All of the Lights: Diwali 2014

All of the Lights: Diwali 2014

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, fell on Oct. 23 this year. The Student Union Activity and Advisory Board (SUAAB), the Indian Student Association (ISA), and the Hindu Student Association (HSA) hosted UTD’s fourth annual Diwali celebration on the night of Oct. 24. Students enjoyed performances by cultural groups around...

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Broadcast group grabs award in NYC

Broadcast group grabs award in NYC

Radio UTD wins Best Use of Limited Resources award Radio UTD won Best Use of Limited Resources at the annual College Music Journal conference in New York on Oct. 23. Members of the station, also nominated for Best Student Run Internet-Only Station, attended the event with hundreds of other college...

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Students dedicate day to volunteering for Dallas orgs

Students dedicate day to volunteering for Dallas orgs

Dallas Arboretum, Texas Tree Foundation and Goodwill among partners More than 450 students volunteered for agencies, including the Dallas Arboretum, Goodwill and the Texas Tree Foundation as part of Viva Volunteer on Oct. 25. The annual event hosted by the Office of Student Volunteerism, or OSV, celebrates National Make a...

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Mainstream media distorts Muslim holy day

Oct. 25 marked the beginning of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar. The 10th day of this month, known as Ashura, has a holy significance for all Muslims, but true practices have been marred by the media’s focus on violent extremists. For Sunni Muslims, the larger of the...

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Alum details work at Twitter

Alum details work at Twitter

The Association for Computing Machinery invited a director of engineering at Twitter to share his professional experiences and insights with students on Oct. 23. Ibrahim Bashir, who received his Bachelor of Science in computer science from UTD in 2001, leads a team to solve in-house problems for Twitter and fix...

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Comets smash Jackets

Comets smash Jackets

The men’s soccer team defeated Howard Payne 3-0 on Oct. 23, bringing the Comets one step closer to entering the conference tournament. UTD dominated ball possession during the game, making 31 shots on goal in comparison to the four made by the Yellow Jackets. As the game went to the...

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V-ball player kills program kill record

Senior middle blocker Taylour Toso broke the program kill record on Oct. 24 in the volleyball team’s game against UMHB. The Comets won the match in three sets, going 25-16, 25-14 and 25-13. The previous record of 1, 264, held by former player Dana HIlzendager, had stood for the last...

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