Digging in

Digging in

Despite a vote to change the mascot’s name, it might be premature to say chef Temoc’s goose is cooked. At an Aug. 18 Student Government (SG) meeting, Vice President for Student Affairs Darrelene Rachavong announced that UTD President David Daniel would be seeking more student input before officially casting aside...

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New chief search narrows to three

Search committee recommendations are in, selection announcement imminent After a final round of mid-August interviews with UTD police employees, student leaders and members of the search committee chaired by Vice President for Student Affairs Darrelene Rachavong, UTD will soon have a new chief of police. From an applicant pool of...

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Calverly set on ‘winning everything’

Calverly set on ‘winning everything’

Comets setter and team member of the 2008 American Southwest Conference (ASC) championship winning team, Niki Calverley, is a part of the Wylie dynasty of volleyball players who played for the same high school volleyball team. One can’t be too surprised Calverley chose volleyball above other sports she played as...

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Payne seeks to reclaim ASC title in final year

Payne seeks to reclaim ASC title in final year

As comfortable in the lab studying E. coli as he is on the field dishing tackles to opposition, biochemistry senior Jarrod Payne is one of the most experienced players in the Comets lineup. A defensive player, Payne said he started playing soccer as a kid in Tomball, Texas, a town...

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Soccer teams hope to reach championships

Soccer teams hope to reach championships

The smell of fresh cut grass on the main soccer field across from the Waterview Park Phase III apartments means  one thing to the soccer buff: the new season is here. The men’s and women’s soccer teams both shared a similar fate last season, reaching the American Southwest Conference tournament...

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Bowyer to lead the forward line

Bowyer to lead the forward line

Breaking into any first team is by no means an easy feat. Breaking into the team as a freshman and returning the highest goal tally for the season in one fell swoop? Enter Leah Bowyer, UTD women’s soccer forward. An undeclared sophomore, Bowyer started playing soccer as a 5 year...

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Reigning champs go for broke

Reigning champs go for broke

Fresh from winning their first American Southwest Championship (ASC) title as well as a first appearance in the NCAA tournament in 2008, assistant volleyball coach Zach Villarreal, more than anyone, knows winning the title two years in a row is going to take some hard work. “It’s going to be...

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The lead on student services

Construction of the new $27 million Student Services Building will be complete by fall 2010, centralizing the offices spread across campus for student services. The Student Services Building will be a four-story building that houses many of the departments currently in McDermott Library including the Career Center, International Student Services...

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Moving on in

Moving on in

Cameron and Jeffery Ayers make going to college a family affair After only an hour of moving, Art & Technology freshman Cameron Ayers stretched across his new bed. “I need to get a pillow from home,” he said, head resting on the bare mattress. While in some families his declaration...

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Watching weight minus mom

Watching weight minus mom

Flab can be frustrating, but fighting it can be fun. Amanda Smith, UTD health education coordinator, is organizing a freshman 15 club designed to educate students on how to maintain their health and weight during their first year at college. The club’s launch is scheduled for September, giving students time...

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