- Students in helmets Mike Connolly
My vale of ignorance has been lifted. No longer do I walk in darkness.
- We should not fear population growth Gabriel Martinez
Renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs recently suggested something very simple in "The Economist": People from developing countries, especially sub-Saharan Africa, should have ready access to cures for malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS. Sachs suggested that if people are sick and die in their prime, nations cannot become prosperous. If children are malnourished, they cannot become responsible and productive global citizens. It is an idea that makes sense: People should be plentiful and strong because we are an essential ingredient to the production of nearly everything.
- College has taught us arts of bragging and exaggeration Nakasha Ahmad
What is your best quality?
- ND students act like spoiled, arrogant adolescents Letter to the editor
To the current student body:
- Up in Smoke NICOLE HADDAD
By the summer of 2000, Saint Mary's is hoping to kick some real butt — cigarette butts, that is.
- GALA displeased with Malloy's response Observer Staff Report
Notre Dame and Saint Mary's gay and lesbian alumni group, GALA ND/SMC, is considering legal action against the University, claiming prohibition of GALA ads in The Observer is discrimination.
- Senate debates ND Video funds FINN PRESSLY
The purpose of yesterday's Student Senate was to approve the nomination for the ND Video manager. However, the routine meeting developed into a heated debate concerning, among other things, the financial feasibility of ND Video.
- No arrests made in hit-and-run FINN PRESSLY
South Bend Police have yet to make any arrests in last Friday's hit-and-run accident on St. Peter Street, according to Sgt. William Kraus of the hit and run division.
- Board clears service funding COURTNEY BOYLE
Several Saint Mary's student groups asked Board of Governance (BOG) for co-sponsorships and community service donations at Wednesday's meeting.
- O'Higgins: Ireland advances economically Maribel Morey
Ireland has shown the most accelerated evolution in the shortest amount of time during the past two decades compared to the rest of the European nations, said Kathleen O'Higgins, speaker for the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin, Ireland.
- Professor testifies to Senate group KATE NAGENGAST
- Funk: Meet God through prayer SARAH RYKOWSKI
Prayer is the language of experiencing God, according to Sister Mary Margaret Funk.
- Business ethics conference begins Special to The Observer
The College of Business Administration, cited by Business Week magazine as having the foremost ethics curriculum in higher education, will host a major conference on ethics today and Friday in McKenna Hall.
- `Streak' overcomes hijinks to make laughs By BILL FUSZ
"Blue Streak" does not promise much more than an entertaining movie experience, and if originality is not criteria for a good movie, "Blue Streak" will be a fun hour and 45 minutes of Martin Lawrence's brand of slapstick.
- Third baseball try for Costner isn't charm By JILLIAN DEPAUL
In recent years, there has been nothing more believable at the movies than Kevin Costner in a baseball uniform.
- An ode to Meg Ryan: She's so lovely By JEFFREY Q. IRISH
Doesn't everyone love Meg Ryan? She is America's sweetheart; a luminous angel who floats on air. She is so cute that even women stare at her. In "French Kiss," we are blessed with her acting in the role the dear Lord envisioned for her — the world's most adorable female.