- Remembering our dead (A.J. Boyd Assistant Viewpoint Editor)
Exactly two weeks ago, on All Saints Day, I wrote an Inside Column about Cardinal Arinze, whose birthday was that day. I mentioned that it was also the Day of the Dead, as Nov. 2 is All Souls' Day. For Christians, the whole month of November is the time of remembering those who have died.
- Playing the political name game (By MIKE MARCHAND )
Despite the current crop of 2000 presidential candidates doing the shaking-hands-and-kissing-babies act in New Hampshire, where the primary election is four months away, the biggest political news of the fortnight was not a policy debate nor a stance on issues.
- Monk's 'prudence' is weak support (LETTER TO THE LETTER )
The president of Notre Dame (Father Edward Malloy) correctly points out that The Observer editorial staff enjoy as much autonomy with regard to editorial and news content as editors of many newspapers. He is also correct that at many newspapers the relationship between the publisher and the advertising director is different than the publisher's relationship to the editorial board.
- Keep academic freedom (LETTER TO THE EDITOR )
The irony, were it not so disturbing, might be amusing. The Wednesday, Nov. 10, edition of The Observer contained articles which described, respectively, the "Countdown to Ex Corde Ecclesiae" and President Emeritus Father Hesburgh's nomination for a Congressional Gold Medal. The irony is this: Just as our nation prepares to bestow on Father Hesburgh one of its greatest civilian honors in recognition of his momentous contributions to higher education and civil rights, our Church prepares to betray one of the ideals for which Father Hesburgh has repeatedly fought — academic freedom for Catholic Universities.
- The food we waste is a feast for most (LETTER TO THE EDITOR )
Notre Dame classmates, I am writing to you about a topic that affects us every single day of our lives. We have the privilege of eating in a place where the pasta never grows cold, certified chefs stand all day long awaiting our personalized orders, mascot-marked waffles are ready to be baked and slices of pie beg to be claimed. Yet, every time that we eat in the dining halls, we unnecessarily waste an enormous amount of food. We are "American eaters" who have been brought up in a culture of excessiveness. When we are presented with an abundance of food and choices at the dining halls, we take more than we want or need because we have not been taught to do otherwise.
- Campus leaders hesitant to decide on Ex Corde (By TIM LOGAN News Writer)
The ideals set forth by the current draft of guidelines for U.S. Catholic colleges and universities are praiseworthy, say administration leaders at both Notre Dame and Saint Mary's, but they add, the devil lies in the details and in the rush to a decision.
- Himes: Library expands teaching (By ERIN PIROUTEK News Writer)
Education is a way of forming human beings, said Father Michael Himes, Boston College theology professor.
- Raffles, drawings aid United Way campaign (By MIKE ROMANCHEK News Writer)
In hopes of raising $275,000 for the United Way of St. Joseph County and getting 100 percent participation from Notre Dame faculty and staff, the 1999 Notre Dame United Way Campaign is holding a weekly drawing and giving away prizes to individuals who pledge an annual gift of at least $26.
- Saint Mary's `Peacemakers' to rally, march against SOA (By COURTNEY BOYLE News Writer)
Represenatives from the Saint Mary's human rights group, Peacemakers, is taking a stand against the School of the Americas (SOA) by participating in a protest march later this week.
- `Piece of My Heart' gives jolt to the system (By BRIAN SEAMAN Scene Theater Critic)
For college students of the 1990's, it is hard to believe that teenage boys could have fought in a war, a war from which many of those teenagers never returned. Fathers of teens today understood this all too well, and for many of them, their generation was shaped within the confines of the Vietnam War and the fears of their draft number being called.
- `Tiny Tank' packs a big futuristic bang for all video gamers (By C.R. TEODORO Scene Writer)
At first glance, "Tiny Tank" looks like a kiddie game to throw in with the rest of the Disney games. But that is a deceiving appearance. Despite its cute look, "Tiny Tank" packs a punch with other action games and has enough attitude for any video game fanatic.
- Leave it to Lammy (By C.R. TEODORO Scene Writer)
For those fateful PSXers that have played since the early days when the PSX console came out, the name "Parrapa the Rapper" should not be unfamiliar. This childish game was simplistic in operation, but provided entertainment for any age level. It was an original game unlike any other.