Day: October 16, 2023


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Celebrating Hispanic Prosperity Through Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 and was established under President Ronald Reagan in 1988. As a...


Defective vacuum pump potential cause for NSERL evacuation

UTD’s Natural Science and Engineering Research Laboratory, or NSERL, was evacuated around 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10 due to reports of a...


Comets react to war in Middle East, graffiti spirit rocks for Palestine, Israel

Amid upheaval in the Middle East, UTD students spray painted the Spirit Rocks at least eleven times over three days, alternating between the...


VALORANT team comes in clutch

The UTD Esports VALORANT team placed first in the Red Bull Campus Clutch tournament qualifiers for the Red River region on Sept. 9...


Comet Wind blows away competition

Innovative and forward-thinking, the Wind Energy Club at UTD works at the intersection of energy and sustainability to build turbines to compete on...


Computer science: worth the grind?

The tech industry has experienced rapid growth in recent years, particularly in the fields of computer science, data science and software engineering. And...


TPUSA hosts Riley Gaines, LGBTQ+ Comets celebrate Lia Thomas

Turning Point USA hosted conservative speaker Riley Gaines on the night of Thursday Oct. 12, coinciding with the Galerstein Gender Center’s event celebrating...


UTD volleyball at eight conference titles and counting

One of the strongest teams in the American Southwest Conference, the UTD volleyball team holds eight conference titles and is set for more...

Life & Arts

Anirudh Varma Collective dazzles Comets with Hindustani melodies

Donning lehengas and kurtas adorned with embellishments and a variety of patterns, friends and families eagerly awaited the curtain-opening of the Anirudh Varma...


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