Documentary examines race relations, black identity

Documentary examines race relations, black identity

James Baldwin, outspoken African American author and civil rights activist in the late 20th century, wrote extensively on race and white America’s influence on African American identity. With the writing’s personal significance to Baldwin, however, it was not just about politics. His most discerning work manifests itself in his letters,...

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‘Miss Julie’ reinvents play with contemporary setting

‘Miss Julie’ reinvents play with contemporary setting

Love, sex and power all trapped inside a cage — this is perhaps the simplest way to capture the essence of “Miss Julie,” a play masterfully brought to life on stage by UTD’s own. UTD Director Thomas Riccio adapted “Miss Julie” to present a contemporary take on the production. The...

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Soul group wows with debut album

Soul group wows with debut album

Maya Piata, a local singer/songwriter band with lively style, recently released its debut EP, “Sunny Days.” It is composed of five songs, running just short of 20 minutes. However, within that short time frame, the lead singer, Maya Hook, captures her listeners with strong vocals that express feelings of love,...

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Q&A: ATEC Dean Anne Balsamo

Q&A: ATEC Dean Anne Balsamo

Q: What are your plans for the ATEC program as its first dean? When an opportunity like this comes up, which is pretty rare, it’s a real testimony to the boldness of UTD to start a new school. So the first year has been doing this kind of inventory of...

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Guitar program expands abroad

Guitar program expands abroad

In junior high, Enric Madriguera travelled with his father from Connecticut to New York to attend a guitar concert by the famous Andre Segovia. That experience convinced Madriguera to become a lifelong guitarist, resulting in him travelling the world with his music as a professor at UTD. He first graduated...

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Comet Clash smashes into local gaming scene

Comet Clash smashes into local gaming scene

What began as a hobby turned into a competitive opportunity to earn rewards and recognition for members of the “Super Smash Brothers” community at UTD. A group of students gather every week for Comet Clash, a “Super Smash Bros.” for Wii-U tournament series hosted at UTD by organizational behavior and...

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SG Report: February 20th

SG Report: February 20th

Net ID System SG senator Rahul Sonwalkar of the Technology Committee has finalized the creation of a new Net ID system. Passwords will expire every year instead of every six months. The new password will go into effect immediately, rather than after the 15-minute window it currently takes to update....

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New political club to encourage student involvement in elections

New political club to encourage student involvement in elections

A chapter of Texas Rising, a nonpartisan group that advocates for more progressive policy and participation from college students in local elections, was established on campus this semester. Computer science junior Christian Briggs helped   the UTD chapter of Texas Rising from the parent organization Texas Freedom Network, a nonprofit...

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Marching for progress

Marching for progress

A month ago, the Women’s March on Washington amassed over one million marchers in D.C. and over five million protestors worldwide. In the event’s aftermath, feminist students and professors on campus are left figuring out how to take that energy and apply it to activism moving forward. Annelise Heinz, an...

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