- ND WOMEN'S SOCCER: Irish offense explodes with 7 goals (JOE LICANDRO Sports Writer)
What a difference a week of practice can make. The problem for the Notre Dame women's soccer team this season has not been creating scoring chances, but simply finishing them by finding the back of the net.
- Rushing past West Virginia Irish rely on dominant running game to defeat West Virginia 34-24 (By CHRIS FEDERICO Sports Writer)
If Justin Smith's fourth-quarter interception seemed familiar, it should have. Four years ago in the same stadium, then-Notre Dame senior Ty Goode, playing because starter Allen Rossum suffered a concussion on the third play of the game, intercepted a Marc Bulger pass in the endzone to seal the 21-14 victory over West Virginia.
- MEN'S SOCCER: Irish defense records shutout (BRYAN KRONK Sports Writer)
Judging from the scorers for Notre Dame in its match on Sunday, it seemed like history was repeating itself.
- WOMEN'S INTERHALL GOLD LEAGUE: BP defense halts Lyons (PHIL KOESTERER Sports Writer)
All it takes is one big play to break the game wide-open and secure a victory. In Thursday night's 6-0 defeat of Lyons, Breen Phillips got just such a play from defender Kelly Landers.
- Holiday gets Irish out of muddy rut (By MIKE CONNOLLY Outside Looking In)
A heavy rainstorm like Saturday's can wash a quarterback right out of a game.
- Irish offense grinds out best performance (By KATIE McVOY Associate Sports Editor)
The Irish ran away with the game. Literally.
- MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Unexpected raises expectations Irish finish in second place after Shay, Conway drop out of race (KATIE HUGHES Sports Writer)
It was the unexpected that showed what could be expected from the Irish for the rest of the season. Expect stepping up, expect responding to pressure, and expect some serious depth.
- ND WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Unexpected raises expectations Bee sting, cramp drop Irish to 11th place finish (KATIE HUGHES Sports Writer)
The uncontrollable controlled the Irish during Saturday's race. Competing in Pre-Nationals at the Furman cross country course in Greenville, S.C., No. 24 Notre Dame took 11th place, scoring 385 points, despite individual struggles that kept the team from performing to capability.
- ND VOLLEYBALL: Irish sweep to bring home 2 Big East wins 5-foot-3 Aldrete leads Irish to win (NOAH AMSTADTER Sports Editor)
With the help of a 5-foot-3 middle blocker, the Notre Dame women's volleyball team stopped a late game three rally to sweep Rutgers Sunday afternoon (30-22, 30-23, 33-31).
- SMC SOCCER: Belles get stuck in the mud (KATRINA KALASKY Sports Writer)
The bad weather that has plagued the Belles all season hit with a vengeance on Saturday and left Saint Mary's stuck in the mud.
- HOCKEY: Dutchmen ice Irish with 7-4 weekend win (MATT ORENCHUK Sports Writer)
- ND WOMEN'S GOLF: Irish hope to breeze to top 5 finish (JOE LINDSLEY Sports Writer)
The Notre Dame women's golf team battled 30 mile-per-hour winds as they practiced for the tournament at Alvamar Golf Club in Lawrence, Kansas Sunday.
- The real challenge (Kevin Suhanic Wire Editor)
The last time America was threatened, Franklin Delano Roosevelt told the nation, "All we have to fear is fear itself." A month after the unspeakable terrorist attacks, it is important for Americans to heed this message from 50 years ago. But it is not our military that needs to hear this; it is the ordinary American citizen that should listen.
- OutreachND deserves recognition (Aaron Kreider Think, Question, Resist)
Notre Dame will never be a family so long as injustice divides us. Many injustices tear at the fabric of our community, but one of the most hurtful is the University's discrimination against gays, lesbians and bisexuals.
- Game attire should unite us (Brendan P. Harris senior)
For many years, the students and alumni of the University have collaborated on the design of "The Shirt," a simple article of clothing which, when worn by the members of the student section, presents a unified block of support in the northwest corner of Notre Dame Stadium. I had the opportunity to observe the student section during the Michigan State game and the sea of navy blue was truly an impressive sight. We pay for The Shirt as a sign of support for our team, and we wear it proudly to assure the team that we stand behind them.
- Quote of the Day (George Orwell writer)
"Who controls the past now, controls the future. Who controls the present now,
- Student requests business news (Joe Wyss sophomore)
I would like to begin by saying that in my opinion The Observer is one of the better run college papers that I have come across. The layout works well and for the most part the articles are well written, and that is something that many schools cannot boast about their respective papers.
- Right to life not about abortion (Natalie Hock Regina South Hall)
Last week must have been Right to Life Week. Unfortunately, I got the impression that it was anything but. I believe it was Monday morning of last week when I was greeted by hundreds of white crosses sticking out of the ground on the Saint Mary's green.
- Understanding the stained-glass, wafer wonders (Amy Schill Dazed and Amused)
Notre Dame is a Catholic institution. There's a crucifix in every classroom, weekly masses in every residence hall, there's even a portrait of the Last Supper in South Dining Hall. You can't even swing your arms without hitting someone with the letters CSC following his name (believe me, I've tried and I have the assault charges to prove it).
- Officials ban vulgar T-shirts (By JASON McFARLEY News Editor)
The word "suck" kept John Furka and Brian Kahn shirtless in the rain Saturday during the Notre Dame-West Virgina football game.
- Nannies, nobility and new languages in 30 days (By LAURA KELLY French Connection)
Sylvie speaks French, Italian, Vietnamese and English fluently, which isn't too shabby considering she was born and raised in Albania. Diona and Julia burst into Russian for conversations that they don't want anyone else to understand, and Diona also knows Arabic, having spent the second half of her childhood in Egypt. Depending on which side of the family he's talking to, Carlos's rapid-fire cell phone conversations alternate between Spanish and Portuguese. And I often have to forgive Ting's confusion with my American slang since she only learned English after moving from Japan five years ago.
- A literary hunger Benedict and Smith organize reading to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Indiana (By C. SPENCER BEGGS Scene Editor)
When the tragic events Sept. 11 occurred, relief efforts around the country mounted a massive campaign to help those in need in New York and Washington. Unfortunately, in the rush to get food, blood and medical assistance to the victims of the attacks and their families, area charitable organizations and food banks found that their resources were dangerously low. When Professor Matthew Benedict, assistant to the chair of the department of English, saw a news story that the Northern Indiana Food Bank was dangerously low in resources he decided to do something.