- Jones makes big strides on offense for Notre Dame (By BRIAN BURKE Sports Writer)
When Julius Jones arrived on campus last August from his home in Big Stone Gap, Va., he was making a leap from one of the the smallest high school football teams in the state to the most storied college football program in the land.
- Irish find depth from underclassmen on pitching staff (By NOAH AMSTADTER Sports Writer)
Going into the season, Irish baseball coach Paul Mainieri was unsure about the quality of his starting pitching behind returning standouts Aaron Heilman and Scott Cavey.
- Belles split series with Knights (By KAREN SCHAFF Sports Writer)
The Belles had a solid day Wednesday during their doubleheader at Calvin College. Saint Mary's lost the first game in eight innings 5-4, but came back strong for the second game winning 7-4.
- ND looks to improve Big East record (Observer Staff Report )
The Notre Dame softball team, currently ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Northeast region, kicks off its weekend competition against Rutgers Satur-day and wraps up when it meets Villanova at home Sunday.
- Irish set to pick up more NCAA qualifying bids (By BRIAN BURKE Sports Writer)
Coming off a weekend of rewriting school and track records, the Notre Dame men's and women's track and field teams head to Oxford, Ohio this weekend for the Miami Invitational. While the Irish exceeded expectations in last week's scoring meet, several athletes believe the performances could improve as they face tougher competition Saturday.
- Notre Dame heads east to take on No. 16 William and Mary (By KEVIN BERCHOU Sports Writer)
The cupcakes have been devoured. It's finally time for the main course.
- Irish look to stop 5-game slide with successful road trip (By SARAH RYKOWSKI Sports Writer)
The Irish women's lacrosse team has two chances this weekend to stop its losing streak, which was stretched to a fifth game after a loss to Georgetown on Wednesday.
- Notre Dame, Butler match up in heated rivalry (By STEVE KEPPEL Sports Writer)
This Saturday the Notre Dame men's lacrosse team will travel to Indianapolis to play its second-straight Great Western Lacrosse League match as they take on the Butler Bulldogs.
- Saint Mary's made right choice on WRC (Editorial )
Although Saint Mary's does not produce a significant amount of apparel, the College had a moral obligation to join the anti-sweatshop movement. A school that pales in comparison to large universities which base a significant portion of their income on apparel sales, many could doubt the institution had much to offer in the debate over sweatshop monitoring.
- Quote of the Day (Lily Tomlin actress)
"Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working honest Americans. It's the other two percent that get all the publicity. But then — we elected them."
- Students' religious freedom denied on Lenten Fridays (Joanna Mikulski Tuesday Voice on Friday)
Last Friday, I sat in South Dining Hall, marveling at my friends' suddenly vegetarian diets. Salads, tofu and cereal replaced the hamburgers, chicken patties and beef burritos that usually graced their dinner plates. As I munched on my plate of steamed vegetables, I did not as usual feel like a dietary pariah or the resident health nut. ("What? Is this nuts and berries day?" a friend asked once after glancing at my tray.) Unfortunately their dietetic shifts did not result from a conscious choice. A Catholic institution, the University serves no meat in the dining halls on Fridays during Lent.
- Love by the glow of a computer (Letter to the Editor )
I would like to take issue with the letter about "Loving in the Computer Lab." I have a question for Noman or any followers/proponents of his request/thesis: how exactly are we supposed to control our natural urges with the fruitful and erotic activities of telnetting, ftping and compiling going on? We're only human, you know ... Furthermore, if you've heard some of the start-up sounds and seen some of the wallpaper/backgrounds, then you would know that this concept of love is just what computing is all about. What's better than turning on your computer and hearing that beautiful sound of "You've got mail!"? It's enough to make me try to woo an archenemy.
- Rape survivors are not alone (Letter to the Editor )
I would like to applaud the woman who reported her rape. It took great courage. Please know that even though the campus statistics don't reflect it, you are not alone. As a member of Campus Alliance for Rape Elimination(CARE) and a fellow survivor, I have done some presentations at dorms about my experience. I have met at least twenty women who have been raped. While most have not reported it, those who have been raped off-campus and reported it would not be counted in the statistics because the law does not require the college to do so.
- Abortion an issue of respect for sex (Letter to the Editor )
I often read the columns in the Observer, and most of the time I am content with letting the writers' opinions go by without even thinking about ways to disagree. This is not one of those times. I am responding to the Inside Column that appeared on Wednesday, April 5.
- One Victim's Voice One in four women is raped or sexually assaulted before finishing college. Forty-two percent of victims keep silent about the crime. (MICHELLE KRUPA Senior Staff Writer)
Editor's Note: "Emily" and "Kelly" are pseudonyms.
- Rapagnani: Legality, bandwidth concerns with Napster (KIFLIN TURNER News Writer)
The decision to put the computer program Napster on moratorium is causing an ongoing controversy at universities all across the country. Napster is an application that allows its users to share mp3 files in a unique file-sharing system.
- Tomes, Fogarty share experience ministering to gangs (PATRICK BRENNAN News Writer)
Ministering to gang members can be dangerous but spiritually fulfilling, said Brother Bill Tomes, who has worked with gang members for more than 17 years. Tomes and Brother Jim Fogarty visited the basement of Fisher Hall Wednesday night to talk about their ministry.
- Chatting it up with the guys behind the campus' favorite Website NDToday.com's creators tell the inspiration for their site, how they keep it going and what they see for the future of their venture (By GEOFF HEIPLE Scene Writer)
Here's a poll for you: What Website has had the most profound effect on the students of Notre Dame this year? While many would check the box for Abercrombie.com, the big winner is a local upstart — NDToday.com. This site has come from near obscurity to establish itself as a mainstay in the lives of many students, faculty and alumni. Developed by three enterprising students, NDToday has become a campus sensation with its great features, student info and general Web-surfing potential. NDToday is a portal site; that is, it specifically targets Notre Dame students, with the goal of having NDToday serve as the primary launching page for its users when they connect to the internet. Drawing nearly 20,000 page views per day, NDToday has grown from an idea to a reality.