Students turn blind eye to tragedy

Students turn blind eye to tragedy

A recent viral video showing a Libyan slave market auctioning African refugees led to international outrage, but was met with silence at UTD. Student organizations have mobilized to help Syrian refugees in the past, so their inaction during this crisis is both unwarranted and unacceptable. Muslim Student Associations at several...

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Rape survivors need support, understanding from community

Rape survivors need support, understanding from community

Editor’s note: This op-ed author’s name has been changed to protect her identity. I thought my freshman year of college was supposed to be the most exciting year. I was in a new city, meeting amazing friends and taking classes I wanted to take. I couldn’t have been more wrong,...

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How important are college sports?

How important are college sports?

Sports at UTD is radically different from that of other universities. It’s not that there aren’t enough sports, but more like a lack of attention given to them compared to other aspects of the campus culture. College athletics, while it may not be a priority for some, is important and...

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Activity Center Upgrades

Activity Center Upgrades

With the new year, University Recreation plans to improve the gym workout area with renovations this summer. Tricia Losavio, director of UREC, said they plan to replace the two-decade-old floor and update the lighting in the workout area. “Right now, only the free-weight area has a (mat) … and the...

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Pena capitalizes on extra minutes

Pena capitalizes on extra minutes

Every season, the women’s basketball program loses senior players and experienced players take on the role of leadership. Victoria Pena, a sophomore guard and second season veteran on the team, has taken up this role of leadership. Pena joined the team during the 2016-2017 season and had to adapt to...

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Music group wins contest

Music group wins contest

After a semester of hard work and practices, a UTD a cappella group won a competition in early December. UTD Dhunki won Anahat, a competition that is one of seven “bit-comps,” where South Asian a cappella teams compete to earn points. These bit-comps lead up to a final competition held...

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Students launch short film lounge

Students launch short film lounge

Two UTD students are attempting to create a new source of entertainment for the Plano and Richardson area in the form of a short film lounge called The Kickback. Currently, The Kickback is based in the AramArt World Music and Art Institute in Plano. It features a selection of short...

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Honoring heritage

Honoring heritage

A visual arts student used her class assignment to execute a long-desired artistic vision of showcasing UTD’s ethnic diversity and cultural backgrounds. Alaae Nasser, a marketing junior with a minor in visual arts, created a small photobook of students whose families originate from nations across the world. Each student was...

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Student device detects potholes, car crashes

Student device detects potholes, car crashes

A team of computer science students were recognized in an international competition after developing a device detecting car crashes and alerts emergency services automatically. The achievement makes UTD one of three schools in the United States to win an award at the competition this year. Computer science juniors Tam Nguyen...

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Dallas marijuana policy change won’t affect UTD

Dallas’ newly implemented cite-and-release policy on marijuana will not affect UTD. At UTD, if someone is in possession of 3 grams or under of marijuana, UTDPD will issue a citation for paraphernalia with a notice to appear in court. Any amount over 3 grams results in an arrest, said Chief...

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