Modesty is empowering and not outdated

We live in a time when denouncing modesty is empowering and in a culture where embracing it is freeing. This issue is like a weight that is solely placed on women and...

Summer Break: A squandered hiatus

While my overwhelming desire to graduate leaves me currently indifferent, I’ve previously lamented the proximity of graduation for a simple reason: no more summer vacation. Now, as a soon to be college...

Hidden in Her Mantle: A finals week invitation

When I came to UD nine months ago, I had just spent the summer as a Totus Tuus missionary. The Lord used that summer where I was surrounded by children to discard so...

Letters from the Editors

Rosa Venditti, Editor-in-Chief My involvement and experience with the News has been multifaceted to say the least. From contributing an article every-other-week to answering the “don’t you work...

Core Decorum: Stability

The past few years have brought a variety of blows to our institution. A pandemic spanning multiple years, four university presidents and a multitude of administrative switches, budget cuts, apocalyptic — by...

Is the “freshman 15” such a bad thing?

As we enter college as over-confident freshman, we are inundated with jokes about gaining the “freshman 15.”  I remember hearing these jokes as a young kid when my older...

“Paradise Lost” and fruitful learning in contradiction

I have many disagreements with “Paradise Lost,” despite my enjoyment of it. As a woman, I found it belittling in its treatment of Eve. As a Catholic, I believe that Milton’s beliefs...

Enemies to Lovers: Toxic tropes

It is a truth universally acknowledged that every lover of romance novels must also have a favorite romance trope. With the surge of popularity in shows like “Bridgerton'' and niche sections of...

War in Ukraine: Religion and legitimacy

On Sunday March 6, Pope Francis decried the war in Ukraine to crowds in St. Peter's Square. As the war has escalated, Catholics have looked to the Roman pontiff for guidance in...

Core Decorum: Here and there

Obsession with the elsewhere is deeply pervasive in the modern psyche. It is unsurprising. Marketing leads us to believe that something is always missing, that the newest shiny toy will fulfill the...

To those who gave up chocolate for Lent, but ate it every day

One of my favorite parts of being a summer missionary was introducing my students to Ignatian meditation, a form of prayer which uses the imagination to enter into scripture.

Springtime renewal

“Discard everything that does not bring joy.” - Marie Kondo Spring is a season of renewal, of spring cleaning and of growth. Each year, I find myself ready to...

Crusaders must live up to their name

“To thine own self be true,” Polonius tells Laertes in “Hamlet.” “Know thyself,” the oracle challenges us at Delphi. “Be yourself, everyone else is taken,” a t-shirt at Walmart advises.

What a seance taught us about romance at UD

Over the last semester, a plethora of talks and seminars have been presented at UD on the topics of dating and marriage. The administration is clearly trying to tell us something. We...

The UD manifesto

The history of UD hitherto is the history of class struggles. Student and professor, catering service and diner, resident and RA, freshman and senior, and many other such class divisions are enshrined...