Film Festival Now on Video

By Jaclyn Villano

Fans of Notre Dame’s annual Student Film Festival can now relive those cherished and sometimes bizarre memories at home.

Recently released on video, The Loft Tapes is a 110-minute compilation of the best student-made films created in undergraduate film courses at Notre Dame between 1993 and 1997. Two-person student teams wrote and directed each film in approximately eight weeks for about $900.…

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A baseball player worth watching

By Jaclyn Villano

Dozens of talented student athletes swarm beneath the Dome, but baseball captain Aaron Heilman, a junior this past year, stands apart. How many other Domers can say they turned down a minor league contract with the New York Yankees to attend Notre Dame?

That’s exactly what Heilman did after being selected by the current world champions in the 54th round of Major League Baseball’s1997 amateur draft. The right-handed pitcher would have accepted the Yankees’ invitation after high school, too, but for a recruiting trip to Notre Dame that caused him to fall in love with the place.…

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WVFI goes global

By Jaclyn Villano

WVFI, the longtime campus radio station with the small and diminishing audience, has been transformed into a worldwide Internet webcaster.

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