The Stanley cup frenzy

A cautionary tale of excessive American consumerism In the annals of American innovation, few inventions have left as lasting an impact as William Stanley Jr.’s steel vacuum-sealed bottle,...

The Grammys

The Grammys are in! And like any award show concerning celebrities, there is lots of debate and discussion surrounding it. But first, how exactly do the Grammys (officially known as “The Recording...

The Oh Hellos: sin, death, and the hope of an eternal victory

The Oh Hellos are an indie folk-rock duo created by siblings Maggie and Tyler Heath in 2011. Their sound is a unique blend of lyrical storytelling, acoustic guitars and floating vocals. Their...

The Half Dozen

1. Dallas Opera - The Dallas Opera presents “Elektra,” the retelling of the classic Greek myth. Elektra has one thing in mind – revenge. Together she and her brother...

Humans of UD: The Drs. Berry

This Valentine’s Day, we’re highlighting a professor couple, Dr. Sarah Berry and Dr. Matthew Berry, who are beloved by all who take their classes. Many students have been impacted by their example...

La La Land: An artist’s perspective

“Here’s to the fools who dream” When I first watched “La La Land” in the back seat of my family’s minivan on the long drive home from a...

Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce and the irritated Chads and Brads

Taylor Swift, the world-renowned artist, began dating Travis Kelce in late July of 2023. Kelce had attended The Era’s Tour concert, attempting, and failing, to give Taylor a friendship bracelet with his...

A drama major’s thoughts on the Oscars

The nominations for the 96th Academy Awards are in! And the results have created something of a stir. But before discussing this year in particular, we should revisit what the Oscars are...

AI doesn’t stand for Arts Institute

Imagine: you pause from watching the news as a small arm tugs on your sleeve. Looking down, you see your child holding up a book too large for their hands. They ask...

“The Zone of Interest”: horror in the ordinary

Amidst the hype surrounding many of this year’s Oscar nominees, “The Zone of Interest” lies undetected in multiple categories. This is not entirely because of willful ignorance, as it is a squarely...

The Half Dozen

1. Bad Love – Eric Clapton Tribute: Enjoy the hits of English guitarist Eric Clapton by this local tribute band at The Rayleigh Underground in Irving. The event is...

“Mean Girls” is fun, but not fetch

Get in, losers! We’re reviewing “Mean Girls” (2024). Twenty years after the original movie came out in theaters, a new “Mean Girls” movie based on the musical (which was based on the...

Introducing this year’s Groundhog Sweatshirts

While UD’s Groundhog tradition needs no introduction, a new piece is added every year that has everyone curious until it’s made public: the Groundhog sweatshirt design, arguably the most iconic part of...

Humans of UD: Aidan Fontenot

This time of year, first impressions mean everything, especially during freshman year. Aidan Fontenot is no exception to this rule. Whether he’s hanging out with friends, chatting up a storm at the...

Humans of UD: Dr. Christi Ivers

It takes a special kind of person to be a teacher. A teacher not only shares their expert knowledge about their field, but they also support students in all their endeavors and...