Confederate monuments symbolize white supremacy

Confederate monuments symbolize white supremacy

The debate over Confederate monuments is still going strong as the Dallas city council decides whether or not to remove the city’s remaining Confederate statues. The fact that these monuments are still up is a slap in the face to the city’s black residents and the more than 1,300 black...

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Q&A with BuzzFeed journalist Anne Helen Petersen

Q&A with BuzzFeed journalist Anne Helen Petersen

The Galerstein Gender Center hosted Buzzfeed journalist and author Anne Helen Petersen to speak at a brunch and afternoon lecture on her book “Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman” on March 27. The Gender Center hosted a book club this year centered...

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Baseball aims for consistency

Baseball aims for consistency

Twenty-seven games in, UTD baseball players have experienced a regular season, defined by its 9-game win streak which was promptly overshadowed by four back-to-back losses. With 13 games remaining, the Comets’ current record is 15-12. The team currently holds third place in the American Southwest Conference standings, going 9-4 against...

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Broadcaster gets call-up

Broadcaster gets call-up

A former UTD broadcaster was hired by a minor league baseball team to be its play-by-play announcer, making her the second woman to hold this position in all of affiliated minor league baseball. Emma Tiedemann, a former scorekeeper and sportscaster for the basketball, soccer and volleyball teams, was recently hired...

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UTD considers DII move

UTD considers DII move

School administrators are considering applying for an adjustment in UTD’s NCAA standing, which would move the school from Division III to Division II. The Comets joined Division III on a provisional basis in 1998, and the school was awarded full membership in the American Southwest Conference in 2002 after a...

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Students unite to learn Korean

Students unite to learn Korean

With rising popularity of Korean culture from fans worldwide, students at UTD are also showing their interest by coming together every Friday to learn and teach the Korean language. For the last four years, pastors from a local Korean church and Richard Min, a senior lecturer in the computer science...

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Club promotes self-expression

Club promotes self-expression

UTD’s first spoken word club became official about two years ago, and it now serves as a space for students to get exposed to the up-and-coming art form. Wordsmiths is a group on campus that focuses on “spoken word,” or the art form that emphasizes oral poetry. President Sheina Mauntana,...

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Bees cause buzz at on campus apartments

Bees cause buzz at on campus apartments

Swarming and buzzing around a UTD apartment light fixture, a large cluster of bees found a temporary place to stay while they searched for a new home. The large swarm of bees was found on the side of Building 4 in Phase 1 of the University Village apartments on March...

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UTD prof creates online textbook

UTD prof creates online textbook

A UTD professor’s free online American history textbook is going to get a print edition with a major update this fall. The American Yawp, named after a quote from American poet Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” is a contributor-based open source textbook that has been available online since 2014 for...

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