The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

Taliah Carmona, class of 24
My Breakthrough: Life as a Hard of Hearing Student
Taliah Carmona, Guest Writer • December 5, 2023

As the end of my senior year approaches, I’ve reflected on my last four years, which have been nothing but remarkable. I found myself finally...

Jones at a game versus SUNY Fredonia
From First Baskets to Lasting Legacies: My Journey to Le Moyne's Historic D1 Debut
Darrick Jones, Guest Writer • December 5, 2023

The Ted Grant Court at Le Moyne College has become my new proving ground, where the squeak of sneakers and the roar of the crowd serve as the...

A full commuter parking lot on campus, Lot C and CC
Alleviating the Parking Headache at Le Moyne
Corinne Becker, News & Features Editor • December 5, 2023

To say parking is a pain at Le Moyne is an understatement; between closed lots, tickets on windshields, and unauthorized vehicles taking up spots,...

Social Media and Self-Esteem: How to Manage Social Media Use
Mai Al Janabi, Staff Writer • December 1, 2023

Social media usage is often linked to self-esteem issues and mental health concerns, but given the advent of social networking sites, avoiding...

The Launch of the New Gender, Women, and Sexuality Center
Danny Mondelli, Assistant Editor in Chief • December 1, 2023

On October 18th, Le Moyne unveiled its new Gender, Women, and Sexuality Center in Reilly Hall. The event was organized by Dr. Farha Ternikar,...

From the Archives

Each week we will reprint an old article from a past Dolphin issue. The following editorial was published on May 16, 1958. 

Editorials …


Venimus, Vidimus

Within a few weeks another season at Le Moyne will be over, another year that contained the usual number of triumphs and tragedies which are always associated with college life. The final push is on, grinding , and most students will spend three days in the  grave before they find themselves resurrected to some sort of a glorified state. It is certain their garments will shine white as snow beneath a warm summer sun. The ordeal will be over.

We of the Dolphin staff also find ourselves on the threshold. It has been a long year and one that has run a different course at times; but it has been a year and a student body and a Catholic college to which we have devoted our energies. At bottom the cause has been the formation of a better Le Moyne, a Le Moyne College in every sense of the word, and a Catholic man or woman who is not afraid to cry out against any unsilent generation. We suppose a Christian core of principles and we oppose quietism in any form whatsoever.

The point that we are trying to carry here is that the staff members of the Dolphin are keenly aware of the responsibilities that lie upon their shoulders. Sincere attempts have been made toward the common good and such attempts will continue to be made in the year to come. Our policy is a vigorous one and we will pursue the course of action for as long as it is worth pursuing.

But we will not seek out pots of gold at the end of an imaginary rainbow; falling stars are not to be chased; and we will definitely not run after illusions and shades that come and go with all the frequency of soap bubbles.

The point of departure must be made by the reader. He must not be content to sit and eat; he must chew and digest the material that is given. It is an interesting experience to form an opinion. We hope you will try it some time.

The finality in the Dolphin is not the be “cute,” or to be negative, or to depreciate. It is, as has been already stated, to present the facts as they exist — to give an opinion when an opinion is lacking — and do hope that an interested Student Body and Administration will act upon those facts. We can do nothing more than speak, but that we will do. Good and bad must be bared, likes and dislikes must be stated, cheers and jeers must be raised.

Who Is The Fairest of Them All?

A mirror must be held up for reflection, but the image thrown back is not intended for its own sake. Let us all try to build something better than what we know ourselves to be, rather than remain in supine and stolid acceptance.

This all sounds very nice, and yet it may only serve to point up the heights of naivety to which some of us sometimes soar. The Dolphin is dedicated to a task, however naive, and we feel that our own integrity and the welfare of the entire Student Body, the Administration, the Faculty and the Alumni demand that we do not swerve from the intended course of action. Arma virosque cano …

“God bless us all, every one.”


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