- `Vox Populi' Indeed (A.J. Boyd Assistant Viewpoint Editor)
When the United States Senate commences deliberation, we may have come to expect flagrant displays of destructive partisanship, materialistic greed and sloppy rhetoric, but at least we can expect them to do something. I wish the same could be said for our own local senate.
- Unions, Organizing and Jubilee Justice (Jay Capogrino For A More Just and Humane World)
Playing poker in the lunchroom, my dad boasted, "Yeah, I told you Randy would never cut it — he was here one week and left whining about his swollen hands. Or Tic's kid; not like his old man. He made it only three days with me and left the dock for a job at McDonald's."
- Those are our public loves and our private lives (Tim Byrne )
Monday was National Coming Out Day, a day for gays and lesbians to celebrate the public declaration of their sexuality. Using conservative estimates of the incidence of homosexuality, one would expect there to be about 600 homosexual students and about 30 homosexual priests at Notre Dame. So where were all of you Monday?
- U.S. should treat ethnic cleansing consistently (Gary Sudborough )
When an estimated 2000 people had been killed in Kosovo, the United States called it ethnic cleansing, then threatened military force, and finally bombed Yugoslavia for over two months. When 100 times that number of people have been killed in East Timor, the U.S. response is much more muted. There are no threats to bomb Jakarta or invade Indonesia.
- Russian invasion of Chechnya as terrorism scapegoat feeds cycle of needless violence (Elizabeth Kohl, The Battalion )
Recent events in Russia provide a perfect example of how regressively Machiavellian the world has become.
- Women share experiences of violence (By NELLIE WILLIAMS News Writer)
Ten young women of Saint Mary's Theater stand on the red lighted stage wearing vibrant colors and speaking with strong, forceful voices and smiles on their faces.
- Northrup: Women needed in Congress (By ALISON HEINZ News Writer)
Although there is not a strong sense of exclusion among members of Congress, women still face challenges when contributing to public policy, said Rep. Ann Northup, R-Ky., during an interactive video conference Wednesday. Northup led the discussion titled, "A Women's Place in Congress."
- Student loan default hits all-time low (By CHRIS DESBARRES News Writer)
The Federal Student Loan default rate dropped to an all-time low of 8.8 percent in 1997, according to Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley.
- Senators debate ethics committe name (By FINN PRESSLY Assistant News Editor)
An amendment to change the name of the ethics committee caused brief debate at last night's meeting of the Student Senate.
- Prof: Catholicism, sociology can interact (By MAUREEN SMITHE News Writer)
Although the differences between sociology and Catholicism are obvious, they can still interact positively, according to Boston College professor Alan Wolfe.
- SNL's Shannon becomes movie 'Superstar' (By CASEY McCLUSKEY Scene Movie Critic)
Saturday Night Live has a history of exposing young comics to the world and giving many the break they need to make it in Hollywood. SNL's newest prodigy is Cleveland native Molly Shannon. The movie "Superstar" is based on Shannon's character Mary Katherine Gallagher, whom Shannon introduced to the world on SNL a few seasons ago.
- McMullen brotherhood entertains everyone (By JOE LARSON Scene Movie Critic)
Ever wonder what a movie about your family would look like — a movie about you and your brothers or sisters talking about what's going on in your life? The movie wouldn't have any special effects or explosions, just real stuff that has happened in your life.
- Jumbled 'Hearts' plot runs dumb (By JILLIAN DEPAUL Scene Movie Critic)
The new mystery-drama "Random Hearts" stars Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas as two people who, after losing their spouses in an airplane crash, discover that the deceased were having an affair with one another. This plot point is revealed within the first 30 minutes of this unnecessarily long movie (2 1/2 hours feeling more like 10 hours).