LGBT History Month 2014

LGBT History Month 2014

Created in 1994, LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals. Unfortunately, the LGBT community faces exclusion from history education in many nations worldwide. Equality Forum, a nonprofit organization that helps advocated LGBT civil rights through education, is one of the largest proponents of LGBT History Month....

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Triple Takedown: V-ball  team strikes, defeats YellowJackets

Triple Takedown: V-ball team strikes, defeats YellowJackets

After a two-game losing streak, the volleyball team (11-6) beat LeTourneau (6-11) 3-1 on Sept. 30.The Comets had a fast start in the first set, holding off a small comeback from the YellowJackets to end the set with a score of 25-15. In the second set, the Comets had a...

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Triple Takedown: Men’s soccer wins 4-3 against LETU

Triple Takedown: Men’s soccer wins 4-3 against LETU

The men’s soccer team (6-2-2) beat LeTourneau (2-7) 4-2 in its conference opener Oct. 2. The Comets controlled possession for the majority of the game, getting a 2-1 lead in the first half on goals from senior midfielder Travis White and freshman forward Danny Meyer. The YellowJackets wouldn’t go quietly,...

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Triple Takedown: Coming Full Circle

Triple Takedown: Coming Full Circle

Former, current women’s soccer head coaches face off for first time; team shows off new scoring capability under new leadership In its first matchup against former head coach John Antonisse, the women’s soccer team beat Letourneau 4-0 Oct. 2. The game was a showcase of old against new coaching philosophies....

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Graduate students display final art projects

Graduate students display final art projects

Three UTD employees are finishing up their art degrees with the final display of their thesis artwork in a show called Reflex Soul, which opened to a large crowd Sept. 26 in the Visual Arts Building. Reflex Soul is an exhibition of a final semester of work, including photographs, sculptures...

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Student starts nonprofit to help underprivileged youth

Student starts nonprofit to help underprivileged youth

A student turned a small volunteer opportunity into a full-scale non-profit organization for underprivileged children. Rebecca Tjahja, a finance and information technology management freshman, was inspired to start her own nonprofit after serving in her church’s goodwill program, Motel Ministry, in Anaheim, Calif. This is where she realized the widespread,...

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Director shares stories of women’s rights struggle

When she was 9 years old, Jennifer Lee didn’t just hear about the women’s liberation movement in New York; she lived it. “The women’s movement was happening, and you absorbed it,” Lee said. “The feeling of that movement was one of incredible promise and joy.” Three decades later in 2004,...

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Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

Students from UTD, UTA form indie rock outfit Duo Contra, sign with record label to release debut album Duo Contra, an alternative and indie rock band, performed for students Oct. 1 on The Plinth. The band started less than a year ago and consists of three UTD students and a...

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Feminism is not for sale

Feminism is not for sale

Consumer culture, big business misconstrue, damage idea of feminism The demise of a human right It has always served in the interests of consumerism to place people in mutually exclusive boxes. “The feminist” label is put in one such box. It commonly refers to men-hating, pants-clad, shark-like females. The feminist...

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