- Freshman Ratay leads Irish past Toledo (By KERRY SMITH Assistant Sports Editor)
The Irish backcourt lit the spark that blasted the Rockets Saturday night, when Notre Dame opened its season against Toledo with a 68-52 win on the road.
- Defensive stand gives Knott first interhall championship (By KEVIN BERCHOU Sports Writer)
Add the Knott Juggernauts to the litany of great interhall football champions.
- Murphy keeps Irish in the red (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Assistant Sports Editor)
The Irish used a significant height advantage and a career day by sophomore forward Troy Murphy to defeat the St. Francis Red Flash 73-60 Sunday afternoon at the Joyce Center.
- Whirlwinds extinguish Pyros for interhall championship (By RACHEL BIBER Sports Writer)
All of the emotion, tension, and highlights that are expected to unfold on the hallowed grounds of Notre Dame Stadium were witnessed on Sunday as the Whirlwinds of Welsh swept away the championship title from the Pyros of Pasquerilla East 18-12 in a sensational triple-overtime drama.
- Sarkesian's score sends Irish to quarterfinals (By MIKE CONNOLLY Associate Sports Editor)
The celebration following Irish sophomore Mia Sarkesian's game-winning goal changed into tense uncertainty about a minute later.
- Eagles soar above Irish, 31-29 (By KERRY SMITH Assistant Sports Editor)
Last year, Notre Dame made a key defensive stand in the final seconds of the fourth quarter to hold Boston College at bay for the 31-26 Irish win, but Saturday, it was the Eagles' turn to make a stand of their own.
- BC uses inspiration to advantage (By TIM CASEY Sports Writer)
Time had expired, the squirrel had crossed the end line and the scoreboard above Notre Dame Stadium read Boston College 31, Notre Dame 29.
- Irish seniors unable to taste victory (By BRIAN KESSLER Sports Editor)
Following Saturday's 31-29 loss to Boston College, senior defensive end Lamont Bryant pounded his helmet against the ground in frustration like a warrior who just lost his final battle.
- Open your minds, people (Sam Derheimer Wire Editor)
I love this school, but I can't stand some of the holier-than-thou little snobs that go here.
- First Aid Drills and Disaster Training (By KATE ROWLAND )
Every once in awhile, to really get some blood moving, the First Aid Services Team here on campus holds disaster drills. Last April we ran a drill in the Stadium, setting the scenario that a section of the stands had collapsed. We practiced radioing the disaster in and taking control, triaging and treating the victims, all the while laughing at the ridiculousness of pretending our advisor had been beheaded by falling debris. After the victims were triaged, tagged and dispatched to the hospital, the club had a little party, sort of a social gathering, a thank-you-for-coming-out-and-saving-lives. Recently, when the First Aid Team filed an appeal for more funding, I noted on the appeal that one of our expenditures from last year had been "Pizza following the disaster." The Club Coordination Council, though amused, thought I was making that expenditure up.
- Texas A&M tragedy stuns students, community (STAFF EDITORIAL, THE BATALLION, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY )
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- Can't we use food waste for farms? (LETTER TO THE EDITOR )
I just got back from South Dining hall tonight, and after a few students asked me to dump my wasted food into a trash bin, I got to thinking. I thought to myself, "Finally, they're going to do something with all of the food we waste here." I was then told by one of the students that they weren't really doing anything with the food waste; they were just simply collecting it to see how much food was wasted. My mind was boggled.
- SUB announces open forum (LETTER TO THE EDITOR )
At first, I was tempted to answer Patrick McKeever's letter with anger. However, I realized that this would not help him or the situation that Student Union Board faces. I will grant Patrick the fact that Cowboy Mouth is not the most widely known band, but we were willing to take a risk on a band that has won numerous rock awards and continuously sells out shows at other campuses across the country. The question of what are Notre Dame students willing to attend is one that we face in SUB all of the time. We constantly try to provide entertainment that will take students outside of the Notre Dame bubble. We pour hours (more than most would realize) into providing entertainment and events for the Notre Dame community. I can't begin to tell you the amount of times that I have been asked how much I get paid to spend over 40 hours a week in 201 LaFortune. Well, everyone in SUB gets paid the same — not one cent. What benefit do we get? Well, we do it for the pure enjoyment of seeing our fellow students happy.
- Cowboy Mouth concert worth every penny (LETTER TO THE EDITOR )
In response to Mr.McKeever's letter in Wednesday's Viewpoint section, I would like to defend Cowboy Mouth to all the people who may have read his letter but didn't get a chance to come see the show tonight. Far from being a "struggling, washed-up, one-hit wonder," Cowboy Mouth is a wonderful collection of musicians and people who love what they do and love making other people feel great. True, I was in the majority of people who weren't terribly familiar with their music and could sing along to maybe two or three songs, but that didn't stop me from having a great time. Mr. McKeever's letter is indicative of a trend I have noticed in my short time here at Notre Dame. People need to realize that just because something is not wildly popular or well-known, doesn't mean that it can't be pretty cool. IT'S OKAY TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT EVERY NOW AND THEN. I did, and I think I'm a better person for it. I would even go so far as to say that the money I spent on my ticket is the best $10 I have spent here. I'd like to share some wisdom with the people who weren't there last night — I know many people were studying and doing what you normally do on Wednesday nights — so here are the secrets to happiness, according to Fred, Cowboy Mouth's frontman:
- Student director helps 'Engine' drive well (By BRIAN SEAMAN Scene Theater Critic)
The last time a student directed a mainstage production at Notre Dame, the result was one of the most highly inventive and entertaining evenings of theater seen on this campus for a very long time.
- Monk's 'View' sheds light on higher education (By CHARLES SKRINER Scene Book Critic)
"Monk's Reflections: A View from the Dome" is an outstanding book comprised of Notre Dame President Father Edward "Monk" Malloy's views on certain issues in higher education, as seen through his own experiences, primarily those at Notre Dame.
- Burton's 'Sleepy Hollow' loses its head (By MATT NANIA Scene Movie Critic)
With the foggy fable "Sleepy Hollow," director Tim Burton builds a typically dark yet delightful fantasy, only to decapitate his creation with anticlimactic exposition and a drawn-out, action-heavy finale. Part "Nightmare on Elm Street" and part "Murder, She Wrote," this macabre mystery offers an entertaining, but flawed, combination of fun-house horrors and tongue-in-cheek humor.
- Never say never to Bond (By JEFFREY Q. IRISH Scene Movie Critic)
"The World Is Not Enough" is the 19th and newest film starring James Bond in the longest running film series in history. It is hardly different from any other 007 film, but that didn't disappoint anyone who saw it in the sold-out theatres across America this last weekend.