- Irish finish second in Shamrock Classic to Pacific By MATT OLIVA
The Irish volleyball team capped off a successful Shamrock Classic weekend with a three-game sweep of Louisville.
- Injuries strike Irish, threaten weekend play By BRIAN KESSLER
The Irish will have some injury problems to deal with this week in practice as they prepare for Saturday's game at Purdue.
- Men's Soccer to host Western Michigan
By KERRY SMITH
The Notre Dame men's soccer team looks to keep its streak alive when it faces Western Michigan tonight.
- Short, Garcia lead team Special to The Observer
Notre Dame senior goalkeeper Gerick Short and freshman midfielder Rafael Garcia earned this season's first Big East weekly honors.
- Leffers racks up awards Special to The Observer
Senior Mary Leffers was named Big East co-player of the week for her strong performances in Notre Dame's four matches last week.
- Senior captain Leffers leads Irish in teamwork By MATT OLIVA
As the Notre Dame women's volleyball team begins another season, significant changes have taken place and senior captain Mary Leffers is a key part of the new Irish outlook.
- Water polo team falls Special to The Observer
•The men's water polo club dropped its opener Saturday to defending club national champion and No. 1-ranked Michigan, 15-8.
- Dream makes loss harder
If the month before Dec. 25 was not full of anticipation, Christmas morning may not invoke an overwhelming sense of loss after actually opening gifts.
- Abortion Affects Us All Mario Suarez
A friend from home became pregnant her freshman year of college. She didn't want to have a baby. It may have been the worst possible thing to happen to her. She started to starve herself and drank. She told me how she would throw herself on the ground and try to do violent things to hurt her baby. Her mom scheduled an abortion for her. She miscarried the day before her appointment. She told me that she feels like she killed her child. She's still in therapy today.
- God Is a Radical — Why Aren't You? Aaron Kreider
It's possible to both hate and love this school. This column is dedicated to everyone who has left or wanted to leave Notre Dame because it was suffocating him or her. Jennelle Williams was in PSA last year, loved Notre Dame, suffocated here, but is now at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and feeling free. This place can kill people.
- Face reality ND Letter to the Editor
Brian Kessler, you're a big fat baby! I would expect the Sports Editor to offer some game analysis, but instead you penned a nice little diatribe against the officials! Grow up and talk football.
- Taking away the helping hand Letter to the Editor
It has come to our attention that St. Joseph's Hospital, owned by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, has plans to move from Central South Bend to Granger, Ind., thereby depriving the area of a necessary institution for the well-being of its citizens. As engaged members of this community, not in the least way as students at a university run by the same Catholic order as the hospital, we have just cause to be concerned with this plan and its implications for our neighbors. Why is the hospital abandoning an area of great need, the depressed central city, for the greater comfort offered in Granger? The abandonment of the city's poor by this Catholic hospital implies a serious flaw in its understanding of the social justice imperatives so beautifully and so often proclaimed by the Congregation of the Holy Cross and the University. We implore the Sisters to disclose their plans for the hospital and the process and factors that led to this decision. It is time for this issue to be brought into the open so that the communities directly affected can have a chance to voice their opinions before the opportunity vanishes.
- Losing may have been best for the Irish Letter to the Editor
Saturday was a tough day to be an Irish fan, as the Domers were downed 26-22 by the hated Michigan Wolverines. And although it was painful for me to watch as the final seconds ticked away, I'm almost a little glad that Michigan won.
- Group addresses image concerns Karen Schaff
In an attempt to address concerns about students' body images and issues with food, the Saint Mary's Counseling and Career Development Center will introduce a support group for females struggling with these issues.
- Kareem leads civil engineering Kate Steer
Led for four years by interim chairmen, the department of civil engineering and geological sciences named Ahsan Kareem its permanent chairman.
- Activist will speak on military school Jessica Danes
Father Roy Borgeois will speak out against the School of the Americas, a training camp for Latin American military officers sponsored by the U.S. government, at 7 p.m. today in the Hesburgh Library Auditorium.