- My life's soundtrack (Colleen Barrett Account Executive)
I woke up to a gorgeous day. The sun was out, the blue sky promised warm weather, and it was Friday. I left my room ready to carpe diem, to see and conquer, I was walking on sunshine, ooh yeah.
- I buy my friends (David Barrett Notre Bum)
I knew it would be hard. Fall semester. Junior year. All the cool kids seem to disappear. I lost a couple to Ireland, England and Austria. Lost a couple more to Spain. Like my big brother always said, I was a loser. Again.
- Chalking does not further causes (Mike Romano junior)
I think it's funny that Ed Cohen, a member of the ND Peace Coalition, acknowledges that the pro-peace defacing of pro-war chalking doesn't help their cause. It's funny because he seems to be under the impression that the regular, not-vandalizing-the-chalking-of-others type of chalking actually does help their cause. Wake up, Peaceco: No chalking helps any cause.
- Quote of the Day (Robert Frost poet)
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."
- Treatment of same-sex unions shows legal flaws (Eliot M. Held class of 1997)
This letter is in response to James Mangrum's Nov. 15 letter about same-sex marriage. I believe he is right in his conclusion that the government ought not value one relationship over another. But the example of homosexual marriage is only one symptom of how marriage law is flawed.
- Saddam, not sanctions, is responsible for Iraqi suffering Ills caused by sanctions don't make war wrong (Dan Lindley assistant professor of political science)
Peter Quaranto's Nov. 14 letter to the editor is to be appreciated for its concern for the Iraqi people and for peace in general. Moreover, debates about the costs, benefits, effectiveness and morality of U.S. foreign policy, and here especially the sanctions on Iraq, are to be welcomed. However, the letter contains a number of errors.
- Saddam, not sanctions, is responsible for Iraqi suffering Bush pushes Saddam to play by the rules (Matthew Osburn senior)
This letter is in response to Peter Quaranto's Nov. 14 letter concerning the UN sanctions leveled against Iraq after the Gulf War. In his letter, he cites the many problems that the Iraqi people have had to suffer through since the sanctions were introduced to Iraq over 10 years ago. Quaranto wants us to believe that the United States is currently participating in some sort of "genocide attempt upon the Iraqi people."
- Universities Libraries announce budget cutbacks Students encounter research difficulties with reduction of journals (Joe Trombello News Writer)
Because the rising costs of journal and book subscriptions have outpaced the budget increase for the 2002-03 school year, the Notre Dame libraries have been forced to reduce commitments by 6 percent.
- Students and staff attend women's forum (MELANIE BECKER News Writer)
Women from South Bend and the Saint Mary's community attended Saturday the Center for Intercultural Women's Leadership day-long workshop, "Health and Cultural Competence."
- SMC sends delegates to hall conference (SARAH NESTOR Saint Mary's Editor)
Nine delegates from Saint Mary's Residence Hall Association (RHA) attended the Great Lakes Association of Colleges and Residence Halls conference over the weekend to participate in a competition among Midwest colleges. This year's conference was held at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
- ND campus reflects on fall dances (TERESA FRALISH Assistant News Editor)
Just one semester after the University instituted sweeping changes in an effort to curb drinking among Notre Dame students, 19 dorms have held their fall dances under the new policies that require dorms to hold their SYRs outside of the residence halls. Despite the new regulations, students and staff say it seems too early to tell what the final result will be.
- DiFranco lights up Chicago Indie rock's reigning `poster girl with no poster' still independent after 15 years (By C. SPENCER BEGGS Scene Editor)
Despite having to sit on a chair for the entire the show due to a broken foot, indie rocker Ani DiFranco brought the audience to their feet multiple times during her concert at the Chicago Theatre Saturday evening.