Roommate confusion

Roommate confusion

Editor’s Note: This article was updated to clarify ATEC junior Emily Wheeler visited the University Village Leasing Office and not the Galerstein Gender Center. After establishing the gender-inclusive housing option last semester, UTD staff are preparing for the fall semester by addressing any problems students have with their room assignments....

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CentralTrak’s Last Show

CentralTrak’s Last Show

Home of UTD’s master’s of fine arts students for nine years, CentralTrak is permanently closing its living space to all current and future artists. The closure was announced in December 2016 when the landlord decided to terminate the lease. “This was the last show that ended on (June) 24 and...

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Action flick stuns with smooth transitions, tasteful music

Action flick stuns with smooth transitions, tasteful music

A car pulls up. The shot changes to that of an iPod. “Bellbottoms” by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion begins its opening notes. Three individuals get out of the passenger doors with large duffle bags and walk to a nearby building. The camera pans to Ansel Elgort’s face as he...

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Third ‘Cars’ installment disappoints

Third ‘Cars’ installment disappoints

As the latest in the recent line of Pixar sequels, “Cars 3” is a mediocre offering from a film studio known for high quality movies. The film centers around an aging Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) as he struggles to stay relevant when the younger racers begin to pass him. With...

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New restaurant impresses with food choices

New restaurant impresses with food choices

Chopped Halal Grill, serving Mediterranean fare, is now the newest restaurant to open its doors at Northside. The New York style eatery is attractive in its atmosphere and variety of options, but not so much in its final presentation and cost. The first thing that stood out was the attentive...

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TemocNet replaces Time Warner on campus

TemocNet replaces Time Warner on campus

In preparation for fall move-in, the Office of Information Technology is addressing any issues concerning the new residential internet plan, TemocNet. After the university’s contract with Time Warner expired this past February, UTD decided to extend the campus internet to on-campus residential areas. As a result, University Village and University...

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UTD revises emergency policies after bomb hoax

UTD revises emergency policies after bomb hoax

Following a campus-wide evacuation for a bomb threat later determined to be a hoax, UTD is reviewing its emergency notification and communication policies to help reduce confusion in future evacuations. Chief Larry Zacharias said the police department received a call at 2:01 p.m. from an anonymous person saying a bomb...

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Alum launches Kickstarter campaign for card game

Alum launches Kickstarter campaign for card game

A UTD alum’s efforts to bring a new party game called “Bad Actors” to the college scene may become a reality this fall thanks to an upcoming Kickstarter campaign. “We play a lot of party games and what we noticed is that some of the more popular games are fun...

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Boost in graduate resources

Boost in graduate resources

Editor’s note: This article has been updated since its original publication. President Benson recently approved the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), which brings the possibility of the student government to collaborate with current graduate students, as they look into developing a University-wide Graduate Student Association for the future. The QEP’s goal...

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