- Teaching qualifications (Erin LaRuffa Associate News Editor)
My mother teaches second grade. When most people hear that, they ask me if I want to become a teacher, too. My typical response is an emphatic "Never!"
- Looking to get hitched, just not yet (Molly Strzelecki Growing Up to Be a Kid)
It snuck up on us like a cat through the night. It was reinforced through print, computers, television and all other mediums put together. Once the words dropped from one person's lips they ran like wildfire through the eyes and ears of the local population, consuming us in a wrath of ribbon, satin, lace and taffeta. We were getting married.
- Quote of the Day (Benjamin Franklin scholar)
"Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards."
- Giving help to those that need it the most (Jeffrey Stuffings College Democrats)
The 2000 presidential election is one of the most important elections in U.S. history. Why? Never in recent memory have we had the golden opportunity to extend our nation's prosperity to virtually all of its citizens. Despite the stunning growth we have seen during the Clinton administration, too many people remain on the outside looking in. Middle class wages have been stagnant for nearly 30 years, too many working families must fight to stay above the poverty level and the income gap between the rich and the poor is at an all-time high.
- Returning tax dollars to the people (Daniel Tyszka and Robert Sina College Republicans)
Campaign season has already heated up. With less than 50 days to go until election day, one of the issues that has attracted the most attention in both the national and local political spotlight is taxes. Exactly what kind of tax cut for hardworking families is feasible when Social Security faces impending bankruptcy?
- If you want reform — vote Reform (Paul Reszel Fort Wayne, Ind.)
Some people who like Pat Buchanan and like the things he stands for say that they do not want to vote for him because it will be a vote for Gore. They have been frightened by the Republican party which says that even though Bush may not fulfill all their demands he is preferable to the other choice. Here is something for you to consider: Indiana will in all probability according to all projections go to Bush.
- `Enthusiastic' Welsh junior succumbs to pneumonia Leukemia left engineering major prone to illness (By ANNE MARIE MATTINGLY News Editor)
Notre Dame junior and Welsh Family Hall resident Brionne Clary passed away Wednesday from complications of leukemia, said Sister Adrienne Piennette, rector of Welsh. Clary was 20.
- Student Senate discusses The Observer (By LAURA ROMPF Assistant News Editor)
The Observer could lose its independence at the end of this month, the Student Senate learned Wednesday night.
- Zelazny, Weck to lead SMC Class of 2004 (By NICOLE CLERY News Writer)
Zoe Zelazny and Madonna Weck will lead Saint Mary's freshmen into 2001 as the new class officers.
- ND soccer games kick off to Latin-American rhythms (By LIZ ZANONI News Writer)
Although over a month has passed since the Notre Dame women's soccer team returned home from its 10-day pre-season excursion in Brazil, players are reminded of the South American culture every time they step onto Alumni Field to defend their home turf.
- Board of Governance addresses paper's status (By AMY GREENE News Writer)
The issue of The Observer's independence was discussed for the first time with Saint Mary's student government officials at Wednesday's Board of Governance meeting.
- Proposal could result in campus changes Resolution may add faculty voice to Student Senate (By LAURA ROMPF Assistant News Editor)
The Student Senate approved an amendment Wednesday night that will add a faculty senate member to its body. Faculty Senate will appoint one of its members to be the liaison with speaking, but not voting privileges.
- Proposal could result in campus changes • $70,000 aimed at improving Rock (By LAURA ROMPF Assistant News Editor)
South Quad students won't have to walk far after fall break to workout on new equipment. RecSports has spent $70,000 to upgrade the recreational facilities at the Rockne Memorial.
- Author to question evolution (By KATIE McVOY News Writer)
The Scopes Monkey Trial opened the question, and now scholar and author Robert Pennock will visit Saint Mary's to take a stab at answering the the same question: Should evolution be taught in public schools?
- Belanger: Music part of Hispanic culture (By KATIE MILLER News Writer)
Culture. Diversity. Tradition. Professor Marc Belanger used these elements to define the pluralistic culture of Latin American music during a lecture Wednesday afternoon. Belanger held the lecture at the request of students as part of a celebration of Hispanic heritage month.
- ND students' donations boost local blood levels (By SCOTT BRODFUEHRER News Writer)
When blood supplies in South Bend reach critically low levels, the South Bend Medical Foundation often turns to Notre Dame students for help.
- Candidates wrong in attacking Hollywood (Matt Caccamo Scene Movie Critic)
In this election year, in which no one issue has galvanized the nation and its politicians, Hollywood has suddenly emerged as the surrogate political whipping boy for both presidential campaigns.
- A `History' lesson not to be missed Forceful `American History X' comments on racial hatred (Jude Seymour Scene Movie Critic)
It is an unexplained phenomenon that some of the worst movies become audience hits, and some of the most influential movies go unrecognized for years and sometimes forever.