UD Reads 2020 choice: The Underground Railroad

As any undergraduate student at the University of Dallas knows, the journey through the rich literary experience starts with the UD Reads book, sent to students the summer before orientation. 

IT Chapter Two: A beautiful mess

When “IT: Chapter One” hit theaters in 2017, the game was changed forever. Never before had an R-rated horror movie broken so many box office records, garnered such great critical and audience...

Humans of UD: Rudy Bush

If you’re an average student at the University of Dallas, you’ve probably picked up a copy of The University News at least once.  You may be a loyal subscriber,...

Oikophilia and a Christian life well-lived

In 1806, occasioned by the edict of Saint-Cloud promulgated in France two years prior and only now extended to the Kingdom of Italy following Napoleon’s descent over the Alps, the Italian romantic...

Humans of UD: Dora Chicas

Dora Chicas has worn many name tags in her lifetime. There was the name tag she wore when she cleaned the New York police department, the name tag she wore during her...

Why you should give that album a second chance

Have you ever returned to a piece of media you initially criticized, only to discover it being much better than you remembered? Perhaps it was revisiting Homer’s “Iliad” in Lit Trad I,...

The Half Dozen

The Frisco Fair  - Get ready for summer at the Frisco Fair! Featuring over 80 rides, games, music, food and art, visitors can enjoy classic fair food like Fletcher’s famous corny...

“Let Him Go”: Effective, but uneven

Though not many new movies have been released in theaters recently, and those few are often not of much quality, one might be relieved to know that good new films are not...

The realities of Rome

Being a student back in Irving and seeing photos of what students studying in Rome are up to, it can be easy to reduce the Rome semester to a free trip to...

“Super 8:” the quintessential summer blockbuster

It’s 1979. A shady government organization conducts experiments outside of a small midwestern town. These experiments go too far, and something escapes. Soon after, strange things begin to happen in this tiny...

“The Highwaymen” delivers a mostly satisfying slow-burn

The stories of the legendary criminals, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, have long captured the public’s attention and intrigue. The tales of their exploits and the romanticization of their rampage can be...

“Doctor Sleep” opens our eyes

If you were to go up to a random guy in the Cap Bar or the Braniff atrium and ask them what they know about movies, odds are that they’ve heard the...

“Ford v. Ferrari” good ol’ ‘merican cinema

Every once in a while, a movie comes along that reminds us all what the point of going to the cinema is at all — to see a story being told that...

The abuse of tradition in “Pope Michael”

A liberal arts education combined with a staunch Catholic identity relies on the past to move towards the future. Tradition is graphed on the heart of UD and its mission.

Ciao Roma, hola La Coruña

“Hey, if you could go to Spain and teach English to Spanish kids, would you?”  I had just walked into the common area of our dorm after spending the...