- Tibble makes big strides as walk-on (By TIM CASEY Assistant Sports Editor)
When Adam Tibble is in his late 50s, he will still tell his children about Nov. 11, 2000. On Saturday, the walk-on holder from Northville, Mich., pitched to kicker Nick Setta on a fake field goal that resulted in a touchdown. The score gave the Irish a 28-10 lead on their way to the seventh victory of the season.
- New coach gives Belles fresh start (Katie McVoy Inside Saint Mary's Sports)
Friday starts another season of Saint Mary's basketball and fans are anxiously waiting to see the handiwork of new head coach Suzanne Smith.
- Watson's victory propels Irish to NCAAs (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Associate Sports Editor)
A season that looked bleak back in early August turned into the eighth appearance at the NCAA Championships in nine seasons, thanks to an individual victory by junior Luke Watson at the Great Lakes Regional meet and four runners finishing in the top 24.
- Irish prepare with preseason test against Finnish Select (By NOAH AMSTADTER Assistant Sports Editor)
The exhibition season serves as a time when a team is able to develop without the pressure of knowing that the game counts. Coaches can try different plays combinations of players that normally would not play together, and observe other aspects of their team without the need to win the game.
- Irish finish eighth at Great Lakes Regional (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Associate Sports Writer)
Notre Dame's quest for a second straight trip to nationals ran into a dead end Saturday with an eighth-place finish at the Great Lakes Regional meet in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
- Community honors Wood with fund (By JANEL MILLER Sports Writer)
They came from all across the nation. They were found in a range of sizes, shapes and ages. And they all came together to celebrate and honor one man.
- The Trouble with dating (Kiflin Turner Copy Editor)
I think that I've finally come to the conclusion that relationships and college don't mix. I admit, the temptation is frequently there, especially when you catch eyes with some attractive member of the opposite sex in your philosophy class or that special someone that you always see in the dining hall.
- Upholding morality in politics (Charles Rice Right or Wrong?)
Are you ready for a break from Presidential politics, recounts, etc? Let's talk about some basics.
- Raising awareness for a mission of peace (Letter to the Editor )
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus states, "Happy are those who work for peace; God will call them His children!" (Matthew 5:9) Happy are those who work for peace, and yet we seem to see so few people doing such work today. Our news is filled with stories of violence throughout our world. From wars in Africa, armed clashes in the Holy Land and East Timor, to school shootings and domestic violence in our communities; violence darkly marks our time. Those who work for the peace Jesus spoke of, true peace based on love and non-violence, seem few and far between.
- Quote of the Day (Albert Camus author)
"Let us call it by the name which, for lack of any other nobility, will at least give the nobility of truth and let us recognize it for what it essentialy is: revenge."
- Serving yourself only as much as you eat (Letter to the Editor )
I work on the dish line of North Dining Hall. Go ahead. Cringe. Everybody does.
- Viewing U.S. elections globally (Joanna Mikulski Innsbruck Stimme)
Three weeks ago as an afterthought, I mailed in my absentee ballot. CNN Berlin, my daily link to the United States, gave me a sense of the closeness of the presidential election, but for the most part, I had stayed happily removed from the hype, the negative television ads and the incessantly spoken opinions of political pundits as the campaign marched forward to the Nov. 7th voting day. Last Wednesday, I tuned in again to the only English language channel received by my roommate's television to discover that my home country had entered a state of limbo. The phrase, "Election to Close to Call," flashed across the bottom of the screen. Initially I took lightly the grave words of Wolf Blitzer that, "The eyes of the world now rest on Florida." My reaction closely mirrored the sentiments of the other Notre Dame students here in Austria. We look to the U.S. for security and often take pride in the apparent strength and wealth of our homeland. An election result that could truly send the country into a state of limbo seemed unthinkable.
- Tailgating trashes campus (Letter to the Editor )
Although I attended the University of Notre Dame for four years, I never felt the need to write a letter to The Observer until now. I returned to campus last weekend for the Boston College game and was utterly disgusted by the aftermath of the Saturday morning's tailgating session. Garbage was left discarded all over the parking lots in large quantities. I have never seen it that bad before. Everywhere one looked there were bottles, cans, empty cases, plates, bags, etc.
- Russert addresses standing-room only crowd (By HELENA PAYNE News Writer)
The future of U.S. families and the voting process is at stake in the lengthy 2000 presidential elections, said Tim Russert, moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press" Monday.
- Sanday: Alcohol, athletics factors of a rape-prone campus (By AMANDA GRECO News Writer)
Notre Dame and Saint Mary's have all the ingredients that make for a "rape prone environment," according to University of Pennsylvania professor Peggy Sanday. Sanday visited Notre Dame Monday to discuss the components of rape prone campuses, including societal factors contributing to the perpetration of rape and necessary changes for the prevention of rape.
- Obscene calls threaten SMC (By ALICIA ORTIZ News Writer)
Teri Neer answered the phone like normal in her dorm room one morning. Hearing two rings, she assumed it was an off-campus call. Teri was not suspicious when the caller proceeded to ask her questions for a survey.
- Recent changes to Notre Dame's sexual assault policy are a step in the right direction, but in efforts to stop rape on campus, there's still A long path (By LIZ ZANONI In Focus Writer)
It is Sexual Assault Awareness Week, and in the wake of a campus furor last spring over Notre Dame's handling of sex crimes and subsequent changes to the resources for victims, campus administrators are hoping to stop all sexual assault on campus.
- Get both sides (Jason McFarley Assistant News Editor)
It's difficult to pinpoint exactly when working for The Observer transitions from a privilege to a burden, but it does. Even amid all my protests of objectivity and journalistic integrity, it's hard not to be moved by the issues we put in print daily. And as much as I try not to, sometimes I get swept up in the fervor, and what matters is not that I'm a reporter, but that I'm a member of this community.
- ND prepares for offense registry law u New measure requires colleges to provide names of sex (By HELENA PAYNE In Focus Writer)
Last month, Congress passed a law that will require colleges to make information available to students about sex offenders in the area within the next two years.
- RAD teaches women's self-defense (By TIM LOGAN In Focus Editor)
A big man dressed darkly runs at a woman standing alone.
- For the victims: a resource person or an advocate? Campus debates role of professional in hearings (By KATE STEER In Focus Writer)
There have been several changes to the sexual assault policy since last spring, but perhaps the biggest is the establishment of an independent resource person.
- OutKast continues to raise hip-hop standard (By ARIENNE THOMPSON Scene Music Critic)
What the heck is wrong with OutKast? Honestly, there are no simple or direct answers, but one could easily — and naively — devise the following absurdities as possible explanations for the weirdness that is OutKast: A) its members are on drugs, B) they are unruly radicals looking to destroy mainstream America, C) they are ATLiens from Pluto or D) all of the above, and then some.
- Princes just looking to have some fun with funk (By GEOFFREY RAHIE Scene Music Critic)
Contrary to popular opinion, funk music is not dead. You just have to look a little harder to find it. The Princes of Babylon, armed with some knock-out funk mixed with a little soul, blues and hip-hop, have been startling crowds (mainly in the Northeast) over countless nights. The Princes' eponymous debut album is a laid-back adventure that showcases the bands immense talent.
- The Dynasty offers true hit-or-miss collection (By LAURA ROMPF Scene Music Critic)
On the intro track of his latest release The Dynasty, Jay-Z sums up the entire album in one statement: "This is food for thought, you do the dishes."