- Father knows best (By JEFF BEAM Cartoonist)
Everywhere I go, people are too busy. All over campus, there are papers to write, midterms to study for, practices to make, and abolutely no time to do anything else — least of all to call the parents. Calling home is always something easily left until tomorrow.
- We must bridge the racial gap from within (Office of Multinational Student Affairs )
We are writing this column together because we feel that it's important to include both of our perspectives on a issue that is a sensitive topic to students at Notre Dame. One of us is a Caucasian female majoring in PLS and one of us is an African American male majoring in computer engineering. Last year we met at a Notre Dame retreat known as an LTR: a Learning To Talk About Race Retreat. We were among 40 students who watched a film, and participated in discussions and group activities, where we made friends and socialized together. After the scheduled part of the day had passed, every one of us stayed up until 4 a.m. crammed into one of the bedrooms ... talking about race ... on our own time. For what reason? Because we knew it was important and needed to be discussed.
- Men suffer from eating disorders, too (Letter to the Editor )
This letter is in response to and in complete support of the previous few letters concerning eating disorders and support groups for them. I am surprised to see these letters, since in my few short weeks here, I've encountered very little on the topic. I did see an ad once about a possible group at Saint Mary's, but it didn't seem too promising. It was also limited to women. I am a male freshman at Notre Dame and I have been suffering from a mild eating disorder for at least a year. I have never met another guy with my problem. For a long time, I just assumed that guys didn't have this problem. After seeing these letters, I felt very encouraged.
- Student government offers aid (Letter to the Editor )
I am writing to applaud the recent articles and letters in The Observer on eating disorders. As coordinator of gender issues in the office of the student body president, I have dealt with this issue a lot recently. My partner Tim Hagerty and I want to assure the student body that the Student Government is aware of this problem on campus. Currently we are sending out surveys to dorms to collect much needed statistics on eating disorders at this University. Additionally, we are planning a healthy lifestyle seminar that targets nutrition, exercise, and mental health. We are compiling information on eating issues to be made available in the dorms. In the future, we hope to host a round table discussion addressing this issue.
- Notre Dame needs consistent stance on advertising policy (Letter to the Editor )
A not-so-wise man once told me that the "C" in Notre Dame stands for "Consistency." Funny, I said to him, there is no "C" in Notre Dame. I know, he told me, that's because there's no consistency.
- Heisman champ acts like a chump (Letter to the Editor )
I am a 1988 graduate of Notre Dame and came back to visit for the Michigan State game with my 6-month-old son and wife. I brought them to experience the excitement of a Notre Dame football weekend — but I left disappointed and disgusted.
- ND alumnus takes a `Walk to Remember' (By COURTNEY KERRIGAN Scene Writer)
Nicholas Sparks. You may have heard of him, or you may associate him with his novel, "Message in a Bottle," which was made into No. 1 movie by Warner Brothers. If you are a fan of Sparks, you've probably also read his first book, "The Notebook," a sweet and passionate story about everlasting love.
- Sparks' `Walk' debuts Thursday (By COURTNEY KERRIGAN Scene Writer)
"A Walk to Remember," the latest novel by Nicholas Sparks, is a touchingly sweet novel about first love and the road to adulthood that sometimes accompanies it. Sparks writes a lovely story about the simplicity of a new relationship between two teenagers and the difficult lessons that spark the transition from adolescence to adulthood.