- Knott ties for division lead with 28-6 win over St. Ed's (By RACHEL BIBER Sports Writer)
Knott Hall took advantage of every opportunity Sunday, blowing away St. Ed's 28-6.
- Irish stay perfect in Big East play (By MATT OLIVA Sports Writer)
The Notre Dame volleyball team kept its perfect conference record this weekend with wins over Rutgers and Seton Hall.
- Notre Dame looks for five in row against Valpo (By KERRY SMITH Sports Writer)
Riding its longest winning streak in two years, Notre Dame men's soccer team hits the road today to take on the Valparaiso Crusaders.
- Saint Mary's falls to Olivet, 3-0 (By SARAH RYNKOWSKI Sports Writer)
The Saint Mary's soccer team was unable to make any of its shots on goal Sunday, losing at Olivet College 3-0.
- Belles place seventh at Benedictine Invite (By MOLLY McVOY Assistant Sports Editor)
Saint Mary's cross country team continued improving this season, as they ran to a seventh-place finish in the Benedictine University Invitational Friday.
- Field Hockey club gets revenge in 2-1 victory (Special to The Observer )
The field hockey club avenged an earlier 3-1 defeat to North Shore of Chicago as it trlumphed 4-2 at Stepan Field Sunday. Kyle Frigon scored three goals and Captain Liza Naticchia added the other goal. The Irish improved to 2-1, with University of Chicago next on the schedule.
- Makinen earns Big East honors (Special to The Observer )
Notre Dame junior women's soccer all-American midfielder Anne Makinen was named the Big East conference offensive player of the week after scoring three goals and recording an assist in Notre Dame's three wins last week.
- Leffers honored for outstanding play (Special to The Observer )
For the third time this season, Notre Dame volleyball player Mary Leffers was named Big East co-player of the week for her strong performances in Notre Dame's three matches last week.
- LaRose named defender of week (Special to The Observer )
Connor LaRose, who helped the Irish men's soccer team to two shutout wins last week, was named the Big East defensive player of the week.
- Digital Alchemy (Michael Revers Systems Manager)
Yes, it is that time of the season again, the time of the season when I begin to spout off about mindless happenings that I have seen around campus, life, etc. And, since I am the systems manager here at The Observer, I begin my tirade by nominating my favorite web site of the semester.
- Respect Life Week a time of worship (Charles Rice )
Maybe you haven't heard that this is Respect Life Week on campus. Or maybe you dismiss it as a knee-jerk attack on abortion from the fever swamps of the Radical Right. The reality is different. Let me try to explain.
- We can learn a lot from `Hairman' (Gary J. Caruso )
Each football season contains a lottery of friends who return for a game. Last weekend, I was lucky enough to avoid my accountant, but happy that I ran into my freshman year roommate. While all of my Notre Dame friends are unique in certain ways, my roommate was one of three on my floor to attend the original Woodstock in 1969. Last week, 30 years later at Notre Dame, it felt like we had only been gone for summer vacation.
- Understanding reluctant Republican views (Sean Vinck Not Peace, but the sword)
In American political discourse, terms like "compassionate conservative," "moderate Republican," "liberal Republican," "centrist" and "social moderate," are thrown about with some degree of frequency. I think that my beliefs transcend these rather narrow categories. Count me a "reluctant Republican." I dedicate this column to articulating the gripes of "reluctant Republicans" everywhere.
- The "kiss of death" for satirists (Mary Beth Ellis Changing Attitudes, changing latitudes)
I officially decided to be a humor writer as a freshman in college, when I attended a debate featuring political satirist P.J. O'Rourke. (You had to love this guy. They made him speak in Stepan the God-awful Center, and the first words out of his mouth were, "Thank you for inviting me to your University, and this very attractive building.") At a post-presentation reception, teems of people pressed adoringly against him: "I really enjoy discussing your articles with my parents."
- Letter to the Editor Progree in the Industry (Simon Pestridge Manager of Labor Practices, Nike Inc.)
Nike is glad that Notre Dame's "sweatshop symposium" is raising awareness about the complex issues associated with global manufacturing and we only wish we were given an opportunity to participate. We know students and faculty are concerned about the conditions under which products bearing their university's logo were made. And we rely on close scrutiny to show us where we need to improve.
- Letter to the Editor Find your compassion (Ursula Williams Director, Language Resource Center)
I just finished reading every word of Mike Connolly's Irish Insight column in the Oct. 11 Observer in which he trashes Jim Sanson. I don't usually read all of a column like this; today's exception is the result of my belief that there would be an ounce of compassion somewhere before the end. Alas, there was not. The photograph of Sanson's face above the same column speaks volumes about the human factor in sports, and how painful failure is for the one who fails.
- Tom Petty treats crowd to his greatest hits (By TIMOTHY COLLINS Scene Music Critic)
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were formed in Los Angeles in 1976, and since then the band has released nine studio albums. Most recently, the band released this year's Echo, which is hailed as some of the band's best work. The band has been touring since early summer to support its new album, with a recent stop at Chicago's United Center on Oct. 7.
- American Football (By JOHN HUSTON Scene Music Critic)
The easiest way to describe American Football is by using words such as "intricate," "clean," "bright," "pretty," "moody" and "emotional." But somewhere along the line, while listening to its self-titled, first full-length album, a handful of words can no longer adequately describes the band anymore.
- Chemical Brothers (By GEORGETTE LEONARD Scene Music Critic)
Try to detect a melody under the familiar gulping noises of dance pop — to the devoted rock fan, there's not much heart beneath the surface.
- Blues icons reflect on human experience (By TOM OGORZALEK Scene Music Critic)
Deep down in the delta, where the blues were born, they ding the sad songs of hard times, of love lost, of the essential darkness and solitude at the heart of human existence. The life of a bluesman is not sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, but sadness, loss and a pain that cannot be explored without the music that defines it — the blues.