Rewriting the book on religion

Rewriting the book on religion

Alumnus pens novel depicting Muslim character as hero

As a Muslim growing up in the United States, UTD alumnus Badees Nouiouat often found himself frustrated at the lack of an authentic representation of his faith in children’s books. At school, the history he was taught was extremely Western-centric, and it was difficult to find literature and media that...

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Student debt mural

Student debt mural

Comet uses talent, ramen noodles to spark conversation

ATEC senior Erin Bray kneels on the Texas Instruments Plaza pavement, etching a chalk outline of America onto the concrete while grabbing stacks of Maruchan ramen to assemble. They stand there for hours talking to passersby about the 250 packages of chicken, shrimp and beef ramen they’ve dumped onto America...

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The SCC needs to do better

The SCC needs to do better

Student Counseling Center lacks staff capacity to assist struggling students

Due to visible understaffing issues, the UTD Student Counseling Center (SCC) is unequipped to address mental health in a personalized manner that acknowledges individual identities and situations. While stress has been a prevailing problem on many college campuses for years, the pandemic has made it more important now than ever...

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Too many esports not enough vods

Too many esports not enough vods

Collegiate vods should be easily accessible to esports fans

Following collegiate esports is often much more difficult than it should be due to a lack of video footage and coinciding broadcast times with esports leagues around the world. For nearly all of UTD’s esports, from Overwatch to League of Legends, games are broadcast on a platform, sometimes on UTD...

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