- Parents' support is monumental (Katie McVoy Associate sports editor)
Last week was one of those weeks that seem to start on Monday and end next year. A bad grade on a paper, too many long nights with not enough sleep, and to top it all off, an exploding sink that managed to ruin the carpet in my room and leave remnants of everything that had been washed down the drain in the last four years were splashed on the walls. All these factors didn't do much for my mood.
- Hey, man, slow down (Eric Long Fitter, Happier)
On my most recent visit to Chicago, I noticed several people passing me by on the sidewalk. I reflected on this phenomenon. People of all shapes, colors and sizes power-walked past me. They competed with one another to see who could do the most things at once, all the while maintaining proper balance and velocity. Each seemed to have a mental checklist: sip coffee, light cigarette, button coat, take place cellular phone call and dodge glassy-eyed college student.
- Live by the du Lac law ( Ross Wilson)
This letter is written in response to the giving out of University "citations" for student tailgaters and the two letters written in yesterday's Observer on that subject. It seems to be a general consensus that the University's policy on the prohibition of student-sponsored tailgaters is a pain and dampens the fun atmosphere associated with a home football game. I feel comfortable that yesterday's two letters did justice to that argument.
- Quote of the Day (George Catlett Marshall American general)
"In a democracy such as ours, military
- Do not tolerate rape at Notre Dame (Shannon O'Keefe off-campus)
Monday's article on the return of Cooper Rego to campus with the West Virginia football team should provoke a more profound response by the student body and the administration. Kori Pienovi was raped nearly four years to the day of this upcoming game. To be raped less than two months into your freshman year is a horrific event, one that colors the future and taints the past. Who do you tell? When do you tell? What will people think? Will they judge you? Will they blame you? To then be faced with the dissolution of a promise made by the institution meant to protect you from such atrocities is even more egregious. Kori has contributed greatly to the Notre Dame community's understanding of campus rape, is now left with more pain, aggravation and broken promises. This does not foster an environment in which women can come forward, or where rapists will be dealt with properly. Instead it makes our campus a place where rapists will not only be tolerated, but welcomed with all the fanfare of a fall game on national television. And we're not even talking about it.
- Changing attitudes may help environment (Anonymous Oct. 9, 2001)
I am writing this letter in response to the front page article in The Observer on Oct. 8th. When Kori Pienovi asked the University whether or not the accused rapist Cooper Rego will be allowed back on campus despite the ban, the University refused to comment. The fact that the University is even considering letting someone back on campus after he was banned is disgusting. The general attitude of apathy that there are sexual assault cases happening on our campus pervades every area of Notre Dame — the leaders, faculty and the students. The University of Notre Dame is very preoccupied with its image and would choose to brush things under the rug rather than to deal with them the right way, and sexual assault cases are no different.
- Examining cultural identity (Sandya Acharya What's Your Shade?)
It was at a discussion of the Interrace Forum last week that I first started thinking about it. People of different backgrounds had come together in a sharing exercise and we were to do a task; we were to mark certain values in their priority to us and to our partners. One of the values was "Cultural Identity." What is cultural identity and why is it so important? The question stuck even after the discussion. I was propelled to think.
- Panel discusses American acceptance abroad (By SARAH NESTOR News Writer)
Students, faculty and administration of the Saint Mary's community gathered Tuesday for a panel discussion entitled, "Why Do They Hate Us So Much?"
- Band entertains Irish tradition (By SARAH NESTOR and KATIE RAND News Writers)
Corned beef and cabbage were not on the menu last night, but Colcannon was served in Moreau Theater. Colcannon, an acoustic Celtic band, gave the third performance in Saint Mary's Shaheen Discovery Series Tuesday.
- McGuire: find meaning in work (By JASON McFARLEY News Editor)
While his family and friends held manual labor jobs, a high school- and college-aged Tim McGuire was pursuing one of his passions — writing — behind a typewriter in the newsroom.
- Behind the scenes, crew prepares show (By TREISCH WHEAT News Writer)
This is part one of two of the `Behind the Scenes' stories of tonight's U2 concert.
- The `Dogs' dent the stage The highly acclaimed "Tap Dogs" perform at Morris Performing Arts Center (By AMANDA GRECO Associate Scene Editor)
The Broadway Theatre League will present "Tap Dogs" at the Morris Performing Arts Center, Thursday Oct. 18 and Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m..
- Rolling up the red carpet Due to recent national events, the Emmys have been postponed — indefinitely (By MELISSA RAUCH Scene Writer)
It looks like this year's Emmy Awards are just not meant to be.