- BOOKSTORE BASKETBALL XXXI: Hitting the courts 31st annual 5-on-5 tournament tips off today (By MIKE CONNOLLY Senior Staff Writer)
Bookstore Basketball XXXI tips off today starting at 4 p.m. with 16 first-round and preliminary-round games scheduled for the Stepan courts. No. 30 Heteroskedasticity was the only ranked team scheduled to play today, but the game has been rescheduled to later this weekend.
- BOOKSTORE BASKETBALL XXXI: Hitting the courts New rules limit number of varsity athletes on teams (By MIKE CONNOLLY Senior Staff Writer)
New eligibility rules for Bookstore XXXI are designed to level the playing field and produce a more competitive tournament, according to head commissioner Brian Clemency.
- FOOTBALL: Mattison makes change (By ANDREW SOUKUP Sports Writer)
No roller coaster could have more peaks and valleys than the one Greg Mattison rode in December.
- BASEBALL: Rallying Irish use momentum (By JOE HETTLER Assistant Sports Editor)
After taking two of three Big East games from St. John's and pulling off a come-from-behind win against Western Michigan in the past week, the Notre Dame baseball team heads into back-to-back Big East doubleheaders with confidence and momentum.
- WOMEN'S ROWING: Irish need focus to win Crew Classic (by MARK ZAVODNYIK Sports Writer)
The women's rowing team will have to get over its solid performance at last weekend's San Diego Crew Classic in a hurry.
- ND SOFTBALL: Wissen looks to pitch winner (By MATT LOZAR Sports Writer)
Carrie Wisen is showing people more than one freshman pitcher is on the Notre Dame softball pitching staff. In today's game against Purdue, Wisen looks to continue her impressive pitching performances.
- SMC SOFTBALL: Belles game cancelled again (By SARAH RYKOWSKI Sports Writer)
The Saint Mary's softball team got an unexpected week off and will reopen conference play with its first league home game at Saint Mary's against Alma.
- Nuclear Peace (Joe Ackerman News Writer)
With the ongoing violence in the Middle East, the ever-present threat of terrorist attack, and the general uncertainty and fear of violence in the world today, peace has never seemed more far off than it does today. Everyday it seems we are all deluged with headlines of suicide bombings and more harsh and violent rhetoric being laid out by leaders around the world.
- Hospital's move hurts area poor (Todd David Whitmore The Common Good)
The South Bend Tribune has reported that St. Joseph's Hospital is going to be moving from its current South Bend location to a location north-east of the city, closer to Granger. The Tribune reports a claim of concern on the part of the Catholic hospital for those people — many of whom are poor and of color — who will have to travel greater distance to reach the new location.
- All employees should not be punished (Andrew Malahowski third-year law student)
This week, Anderson layed off 7,000 employees. This action was caused by the nation's lack of faith in Anderson's future as a viable firm, which was caused in turn by the Justice Department's indictment of Anderson for obstruction of justice. The Justice Department better be able to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that Anderson, the firm, and not merely a few partners, engaged in the obstruction of justice.
- Notre Dame's liturgical life is the best available (Marlayna Soenneker Here We Go Again: Letters From Exile)
They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I daresay that it's true. I've never missed the dining hall the way I miss it here. (I've never missed the dining hall before, but that's immaterial.) Having to cook for myself has made me a lot more grateful for the times and places where my needs are filled by someone else.
- Arafat is a terrorist (Luke Burke Dillon Hall)
This letter is written in response to the letter by Sorour Alotaibi that appeared in Monday's Observer.
- Senate tables budget proposal (MEGHANNE DOWNES Assistant News Editor)
The Financial Management Board presented its budget to the Senate for approval on Wednesday; however, the senators opted to table the budget until the meeting for review.
- Ex-Marshal to head Saint Mary's security (SARAH RYKOWSKI News Writer)
For another two weeks, Saint Mary's will have two directors of security.
- ND reorganizes PR dept. (HELENA PAYNE News Editor)
Notre Dame Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications Lou Nanni has recently announced the reorganization of the office as well as the two new selections of Dennis Moore as the department's associate vice president and the new assistant vice president, Shannon Cullinan.
- SMC alcohol policy unaffected by ND (NATALIE BAILEY News Writer)
Saint Mary's alcohol policy is not going to change anytime soon, campus officials said.
- Bishop and Foley outline term goals (PAM RONSON News Writer)
Libby Bishop and Trip Foley are making changes to student government designed to create new ways of programming and coordinating between existing clubs.
- ND student alleges gang rape Alleged victim accuses 1 former, 3 current Irish football players (By HELENA PAYNE News Editor)
St. Joseph County police are investigating the alleged gang rape of a 20-year-old female Notre Dame student by four male Notre Dame students.
- Laughs, sobs, cheap beer and Sega "A Night of One-Acts" examines both the mundane and the abstract (By JOE MUTO Scene Writer)
Dickey Seaman's housekeeper wants to teach him about the birds and bees. There's only one problem: Dicky isn't attracted to her. She's 30 years older than he is and not exactly svelte.
- Bad premise gives `Smoochy' the kiss of death (By C. SPENCER BEGGS Scene Editor)
For anyone who ever secretly wondered if Barney was actually a friendless alcoholic or Elmo had to attend court-ordered anger management classes, "Death to Smoochy" may seem like a deviously pleasurable romp through the sordid version of children's entertainment. Unfortunately, director Danny DeVito fails to deliver anything more sinisterly pleasing than stealing two pieces of fruit from the dining hall: sounds like it's living on the edge until you realize that you now have two bruised apples.
- High thrills in `High Crimes' (By EMILY HOWALD Assistant Scene Editor)
"High Crimes" is yet another thrilling and attention-grasping flick by the wonderfully paired duo of Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. These two have not been on the screen together since 1997's "Kiss the Girls," but their on-screen chemistry prevails again in this continuous quest for the truth and justice.
- Two Tickets for "The Rookie" `Rookie:' another touching baseball movie (By Melissa Rauch and Paul Camarata Scene Movie Critics)
If living in South Bend hasn't eroded your belief in the eternal renewal of springtime, then perhaps a film about baseball still can. Time to root, root, root for the home team as Melissa Rauch (MR) and Paul Camarata (PC) make a double play on "The Rookie."