- Quiz Me (C. R. "Teo" Teodoro Illustrations editor)
Earlier this week, I conceived an idea for today's Inside Column. Actually, a couple of my friends thought of it and had asked me to post it up in here. Now this may seem a bit silly, and it is silly, but please take this seriously, OK?
- A few suggestions for an alumnus (Letter to the editor )
I would like to respond to the letter printed in Viewpoint on Wednesday, written by our "expert college campus and student body critic" alumnus, Mark Ellsworth. There are a few things I want him to know.
- The dysfunctional Notre Dame Family (Letter to the editor )
As I read Thursday's Observer, I could not help noticing two pieces that exemplify the craziness and hypocrisy of some of the people at this University. On page one there was an update on the current GALA/Observer controversy and how the response from the president was unsatisfactory (what a surprise) and pathetic (another stunner).
- The Drive for Secular Prestige (By CHARLES RICE )
Suppose an aggressive lawyer uncovered a descendant of Clashmore Mike. Years ago, Mike, an Irish terrier, was the mascot of the Notre Dame football team. His replacement by a series of capering leprechauns was unfair. Mike was treated like a dog. But he could do nothing about it. The last Mike has long since gone to the big stadium in the sky. But now his heirs may be able to seek redress. They can claim that Mike was a person and that he was illegally fired because of speciesism B discrimination against persons of other species, as racism is discrimination against persons of other races. They could find support for that view at Harvard, Princeton and other "great" universities.
- America's strength is in its diversity (By GARY J. CARUSO )
St. Matthew's Cathedral, the seat of the Archbishop of Washington, is my neighborhood church where I serve as a lector twice a month. Last Sunday, as I sat next to my fellow lector after communion, I could not help but think how we are the epitome of the odd couple. I am what television commentator John McLaughlin chides as a "Cafeteria Catholic," often ignoring Church dogma in favor of selective bits and pieces of my faith. My partner, on the other hand, accepts every Church teaching and is a conservative political activist who has appeared on ABC's nationally broadcasted program "Politically Incorrect."
- Patents `mark' University image (By NOREEN GILLESPIE Saint Mary's Editor)
Notre Dame's attempt to preserve its image sends a message to potential offenders: Hands off.
- Martial arts injury claims officer's life (By TIM LOGAN News Editor)
South Bend Police Cpl. Randy Moore died Wednesday, losing his struggle to recover from a broken neck suffered in an accident Sept. 6.
- SOA hits moral nerve of campus Pax Christi (By MATT BUNDA News Writer)
Emotions tend to flare on both sides of any debate, and the case of the controversial School of Americas (SOA) is no exception.
- Mahowald: `Philosophy changes us' (By SARAH RYKOWSKI News Writer)
Philosophy is a part of everyone's life, said Dr. Mary Mahowald, a medical ethicist and obstetrics and gynecology professor at the University of Chicago, in her lecture Thursday.
- Lanzalaco: Death penalty is wrong (By NELLIE WILLIAMS News Writer)
Capital punishment fails to understand the humanity of people it affects, said Father Joe Lanzalaco, a death row chaplain for the state prison in Michigan City in his lecture Thursday.
- Fall TV is chip off last season's block (By TRICIA McHALE )
Television is about money. All major networks have an agenda, used to entice viewers by whatever means necessary, so that they can be exposed to eight to 20 minutes of commercials during which they are persuaded to buy a variety of products.
- Fantasy creates child cult phenomenon (By LAURA PETELLE Assistant Managing Editor)
Do you remember the first book that made you believe in something that you knew couldn't be true? Do you remember feeling the backs of closets, hoping that maybe, just maybe, you'd find Narnia this time? Do you remember lying awake on dark and stormy nights, just certain that Mrs. Whatsit was lurking outside? Do you remember looking at rabbit holes, wondering what would happen if you fell down them?