- Driver, Fisher provide Irish backfield assault By BILL HART
Tailbacks Tony Driver and Tony Fisher need to be ready at the flip of a coin for Saturday’s home opener against Kansas.With the graduation of Autry Denson, Notre Dame’s all-time leading rusher, junior Driver and sophomore Fisher are in a close race for the starting job.
- Freshman Handley brings experience from Canada By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN
Freshman cross country runner Jennifer Handley already has more experience in national and international competition than most athletes get in a lifetime.
- Irish move on without Walton By KERRY SMITH
Head coach Mike Berticelli and the Irish men’s soccer team have quite an act to follow as they train for conference play after last year’s winning season.
- Test by Marty Rose Marty Rose
This is to figure's out why the "quotes'" aren't working in marty's translation unit.
- Chocolate is as chocolate does Laura Petelle
First of all, I have to state that this isn’t a “choice.” It’s genetic. Inborn. Do you think if I had a choice about this, I would choose to go against societal norms? To face constant ridicule? Don’t you think I would rather be normal?
- Do You Know What I Did Last Summer? Paul Camarata
You know you’ve made it when there are people waiting in their cars outside your house. Not ordinary fans I mean, and not quite a stalker, but the kind of people in-between who don’t want to go through your garbage so much as they want to see you carry it out.
- On the Dignity of Women Gabriel Martinez
In the beginning, God created them male and female in His own image and likeness. When God chose to come into the world, He chose a woman. A woman was chosen to be an essential part of the history of salvation. Therefore, women’s importance, dignity and vocation cannot be minimized. This is, I am afraid, precisely what has been done in the pages of The Observer.
- Why learn a foreign language? Tonio Buonassisi
In most of the world outside the U.S., an average economically affluent citizen will be fluent in two or three languages. Yes, you say, people in other countries may need to know English or German in order to survive in today’s business world. Because you do know how to speak and write in English, you don't think you have this problem. By speaking only English, you may not have an actual problem, but you will be at a disadvantage.
- Generations campaign surpasses $767 million goal By FINN PRESSLY
Notre Dame’s Generations campus, the most ambitious fund-raising effort in Catholic higher education, met its initial goal of $767 million this summer, surpassing its loftiest goals 18 months early. “Generations: A campaign for the Notre Dame student” officially began in May 1997, intent on reaching $767 million by Dec. 31, 2000. At press time, the campaign directors boasted $805 million in gifts and pledges, most of which came from alumni donations.
- Telescope consortium broadens Irish horizons By ERIN PIROUTEK
By joining an international consortium to build a Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), Notre Dame hopes to strengthen its nationally respected astrophysics program as well as benefit undergraduate and faculty recruiting.
- Intercultural Center opens in LaFortune By MAUREEN SMITHE
The new Intercultural Center on the second floor of LaFortune can be credited to the combined efforts of the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) and the Office of International Student Affairs.
- Rome program receives $1 million Special to The Observer
The University of Notre Dame received a gift of more than $1 million from Frank Montana of Largo, Fla., for the College of Architecture’s Rome Studies program.
- SMC unveils new campus additions By NOREEN GILLESPIE
Saint Mary’s showcased numerous physical and technological campus improvements for the start of the semester.
- One Scary Summer Mike Vanegas
OK, so how many different records were broken at the summer box office of 1999?