I’m baptized, not brainwashed

I’m baptized, not brainwashed

Brainwashed. Indoctrinated. Believing in a higher power to make myself feel better instead of facing facts. As a Christian, I’ve been either been accused or heard other Christians accused of all these things. At the same time, I’ve heard pastors and orators on my own side of the aisle assert...

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DARTing forward

How important is public transit to you? At UTD, we have a large population of students — international students and local residents alike — who do not have cars but need to get around. Their solution? The 100 miles of light rail track and the vast network of busses provided...

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Parking, uncovered

Parking, uncovered

Say the word “parking” to any college student and you will almost inevitably be met with pained expressions, exasperated groans and more than a few colorful testimonies detailing “that time I got a ticket.” But for all its importance on campus, many of the decisions made by the Office of...

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Two players receive ASC East Division honors

Two players receive ASC East Division honors

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are on the road to the finals of the American Southwest Conference, with a player from each team individually recognized by the league. Interdisciplinary junior and forward Hans Burwitz along with mathematics sophomore and forward Katie Gunther were announced the ASC East Division...

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Men’s basketball opens season with wins

Men’s basketball opens season with wins

The men’s basketball team entered the season with high hopes after falling short in the American Southwest Conference tournament last year. It has been four years since the team won the ASC Tournament and last entered the NCAA Divison III Nationals. The team lost in the semifinal match of the...

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Zusak’s latest book moves readers

Zusak’s latest book moves readers

I read the final chapter of “Bridge of Clay” — the brand-new release by “The Book Thief” author Markus Zusak — in London while looking out over the Tower Bridge. I thought of my four siblings, the same number of brothers in the family of the protagonist, Clay. I thought...

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Cafe provides opportunities for employees with special needs

Cafe provides opportunities for employees with special needs

Shayna’s Place began as a cafe in Rhode Island built for Shayna Olerio, a self-proclaimed foodie with Down syndrome who enjoys being in the kitchen with her mom. The establishment opened a new location near downtown Dallas and focuses on providing job opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The cafe, run...

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Dining Services offers  interactive cooking lessons

Dining Services offers interactive cooking lessons

Every month, Dining Hall West hosts the Teaching Kitchen, an event where DHW chefs show students how to prepare a meal. This meal is dependent on the super food of the month. This month, DHW chefs demonstrated how to make mushroom bisque. “We are kind of gravitated to the why...

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McDermott Library adds smart rooms

McDermott Library adds smart rooms

The Eugene McDermott Library installed two new smartboards on the second and third floors earlier this semester, turning old whiteboards into interactive displays that offer more functionality to students and faculty. Gloria Jean Vik, associate library director for systems, said the new rooms feature a 70-inch television monitor which can...

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