Diversity, Naturally

Diversity, Naturally

Tokenism isn’t representation Greta Gerwig’s 2019 movie adaptation of “Little Women” is the newest take on the 1868 classic by Louisa May Alcott. The story has been remade and adapted time and time again, but this gem still managed to move audiences with its talented cast, emotional dialogue and relevant...

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Charged for Change

Charged for Change

Change of major fee ineffective, not always necessary I entered UTD as a visual and performing arts major with a theatre concentration. Over the next year and a half, I added a second major in political science. I ended up changing that political science major to a public policy major...

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Resolve to not Resolve

Resolve to not Resolve

Why New Year’s resolutions accomplish nothing As 2020 approaches and electro swing hopefully becomes vogue for the Roaring 20’s reboot, some people might wistfully look to the future and make a New Year’s resolution. But they shouldn’t. New Year’s resolutions are a timeless tradition of lying to yourself about self-improvement....

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New Year, New Meta

New Year, New Meta

Patch 9.23 brought map changes that transform ‘Rift’ into different elements “League of Legends” got a massive pre-season patch, changing the drake system, map and various other systems of the game. With massive meta changes, the UTD League team is adapting as necessary. The biggest change to “League of Legends”...

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Comets Start Decade with Win Streaks

Comets Start Decade with Win Streaks

Basketball teams bring strong presence in ASC opening games against Ozarks, hope to defend last year’s titles Men’s and women’s basketball won their first American Southwest Conference opener games of the season before starting winning streaks for their respective teams. The men’s team beat the Ozarks 69-57 at the Dec....

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SG Offers Reddit Gold for Student Ideas

SG Offers Reddit Gold for Student Ideas

New initiative aims to increase student input in decision-making process UTD’s Student Government is using a new approach to get ideas from students, now offering Reddit Gold to those who post feasible ideas to the school’s subreddit. The posters get the gold and their idea receives consideration as an SG...

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Using Liquid Metal to Repurpose Waste Heat

Using Liquid Metal to Repurpose Waste Heat

Researchers create generator that uses gallium to convert excess energy to usable electricity UTD researchers are taking on global warming with new technology that uses liquid metal to turn waste heat into usable energy. Researchers in the Renewable Energy and Virtual Technology lab at UTD developed a prototype generator that...

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Are UTD Students Unhappy?

Are UTD Students Unhappy?

Commuting, campus involvement may influence student happiness The university recently made another top 10 list, this time for The Princeton Review’s least happy students. While mental health issues are pervasive on college campuses nationwide, UTD’s unique culture may play a role as well. The ranking came after The Princeton Review...

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Twirling to the Top

Twirling to the Top

Junior finds opportunities to perform on campus, spread interest From the racquetball courts of UTD to the competition stage, Samantha Prazak demonstrates a talent that lies on the intersection of athleticism and artistry. Prazak, a child learning and development junior, has been baton twirling for 13 years. Prazak’s mother introduced...

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Professors Voice Concern over Gender Discrepancies in Course Evaluations

Professors Voice Concern over Gender Discrepancies in Course Evaluations

Female faculty note differences in ratings, student behavior toward male colleagues Students are encouraged to complete course evaluations at the end of every semester, but factors such as race and gender may influence how students review their professors. Lauren Santoro, an assistant political science professor, received comments in her course...

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