Current college students represent new counterculture

Current college students represent new counterculture

Millennials. The kids who are always on their phones, too lazy to get jobs but not lazy enough to stop complaining about their financial situations. At least, that’s the stereotypical definition of our generation. This stereotype ignores the fact that in our turbulent political climate, millennials refuse to stay silent....

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Lack of diversity on runway incites change

Lack of diversity on runway incites change

The beauty industry has been lacking in diversity for some time now, and this becomes glaringly obvious with each new industry “first.” According to ELLE Magazine’s New York Fashion Week 2017 Diversity Report, this fall was the first time that every show at New York Fashion Week featured at least...

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Food fad encourages widespread acceptance of Muslims

Food fad encourages widespread acceptance of Muslims

With the rapid growth and constant influx of immigrants, particularly in Dallas, there has been a rise in the incorporation of “halal” food in restaurants. Beyond being a business tactic, the rise in opening these restaurants is contributing to acceptance of Muslims in a society where Islamophobia and hate crimes...

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Academic work strains athletes

Academic work strains athletes

The demands required of student athletes have played a role in the national debate about whether or not student athletes should receive additional stipends because of their limited academic flexibility. Though UTD has a student population of over 25,000, it is a Division III school, which is the smallest category...

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Fan apathy concerns

Fan apathy concerns

The absence of a football team differentiates UTD, a Division III school, from other universities in Texas. That is the main difference for sophomore volleyball setter Caroline Schecterle between her experience in high school and now. “In high school, our football team got all the glory, so it is kind...

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Friendly competition

Friendly competition

Where a typical Division III soccer team would have 11 starters with an additional 12 players for substitutions, UTD’s team includes over 40 members on its roster. According to Division III regulations, the UTD athletics department is not allowed to hold any official tryouts nor offer any athletic scholarships. Additionally,...

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Vinyl revival

Vinyl revival

With technological advances and growth of the millennial generation came a wave of nostalgia that channeled the days of John Hughes, Ferris Bueller and the Brat Pack.  This nostalgia has brought back cassette tapes, typewriters and most recently, record players. In fact, because of this rise in popularity, Sony will...

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‘A home away from home’

‘A home away from home’

At UTD, international students make up 23 percent of the population. During the first few months of the school year, adjustment and adaptation are part of the process as new students try to make a new place their “home away from home.” Statistics graduate Jiwon Nam said she struggled at...

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Veteran spreads laughter

Veteran spreads laughter

In the quiet hours of the morning, you may see a gentleman in a USS Ticonderoga hat walking through campus passing out printed jokes or pairs of handmade paper fake teeth that he keeps in his wallet. John Lemburg audits Lynn Winstead’s class, Communications in America. Lemburg comes into her...

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Indie game wows with aesthetic

Indie game wows with aesthetic

Cuphead is a challenging, bullet-hell platformer with an art style based on classic cartoons from the 1930s. While many gamers are interested in its unique aesthetic, its difficult playstyle is proving to be more than they can handle. Although the story is straightforward and simple, the colorful and distinct aesthetic...

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