Meme culture and the Ukraine crisis

Memes have once again taken the internet by storm as the Ukraine situation develops, and questions arise as to how we should respond to it.  Many of these memes...

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...

UD’s unique relationship with diversity

UD’s culture has shifted over my four years as a student. One particular change I’ve observed is  an increase of individuals with different values, beliefs and worldviews, which makes me excited for...

In praise of UD and woodland adventures

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door,” says Bilbo Baggins. “You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept...

St. Teresa of Avila and Lenten sacrifices

Saint Teresa of Avila, a Doctor of the Church, once said: “A beginner must look on himself as one setting out to make a garden for his Lord’s pleasure, on most unfruitful...

For the Dignity of Women: A college student’s perspective on feminism

On Friday, Feb. 25, Dr. Daniel Burns moderated a panel at the University of Dallas consisting of Dr. Richard Reeves, a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution;  Erika Bachiochi, pro-life legal scholar...

Debunking 5 common misconceptions about eating disorders

February is national eating disorders awareness month. Unfortunately, the topic of eating disorders continues to be surrounded with shame and stigma despite their prevalence. We hope to provide some insight into eating...

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...

Medals and misdeeds at the Winter Olympics

Fewer and fewer people have been watching the Olympics, and it’s not hard to see why. Between the money-grabbing broadcasters, drug scandals and controversies in China — for these games in particular...

The first step towards mental wellness

Mental health is one of those topics that is always difficult to approach. There is an inherent vulnerability that comes with talking about the thoughts and feelings that swirl behind the facade...

How retreats invite us to rest

As a high school retreat junkie and a child of former youth ministers, I have grown to have a love-hate relationship with retreats and conferences. I attended the SEEK...

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,...

We are all called to a vocation of love

Valentine’s Day has long been associated as the holiday for those in relationships. This holiday isn’t just a fancy date night. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity for us to share our love...

A unity of liturgy

On July 16, 2021, Pope Francis promulgated "Traditionis Custodes," his Motu Proprio regulating the old form of the Mass as commonly celebrated prior to the publication of the New Roman Missal in...

The need for a Groundhog in the flesh

The other week, we overheard upperclassmen talking about a ‘real Groundhog’ on campus this year, which elated us beyond belief. You can imagine our disappointment when we realized, in a tragic misinterpretation...