Sports Briefs 09/07/04

<strong>Power Dancers to hold tryouts Sept. 14</strong> The UTD Power Dancers have announced the dates for their audition of new members for the upcoming year. The first audition information session will be at 8:30 p.m., Sept. 14, on the second floor of the Student Union. Auditions begin at 8 p.m.,...

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Trading Waterview Spaces returns

Is your apartment dull? Is your couch missing legs and cushions? Only four walls to call your own? Never fear, Trading Waterview Spaces returns to help spruce up two lackluster apartments. Co-sponsored by The Mercury, Residential Life and Waterview Park, each team will be given $500 and a day to...

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‘Gaza Zoo’ communicates its message

Artist and author Laray Polk, whose work is currently on display in the Visual Arts building, has finally received the last element that she says makes her art complete-people. On Aug. 27, she watched and talked to students, faculty and staff as they walked past laminated pictures, hanging on the...

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McDermott Library shelves one-millionth volume

Few books deserve acknowledgment as “one in a million,” but as of Sept. 10, any volume at the McDermott Library would fit that billing. With the addition of “Flora Londinenis,” a pioneering volume in English botany by William Curtis, the library will reach and pass the one-million volume mark. The...

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Johnson takes inspirational message to youth

Janie Johnson from the Office of Enrollment Services spoke at the Potter’s House Convention this summer encouraging young students to consider college. This session served as a culmination for a year that saw Johnson working alongside students promoting higher education. Potter’s House is a large, non-denominational church with more than...

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Orange crush

UT Austin has the Student Orange Bloods. Duke has the Cameron Crazies. Now, UTD has the Comet Crush. The Crush, UTD’s brand new sports fan club, invaded the gym Sept. 1, cheering for the UTD volleyball team in its inaugural game. The Comet Crush, brainchild of softball Head Coach Tricia...

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Waterview policy revised

Early this summer, residency requirements for the Waterview Park Apartments changed drastically in a move by the management to boost occupancy. The policy adjustment opened up the apartments to a greater number of students by lessening the number of enrolled hours required for residency. It also allowed faculty and staff...

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Cheerleaders reach for new heights

Stretching, planning and practicing, hopefuls joked around with one another, while waiting to prove their skills at the first meeting of UTD’s Comet Cheerleaders. The 12 hopefuls were approximately the same number the squad had four years ago, said Co-Captain Dabney Sellars, senior business administration major, but she says there’s...

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My two cents

<em>Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don’t like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that.</em> <em>- Bill Shankly</em> This is not a time for jokes. This is serious. This is football season. It is but once a year...

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Campus Voices

The <em>Mercury</em> asks, “What will you do to commemorate the third anniversary of the September 11th attacks?” “The UTD Police Department is planning to start the Community Emergency Response Team Sept. 11th, and I’ve signed up for it.” <strong>-Dinesh Balasubramaniam, Electrical Engineering, Graduate</strong> “I will attend a prayer session and...

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