A generation of first generation students

The number of first-generation students at the University of Dallas has been on the rise in recent years, with 20% of the freshman class pursuing the first college degree of their family....

Dallas Cowboys: a dumpster fire of a season

Coming into this season, the Dallas Cowboys received attention for having one of the most talented rosters in the NFL. Yet here they sit at 2-3, with both of their wins coming...

“Love’s Labour’s Lost”

Although Professor Stefan Novinski of the drama department is accustomed to directing the University of Dallas’ mainstage production in the fall, he is now facing the unique and unprecedented challenge of directing...

Pro-Life, or Anti-Abortion?

A recent debate that has captured my attention concerns the distinction between the terms pro-life and anti-abortion, and what these words truly mean. This is not an entirely recent topic (for example,...

Beginning class with a prayer: a personal reflection

Student government president Joseph Scholz and liaison to the university council John Paul Hasson opened the school year by encouraging a community-wide habit of beginning class with the “Our Father.” In response,...

Charity Week traditions: the jail

You are walking down the mall late in the morning of a clear autumnal Friday. The leaves are beginning to turn colors while the tower bells announce the change of the hour,...

How should Catholics vote?

During the 2004 presidential election between President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry, the famous Catholic philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre penned a brief article arguing that the best vote for Catholics in...

Senior Studios: “The Long Christmas Dinner”

The Drama Department at the University of Dallas is officially announcing casting for Thornton Wilder’s "The Long Christmas Dinner." Directed by senior drama and business major Sam Chiodo, this play will be...

Senior Studios: “The Man with the Flower in His Mouth”

The Drama Department at the University of Dallas is officially announcing casting for Luigi Pirandello’s "The Man With the Flower in His Mouth."  Directed by senior drama major Pedro Barquin, this play...

Mixed reactions to dance

Several clubs at the University of Dallas are dedicated to the art of dancing. Students in recent years have demonstrated both casual and polished skills in ballet, tap, lyrical, jazz, Irish, swing,...

Family Traditions: Loving the simple things, together

My family has been fortunate enough to be able to visit my relatives in Mexico every year. When I am in Mexico, I am humbled by the simplicity of life that my...

Player Profile: Emily Pauletti

Emily Pauletti, a senior attackman on the University of Dallas women’s lacrosse team, came to UD, not only to follow in her sisters’ footsteps but also because of the promising Rome program...

Banned books, intellectual freedom and truth

As the Dean of the Cowan-Blakley Memorial Library, I have the privilege of helping the library faculty and staff provide resources and services to support you, our students, in your research during...

Quarantine to quarantine: Fall Rome students arrive on campus

After a long six months empty in the hills of Marino, Italy, the Due Santi Campus finally welcomed students Sunday, Sept. 12.   In the midst of travel restrictions and...

Student creates online petition over slavery assignment

On Saturday, Aug. 22, a student at the University of Dallas posted a petition on Change.org, an online platform used to make and share petitions. The student, who is Black, petitioned UD...