- The Stretch Run Top-ranked Irish kick off grueling four-game ŌbreakÕ against Eagles (Kevin Berchou Sports Writer)
While the rest of the Notre Dame student body is relaxing over the next week and catching up on needed rest, the No. 1-ranked womenÕs soccer team will be enduring perhaps its most grueling stretch of the season.
- Belles prepare for 3 crucial games against conference foes (Sarah Rykowski Sports Writer)
The Saint MaryÕs soccer team has three chances to improve both its record and its MIAA ranking during fall break with games against Alma, Adrian and Calvin.
- Irish win; streak hits five games (Rachel Protzman Sports Writer)
Notre Dame volleyball topped Illinois State (15-5, 15-11, 15-11) for its fifth-straight win to up its record to 13-5 on the season.
- Sorin victory keeps Siegfried out (Elizabeth Hoen and Anthony Bishop Sports Writers)
Siegfried HallÕs playoff hopes were devastated last night in a 14-7 loss to undefeated Sorin Hall.
- Irish set to take on No. 4 ranked Eagles (Matt Orenchuk Sports Writer)
The road doesnÕt get any easier this weekend, as the Notre Dame menÕs hockey team travels to Omaha to participate in the Maverick Stampede Tournament.
- Protecting Ourselves (By LILA HAUGHEY Viewpoint Editor)
October means many things at Notre Dame; midterms, football, Halloween, fall break, Canadian Thanksgiving, autumn, and Breast Cancer Awareness month. Perhaps the last item is not is not widely known, let alone valued on our campus, but it should be, since it produces one of the highest mortality rates among those diagnosed with cancer.
- A philosophical reproach to embryo testing (Letter to the Editor )
This letter is in response to Peter Prina's letter to the editor printed in the Oct. 11 edition of The Observer. He seems entirely convinced that human embryos are not true people and that using them for research poses no moral dilemma whatsoever. Even those who support his view of embryological research would have to admit that there are truly no convincing arguments proving that embryos are definitely not people with rights. I am certain, for philosophical reasons, that embryos have a right to life. Even if I wasn't sure of this, the very doubtfulness of the issue would lead me to object to research being done on them.
- Quote of the Day (Albert Camus author)
- Stating true intentions of campus right to life groups (Letter to the Editor )
I would like to respond to two recent opinion articles that have run in The Observer within the past few days. The first article ran on Oct. 10 as the Inside Column and was written by Maribel Morey. The second article was a response to Ms. Morey's article and appeared Oct. 11. It was written by Natalie Huddleston and entitled "Supporting abortion as Christians."
- Having to live with University policies even after graduation (Matt Loughran Random Thoughts)
Since most of the students will not be around to read today's column, it will read much as the title says it should read; a collection of ravings that might generally tend toward a point.
- De-emphasizing the role of guilt in our society (Letter to the Editor )
I am writing in response to Brant Beckett's letter to the editor in the Oct. 11 Observer. I, like Brant, am neither pro-life nor pro-choice, but I am a Catholic. I find myself drawn between what my faith and many of the pro-choice arguments have to say on the topic.
- Using RU-486 requires careful thought (Observer Editorial )
RU-486 provides a different, less invasive method to terminate a pregnancy. Moral implications, however, still surround the use of RU-486 as much as they surround a surgical abortion. Although the pill may appear to be procedurally easier it is a means to the same end.
- Police cite students in late-night Finnigan's raid Several students charged with 'minor in a tavern' citation (By MIKE CONNOLLY News Writer)
Finally putting an end to the rumor that Finnigan's will never get busted, South Bcnd Police officers raided the local tavern and cited several Notre Dame and Saint Mary's students on minor in a tavern charges Thursday night.
- Abortion pill RU-486 sparks controversy (By SARAH RYKOWSKI Saint Mary's News Editor)
Less than three weeks have passed since the Food and Drug Administration approved the controversial abortion-inducing drug RU-486. The effect of the pill on the number of abortions is unknown but groups on both sides of the abortion debate already hold strong positions on the use of the drug, which is also known as Mifeprex.
- Professor killed in car accident (By JASON McFARLEY Assistant News Editor)
Holy Cross College professor Eric Makielski died in a traffic accident early Thursday morning, Kokomo police said.
- Library preservation aims to protect fragile texts (By LINDSAY FRANK News Writer)
Tucked between the railroad tracks and the Douglas Road Notre Dame Federal Credit Union sits a one story sand-colored building. Outside in the parking lot of this former rat lab only half of the eight parking spots are filled. Red flowers greet visitors at the door and serve as the only hint of color on a gray Friday morning. Inside, down in the basement amazing things are happening.
- Dining halls offer food facts Online service now provides nutrition facts for students (By MEG DADAY News Writer)
As students pick up a tray and silverware in South Dining Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays around 11:45, they can often smell the aroma of homemade cookies coming out of the oven. For some students, the question that immediately springs to mind is: How many Calories are in that cookie?
- Nobel Prize candidate to discuss human life (Special to The Observer )
The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture will host an academic conference entitled, "A Culture of Death," Thursday through Saturday at McKenna Hall.
- One room, two strangers, three years of memories Risa Hartley-Werner and Gina Moody were strangers as freshmen year roommates, but several years in the same room allowed for the best of friendships to form (By LAURA KELLY Assistant Scene Editor)
Freshmen roommates meet for the first time surrounded by over-emotional parents, knee-deep in boxes of their worldly possessions, their heads swirling with new names and faces. They exchange quick handshakes and smile nervously as they gaze around the eight-by-10 foot closet they will call home for the next nine months. Once the families are finally pushed out of the door and the stream of orientation activities lulls for a moment, two strangers are left alone in a single room.