What It Means to NOT Be a Hoverboard

By John Orgovan & Ronald Amiscaray I recently saw a poster banning the use of hoverboards on campus, and as I went spiraling into deep thought about what this meant for my future, the future of my peers, and the future of our generation, I realized that the hoverboard is so much more than just…

Reflections On Pain and Resurrection

“It’s Holy Week,” I thought, “and I’ve never felt more lost in the desert.” “In the day of my distress I sought the Lord. My hands were raised at night without ceasing; My soul refused to be consoled. I remembered my God and I groaned. I pondered and my spirit fainted.” Psalm 77 : 3-4…

An Obituary

By Kelsey Porada For the past year or two I’ve been reading Pope Francis’s words on what he calls a “culture of encounter” as an antidote to our often-alienating modern world. Among these he says, “We love the human family which dwells here, with all its tragedies and struggles, its hopes and aspirations, its strengths…

“Anomalisa”: An Exploration of the Millennial Generation

by Emily Sammon Since my first delighted viewing of Wallace and Gromit as a child I’ve been a huge lover of stop-motion animation, which I consider to be an entirely underrated and underutilized art form. So when I discovered that a full-length, R-rated, stop-motion film was in theatres, directed by the strange and existentially challenging…

Keeping Catholicism in Our Classrooms

“This unique Catholic identity makes our Catholic elementary and secondary schools ‘schools for the human person’ and allows them to fill a critical role in the future life of our Church, our country and our world” (The Catholic School on the Threshold of the Third Millennium, 1997. Cited by Ozar and Weitzel-O’Neill). When I graduated…

The Living Legacy of the UCA Martyrs:

The Mission of Jesuit Catholic Higher Education A Blog by Annie Burns I didn’t like the Jesuits at first. I wasn’t impressed by their ‘poverty,’ — their beautiful residences, fancy gadgets, or smartphones. Coming from a Franciscan high school, I was used to a charism that took simplicity and poverty to heart. In the Jesuits,…

Finding Home in a Classroom

“I’ve been to church, I’ve read the book, I know He’s there, But I don’t look, near as often as I should, His fingerprints are everywhere, I just look down and stop and stare, open my eyes and then I swear, I Saw God Today” These lyrics are from the famous George Strait song, “I…