- Womens Interhall: Pyros, Ramblers take home titles Senior QB Coons leads PE to 7-6 victory over Cavanaugh (By HEATHER VAN HOEGARDEN Sports Writer)
Senior quarterback Abbey Coons led Pasquerilla East out of the tunnel on Sunday and then led her team to victory on the field.
- Mens Interhall: Pyros, Ramblers take home titles Bingle leads Siegfried over Alumni, 14-7 (By PAT LEONARD Sports Writer)
Siegfried would go where Bill Bingle took them. He took them all the way.
- Volleyball: Irish top Hurricanes, clinch 7th Big East crown Irish tell cocky 'Canes who `better team' is with win (By MATT LOZAR Sports Writer)
- Volleyball: Irish top Hurricanes, clinch 7th Big East crown Irish stay calm, have fun in winning (By MATT LOZAR Sports Writer)
- Mens Soccer: Garcia scores 2 in 3-1 rematch victory over Akron (By BRYAN KRONK Sports Writer)
Rafael Garcia has been getting scoring opportunities all season long. For some reason, he just hasn't been able to convert them.
- Womens Soccer: Irish fall to top-ranked Cardinal in Sweet 16 on late goal (By ANDY TROEGER Sports Writer)
Stanford's womens soccer team came into their third-round match with Notre Dame having allowed only four goals all season and the No. 1 ranked Cardinal showed why Saturday night, ending Notre Dame's season with a 1-0 victory.
- Mens Cross Country: Irish prepare to surprise nation in NCAA Championships (By JOE LINDSLEY Sports Writer)
Last year, the Notre Dame mens cross-country team entered the NCAA Championships after victories at the Big East and Great Lakes Regional Championships and ultimately finished fifth in the finals. This year circumstances are a little different for the Irish, who lost three All-Americans due to graduation.
- Mens Swimming: Irish fall to Purdue, but see improvement (Observer Staff Report )
After their comeback victory at Texas Christian the week before, the Notre Dame mens swimming and diving team had momentum and high expectations coming into their meet against Purdue Friday night.
- Irish Insider: The offense's turn Irish explode for 28 third-quarter points in rout of Rutgers (By JOE LINDSLEY Sports Writer)
The Irish offense finally had more fight than fright as No. 8 Notre Dame slammed 1-9 Rutgers 42-0 Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium.
- I am my hometown's expert (Maureen Reynolds News Wire Editor)
I've successfully made it through the first three months of my college career. And as Thanksgiving approaches, I reflect on this semester and the classes I've had, the things I've done and the people I've met. And one thing has really stood out to me, besides the fact that professors always seem to hand out the big papers and exams on the days that have already gone really badly. Everyone, no matter who they are or where they're from, becomes an expert on their hometown or state when they enter college.
- Parietals supporters need a taste of reality (John Litle Frankly Obnoxious)
So, several times over I've been told that if I don't like it here, I can leave. I've even been called a "bug-brain" by a senile old 1962 Notre Dame alumnus. Well, now it's my turn, but I think I'll pose the attack a little differently.
- Rape prevention program isn't broad enough (Sarah Alter class of 2002)
I am writing in regards to Jamie Belcher's news article on Nov. 21 pertaining to the new rape prevention program at Saint Mary's. Initially, I was very impressed that Saint Mary's was adding a new program to combat something that has been neglected for some time by the college. However, after reading the article, I was very alarmed by a very na´ve and common misconception about sexual assault stated in the article.
- Oil spill is a threat to a sustainable future (Angie Reist junior)
Tuesday's oil spill along the Spanish coastline, which was covered in the business section of The Observer, deserves much more attention than it was given.
- Senate must treat its mission seriously to gain student respect (Observer editorial )
The Student Senate strives to be taken seriously in its quest to represent the Notre Dame student body.
- Defending Irish dance (Kristy Hernandez co-president)
After reading Sheila Flynn's interpretation of Irish dancing as a "cutthroat subculture" in last Friday's Inside Column, we felt a response was needed. As she mentioned, she quit at age 13 and was only exposed to one teacher.
- Quote of the Day (Carl Sandberg writer)
"I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth."
