Journalism oozing mud

What began with “Deep Throat” in the Watergate years has become a deep moat of sludgy journalism today, calling into question the standards of ethical journalism. The slop went airborne with Dan Rather’s “60 Minutes” report on documents alleging, among other things, that President Bush failed to attend a physical,...

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RuPaul’s ‘REDHOT’ leaves music listeners cold and bothered

In 2000, two historical events in our nation’s history occurred. The Supreme Court installed George Bush as president of the United States, and RuPaul withdrew from public life to “reconnect with the parts of him that he left behind.” However, this fall, against the backdrop of a lackluster presidential race,...

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My two cents

With the intramural Texas Hold ‘Em tournament in full swing, I’m reminded of these words of wisdom: “Poker? I don’t even know her.” Since sports can teach us so much about life, love and basketball, let’s see what else happened since we last talked. The start of UTD’s cross country...

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Spicin’ it up with the Power Dancers

There are three things nobody has ever said to me. “I like the way you move.” “You’re toxic, I’m slipping under.” “Richard, you’re a really good dancer.” With that in mind, I thought, what better way to embarrass myself than to try out for the Power Dancers, a group of...

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‘Bodies Past and Present’ shows off human form

Aside from the daily duties of bathing, feeding, exercising and dressing, the human form is not a subject most people consider on a regular basis. However, two new exhibits that opened Sept. 18 at the Nasher Sculpture Center show how modern and contemporary artists have seriously studied and contemplated the...

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Women’s soccer soars

On the first weekend of the women’s soccer season, the Lady Comets weren’t supposed to be in mid-season form. Somebody forgot to tell Natalie Taylor. Taylor, a junior forward, netted three goals and two assists in shutout wins over Oklahoma Baptist (OBU) and St. Gregory’s Sept. 4-5. “She’s a really...

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Cross country off to fast start

Had San Antonio been Athens, and had the Trinity University Invitational been the Olympics, the UTD men’s and women’s cross country teams each would have just missed bringing home the bronze. As it stands, the women finished fourth and the men fifth in the opening meet of the 2004 season....

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Perry speaks at UTD about technology

The state of the Texas economy is strong, thanks to its focus on education and technology. So said Gov. Rick Perry in an address at the TechNet Innovation Forum “Creating to Compete” at UTD Sept. 8. The address took place in the Texas Instruments Foundation Auditorium of the Erik Jonsson...

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Volleyball notches first wins

For most teams, a season is judged strictly by wins and losses. However, the UTD women’s volleyball squad is not the average team. The inaugural season for the Lady Comets is well under away, and although the team has a losing record, there is still plenty to watch. “We have...

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Life & Arts Briefs 09/20/04

<strong>”Whirling Dervishes” spin into Majestic Oct. 2</strong> If you’re looking to put a spiritual spin on your evening and enjoy cultural music, you might want to check out the Turkish troupe “The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi” when they dance into Dallas early next month. Co-promoted by UTD’s Turkish Student Association,...

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