- Thank you, my friends (Kelly Hager Copy Editor)
American medicine never ceases to amaze me. All the intricate technical terms, all the mechanical mumbo jumbo — all the diseases that seem so simple but still cannot be cured.
- Solving gender puzzles (Marlayna Soenneker Here We Go Again)
My boyfriend and I broke up over the summer. I am fine with this now. I have gotten beyond the point where I never want to look at another guy again and have progressed to the point where I am disinterestedly interested in them because I know that I will probably eventually want another one. I think it may be an addiction. In the process of this interest, I have noticed some things about guys and girls.
- Quote of the Day (Cleveland Amory )
"Relations between the sexes are so complicated that the only way you can tell if two members of the set are `going together' is if they are married. Then almost certainly, they are not."
- Life's lessons learned through service (MJ Murray-Vachon CSC)
Have any of you students gone to your advisor and said, "I really want to join a service program after I graduate. What courses should I take to increase my probability of getting into a program?" I assume the answer is no. So how is it that approximately 10 percent of each graduating class makes the decision to participate in a service program after graduation when, for many, the option wasn't even known when they came to ND/SMC? Given this time when our social problems are so daunting and the solutions seem invisible, how and why have students made this choice? Let me share with you my theory.
- Support third parties (Allison Kitchner sophomore)
As the 2000 election draws near, frenzied presidential campaigns once again rage across our nation. Tragically, the effect of irresponsible presidential campaigning is the large-scale trivialization of our most urgent problems in a reality manifested in pitiful voter turnout and an apathetic attitude toward social and environmental issues. This inaction has allowed the major parties to stay in power despite wide-spread dissatisfaction. The Republican and Democratic parties, in concert with the media and large corporations, continue to silence grass-roots political movements. By denying third-party candidates media coverage and a place in the debates, they ensure that the voices of opposition will not be heard.
- Campaign article biased (Trip Foley Sorin College)
I was greatly disappointed to read the one- sided analysis presented in yesterday's news article written by Ms. Erin LaRuffa, who also happens to be secretary of the College Democrats. While it is commendable that the author is politically active, what was passed off as news in the article, "Bush, Gore campaigns tainted with controversy," was nothing short of Democratic propaganda. Instead of beginning with the breaking news that the Bush campaign is now ahead or that the FBI is investigating a Gore spy within the Bush campaign, the article recounts a two-week-old allegation against an RNC ad. Moreover, when the article finally does discuss the incident of the stolen Bush videotape, it characterizes the theft as "another problem challenging the Bush campaign." Given the current FBI investigation of a Democratic operative, such a characterization is factually incorrect and erroneously places blame for the incident on the Bush campaign instead of on Gore.
- Going for the gold (By KIFLIN TURNER News Writer)
When searching for a common bond between countries competing in the Olympics, one factor can come to mind — the growing trend of athletes being more competitive at an earlier age. It may not be surprising to hear of a 15-year old winning a gold medal at the Olympics. What could be surprising, if not alarming, is the amount, or the lack of concern given to the personal and mental development of these young athletes.
- Students discuss Prague meeting (By MYRA McGRIFF News Writer)
Saint Mary's students met Tuesday afternoon to discuss the World Bank and International Monetary Fund's (IMF) annual meeting which was held earlier that morning in Prague.
- Freshman class elects council representatives (By JASON McFARLEY Assistant News Editor)
Following a busy week of run-off elections for positions on the freshman class council, as of Tuesday night, 25 of the board's 27 posts had been filled. And the results couldn't have come soon enough for the students who emerged from the run-offs.
- Schribman: politics and entertainment becoming one (By MEG DADAY News Writer)
Anyone who has opened a newspaper, turned on the television, listened to the radio, or browsed the Internet throughout the 2000 presidential campaign might know that a large part of politics is entertainment.
- Sablick wins off-campus senate race (By JASON McFARLEY Assistant News Editor)
With only 35 voters turning out, Jamie Sablich defeated Steve D'Avria on Tuesday in an off-campus senate.
- Web site offers free long-distance calling by application (By ANDREW THAGARD News Writer)
Broad Point Telecommunications, an Internet startup company, touts the issue of free long distance calls on its Web site, www.callfreeway.com.
- Foley: morals should rule media (By ANDREW THAGARD News Writer)
Advertisers and the media need to hold ads to moral and ethical standards, said Archbishop John Foley in a Tuesday night lecture at the Mendoza College of Business Jordan Auditorium.
- Lily program gives hands-on experience (By SARAH RYKOWSKI Saint Mary's News Editor)
New faces will continue to filter into Saint Mary's Science Hall this year, but unlike most new students, they're not freshmen.
- `Alundra' sequel tries again, but Flint still fails (Jose Cuellar Video Game Reviewer)
To be completely honest, "Alundra 2: A New Legend Begins" is an unknown game. Not many people have ever heard the name "Alundra," and even less can remember when the original game sat on the shelf.