The Price of Interference

The Price of Interference

Why US Intervention in Venezuelan politics promotes imperialism Juan Guaido, who did not receive a single vote in Venezuela’s elections, swore himself in as president of Venezuela on Jan. 23. Guaido’s declaration follows the controversial elections in May 2018. The elections were originally scheduled for December but were pushed up...

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Whatcha Eatin’? Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is an extremely important holiday for Chinese people and is celebrated worldwide. It’s based on the Chinese lunar calendar, which existed since 14th century B.C., and lasts about 15 days, from the end of January to the end of February. Each year is represented by one of...

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Letter to the Editor: Recent op-ed inconsistent with position on open discourse

I organized and supervised the Steven Crowder event on Jan. 22 and thought it went quite well. Outside of a couple of protestors, I think a lot of students would agree with me. One such protestor was Nicholas Provenghi, who wrote an op-ed in the Jan. 28 issue of The...

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Men’s Basketball Takes ASC Title

Men’s Basketball Takes ASC Title

Team brings home championship victory for first time since 2014 season The men’s basketball team became four-time ASC champions after taking home an 88-74 victory against Hardin-Simmons University in the final game of the conference. The Comets competed in three games from Feb. 21-23, where they earned double-digit wins against...

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Two cultures blend in border valley region

Two cultures blend in border valley region

For UTD students who hail from the Rio Grande Valley — the region that defines the border between the United States and Mexico — the prospect of a reinforced border wall hits close to home. On Feb. 14, President Trump announced he would sign a spending bill that would allow...

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Forging New Traditions

Forging New Traditions

Students join local resident in placing small trinkets around campus Throughout the year, small decorations can be seen on the Cecil H. Green bust on the side of Green Hall. Behind the decor is a Richardson resident who said he hopes to make passersby smile with his trinkets. Virgil, a...

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Q&A: Ben Orlin

Q&A: Ben Orlin

Ben Orlin is the author and illustrator of the blog Math with Bad Drawings, which was launched in 2013. He recently published a collection of cartoons called “Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality.” The book uses humor and popular culture to contextualize math for its...

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Center for BrainHealth Conducts National Study

Center for BrainHealth Conducts National Study

Research aims to unlock human brain’s potential by including over 120,000 participants in coming decade The BrainHealth Project, a research study headed by UTD’s Center for BrainHealth, is confronting the challenge of enhancing the brain’s potential through a national study involving 120,000 people throughout the next 10 years.  BrainHealth Project...

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7/11 to accept Comet Cash

7/11 to accept Comet Cash

Earlier this month, the 7/11 store at Northside began accepting Comet Cash as a form of payment. Paulina Schleppenbach, the director of the Comet Card office, said UTD students now have the option of putting Comet Cash into a general account — via the GET portal — and using that...

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UTD celebrates legacy of founding faculty member

UTD celebrates legacy of founding faculty member

Holocaust survivor, retired physics professor who taught at university for 66 years passes away at age 94 Wolfgang Rindler, a professor emeritus of physics and one of the founding faculty members at UTD, passed away earlier this month on Feb. 8. He was 94. Rindler was born in Vienna, Austria...

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