Midterm elections 2018

Midterm elections 2018

UTD students joined the rest of the country last Tuesday in voting in the midterm elections. For several voters, this election was different from past cycles. Students such as emerging media and communications senior Justin Stephens reflected on the competitive nature of the race. Stephens cited rallies for candidates such...

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UTD(iversity)

UTD(iversity)

When you’re walking around UTD, you see people from all walks of life. A Bengali student to your right, a Korean girl in front of you, an Argentinian person to your left and your Indian BFF right next to you. When you’re in your classrooms, you speak to people with...

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What the people want

What the people want

Authoritarianism is simply the abuse of authority at the expense of liberty. America certainly has had authoritarian tendencies — from the brutal subjugation of native peoples, the legacy of anti-immigration ideologies, the reluctance in accepting refugees, the heinous system of mass incarceration, to our ever-expanding imperial presidency. Still, over the...

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Alum becomes one of few Texas women in football

Alum becomes one of few Texas women in football

While football is considered to be a male-dominated sport, North Dallas High School has veered away from the traditional rules of the game by appointing a female coach to lead the men’s football team. A multisport athlete and former sports video coordinator, Desiree Allen BA ’99 is the only female...

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Esports teams prepare to open spring tryouts

Esports teams prepare to open spring tryouts

With tournaments and skirmishes continuing throughout the month, including its first tournament out of state, the esports teams are already planning for the spring semester. Both teams for “Overwatch” and “League of Legends” have played locally in tournaments and TESPA events against teams all over the country. The “League of...

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Pre-season polls bring hope for basketball

Pre-season polls bring hope for basketball

The women’s basketball team holds a strong position after initial polls from the American Southwest Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association ranked the team as the most likely to win the regional tournament. In the 2017-2018 season, the team qualified for the semifinals of the ASC Tournament. Its victories last...

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Volleyball, soccer teams lose out at ASC

Volleyball, soccer teams lose out at ASC

Men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball advanced to the American Southwest Conference championships last week but ultimately lost, concluding a series of high-stakes seasons. Head volleyball coach Marci Allison began the volleyball program at UTD and has coached the UTD volleyball to five ASC championships. “Every year the conference...

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Wrestling to be reinstated as club sport

Wrestling to be reinstated as club sport

The wrestling club is seeking recognition from University Recreation to become a club sport again. The previous wrestling club was removed as a club sport in 2015 because it did not meet University Recreation requirements, which include communicating with the UREC office, submitting budgets, maintaining its constitution and attending regular...

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UTD launches formalized pre-weekend programs

UTD launches formalized pre-weekend programs

Several UTD departments have partnered to organize a recurring event where students can relax and de-stress on Fridays. Since the start of the fall semester, University Recreation, University Housing and the Student Wellness Center have been hosting an event called Friday After Class. On the first Friday of every month,...

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Student veterans find welcome on campus

Student veterans find welcome on campus

During a deployment to Afghanistan, Eric McCrory said he remembers sitting in a gunner’s hatch driving to Kabul thinking about the commotion surrounding him.  “For about 98 percent of the time that I was over in Afghanistan, I felt very safe,” McCrory said. “But then there’s also that 1 percent...

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