Core Decorum: Dissatisfaction

The more we get, the less excited we are to receive things. Adults are rarely as excited to receive gifts as children. Even the success that comes from hard work becomes less exhilarating over...

Saint John’s Bible inspires awe, confounds

Do words really matter to us? Do we live by them? After listening to Father Michael Patella’s impressive lecture on Saturday evening, those were the questions I left with. For those who attended the lecture, this...

Why cops shoot and get shot

On Feb. 5, Sheriff ’s Deputy Micah Flick was killed in southern Colorado Springs, Colo., while a part of a multi-agency task force investigating a car theft. His death marks the third Colorado police...

Core Decorum: Fortuna

The absurdity of life’s inequality is one of the most baffling counterpoints to the power of reason in the world. Often the things born first from luck, like our various talents, end up defining...

Recreational reading

Over the past month, I’ve heard one question a lot: “What are you reading?” People are surprised to hear that the book isn’t for class—it’s for fun. “I wish I had time for that,” they...

Is the Mall’s security camera causing issues?

Since their creation over 20 years ago, IP security cameras have sparked controversy over the amount of privacy people can reasonably expect. Last week’s paper addressed the uses  of Haggar’s 360-degree camera, which involves...

UD’s political spectrum in class

This week I began a conversation with a close friend by asking: “Have UD’s classes changed your position on the political spectrum whatsoever? Have you become more right or center?” He replied no. When I...

Morning people, or the lack thereof

I have a challenge for you. Take a walk along the University of Dallas Mall next Saturday morning. Before the Cap Bar has opened or the sausages are available in the cafeteria. Before most of...

Core Decorum: Antiquity

Patience is one of the most useful virtues to have, but perhaps the most difficult to cultivate. Time is one of the few things that we still cannot control and we often have no...

Appreciating Cardinal Farrell Hall

Our beloved University of Dallas has a new building! Finally, the incessant noise just outside the Cap Bar has subsided and we can see the finished product. But tall trees catch much wind, and...

Farrell Hall offers improvement over Carpenter

As our beloved and eccentric Carpenter Hall nears destruction, its demise is met with nostalgia, as well as a sense of a new direction for the University of Dallas’s future. Esther Moon, a recent...

New smoking ban at Groundhog marks progress

For the first time in the history of the University of Dallas’ Groundhog Party in the Park, smoking will be banned at the event. This decision has provoked anger and indignation in many UD...

Misery loves company: a Groundhog tale

Groundhog has come a long way, from its humble origins as a bonfire in the woods, to a school-endorsed event with bands and food and now to the on-campus affair it is today. In...

Pope leads by example in Chile

What does the pope do? When the question of what the pope does was posed to me by a close friend and classmate, I was disappointed by my inability to provide a convincing or accurate...

A guide to drinking well this Groundhog

Groundhog is the most wonderful time of the year for the University of Dallas: full of fires, laughter and the free flow of the wonderful ambrosia we call beer and wine. It is a marvelous time,...