The intersection of DC and UD

Any student at the University of Dallas who is a member of Constantin College will be familiar with the politics department. Housed on the second floor of Braniff, students will find some...

The UD barefoot phenomena

Honestly, it is a mystery to the majority of the UD population why certain students prefer to walk around barefoot. We see them everywhere, from walking on the mall to inside the...

November: The Liturgy’s Canto 33

There is nothing quite like November to draw our attention to the poetic quality of the liturgical year. Even in Irving, Texas, the leaves are swirling in gusts of wind and battered...

In favor of the Roperian email

People will pay attention to the most interesting thing in the room. The candid knowledge of this anthropological fact can be an indispensable tool for getting a message out in a way...

Who is my neighbor: A call for community service

The University of Dallas is sometimes referred to by its students, lovingly, as a “bubble,” a sanctuary from the world outside, a place where students can escape from the pressing tradition of...

Catholicism and crypto: Friends or foes?

Anyone with a remote connection to the Catholic Church will know of the importance and impact of its body of doctrines and morals known as Catholic Social Teaching. Though the Church has...

At UD, the future is never

The phrase “in the future” gets thrown around a lot at the University of Dallas, by administration especially. Everything is in the future — renovations, new dorm houses, financial solvency. The big...

Of broken clocks and mended souls

In 1979, Dallas Magazine published an article on Louise Cowan, co-creator of the University of Dallas’ Core Curriculum. When the journalist visited UD and sat in on a Lit Trad IV class...

Why can’t we talk about the Church in crisis?

There appears to be a great silence in the Catholic world’s foremost universities concerning the state of the Vatican. The University of Dallas, for example, is generally quiet when it comes to...

Reflections on UD Student Government

My name is John Frank, senior politics major, and I’m honored to serve as your current student body vice president. This is my second year being involved with student government, previously having...

Off the grid: Why it has happened to me

It’s been exactly a year since I was on a study break and instead of checking my email or taking another Buzzfeed quiz, I went through my phone and deleted as many...

Eating on the Mall: We should know better

By now most students at the University of Dallas have seen the email sent by Dr. Gregory Roper, dean of students, on Oct. 21. The usual weekly email contained an important section...

The significance of the new pews

The past two years at the University of Dallas have seen a plethora of temporary changes. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic led to disruptions of normal campus life and caused many...

Halloween and Catholicism

In just a few days, Halloween will be upon us. How should we feel about this sensational autumn holiday?  Among representatives of the Catholic Church, opinions about Halloween are...

The allure of a classics degree

In 2019, I came to the University of Dallas as a bright-eyed and bushy tailed freshman who could not wait to tear into the meat of a liberal arts education. In the...