Day: November 23, 2020


Comets smash competition at NACE league

The UTD Comets “Super Smash Brothers Ultimate” team took 1st and 2nd place at the end of the NACE seasonal league in an...


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Comics: 11/23/20


Spring enrollment for in-person classes remains same as fall

123 classes at UTD were offered in-person this semester, but next semester is promising a slightly decreased availability of 114 in-person classes. According...


Big Idea Competition goes virtual, Glaucomedi takes first prize

Featuring a keynote speech from Mark Cuban on Nov. 19, this year’s Big Idea Competition was held virtually – with medical technology startup...


Four’s a crowd: new guidelines for students attending spring 2020 sporting events

Starting in January, Comets will be able to attend UTD sporting events with distanced arrangements and reduced capacity. Alongside other university efforts to...


NCAA implements eligibility waiver for D-III athletes

The NCAA recently approved a blanket waiver, temporarily modifying stringent pandemic protocols for Division-III student-athletes. Typically, every athlete has four seasons of eligibility...

Life & Arts

Tuning in to student artists

After dropping his first song on Spotify in September, computer science sophomore and beatmaker Pranav Komandur – professionally known as PK All the...

Life & Arts

DIY pomp and circumstance

With December graduation ceremonies cancelled and traditional celebrations put on hold for another semester, you may be wondering how to commemorate your academic...

Life & Arts

Silent performance for an empty campus

Psychology senior Eva Rahman stood silently at the Plinth with two X’s across her chest and a sign reading “Not Yours,” while biomedical...


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