Captain America Review

By: Christopher Quiroz, ’17 Captain America: Winter Soldier must be one of the best superhero movies I’ve seen to-date.  Well-paced, well-shot, the film was highly engaging amidst witty dialogue, intriguing moral predicaments, and characters of surprising heart.  This begs the question, what’s not to like?  Though superhero films are violent by definition, something about this…

Does Your Music Have Soul?

By: Sam Klee, ’16 My Saturday playlist is typically filled with the unexceptional tripe that saturates our local airwaves.  As electronic beats blend into monotonous noise, it reflects the frenetic sense of stress behind my study habits. Yet this weekend, rather than settling for the latest Eminem or Avicii, I sent Spotify deep into the…

Human Ecology

By: Joseph Wenderski, ’16 Corresponding from France is an exciting manifestation of the Church’s universality. Being abroad enables one to partake in the same Catholic Faith and tradition as one’s peers, yet observe the distinct cultural differences between countries.  Over time, the Church has developed certain key points or tenets regarding the various applications faith.…

Snapshot: Churches of France and Belgium

By: Joseph Wenderski, ’16 As anyone at Aquinas knows, we are required to take two humanities courses, wherein we listen to lectures about culture and see the fruits born of history.  Yet, when we students are not quite as excited as professors Eberle, Dail Whiting, Crabb, or Brooks, this merely theoretical approach can seem boring—but…