- Instructing the Irish Bobby Clark brings focus to struggling Irish program (Noah Amstadter Sports Editor)
Change is in the air.
- Ogilvie leads Irish to 9-1 blowout against Wolverines (Jeff Baltruzak Assistant Sports Editor)
When it's Michigan, don't expect Notre Dame to take the game lightly.
- Grow hopes to overcome two losses to take home gold (Noah Amstadter Sports Editor)
Liz Grow is looking for redemption — in a small, golden package that she can hang around her neck.
- Repeat not likely as Irish head to New Jersey (Noah Amstadter Sports Editor)
A year ago, Notre Dame dominated the Big East outdoor championships, finishing with 164 points to second place Conn-ecticut's 111. But that was a team that boasted graduated senior stars Chris Cochran, Marshaun West, Tim Kober, Phil Mishka and Matt Thompson. Now they all are gone, and some key Irish athletes are competing at less than 100 percent.
- Belles look to end season with championship (Katie McVoy Associate Sports Editor)
It's time to live happily ever after.
- Notre Dame faces Big East challenge at Villanova (Peter Frasso Sports Writer)
This Friday, the No. 9 Irish women's softball team faces possibly their biggest test in Big East play, as they face second place Villanova on Friday in a road double header.
- Belles cross finish line victorious (Katie McVoy Associate Sports Editor)
Standing at the finish line and looking back at the race, the runner hopes she has achieved a victory. Maybe her victory is a first place finish, a personal best or a new record. But perhaps her victory is simply finishing the race.
- Easy going to the very end Szczechowski wraps up 18 years as Belles coach (Noreen Gillespie Sports Writer)
Like he has done every afternoon for 18 seasons, coach Larry Szczechowski walked out behind the softball diamond Monday, two underclass athletes following in his footsteps. He lifted the door of a dilapidated, paint-chipped garage on the back of Saint Mary's property and took out equipment for the afternoon practice.
- Belles no longer building for the future (Mike Connolly Sports Writer)
For three years, Kara Bergeman gave her life to the track team. She made sacrifices physically, academically and socially for the team. Her senior year was supposed to be the culmination of three years of dedication.
- Thanks (Jose Cuellar Graphics Editor Emeritus)
One year ago, on the second to last page of this newspaper, Jeff Beam made a farewell cartoon showing a student, hard at work and thinking to himself, "For the past four years, I've worked too much, partied too hard, and slept too little. Man, if I could do it all over again … I wouldn't change a thing."
- Students comment on parietals, protest (Sarah Brook sophomore)
In a letter to the editor Tuesday, Ben Powers encouraged all those who slept on the Quad last night to "stand up for something that might actually be worthy of a protest." Hundreds of students (and some interested faculty) gathered on South Quad not to quibble about times, but to let the administration know that we will be respected. The messy result of years and years of students and administrators battling over this issue has overwhelmed the initial statement of protest: we should have a right to choose. We deserve the responsibility.
- Students comment on parietals, protest (Tim O'Malley freshman)
I would like to discuss the use of the terms "dictator-like administration" and "tyranny of the administration" on the flyers passed out in front of Debartolo Hall regarding the protest of parietals.
- Students comment on parietals, protest (Megan Flynn Colleen O'Connor)
We agree that the granting of the extension would not drastically alter gender relations at the University. Still, we believe that we, as students, deserve to be heard by University officials. Most people who attended the protest did not actually think that the protest would lead to the revocation of the decision. The camp-out was merely their expression of general frustration with higher-ups. They, like Brigid Sweeney with her letter in Tuesday's Observer, have the right to complain.
- Students comment on parietals, protest (Adam Frick senior)
This letter is in response to the criticisms made by Brigid Sweeney and Ben Powers Tuesday regarding the protest over parietals which took place last night.
- Students comment on parietals, protest (Paul Schofield junior)
The decision not to extend parietals was a disappointment to many students on this campus.
- Students comment on parietals, protest (David Baroni sophomore)
Princess Sweeney I feel your pain. There is nothing wrong with you or this school. The infamous flier distributor is the enemy. The evil distributor's efforts to have the administration actually listen to us for once is absolutely preposterous.
- Students comment on parietals, protest (Paul Graham sophomore)
As students at Notre Dame, our freedom is constrained. Faculty Senate recognized this constraint when they tried to include an academic freedom clause in duLac. Similarly, Student Senate passed a resolution that would grant many forms of free speech to students and student organizations; these freedoms included leafleting, demonstrating and chalking campus sidewalks. Student Senate also passed a resolution to extend parietals by one hour on weeknights.
- Refined etiqette would benefit Frisbee-players (Brendan Egan junior)
I would like to respond to the letter sent in by Steve Hemkens, the off-campus senior who plays and defends the sport of Ultimate Frisbee.
- Notre Dame athletes work hard, earn few benefits they receive (Karen Swanson sophomore)
Monday night I received a phone call from Maribel Morey requesting an interview for an article on services provided to Notre Dame athletes. Thinking that the article would be a realistic representation of how and why it is different to be a varsity athlete at Notre Dame, I happily obliged. I was appalled by Maribel's article when it ran in the yesterday's edition of The Observer because it so negatively portrayed varsity athletes, my team and me.
- Perspectives on neoliberalism (John Sniegocki visiting assistant theology professor)
In recent weeks there has been much discussion of "neoliberalism" in these pages of The Observer. On one side of the debate are persons who argue that neoliberal economic policies — emphases on "free trade," free markets and structural adjustment — will ultimately be to everyone's benefit.
- Quote of the Day (Mike Newlin writer)
"The problem with many athletes is they take themselves seriously and their sport lightly."
- Members expect to disband (By JASON McFARLEY News Editor)
After a month to reflect on the issue, members of the Faculty Senate will likely vote tonight to dissolve the body.
- Board clears accused sex assaulter (By MYRA McGRIFF Saint Mary's Editor)
A Saint Mary's student accused of female-female sexual assault has been found not-guilty by a special advisory board, according to the alleged victim.
- 2 guys, a dream and a burrito place (By COLLEEN McCARTHY Senior Staff Writer)
It all began with a burrito addiction.
- Campus buildings to open as scheduled in fall (Observer Staff Report )
When students return to campus next fall, construction will be finished on the new Malloy Philosophy/Theology Hall and the Hayes-Healey-Hurley complex and new construction and planning will be in progress.
- These are the days you'll remember... Whether you spend your study days on the beach or in the library, make the most of the next 48 hours (LAURA KELLY Associate Scene Editor)
It's that time of year again. For weeks you've been keeping a tally of how many classes are left. You've agonized over final papers and projects, and you've glared out the window with envy as your friends snoozed on the quad.
- Students deserve freedom to make study days choice (Noreen Gillespie Managing Editor)
I admire my professor's dedication.