- Who we are (Jeff Beam Cartoonist)
The clock is ticking.
- Changing minds, saving lives through kindness and respect (Charles Rice )
Let me tell you a true story about something that happened a few days ago.
- How to de-stress (Kate Rowland )
If you are at all like me, you are a little strung out right now. End of the year projects and term papers due the last day of classes are building up. Finals, though not quite upon us, are certainly imminent. The knowledge that you have prepared for your history final by studiously not attending class and reliably never doing your reading should be reaching your brain about now. Even if youÕre a senior, you still have that minimum amount of work to get done to graduate, and most seniors have, as I have, put this all off as long as possible to hang about with friends.
- Poor 'kept in place' by government, capitalism (letter to the editor, Gary Sudborough )
Amadou Diallo was shot 41 times by the New York City police for pulling a wallet out of his pocket. Abner Louima was brutalized with a broomstick and suffered permanent injury due to this same police department. In Los Angeles there is the ever-expanding Rampart scandal, where police planted drugs and guns on people to incriminate them and even shot a handcuffed person in the head causing paralysis, and then helped send him to prison as a criminal. A few years ago in Philadelphia, there was a similar police scandal.
- Knights of Columbus donations help charities throughout area (By HELENA RAYAM News Writer)
Over 20 years ago, Notre Dame football fans might have seen students wildly shouting on South Quad trying to sell a hoagie or two. More recently, however, the food of choice for the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus (K of C) concession stand has been steak. Recently donating $43,500 to charities, the steak sale is just one of the fundraisers that has allowed the Knights to help South Bend and surrounding communities.
- Malloy, Crenshaw dedicate new (Special to the Observer )
The William K. and Natalie O. Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame was dedicated Monday and is open to the public beginning today.
- Committee may be dissolved, revamped (By HELENA RAYAM News Writer)
The dissolution or change in function of the Campus Life Council (CLC) is a possibility for the future, as members debated this and other last minute issues at the final meeting of the CLC of the school year Monday.
- Londomers caught in anti-capitalist protest (By FINN PRESSLY London Correspondent)
- Fatboy Slim takes trip down memory lane (By CHRISTOPHER SHIPLEY Scene Music Critic)
When asked in 1988 to describe the music that he wanted to make, the answer for Norman Cook was the kind that would get people on the dance floor.
- Zeppelin guitarist refuses to sing the blues (By EMMETT MALLOY Scene Music Critic)
Poor Jimmy Page. The former Led Zeppelin guitarist and rock guru is just itching to play some Zep songs but none of his old bandmates are interested. Although frontman Robert Plant was up for a mini-reunion a few years back, he now prefers playing English pubs with an oldies-blues cover band. Ex-bassist John Paul Jones — who was left out of the Page-Plant tour — is currently enjoying success with his debut album and first solo tour. So instead of singing the blues, Page has teamed up with the torchbearers of southern-fried boogie, The Black Crowes.
- Boy bands battle it out for fans' approval (By LAURA ROMPF Scene Music Critic)
For the fifth straight week, teen idols 'N Sync retained the top spot on the national music charts with their sophomore album No Strings Attached. A similar phenomenon occurred last May when the Backstreet Boys' released their second album Millennium. Although both albums have quality pop songs, Millennium's overall variety makes it a much stronger album.
- `High Fidelity' soundtrack has rare variety (By JOE LARSON Scene Music Critic)
Have you ever tried to make a soundtrack of your life? A collection of songs that explain exactly who you are when you made it? I'm not talking about songs you like because they're funny or popular, but songs that define you. (I hope the soundtrack of your life does not contain "Barbie Girl" in German.) I mean songs that simply convey a set of particular emotions that make you remember meaningful feelings you've had during your life. I mean songs that stir you inside. I mean music that takes you over and forces you to remember those events of your life which cannot be described in just words. They are the songs that eventually become the emotions they convey.