- Upsets dominate first weekend of playoffs (By KEVIN BERCHOU Sports Writer)
The Sorin Otters had the right attitude heading into Sunday's playoff showdown with the two-time defending league champion Keenan Knights.
- Postseason begins tonight for No. 6 Notre Dame, Miami (By MIKE CONNOLLY Associate Sports Editor)
Tonight's Big East quarterfinal match up between the Big Mid-Atlantic Division champions the Fighting Irish and the No. 4 team from the Northeast Division the Hurricanes of Miami appears to be a mismatch.
- ND picks up two Big East wins (By MATT OLIVA Sports Writer)
Another weekend brought two more conference victories for the Notre Dame volleyball women's team.
- Water polo wins Midwest Division (Special to The Observer )
Highlighting the weekend's activities was the men's water polo club winning its first ever Midwest Division Championship. The team qualified for the Nationals at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, another first for the Irish.
- Belles fail to meet goals, finish 7th (By MOLLY McVOY Assistant Sports Editor)
The weather was beautiful, the excitement was there and the entire Saint Mary's cross country team was healthy.
- BP rallies in second half for win (By RACHEL BIBER Sports Writer)
It might have taken a while for the Breen-Phillips Babes to get rolling, but their game heated up in the second half en route to a 13-0 shutout over the Wild Women of Walsh in Sunday's first-round playoff matchup.
- No. 2 Siegfried, No. 4 Knott survive upset weekend (By KERRY SMITH Sports Writer)
With two of the top four men's interhall teams out of contention, rights to play in the championship game are up for grabs.
- Badin's upset bid falls short (By JASON KROMPINGER Sports Writer)
After eight minutes of play Sunday at McGlinn Field, it looked like Badin was poised to knock off Welsh and move on in the playoffs.
- Plummer, Pyros too much for Ducks (By STEVE KEPPEL Sports Writer)
Howard looked like it might continue the weekend of upsets but it was unable to endure, dropping the game 19-7 to Pasquerilla East.
- Bob and Jim report from Podunk, Ill. (Mary Beth Ellis Changes in Latitude, Changes in Attitude)
NEWS ANCHOR IN PODUNK, IL: Tonight we begin our crack coverage of the tri-cornfield area with a report from our newest news correspondent, Jim Gray, who has just been mysteriously released from his NBC contract. Jim, what do you have for us this evening?
- Give Davie his due (Sean Vinck Not Peace, But the Sword)
The head coach of the Notre Dame football team is not named Gerry Faust.
- Artists' work vandalized, stolen (Letter to the Editor )
Last semester I organized an art exhibition at Reckers through the University club called the Arts Collective. The exhibition displayed the artwork of Notre Dame and St. Mary's students and was intended to be the first of many to be held at Reckers. Although the exhibition was a major success, a number of unfortunate incidents discouraged all involved. A few weeks after the opening, someone knocked a painting off the wall and destroyed the frame. After I replaced the frame and rehung the painting, it was stolen from Reckers. By the time the show was over, three additional thefts had occurred, one piece of art was damaged and a frame destroyed. To date, two of the works have not been returned. In all cases, students in the Arts Collective had to spend a large amount of time searching for the lost works and taking care of a variety of paperwork needed in such incidents. This was in the midst of their own busy schedules at the end of the year. We then had to apologize to and reimburse the artists, and this was both awkward and embarrassing for us. Most of all, we are extremely disappointed to know that our fellow students would treat art in this horrendous manner. Such vandalism can only be interpreted as a sign of disrespect and as representing the lack of understanding towards art by some members of our student body.
- Campus Ministry pledges compassion, inclusion (Letter to the Editor )
A miracle happened today: I went to Sunday Mass alone for the first time in a dozen years. Actually, it was the first time I went anywhere alone in that length of time. I suffer from panic attacks with agoraphobia. These disorders are very crippling, as they often confine me to my home or even only my room, for days or weeks at a time. It is not much of a life.
- Cardinal Arinze supports religious plurality (By Erin Pirotek News Writer)
In 1932, a boy was born in Onitsha, Nigeria, to a family that observed traditional African animist beliefs.
- Immersion teaches culture (By NELLIE WILLIAMS News Writer)
Lingering in the shadows of extreme poverty and a widening gap between the rich and the poor, the children of Brazil dance.
- University offers flu shots Wednesday (By JESSICA DAUES News Writer)
With winter weather just around the bend, Notre Dame and Saint Mary's students are preparing for more than just snowballs and hot chocolate. They are preparing for flu season.
- Connor: Blood Binds Men (By SAM DERHEIMER News Writer)
Blood binds men more firmly than other union, according to Walker Connor of the Middlebury College political science department.
- Driver arrested on alcohol charges (Observer Staff Report )
The driver of the car that crashed into a roadside pole near campus Sunday was arrested after blood tests showed his blood alcohol level was approximately .14, according to St. Joseph County police.
- Desperation and girls equal good music for the Crows (By GEOFFREY RAHIE Scene Music Critic)
Desperation and loss never had it so good. After breaking on to the airwaves in 1993 with its hit album August and Everything After, the Counting Crows has been busy changing the sound of misery. Instead of the hard-crunching guitars associated with the early '90s, the Counting Crows has woven a sound filled with classic-rock guitars, keyboard backup and Adam Duritz's heartfelt vocals. The band's success spilled over to a sophomore studio album and a double live album released last year. Now the crew gets ready to roll again with its latest offering, This Desert Life.
- The Promise Ring shines at emo extravaganza (By JOHN HUSTON Scene Music Critic)
The Promise Ring is arguably the biggest indie band at the moment, with its new album, Very Emergency, getting wide media attention. It has been featured in Spin Magazine and now the band has a new video playing on MTV's "120 Minutes." Put them on tour with Burning Airlines and you get a star-studded, big-time emo extravaganza.
- ALBUM REVIEW: Modified by Save Ferris (By CHRISTOPHER SHIPLEY Scene Music Critic)
It must be frustrating for pop ska bands to record new albums knowing almost every critic across the country believes that their genre is dead and buried in a shallow grave.
- ALBUM REVIEW: Burn to Shine by Ben Harper (By JOE LARSON Scene Music Critic)
Do you ever look through your CD collection and find absolutely nothing you want to hear? You know you like your CDs, but you just can't decide on which one to listen to. It seems like Ben Harper may have been having one of those days for the half-year it took him to record his new album, Burn To Shine. On one song Ben will be crooning along with acoustic guitar and string arrangements, on the next he'll be straining to be heard over heavy electric guitars.