- Imagining an American Ramadan (Maite Uranga Life in Africa)
Ramadan is in its second week as I write this. It is now the long middle of the month. During the first few days of Ramadan, everyone is excited because of the change, kind of like the start of the holiday season. People talk about who is fasting and who is not. The 14-, 15- and 16-year-olds who are fasting for the first time feel grown up. The little kids like it because after about two in the afternoon they can get away with everything because their parents and older siblings no longer have the energy to control them. The Koranic students who go from house to house begging for food get more food this month than during most others for the same reason soup kitchens have extra food around Thanksgiving.
- Quote of the Day (Yoda The Empire Strikes Back)
"Do, or do not. There is no `try.'''
- Homosexuality presents problem to priesthood (Stephen R. Sanchez class of 2001)
I was disappointed, though not surprised, to see Richard Friedman's Nov. 21 article attacking the Church for reiterating its teachings on the priesthood and reiterating the position that the Sacred Congregation for Religious pronounced in 1961 that homosexuals should not be ordained as priests. This is not a new policy, only the reiteration of one that has been mostly ignored for the last 40 years. I am sure that I will draw the ire of some in the Notre Dame community for this letter, but I think it important for some clarification.
- Students participate in annual food drive drive (LAURA CORISTIN News Writer)
In order to help provide needy families with food for the holidays, students at Saint Mary's helped organize a food drive benefiting the Food Bank of Northern Indiana from Nov. 11-22. The Island Oasis Smoothie Company, the board of Dalloway's Coffeehouse and Sodexho Food Services, the College's food service company, sponsored the drive. For every four cans or perishable food items donated, students received a coupon for a free smoothie that could be redeemed at Dalloway's Coffeehouse.
- Gill discusses religious art Religious art aids in understanding the divine (MARIA SMITH News Writer)
In the last talk of the College of Arts and Letters Saturday Scholar Series, Meredith Gill, assistant professor of art at Notre Dame, discussed religious inspiration in various artworks in her talk entitled, "Art and the Religious Imagination."
- Libraries integrate online systems (KATE DOOLEY News Writer)
The Notre Dame, Saint Mary's and Bethel College campus libraries have implemented a new system that allows users to renew materials online.
- Jaguar displayed at Notre Dame (CHRISTINA CEPERO News Writer)
As part of a presentation on changes in the automotive industry, one of the eight Jaguar XKRs used in the recent James Bond movie, "Die Another Day," was on display at the Mendoza College of Business last Friday. Mike O'Driscoll, president of the Aston Martin, Jaguar and Land Rover North American division, gave a talk about recent changes and industry developments in his company.
- Students protest ND decision (HELENA PAYNE News Editor)
A group of law students held a protest Friday to denounce Notre Dame's decision not to allow third-year student Jenning Wong to spend her last semester at the New York University School of Law to be with her fiancÚ, former Notre Dame law student Rich Kohlberger.
- The art of late Renaissance Florence The Art Institute of Chicago features Italian Renaissance paintings and sculptures (By RANDY N. BELISOMO Scene Writer)
Now at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Medici, Michelangelo, and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence traces the historic and artistic legacy of the Medici family and its own dynasty of dominance throughout the sixteenth century. Under Medici reign, Florence blossomed as the epicenter of European art, gestating such masters as Agnolo Bronzino, Benvenuto Cellini, Giambologna and Michelangelo Buonarroti. The exhibition comes to the United States from a showing at the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, and marks the first presentation of works by all of the pre-eminent Italian painters of the period. The extensiveness of this collection of painting, sculpture, drawing and decorative art from 1537 to 1631 stands as a reflection of the enormity in expanse of Medici rule.
- `Dance' is flat without the Lord Michael Flatley's Irish dance success `Lord of the Dance' dazzles and disappoints Saturday (By CLAIRE KELLEY Scene Writer)
Music blaring. Lights flashing. Hearts pounding. Twenty-four dancers are on stage, each tapping out quick complicated rhythms with their feet touching the floor at exactly the same time. This is Michael Flatley's rock dance fusion "Lord of the Dance," a spectacular experience of an accelerated version of traditional Irish Dancing that showed Friday and Saturday at the Morris Performing Arts Center. Although the show's original creator no longer performs as the lead, the dance goes on.