A New Hope

A New Hope

Fans share their theories, expectations for latest “Star Wars” flick I could speculate at length about plot elements in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Has Luke Skywalker turned to the Dark side? Is Rey a child of Han and Leia? Is Jar Jar Binks secretly Kylo Ren? These things are...

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Alum returns as assistant coach

Alum returns as assistant coach

Former point guard, member of program’s only Elite Eight squad returns to men’s basketball team after stints at Franklin, Schreiner A UTD alumnus and former member of the men’s basketball team has decided to return to his roots and rejoin the three-time ASC championship winning program — this time with...

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Signing Day

Signing Day

Baseball team welcomes 9-year-old boy battling to stay in remission Putting pen to paper during a signing day press conference on Nov. 16, Hamilton Grant’s signature on his celebratory letter made him the youngest player ever in UTD baseball program history. Applause filled the room during the much-anticipated afternoon. Smiling...

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Breathe in, breathe out

Breathe in, breathe out

YES club helps students find inner peace through meditation Editor’s note: Jake’s name has been changed to protect his identity A club on campus is using a 5000-year-old practice to help students reduce stress and become more self-aware. The Youth Empowerment Service club, a program offered by the Art of...

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Race relations explored

In the aftermath of the heated protests at the University of Missouri over racial incidents and allegations of inequality, officials on UTD’s campus are cognizant of the issues that could lead to similar incidents at home. George Fair, vice president for diversity and community engagement and  dean of interdisciplinary studies,...

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OSV’s garden relocated

OSV’s garden relocated

Community Garden moved to Phase 1 with additional features The project to extend Loop Road has begun on the spot where the Community Garden used to be. The Community Garden is a project run by the Office of Student Volunteerism. It is located at the intersection of Drive A and...

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Syrian refugees gain entry

Syrian refugees gain entry

Despite states’ objection, refugees admitted by federal ruling After the horrifying terrorist attacks in Paris, the issue of allowing Syrian refugees entry into the U.S. has been pushed to the forefront of discussion. On Nov. 16, when Gov. Greg Abbott announced that Texas would not admit Syrian refugees in the...

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State’s cutback on Planned Parenthood dangerous for women

Cutback on group leaves vacuum of affordable care, safe abortions The Texas defunding of Planned Parenthood led to a public controversy on both sides of the pro-choice and pro-life spectrum. After I found out about Greg Abbott’s decision to defund, I was upset. I don’t personally use Planned Parenthood, but...

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Student apathy to tuition raise part of bad trend

Lack of attendance at town hall indicative of potential larger issue When talks of a possible tuition increase started to spread through campus, there wasn’t as much of an uproar as people would think. In fact, there was barely a whimper. For the student body at UTD, that’s something that...

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