Core Decorum: We swore we would never forget 9/11. But did we?

“We will never forget” is the saying. We say it to remember all who lost their lives, all who lost loved ones, and all who were inspired to volunteer their own lives...

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...

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...

Core Decorum: Comfort and stability

Broadcast after broadcast follows the situation in Ukraine, and it seems like wherever I go on social media I’m haunted by news reports of increasing casualties. In this time, I’ve become more aware...

Core Decorum: belonging

When I made the decision to attend UD, I already knew that I wouldn’t 100% fit in.  While raised Catholic, I had chosen theism instead, and I knew some...

Core Decorum: Simplicity

Simplicity of spirit is a largely forgotten value in the hustle and bustle of collegiate life. The pinnacle of the student in our minds does it all: academics, athletics, vibrant social events,...

Core Decorum: Giving thanks

Thanksgiving break cannot come quickly enough. I’m sure this is something we can all agree on. Between putting the finishing touches on essays, last minute study sessions and 1:00 a.m. trips to...

Core Decorum: Costumes

Halloween is a rather delightful celebration. What other day of the year can adults pretend to be a zombie bride, a fairy or a leopard in a socially acceptable manner? 

Core Decorum: common ground

Human beings crave categories. In order to make sense of our surroundings, we want to slice, dice and sort reality. If we can pin the dichotomy of black and white, light and...

Core Decorum: Do not tire!

I rolled out of bed at 6:30 a.m., right as my alarm went off. Even my sleepy brain knew that I had no time for the snooze button. But that doesn’t mean...

Core Decorum: historical thinking

Through University of Dallas’ core history classes, we students are challenged to think like historians, and this challenge develops our intellect and ability to discuss. With four history classes in the core,...

Core Decorum: the empathy of Lit Trad

If you’re a University of Dallas student, you’re quite familiar with Literary Traditions. Under the guidance of our professors, we read, discuss and analyze texts, exploring and dissecting them in these core...

Core Decorum: what do the liberal arts teach us?

“Liberal arts” is a term that is tossed around constantly at the University of Dallas; it is ingrained deeply in every facet of our lives, curriculum, and classes. But what does this...

Core Decorum: Lessons from Shakespeare

Seeing as I entered Lit Trad I recently, Lit Trad II more recently, it seems only fitting that I delve into the depths of Lit Trad III to investigate the twisted tragedies...

Core Decorum: unconquerable

What does it mean to be unconquerable? In “Paradise Lost,” Satan asks: “The unconquerable will, / and study of revenge, immortal hate, / and courage never to submit or...