Record-breaking donations on North Texas Giving Day

Thursday, Sept. 17 was the record-setting 12th annual North Texas Giving Day (NTGD) at the University of Dallas, a day of fundraising and promotion for local nonprofit organizations as well as the...

Response to “Compromising Catholicism for coronavirus”

Frustration and anger are natural reactions to the restrictive guidelines surrounding something as important as the celebration of the sacraments. Out of such frustration, an accusation was recently made...

To take a joke: navigating satirical journalism in a time of social tension

The humorous nature of satire provides an inherent cushioning to the argument being made by the satirist. So long as the reader knows they are reading a piece of satire, the author...

Banned Books Week: a celebration unfit for UD

Next week the American Library Association celebrates Banned Books Week. This holiday celebrates freedom of information by touting all books that have been hated at some point, by some group. 

Annual serenity: the new year celebration in Sri-Lanka

While the rest of the world welcomes a new year on Jan. 1, I celebrate the new year on April 13-14 in Sri-Lanka. The season of Aluth Avurudu is the most important...

Letter to the editor: new transcript costs

Senior Nick Wallish from St. Paul, Minn., wrote to The University News regarding last week’s piece “Transcripts go virtual, but at three times the original price”: Last spring I...

“Tenet:” a study in protagonists

Throughout modern film, the nature of the protagonist has drastically changed with the popularization of anti-heroes and blurred lines between good and evil. Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” is fundamentally a study of the...

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...

Admin offers solution to students in need of quiet environment for online work

In the age of COVID-19, many students’ laptops have become their classrooms. But between mask requirements in buildings and the need for a stable internet connection, many students are struggling to find...

Letter to the editor: sex policy misses opportunity to discuss

I am writing as a proud alumna of the University of Dallas, who is concerned about the university’s new sex policy, which, as it stands now, allows the university to punish students...

Proctorio: privacy in an online education

If you looked at Brightspace before the semester started, you may have noticed a new notification: a document about how to use Proctorio, an online proctoring service.  I investigated...

Policy response: thy liberty in law

Although I disagree with Miss Grant’s recent piece in The University News, titled: “The new sex policy: ethical or overbearing?" I want to thank its author for two reasons. 

Keep our tower standing: let’s keep UD open

The object of the game Jenga is to construct a tower out of wooden blocks. Players slowly remove the base of the tower, block by block and place the little segments of...

Player Profile: Business Major, Goncarlo Pernas

From Lisbon, Portugal, to Irving, Texas, Gonçalo Pernas is the epitome of a hard-working student-athlete, here to reinforce the goalkeeping ranks of the University of Dallas’ men’s soccer team as well as...

The sweet and savory culture of Brasil

Before I was born, my parents made the life-changing decision to move to the United States. This journey wasn’t an easy one, my dad came over first to the US with only...