- Walking in their footsteps
Walking around the campus in the beauty of the early fall, I'm struck by how close I feel to my parents.
- You have to love what you know Center for Social Concerns
"If you want to know something, you have to love it" — one of the first things uttered from Professor Andrew Weigert as I sat and decided whether or not I wanted to bother with trying to get into this "environment related Sociology course." As our learning community discussed this idea, it really began to resonate with my experience here at Notre Dame and in my journey through life. "To know" and "to love," what incredible concepts with the ability to empower not only individuals but also communities. "Could you know something and not love it, or perhaps love something without knowing it?" As these words echoed from Professor Weigert, I came to realize they cannot. Knowing and loving is a reciprocal process that challenges us every day in our journey for truth, justice and a sense of being present in the world. None of my experiences have proved this to me more than my service learning experiences through the Center for Social Concerns. Let me share.
- Sprinkler excess makes sense only for mosquitos Letter to the editor
I like water. It cools my body, looks cool in photographs, and makes a woman's T-shirt that much more pleasing to look at. Water also keeps the grass green, but during my short time here at ND, it has also begged to raise the question, does it also keep the sidewalks that ruddy shade of gray?
- Noble idea suffers lopsided logic Letter to the editor
This is in response to the report in yesterday's Observer on Victor DeNobles talk about the tobacco industry, and its effort to hide facts from the public that would have affected the industry. Such revelations have been in the news for sometime, making the tobacco industry a pariah enterprise.
- Football more important than academics Letter to the editor
I am writing this letter in response to Kyle Smith's letter to the Observer in yesterday's paper. The idea that Mr. Smith would like to get rid of the football team is one of the most unbelievable letters I have ever read in the Observer. Where is your sense of tradition, Mr. Smith? Where is your love for the school that has such a great relationship with its football team? Had it not been for football, there are many wonderful people and individuals who would have probably not gone to this school. Mr. Smith must be some sort of highly philosophical person and probably is backwards in many things he does. I am even willing to say he is probably from Kentucky and probably a Lyle Lovett fan for that matter. Well, in closing, I am proud of our football team and even though they have not done that good this year, I am still going to support them and cheer for them like I have in the past. If Mr. Smith doesn't want to then he can just go and meditate under a tree or something and think about what this school and football team mean to him.
- Source: Chappell attempted to sell tickets By TIM CASEY
Backup quarterback Eric Chappell's recent dismissal from the football team was a punishment for attempting to sell complimentary tickets and accepting gifts, an anonymous source told The Observer Wednesday night.
- Two tickets remain for Monday's run-off NOREEN GILLESPIE
The election isn't over yet for freshman candidates vying for class office.
- Grads create college Web page ERIN LaRUFFA
A group of Notre Dame graduates, joined by a Michigan State graduate, recently created CampusMonster.com, a Web site designed for college sports fans and students across the country.
- Koppel will speak in annual lecture series BOB KERR
Tonight, the department of American studies and the program in Journalism, Ethics and Democracy welcomes Ted Koppel to the Hesburgh Library Auditorium to discuss contemporary concerns in journalism.
- Lab hours change, BOG adds board COURTNEY BOYLE
Saint Mary's Board of Governance focused on several topics and projects at Wednesday night's meeting, including computer lab hours, financial aid and adding a fifth board to BOG to promote awareness and student diversity.
- Haywood named Getty Fellow, receives grant JESSICA DAUES
Robert Haywood, an assistant professor of art, art history and design at Notre Dame was named a J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art and the Humanties for the 1999-2000 academic year.
- `Love Stinks' — So does the movie By JOEY LENISKI
Watching a new release in an empty movie theater is an ominous sign that the film is an unmitigated disaster — it says that your $6 would have been better spent watching "Star Wars: Episode One" for the seventh time this summer.
- Religious terror bleeds into theaters By MIKE McMORROW
For anyone who is wondering, a stigmata is an intensely religious experience in which a person undergoes the pain that Christ felt when he was being tortured, nailed to the cross and crucified.
- Video Pick of the Week: 'Pump Up the Volume' By CASEY McCLUSKEY
Every generation needs a voice — someone who is not afraid to say "Damn the man" and stand up for those who are afraid to stand up for themselves.