New esports coach hired

New esports coach hired

Drew Boehm previously worked in esports at UTA

After a stint being student-run following Greg Adler’s departure, the UTD esports team has hired on a new head coach for the program. Drew Boehm is the newly hired head coach of the UTD esports team. A TCU alumni, Boehm was originally interested in law enforcement before a crop of...

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Poet speaks to UTD

Poet speaks to UTD

Spoken word phenom enthralls Comet with poems about mental health, self-care

In an honest, vulnerable and captivating virtual performance, Sabrina Benaim, one of the most viewed spoken word poets of all time, shared her poetry and heart with the UTD community at a virtual poetry slam hosted by SUAAB. On Feb. 3, 34-year-old Benaim from Toronto shared poems about love, depression...

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Oh ResNet, RestNet, where art thou today?

Oh ResNet, RestNet, where art thou today?

First day internet outages were caused by off-campus failure

On the first day of online classes for the spring 2022 semester, countless Teams calls dropped midstream as Apogee’s MyResNet wifi disconnected throughout Canyon Creek, University Village and the Residence Halls. Students were left scrambling to get back to class, as the outage took several hours to resolve. As a...

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Comets looking to turn passion into execution in final stretch of the basketball season

Comets looking to turn passion into execution in final stretch of the basketball season

Limiting turnovers, utilizing new aggressive defensive style will be key to their success at home this week

UTD Men’s Basketball is entering a make-or-break stretch of the semester, coming off of several days of no practice due to inclement weather. I sat down with Head Coach Terry Butterfield to talk about this home sprint. Currently 8-5 in conference play, the Comets sit in fourth place in the...

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SGA meeting: 02/01

SGA meeting: 02/01

Student Government announces esports lounge Q&A, plastic ban while preparing for Homecoming

Esports Lounge Interest Forum: To accommodate UTD’s large gaming community, the Student Affairs Office and the Student Union are tentatively planning to expand and renovate the Pub into an Esports Lounge. Student Affairs is hosting an open forum on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. and 12 p.m.respectively...

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Retrograde Reads: ‘The Yiddish Policemen’s Union’ by Michael Chabon

Retrograde Reads: ‘The Yiddish Policemen’s Union’ by Michael Chabon

Sled into a snowy murder mystery in an alternate-timeline version of Alaska

No matter how often you’re warned not to judge a book by its cover, inevitably, you do. You are not immune to propaganda…propaganda being colorful graphics and a delightful decal edge. Fortunately, the beauty of “The Yiddish Policemen’s Union” continues far beyond its surface. In the 1940s, the United States...

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The 1418 Coffeehouse

The 1418 Coffeehouse

Plano café offers unique drinks, balanced menu

A large, refillable cold brew bottle just 15 minutes away. Do I have your attention? If so, the 1418 Coffeehouse might be the next spot for you to get your fix. Located in Historic Downtown Plano, 1418 is a lively spot with many options and amenities for the prospective coffee...

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Chess Team Can Compete Again

Chess Team Can Compete Again

The team has qualified for the President's Cup for chance to compete for the national title and welcomes return to in-person games

In a world filled with knights, rankings and timers, UTD’s chess team practices their game with excitement as tournaments start to reopen for in-person matches. For the 18th time, UTD’s chess team has qualified for the President’s Cup, also known as the Final Four of College Chess, where the top four college chess...

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Toss More Coins to Your Witcher

Toss More Coins to Your Witcher

Netflix’s hit fantasy provides extensive world-building and unique character development

“The Witcher” is not the next “Game of Thrones”, but the underlying reason may not be easily apparent: close analysis suggests this show is set to be far bigger than HBO’s flagship fantasy drama. Frankly, it’s exhausting and disrespectful to see many viewers make such a bland comparison between two...

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