Retrograde Reads: War Dogs By Greg Bear

Retrograde Reads: War Dogs By Greg Bear

Science fiction novel imagines taking humanity to its limit with warfare set on the planet Mars

Interviewing Vietnam veterans was certainly one of my more formative high school experiences. I remember long nights in garages among folding chairs and spent beer cans, asking for permission to record and getting several expletives along the lines of “sure, why not” in answer. The context of these conversations gives...

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SGA restoring student art initiative to campus

SGA restoring student art initiative to campus

The Blank Space Project, created to showcase Comet's creativity in empty university spaces, once again accepting student submissions for the spring

Walking past the Student Union Market to grab a bite to eat, you might’ve noticed the “Blank Space Project” – a 14’ x 6’ art display. While it’s been a permanent fixture for three years, the initiative is in the process of being revived with new and more diverse forms...

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Screaming for stronger finale

Screaming for stronger finale

While humorous and nostalgic, 'Scream' (2022) sadly sacrifices good writing for modernization

There is an expectation among moviegoers that sequels must be original while maintaining iconic aspects of the previous films; that is especially true with a franchise like “Scream,” which has become a darling of both horror movie buffs and superfans. This, however, is no easy feat. Horror movie sequels often...

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UTD should impose seven-day quarantine for students

UTD should impose seven-day quarantine for students

While current recommendations range from five to 14 days, research suggests that a seven-day isolation period might prove more effective

Given research suggesting that the coronavirus is most highly transmissible for seven days after contraction, UTD should adopt a seven-day isolation period as the new norm. The FAQ section on the Comets United webpage says contact tracers will determine isolation timelines based on CDC guidelines – which recommend five days...

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NFTs provide nothing of value to the games industry

NFTs provide nothing of value to the games industry

Gaming NFTs conflict with the reason why people develop and play video games

Gaming NFTs are an inherently ridiculous idea, needlessly reinventing the wheel while spinning tall tales of impossible cross-platform items and skins, ultimately providing nothing of real value to the general gaming populace. Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, are generally a contentious subject, coming under fire from many different angles. I won’t...

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‘Beneath the Dead Oak Tree’ thrills like no other comic

‘Beneath the Dead Oak Tree’ thrills like no other comic

No other single-issue comic can take you on a mystery- and suspense-filled psychological trip like Emily Carroll’s ‘Beneath the Dead Oak Tree.’

Filled with beautifully-illustrated and poetically-written horrors, this story is short – but not sweet. And being short doesn’t mean it’s any less complex: the craftsmanship Carol demonstrates in just 32 pages is genius and beautifully haunting. To summarize, “Beneath the Dead Oak Tree” uses gorgeous visuals, aristocratic animals and lulling...

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