- Way to San Jose runs through Lincoln (By MIKE CONNOLLY Associate Sports Editor)
The Notre Dame women's soccer team leaves the friendly confines of Alumni Field Sunday for the hostile environment of Nebraska's Abbott Sports Complex — a place where the Huskers haven't lost all season.
- Waldrum excels in first year under the Dome (By MIKE CONNOLLY Associate Sports Editor)
With Chris Petrucelli's resignation as head coach last winter, questions arose as to whether the Irish would be able to achieve the same levels of success the Irish enjoyed from 1990 to 1998.
- Experienced freshmen add depth to Irish roster (By MIKE CONNOLLY Associate Sports Editor)
Four months ago Vanessa Pruzinsky was a freshman making her first start in an exhibition game against the Stanford Cardinal.
- Saving the best for last (By MIKE CONNOLLY Associate Sports Editor)
In the Sept. 4 game against North Carolina, LaKeysia Beene set a new career high with 15 saves — including several spectacular saves — only to watch a shot in the last minutes take an irregular bounce past her into the net. The goal tied the game at 2 and the Tar Heels won 3-2 on over time.
- Notre Dame returns as running powerhouse Shay leads men as All-American, (By KATHLEEN O'BRIEN Assistant Sports Editor)
The Irish men's cross country team reestablished itself as one of the top college programs in the country Monday, placing eighth at the NCAA Championships behind junior Ryan Shay's All-American finish.
- Netters snag second in Big East (By MATT OLIVA Sports Writer)
The Notre Dame volleyball team came up one match short in its attempt to win the Big East tournament for the fifth straight time.
- Irish face talented, young Wildcats in NIT (By BRIAN KESSLER Sports Editor)
Notre Dame traveled to New York Monday afternoon to prepare for its semifinal showdown with No. 9 Arizona in the Preseason NIT at Madison Square Garden.
- Icers head to New England for break (By BILL HART Associate Sports Editor)
While most college students will return home and savor some home-cooked meals this weekend, the Irish hockey team plans a road trip to New England, with the opportunity to feast on some ranked opponents.
- Nixon sets meet record in 50 free (By NOREEN GILLESPIE Saint Mary's Editor)
If the performance of the women's swimming and diving team was any indication of how Notre Dame will perform under championship pressure, this squad is well prepared.
- Jefferson, defense look to improve against Stanford (By TIM CASEY Sports Writer)
Clifford Jefferson may have a broken right thumb and a bruised knee. But his goals haven't changed since prior to the Purdue game.
- Bowlers roll to sixth at Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Special to The Observer )
The bowling club was the only club sport in action this weekend as it participated in the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titan Invitational.
- Sorin finishes second, rector goes out on top (Kevin Berchou )
It wasn't quite as dramatic as the hallowed "Win one for the Gipper" monologue, but the men of Sorin College will remember the words spoken by their long-time rector, Father Steve Newton, at the annual hall banquet this past Thursday, as inspiring nonetheless.
- That's entertainment (Dustin Ferrell Assistant Viewpoint Editor)
Let me first recognize a moment of silence in lieu of the disproportionate bashing given to Patrick McKeever in yesterday's edition of The Observer. Not since the infamous "parasite" letter insulting Saint Mary's students has a letter to the editor received such hot-tempered reactions. I would just like to make one more point on the situation: Cowboy Mouth stinks. And so does any project involving that whiny punk from Matchbox 20.
- Questionable solutions to overpopulation (Justin Kempf Right to Life)
When I think of government-sponsored human rights violations, the first examples that come to mind are China, with its well documented abuses, and Milosevic's reign of terror in Kosovo. Thanks to the advent of technology and mass media we are made aware of and confronted by these atrocities every time we check the latest news reports. It is interesting however, that despite the ability of the media to cover a vast range of topics with great depth they miss some of the most blatant human rights violations. Those that are quietly condoned and sometimes supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
- Clean plates are a small part of the solution (Andrzej Bednarski Junior, Keough Hall)
I make no pretenses; this letter conveys only the opinions of one person, plagued by the imperfection of life and cynical of his ability of rectifying them. Nonetheless, when faced with criticism as to the Clean Plate Protest, I feel that I must respond and defend my actions.
- Pick on someone your size! Letter to the editor (Mike Speaker Senior, off-campus)
A question to all the guys of ND: I'm 6'3" and 220 pounds. Can I dress up in a kilt, march around some, and then shove your girlfriend in her chest? Unless you're a lot different than I am, the answer is a resounding NO! What, then, gives our Irish Guard the right to do just that?
- Everyone needs a free press (Tim Byrne Progressive student alliance)
On Friday, the Observer carried an advertisement for OUTreach ND. In light of that I'm going to take the chance of saying something controversial about free speech and the need for a more open climate of free expression on this campus. Briefly, I claim that all of us, even the most conservative members of this community, should be committed to the free public expression of diverse convictions and the proliferation of groups espousing a variety of positions, even when such positions contradict the magesterium of the church.
- Students prepare to bid adieu to Dalloways Historic landmark to be rebuilt in spring 2000 (By NOREEN GILLESPIE Saint Mary's Editor)
On the secluded northwest corner of Saint Mary's, set back from the commotion of campus, a 78-year-old building sits quietly, coming alive only when the students of Saint Mary's invigorate it with activity.
- CLC discusses binge drinking, eating disorders (By HELENA RAYAM News Writer)
Certain student-related issues are "emerging as priorities" at the University said Office of Student Affairs Vice President Father Mark Poorman to the Campus Life Council on Monday.
- SMC Students Protest SOA at rally (By COURTNEY BOYLE News Writer)
Saint Mary's Peacemakers returned from Fort Benning Georgia on Monday after participating in the rally for the closing of the School of America's (SOA).
- Students resist the urge to shop (By NELLIE WILLIAMS News Writer)
People of all ages are rushing around, cutting in lines, trying to go everywhere and get everything they want. Tired children are crying, parents are stressed, and teenagers are looking for the one item that will make them perfect.
- Gordon: JFK's death full of public misconceptions (By KATIE MILLER News Writer)
The Warren Commission misinformed the world about the truth surrounding JFK's assassination, according to Jack Gordon. 36 years ago on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed while campaigning in Dallas, TX.
- Stone Temple Pilots can't save itself with No. 4 (By CHRISTOPHER SHIPLEY Scene Music Critic)
On the cover of its new album is a sticker that simply reads, "With `No. 4' the Stone Temple Pilots just might save rock and roll." Yeah, right.
- University of Illinois chooses kids who are all right (John Huston Scene Music Critic)
The Get Up Kids are one of the biggest emo bands, but admission to this University of Illinois-sponsored show was only $6. Know why? The Illini apparently have decent taste in music and can provide good, affordable concerts to their students.
- Band `flecks' its muscles with greatest hits album (By GEOFFREY RAHIE Scene Music Critic)
Amazing. That pretty much sums up the musical talents of Bela Fleck and the other members of the Flecktones. Since 1990 the group has recorded many Grammy award-winning albums that blend jazz, country and other world influences. Greatest Hits of the 20th Century is a compilation of the band's standout tracks from the last 10 years.
- The Doctor is in with release of Chronic 2001 (By BRIAN KORNMANN Scene Music Critic)
Dr. Dre is one of the most influential individuals in rap music today, however over the last few years there hasn't been much heard from him. Dr. Dre (a.k.a. Andre Young) has always been known within the rap industry as a genius music producer, but with the debut of NWA Dre rose to prominence as a rapper.