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‘I’m just glad I can check it off the bucket list: I did a game show’ | April 19, 2021

While some students might spend their Wednesday night at home watching TV, Christian Nevarez – an interdisciplinary studies junior – spent Wednesday, April 7 in the studio of Wheel of Fortune to be broadcasted on TV. Once the pandemic hit and classes shifted online, Nevarez moved to California, where –...

Written in the stars | April 19, 2021

While real-life comets are only visible to the human eye for a brief moment in time, two Comets have blazed a bright and brilliant path together for the past 15 years. Jonathan Coker and Megan Newman arrived at UTD in 2006, joining a cohort of 15 Eugene McDermott Scholars. Coker...

Dallas Skyline to practice, play on UTD courts | April 19, 2021

The Dallas Skyline, a minor professional basketball team, is calling the UTD Activity Center and University Housing home for its 2021 season. The Skyline is part of the 35-team The Basketball League (TBL), which Team Market Owner Prescott Mack said is considered to be the third level of professional basketball...

Comets land top eight in Overwatch Collegiate Championship | April 19, 2021

UTD’s Overwatch team just finished in the top eight of the Overwatch Collegiate Championship (OWCC), going on to ride the momentum into two tournament wins. Despite having to compete remotely, the Overwatch team persevered beyond what was already its highest placement in the team’s history in the OWCC. This follows...

For the record: professors should record | April 19, 2021

While virtual classes can be exhausting or unengaging for many, class recordings allow students to re-watch lectures at their convenience rather than feel pressed to scribble down messy notes or attend office hours. Even though classes will be held mostly in-person next semester, we should still have the privilege of...


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SG takeaway: April 13 Senate meeting recap | April 19, 2021

The Student Government meeting on April 13 involved resolutions such as promoting transgender rights on campus as well as providing students with free scantrons. The transgender rights resolution was grounded in Texas Senate Bill 1646 authored by Senator Charles Perry in early April. The bill criminalizes gender-affirming care for transgender...

Where, how to register for a vaccine | April 19, 2021

As of March 29, all Texans above the age of 16 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for free, other than possible administrative fees. Yet, the large number of providers available and their differing policies can make registering to get the shot a convoluted process. For those who are...

How to combat vaccine anxiety | April 19, 2021

While approximately 51% percent of U.S. adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, many who have received or are planning to receive the shot are experiencing vaccine anxiety, which can make the experience uncomfortable and even discourage them from getting their first or second dose. Daily...

University phases in limited in-person events | April 19, 2021

The decline in COVID-19 cases and increase in vaccinations across Texas and on campus have prompted UTD to slowly reintroduce in-person events at a limited capacity. Student organizations that would like to participate in these events must fill out an application and work with university administration to get approval. Applications...


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