Family Traditions: Garifuna Settlement Day

Nov. 19 marks Garifuna Settlement Day, the birthday of my cultural heritage and the most anticipated day of the year, where my entire household is required to cook. One...

Alumni Spotlight: Monica and Carlo Molano

Time and again, UD grads have proven the versatile nature of a humanities degree. Two politics majors, Monica (Tomutsa) Molano ’07 and Carlo Molano ’06,  founded their own successful commercial real estate...

An identity formed at the summit

My parents fell in love in the wild rains and green grassy plains of West Africa. As a result, my older sister and I were raised there. My childhood was full of...

Joseph Mastrangelo: A double shot of phenomenology

Although Joseph Mastrangelo, owner of Zelie Beans Coffee, didn’t complete his degree at UD, he attributes his formation at the university and Holy Trinity Seminary to be quintessential in his current career...

Jacob and Katie Rhodes: UD’s very own Chip and Joanna Gaines

Alumni Jacob and Katie Rhodes — class of ‘07 and owners of HoneyTree Farm, a vacation home rental business — have been embarking on quite the adventure since leaving UD.

Makenna Connors: Art as self-expression

Given free reign, freshman art history major Makenna Connors was tasked with a cut-out project that consisted of sketching out a design on a white sheet of paper and then transferring it...

Art Spotlight: Earrings and self-expression

What started as a hobby for senior English major Michelle Ciacchella turned into a creative outlet when she did a project with plaster for her 3D design class. Using leftover materials to...

Family Traditions: feast days

Oct. 1 was no ordinary day for me as a child. I was born knowing that the first day of October was my feast day, and it was always so special.

An Irish celebration

If you ever have the urge to buy and/or wear a “Kiss Me I’m Irish” shirt, please do not. Trust me, I promise you will be able to accurately celebrate this St....

Artist Spotlight: Mother of God, Mother of All

In the Intermediate Painting I class, students are given a semester-long project that serves as their final for the course. The specific parameters of this project, such as the subject, the medium...

Groundhog Guidance

Dear Groundhog, My boyfriend and I have a great relationship, and we have been dating for five months now. However, I am going to be in Rome this spring...

Alumni Spotlight: where are they now?

Stephanie Bascon, UD class of 1988, has gotten involved with the law since leaving UD — in a good way! Last year, Bascon was appointed as judge of the 466th Judicial District...

Groundhog Guidance … y’all need help

Dear Groundhog,  Something I’ve loved about Texas has been the abundance of cockroaches around campus. Wall-E is one of my favorite movies and I love Wall-E’s loyal pet cockroach....

Groundhog Guidance

Dear Groundhog, Oh no — I've found myself falling for this wonderful girl … but I'm worried that I still need to develop myself further/fix a few issues I...

Welcoming the unwelcome: UD student starts nonprofit

UD sophomore and politics major Aubrey Wieberg, founder of the Dallas Refugee Project, has always been interested in multicultural and international issues. As such, it was no surprise that her heart was...