Day: September 28, 2020


09 28 20 Issue


Oozeball glows up

“Despite having to move into a virtual gaming tournament in lieu of the traditional Oozeball tournament, the UTD Student Ambassadors’ annual fundraiser managed...


Neither rain, nor sleet, nor lack of government aid

As election season approaches and the pandemic continues, mail-in voting is becoming an increasingly attractive option. Since cutbacks on funding for the Postal...


Honorlock is not the key to proctoring

As midterm season approaches, students are experiencing an Orwellian nightmare. With UTD professors having the option to use remote proctoring, several students have...


It’s time to build – again

As a result of the pitiful COVID-19 pandemic response, incompetent national leadership all around and a polarized populace like no other, our country...


Popping quizzes (more often)

“Hell week.” Defined by Urban Dictionary, it is the time of a college student’s month where tests, projects and papers are all due...


Inside-out: flipping classroom structure

Some UTD professors have adapted versions of the flipped classroom to maintain student engagement in a virtual learning environment. The Texas Computer Education...


‘That responsibility falls on us’

UTD is now providing an option for students to take the Daily Health Check through text message. On September 14, students received an...


EMT participant tests positive for COVID-19

A participant in the University Emergency Medical Response program tested positive for COVID-19 after attending an EMT training at Blackstone LaunchPad.  Emergency Medical...


UREC provides alternative to group intramural sports

University Recreation has delayed intramural sports – originally slated to kick off Sept. 12 – until guidelines for safe in-person interaction are refined....


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