- Nickname, anyone? (Mike Connolly Editor In Chief)
I've decided to start calling myself the "Sexiest Man on Campus." I have done nothing to earn this nickname and if you look at my headshot next to this column, you will see its entirely not true. But that doesn't matter. Because I think that I am the "Sexiest Man on Campus," everyone should start calling me by this name.
- Observer endorses Al Gore in 2000 (The Observer Editorial Board )
The 2000 presidential election offers major candidates with slightly differing plans to reform similar issues. While neither front-running candidate, Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush, offers a perfect solution for America, The Observer urges its readers to elect Gore as the 43rd president of the United States.
- Irish inspire hope for Scott (Meredeth McNamara pediatric oncology nurse)
I am writing on behalf of the article written by Bob Davie in your Oct. 24, issue regarding Scott Delgadillo and his fight against leukemia.
- Commercial campaigning (Marlayna Soenneker Here we go again)
Well, it's that time of year again. Frightening-looking people everywhere go from house to house, knocking on people's doors and demanding that those within give them something. No, I'm not talking about Halloween and cute kids in costumes asking for candy. I'm talking about election season and scary politicians in suits asking for votes.
- Service gains respect for ND in the community (Dennis Sterosky Class of '62)
I am Dennis Sterosky, class of '62, past president of the Notre Dame Club of New Mexico, community service coordinator for the club and a practicing CPA for the last 25 years in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At the request of Brother Mathias Barrett (Brothers of the Good Shepherd), some ND alumni and I helped establish Barrett House for homeless women and children in Albuquerque. Our goal is to represent the University of Notre Dame and its ideals in the Southwest.
- Jerusalem program canceled due to Middle East violence (By KATE NAGENGAST Assistant News Editor)
Notre Dame's study abroad program in Jerusalem, Israel — renowned for its involvement with both Israeli and Palestinian culture — has been cancelled this spring due to heightened violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
- Gore aims to separate from Clinton (By HELENA PAYNE News Writer)
When Clinton campaigned in 1992, he became a sparkle in the media's eye. But after the Monica Lewinsky scandal, people questioned if Gore will be a fallen star from Clinton's once glowing administration.
- Sophomore class plans new event (By LAURA ROMPF Assistant News Editor)
Last year, Student Activities cancelled Notre Dame's Sophomore Sibs weekend citing low participation and various economic factors. This year, the student senate formed the Sophomore Signature Event Committee to create a new tradition for sophomores.
- Fighting escalates between Israelis and Palestinians (By MARIBEL MOREY News Writer)
- Saint Mary's students voice concerns over environment (By AMY GREENE News Writer)
Saint Mary's is becoming more earth-friendly.
- Sikkink: Catholic schools foster healthy environment (By HELENA PAYNE News Writer)
Catholic schools foster an environment that makes parents more likely to get politically and socially involved in the community, according to a recent study by David Sikkink, assistant professor of sociology in the University.
- In the eyes of duLac University begins long-term study of alcohol policy (Erin LaRuffa )
Scott Krueger should be a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this year.
- Students say du Lac condones drinking on campus (JASON McFARLEY In Focus Writer)
While officials seemingly look the other way when it comes to student alcohol consumption, policies in place at the University call on undergraduates to drink responsibly.
- Keeping it contained ND, local police, (TIM LOGAN In Focus Editor)
At 1:15 on the morning of Friday, Oct. 13, Finnigan's Irish Pub was hopping, with music blaring and the dance floor crowded.
- Open the bars to all (Mike Connolly Editor in Chief)
You are old enough to vote. You are old enough to die for your country. You are old enough to be killed by your country if you commit a capital offense. But if you are 18 years old and in Indiana, you are not allowed to enter a dance club that serves alcohol even if you have no desire to drink. Does anyone else see a problem with this?
- T-shirts proclaim school devotion, unite student body (Jacqueline Browder Assistant Scene Editor)
Notre Dame and Saint Mary's students seem to have a love affair with the 100% cotton T-shirt. We wear them everywhere, using them as a status symbol, telling the world who we are and where we've been. This isn't a fleeting or momentary obsession.
- Amazon, CDNOW and Barnes & Noble compete for music, literature fans (Kate Steer Scene Writer)
With the explosion of Internet services, online shopping has become wildly popular and widespread. Today people can shop for virtually anything without leaving home, from groceries to clothing to entertainment to cars.
- Have credit card, will shop online — the pros and cons of buying and selling on the Internet Online auctions on Ebay, Priceline can bring surprises or disappointment (Laura Kelly Assistant Scene Editor)
It is a universal truth about college students that we always seem to be short on cash. We have no problem spending it — it's making it and keeping it that we struggle with. Our mailboxes are flooded with new credit card applications every day. When opened along with pitifully small bank statements or other credit card bills, a brand new Visa credit line can suddenly seem like a brilliant idea.