Seven softballers selected

One may be an All-American. Two were selected for the division’s top All-Star team. Seven netted postseason honors. As much as softball is a team sport, UTD’s silver medal-winning squad counted time and time again on its big players to make big plays. Sophomore second baseman Sarah Ardlt headlines the...

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More teachers does not equal more certificates

The Texas State Board of Educational Certification has created a plan to issue temporary teaching certificates to anyone who can pass its test. The new bill allows anyone to teach in the classroom, provided the individual can pass a criminal records check and holds a bachelor’s degree. Many would argue...

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My two cents

Testing, testing, hello … is this thing on? It has been one wild and crazy end to the softball and baseball seasons – so let’s get to it. UTD’s softball ladies were crowned second place in the world after dropping the championship game to East Texas Baptist (ETBU). And yes,...

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Baseball team fields 10 awards

When you storm through an entire season, winning more than 80 percent of your games like the Comet baseball team did, people stop and take notice. Among those who did were the American Southwest Conference (ASC) coaches – the very same ones who witnessed their teams’ destructions at the hands...

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Student Life shuffles responsibilities

In the wake of Vice President for Student Affairs Mary Sias’ late April departure to assume the presidency at Kentucky State University, several Student Life administrators have reorganized job responsibilities to fill her shoes. Although students won’t see any immediate changes to services offered, administrators hope the move will reap...

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Coaches named conference’s best

Home to the American Southwest Conference’s (ASC) second place baseball and softball teams, UTD now boasts the East division’s top coaches in each sport. Baseball skipper Shane Shewmake and softball coach Tricia Hoffmann were selected as Coaches of the Year by their conference colleagues on May 6. Shewmake and Hoffmann...

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Student accepted to Air Force Academy

Kevin Pond defies the image of a number crunching, pocket-protector-wearing, coffee-drinking mathematician. Cadet Pond, a graduate student and teacher’s assistant in mathematics at UTD, is in the Reserve Officers Training Corp (ROTC) and has recently received his officer’s commission as a pilot. The competitive commission is based on a combined...

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Newspaper is more than writing

What does it take to be a college journalist? Well, for starters it takes some skill and a whole lot of mental strength. We joke around the newsroom that we live our lives in two-week periods. The day starts and ends with newspaper. Interviews, classes, writing coaching all while trying...

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