- Belles look to earn wins with mental focus (By KATIE MCVOY Associate Sports Editor)
Today's tennis match doesn't have as much to do with serves and backhands as it does with mental focus and determination. Saint Mary's will be facing off against the Knights of Calvin in a battle that may foretell the results of the MIAA tournament.
- Brey's BOB finishes with 21-6 first-round victory (By BRIAN BURKE and KATHLEEN O'BRIEN)
He's not Allen Iverson, but Monday afternoon former George Washington player and current Notre Dame head basketball coach Mike Brey showed he can still run the floor.
- Irish show command with Big East sweep of Rutgers (By CHRIS FEDERICO Sports Writer)
The headed into Piscataway, New Jersey for a crucial three-game series with Big East rival Rutgers last weekend.
- Seniors lead Irish to win over Air Force (By JOE LICANDRO Sports Writer)
Thanks to three goals apiece from seniors Todd Ulrich and Jon Harvey, combined with another strong performance from senior goalie Kirk Howell, the men's lacrosse team easily defeated its Great Western Lacrosse League rivals Air Force Falcons 13 to 2.
- Irish come back to earn 4-3 victory over Baylor (By KATIE HUGHES Sports Writer)
Fighting high winds and weather conditions, the 16th-ranked men's tennis team sent Baylor packing in Texas this weekend, defeating the team 4-3.
- Burrito Revolution (Adam Turner Web Administrator)
As the recently self-appointed chief connoisseur of campus burrito affairs, I felt obligated to let everyone know what has happened since my article ran in the paper two Fridays ago. My scathing criticism of the Huddle Mart, as well as the protest that ensued, has returned justice to the world. We stormed into the Huddle Friday afternoon, with our signs declaring slogans like "Bring back Little Juan!" and "Why have you taken my soul away?" Little Juan is not back on his shelf, as my group of fifteen protesters demanded, but in his place was placed our new best friend, "El Monterey: Half Pound Beef and Bean burrito." We obviously took our small, determined force and angrily demanded that justice be returned to the Huddle Mart, and we backed management into a corner, and there was much celebrating as they signed the order form to put El Monterey onto the shelf. This was an unforeseen twist, and not a bad one. One fellow burrito rights activist, John [name withheld for fear of reprisal], declared El Monterey to be responsible for making "The bomb burrito."
- Clothing option-full (Molly Strzelecki Growing Up to be a Kid)
There seems to have been a lot of talk lately on clothes and what they say about people. If you think about it, judging a person by the clothes he or she wears is a lot like the old phrase, "judging a book by its cover." It is what is inside that counts.
- Law School caught in a downward spiral (Letter to the editor )
The new U.S. News & World Report law school ratings came out last week and, once again, Notre Dame Law took a tumble down the rankings. Regardless of whether you agree with the ranking system, the truth is that employers and prospective students care about where the school stands. In the past few years, the Law School has had deans and prominent professors leaving town faster than a Michigan fan after a blowout loss at Notre Dame Stadium (except they don't have any intention of coming back in two years).
- Justifying slavery reparations (Letter to the editor )
For the past two years or so, I've been following the often heated and controversial issue of reparations for slavery, and across the nation, most white folks are vehemently against reparations of any sort. Hell, you mention a mere apology for slavery and their shorts get all knotted. I truly believe that there would be another civil war if the U.S. government ever considered this measure. Let me share with you why I'm still waiting on my 80 acres and a mule.
- Plight of streetchildren important issue in Africa (Britanny Morehouse It's All About Anthropology)
AIDS is not the only story in Africa. There are many more topics that deserve just as much media attention, public awareness and international support. A couple months ago, I wrote a piece about political corruption in Kenya and the murder of Father John Kaiser, an American missionary priest. Indeed, Father John taught me a great deal, and each day he continues to guide and guard me. However, his voice is only one amongst many voices in Kenya that have left me with a reason to teach others about what why we need to help fellow nations in need. The other voices that ring in my ears are those of the little Kenyan streetchildren.
- Saint Mary's names commencement speaker (Kerry Smith News Writer)
Paula Madison, president and general manager of KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, will deliver the Commencement address at Saint Mary's graduation ceremony, the College announced in a press release Monday.
- Board creates focus groups on women's issues, concerns (Colleen McCarthy Assistant News Editor)
Focus groups designed to ask students what kind of programming they want to see surrounding issues of women's sexuality, health and violence against women have not generated as much participation as the administration hoped for, reported Linda Timm, vice president of student affairs to the Saint Mary's Board of Governance.
- Cruz urges Latinos to pursue college degrees (Myra McGriff Saint Mary's Editor)
In Monday's lecture, "Benefits and importance of education for the Latin community," Miriam Cruz, former Deputy Assistant to President Carter for Hispanic Affairs, outlined a successful career for young Latinos.
- OTR reach creative height with Films for Radio (By GREG RUEHLMANN Scene Music Critic)
The road to musical success is rarely easy. The typical band must spend years fostering a fan base, finding the right label, and developing its sound before it can achieve a breakthrough hit — if it ever does. A band that has certainly paid its dues over the last decade is the Cincinnati-based group Over the Rhine. Led by the husband-wife song writing duo of Linford Detweiler (piano, keyboard) and Karin Bergquist (vocals, guitar), the group has endured record label problems and the departure of two band members. But judging from their new release, Films for Radio, all of OTR's struggles are finally about to pay off.
- India.Arie emerges as powerful new R&B force (By ARIENNE THOMPSON Scene Music Critic)
Commonly thought to be reserved for white rock artists, like Sheryl Crow, or old blues singers, like B.B. King, the guitar has been an instrument largely ignored by black artists in the genre of modern rhythm and blues and neo-soul. With the exceptions of Brian McKnight, Tony Rich, Raphael Saadiq and a handful of others, the guitar has not traditionally been embraced as a focal instrument in R & B recording. However, with her debut album Acoustic Soul, India.Arie manages to display the potential of the guitar as an essential element of neo-soul.
- The Samples perform perfect mix of old and new (By LISA BRUNO Scene Music Critic)
Sean Kelly, lead singer of the Samples, said the Samples always bring the rain, and the band did just that Thursday night.
- Double album showcases DiFranco's diversity (By MAUREEN SMITHE Scene Music Critic)
Often described as a jazz, funk, soul, rock and folk artist, Ani DiFranco continues to defy generalizations. Her newest album, Revelling/Reckoning, leaves listeners with this same conundrum — who is Ani DiFranco?