- BOOKSTORE XXX:"Five Reasons" looks to tame concrete jungle (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Senior Staff Writer)
This year's top-ranked Bookstore Basketball team not only has "Five Reasons Your Girl Left You" on its roster; it's got five reasons you don't want to play this squad.
- MEN'S BASKETBALL: Banquet honors program (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Senior Staff Writer)
"Back Where We Belong" was the theme of the annual Notre Dame Men's Basketball Banquet Wednesday night.
- BASEBALL: Naumann wins, Irish bounce back to smack Flyers (By CHRIS FEDERICO Sports Writer)
After the Irish dropped a tough game to Ball State Tuesday night, head coach Paul Mainieri was noticeably displeased with his team's performance. His Irish looked out of sync most of the night, committing errors, missing signals and failing to execute on bunts and hit-and-runs.
- WOMEN'S TENNIS: Saint Mary's thrashes Albion College with singles wins (By JENNIFER BARTALINO Sports Writer)
By the end of the night Wednesday, the Belles tennis team finally let out a long-overdue sigh of relief as their conference opponents, Albion College, finally succumbed to the pressure of yet another high intensity match.
- A job by any other name is not the same (Matt Orenchuk Assistant Web Administrator)
This spring break my friends and I took a road trip to sunny Florida. I had two disposable cameras, and on the way down to Florida I took pictures. Not that big of a deal, right? Well, I didn't take just any old picture along the way. I took a picture of a bridge going across the Ohio River in Louisville. I took a picture of the skyline in Nashville, and when we went to New Orleans I made sure I had a picture of the Louisiana Superdome. My friends ridiculed me and called me a big dork. This may be so, but I don't think it has anything to do with me taking pictures on the road trip. You see, I am a civil engineer. That means that I think things like buildings and bridges are cool. Since I was a kid these things have interested me. On my road trip I was showing a passion for what I want to do in life. And I think that is a pretty cool thing. I have found something that I enjoy, and even better it is something that I can have a career in.
- Having the readiness to sacrifice (Todd David Whitmore The Common Good)
Last week I submitted an application for my daughter, Flannery, to attend the Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) at Notre Dame next fall. For me, this action had an additional level of meaning because I served on the original University committee that helped convince the administration that on-site child care was both desirable and doable.
- Thank you for support in our tragedy (Steve and Paula Nemeth Depere, Wis.)
We have always been aware that the Notre Dame "community" is made up of special people but we didn't realize to what extent. With the recent passing of our daughter, Jenny, we have been blanketed with with support and comfort from many people. These acts of kindness as well as the outpouring of help and cooperation have been a tremendous blessing to us.
- Show Saint Mary's the money (Carolyn Kelley senior)
Last Wednesday I served as the moderator at the open forum addressing the issue of "The Vagina Monologues." I bit my tongue and refrained from adding my own opinion in order to remain a neutral moderator. I wanted to join in support of, not only "The Vagina Monologues," but of the women who courageously performed them on our campus.
- In defense of free trade (Patrick Blaney senior)
If there is one thing I have learned after 22 years, it is that we all have a pet peeve or two. I am no different. Call me quirky, but muddled economic arguments get my attention like fingernails on a chalkboard. Therefore, I must express my disagreement with Travis Metcalfe's column in Tuesday's edition of The Observer. He has valid concerns regarding the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), and I applaud him for voicing them, but the conclusions he draws ignore basic economic theory.
- People cannot be contained by race (Susan L. Sprecher Hesburgh Library staff)
I have always thought that the American Association of Anthropology's stance to "discredit any decisive notion of race," as cited in Anthony Pagliarini's letter Tuesday, is misinterpreted if it is used to argue that there are no definable genetic differences among human populations. This seems to be a particularly blinkered attitude in an era that celebrates diversity and values biodiversity.
- Take charge of your taco (The Notre Dame Student/Farmworker Alliance April 4, 2001)
As human beings who support the rights of others, we have a responsibility to be moral consumers. As the recent campaign against sweatshops has shown, consumers can and should be concerned with what the money that they spend goes to support.
- Quote of the Day (Gore Vidal author)
"A good deed never goes unpunished."
- A long way from home University employees tell how international sanctions kept their family apart (By KATE NAGENGAST Associate News Editor)
Joseph Araman, a captain for Notre Dame Security/Police, sat on the sofa in his home in South Bend with his 4-year-old daughter, Sarah. He was sweating.
- Members discuss TCEs in Moscona's first meeting as VP (By ERIN LaRUFFA News Writer)
After student body vice president Brian Moscona was sworn in Wednesday night, the new Student Senate began its work for the 2001-2002 school year. Part of that work involved learning about a senate Diversity Committee report that will be presented to the Academic Council on April 18. The report recommends removing the question about student ethnicity from Teacher Course Evaluations (TCEs), according to former Pangborn senator Kaitlyn Dudley, who chaired the Diversity Committee during the 2000-2001 senate.
- Brann lectures on `Greatness' of books (By C. SPENCER BEGGS News Writer)
Eva Brann kicked off the Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) department's conference entitled "Liberal Learning and the Great Books" Wednesday evening with her lecture "About the Greatness of Great Books."
- Saint Mary's raises tuition by 6 percent (By MIKE CONNOLLY News Writer)
Citing a desire to remain competitive with its peer institutions, the Board of Trustees will increase Saint Mary's tuition 6 percent for the 2001-02 school year. Next year's total cost will average $25,939.
- Organizers look for higher turnout at sexuality focus groups (By NOREEN GILLESPIE News Writer)
Turnout has been low for a series of focus groups designed to discuss issues of sexuality on campus, according to Linda Timm, vice president for student affairs.
- 'Spy Kids' brings creative genius to family flick (GUNDER KEHOE Scene Movie Critic)
It's hard these days to balance a life of love and espionage but it's even harder to make a decent kids movie that doesn't lose the older half of its audience. Most movies aimed at the younger generation must give the parents shivers as was painfully evident when the "Pokemon" trailer graced the screen. After all, parents pay for the tickets and buy the Goobers, so God forbid they should actually enjoy the show.
- Avoid raunchy `Tomcats' at all costs (JUDE SEYMOUR Scene Movie Critic)
"Tomcats" is a waste of celluloid, a waste of money and a waste of time. After 105 minutes, it led this reviewer to one conclusion: it is the worst movie he has ever seen. "Tomcats'" combination of disgusting humor, atrocious acting and idiotic plots are only three reasons why no one should see this movie.
- `Someone Like You' more than just a chick flick (ADAM WELTLER Scene Movie Critic)
If you think "Someone Like You" is just another chick flick, you're absolutely right. Not much differentiates this movie from the plethora of female-targeted romantic comedies that guys have been dragged to by a girlfriend; but, luckily, "Someone Like You" has its humorous moments and a talented cast to keep women interested and men from dying of boredom.
- `Crimes and Misdemeanors' raises tough questions (JUDE SEYMOUR Scene Movie Critic)
"The eyes of God are on us always," Judah Rosenthal's dad told him growing up. At the turn of the century, the Rosenthal family seems to be divided in terms of how they view their faith. Judah's dad is a strict follower: "If a man performs an act of evil, God sees. He will be punished for eternity."