- Some suggested Notre Dame stocking stuffers (Matt Loughran Random Thoughts)
The holidays are upon us. Hanukkah began on Saturday. Christmas is less than three weeks away. Kwanzaa follows immediately afterward.
- Scout team salute (Letter to the Editor )
I'd like to take this opportunity to say good-bye to some of my teammates. I am only a junior but I feel as though I lost some of my best friends. Last week marked the end of the 1999 football season and an end of a 3-3 year run by 15 individuals who gave up their time and sacrificed their bodies for a, more often than not, thankless job. I am saying good-bye to some of the most determined individuals enrolled at Notre Dame, whom very few people know. They never got the glory. They never got the interviews. They never got the scholarships. However, what these men, and I stress men, gained was an experience and an emotional education that will help them for the rest of their lives. I am saying good-bye to the walk-on class of 1999.
- He's back, Martinez responds (Gabriel Martinez Like Arrows in the Hands of a Warrior)
First, I apologize to the woman who was raped, at to all raped women. You are not responsible of the brutality of rapist beasts. Rape, I think, is about power and not sex: it matters little what a woman does, the rapist wants to affirm his nil sense of self-worth.
- Foster parenting fosters love (Kate Rowland Serene Godess of Wisdom)
My mom is a sucker for babies. But after four babies of her own, she and my dad decided they were through, and set to work raising my brothers and me.
- Holiday Movie Alert Scene looks at the final movies of the (By MATT NANIA Scene Movie Critic)
The holiday movie season always brings out the best and brightest of Hollywood filmmaking. And although this year has already seen some noteworthy films — "Eyes Wide Shut," "American Beauty," "Fight Club," "Being John Malkovich," "Dogma," "The Insider", "Toy Story 2" — many of the season's upcoming films (with a few exceptions) are sure to be on some year-end best films lists.