC has always been a source of innovation, not just within hip-hop, but within the music industry as a whole.