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HUMA: The only FYE the university needs

Maddie D'iorio February 21, 2019
The First Year Experience is to teach strong writing and research skills, which is the bulwark of the HUMA class
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Just call it a date

Maddie D'iorio February 5, 2019
The lowdown on Level 1 dating
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“Tidying Up” reveals changing view of homemaking

Maddie D'iorio January 22, 2019

When I told my boyfriend that I was Netflix-binging a show about cleaning and organizing, he thought I was crazy. It might seem odd, yes, that one could be entertained by watching people throw away the...

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Reflections on love and service

Maddie D'iorio November 29, 2018

With the new year quickly approaching, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on the past year. As many of you can probably relate to, I feel as if being in college has lent itself to self-growth and maturation,...

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Exploring the universality of the Catholic faith

Maddie D'iorio November 11, 2018

This October marked one full year since I returned to the religion I grew up in but left for many years: the Catholic Church. It has been a year full of learning, growing and experiencing Catholicism in...

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In defense of TFL: Cookies don’t compare to communism

Maddie D'iorio October 24, 2018

In this column, I hope to clear up some of the misconceptions around Tigers for Liberty’s (TFL) tabling last week on the subject of Mao’s founding of the People’s Republic of China. I’ve...

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Balancing modesty and confidence

Maddie D'iorio September 27, 2018

This past summer, I attended a traditional Latin Mass at a nearby Catholic church near my hometown in North Texas wearing my favorite vintage dress and a lace chapel veil. The dress came just...

Rachel Daniel, senior and vice president of SGA, presents on the statistics from 2017 to 2018. SGA meetings cover everything from funding allocation to addressing student concerns and are held every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Waxahachie Room. Photo credit: Genevieve Humphreys

SGA’s existential problem

Maddie D'iorio September 12, 2018

When I first considered running for Student Government Association (SGA) last October, I must admit that I didn’t really understand what it was. I certainly was not aware of the fact that SGA manages...

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Women deserve better than birth control

Maddie D'iorio August 29, 2018

When I mentioned to my general practitioner this past summer that I had been experiencing practically debilitating period symptoms, she said the words I was dreading hearing.“Oh, well I can get you...

Young, conservative and not alone

Young, conservative and not alone

Maddie D'iorio August 14, 2018

When I first decided that I was going to attend a liberal arts university, I was inundated with warnings from conservative family members about how truly awful colleges are these days, and how I would...

Porn, casual sex and the #MeToo movement

Porn, casual sex and the #MeToo movement

Maddie D'iorio February 14, 2018

Co-signed by Luke Ayers When the stories of sexual assault, harassment and general impropriety began to surface, often with #MeToo, neither of us were particularly surprised. We really, really wanted...

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