- Leffers leads Irish in opener against Valpo By MATT OLIVA
The Notre Dame volleyball team started off the 1999 season with a big win over Valparaiso.
- Belles drop season opener in three games By KATIE McVOY
The Belles dropped their season opener against Elmhurst College Wednesday night, 3-0.
- Garcia, Notre Dame boot Northwestern, 1-0 By KATHLEEN O"BRIEN
Freshman Rafael Garcia was ready for the challenge of his first college game, leading the Notre Dame men's soccer team to a 1-0 win over Northwestern to open the season.
- Hathaway's drive leads Belles By KATIE McVOY
Leading Saint Mary's golf team this year is returning sophomore Mary Claire Hathaway. Last season, Hathaway led the team with a 99.6 stroke average for the nine-round tournament. Hathaway hopes to continue to help lead the team and to become a more consistent player.
- Cheering 101: Lessons for the new class By BRIAN CHURNEY
Freshman year: it was a time when calling a date from the dogbook was acceptable, cramming 100 sweaty bodies in a room while drinking cheap beer was fun, and you actually bragged to your parents about meeting a football player.
- I'll watch my westerns in peace Dustin Ferrell
If you're a liberal activist, stop whatever it is you're doing. Turn off the Indigo Girls CD and pay attention.
- Mission-Based Partnerships and Transformative Education Rev. Don McNeill
I am rewriting most of this after being with many of you Tuesday during Activities Night at the Joyce Center. What an energizing experience! Thanks and gracias to the Student Activities Office for sponsoring the event for hundreds with the support of Rec Sports, Center for Social Concerns, Club Coordination Council and many other partners from on and off campus. I especially enjoyed conversations with students exploring how their gifts and energy could be shared in areas of need in South Bend and beyond.
- Being Catholic means being open Letter to the editor
One of the difficulties of being Catholic, or being deeply religious in any faith, is that we are constantly confronted with differing beliefs and ideologies. If Notre Dame were a place where students could live out their daily lives without ever encountering arguments about abortion, birth control, the ordination of women, homosexuality, or any of the issues on which the Church takes a stand, then they would never have to look deeper into their own faith and think about what they really believe. The reality of the world is that these are issues which Notre Dame students will be forced to confront at one point or another in their lives. The University should be a place where students encounter and experience different views and where they can explore new ideas in a supportive Catholic environment that allows them to reinforce their own faith while trying to understand other perspectives.
- ND has duty to guide student choices Letter to the editor
Katie Dodd, an editor for UVA student newspaper, criticizes Notre Dame for its policy banning advertisements contrary to Catholic teaching. She writes, "By banning advertisements for certain organizations, Notre Dame is attempting to steer students toward the choices the administration and the Church deem appropriate." Dodd suggests that universities should not make up students' minds for them but allow them the opportunity to make up their own minds. Sounds nice. Yet, is it true that students should make up their own minds about every issue?
- Wake up, you cowards and hypocrites! Letter to the editor
I am writing this letter out of my own selfish desire for sleep. Tonight I went over to "Activities' Night" looking for some kind of good cause I could support and I found it before I even entered the building. Members of Notre Dame's own community were standing outside telling us all to wake up to our own attitudes on homosexuality.
- Unlucky 13 sours warrior film Van Giles
Hollywood and the American movie-making business is certanly hurting for ideas with its remakes of such classic films as "Physco," "The Getaway" and "Sabrina." Though these films produce big box office bucks, they are fledgling attempts at recreating cinematic masterpieces.
- Video Pick of the Week Mike Vanegas
Scary films, from "The Blair Witch Project" to "The Sixth Sense," have dominated theaters the past month or so. But there is one film, hailing way back from 1982, that can still make moviegoers tremble in their seats — "Poltergeist."