Arochi Trial: September 20

Arochi Trial: September 20

After hearing the closing arguments in the trial of Enrique Arochi, the man charged in the aggravated kidnapping of UTD alumna Christina Morris, the jury deliberated for approximately seven hours. They did not reach a conclusion and were sent to a hotel for the night. They will resume deliberations tomorrow morning....

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Arochi Trial: September 14

Arochi Trial: September 14

The sixth day of the trial of Enrique Arochi, who is accused in the disappearance of UTD alumna Christina Morris, continued with the court hearing testimonies from several witnesses, including Arochi’s neighbor, his ex-girlfriend and detectives from the Plano Police Department. The morning began with Judge Mark Rusch directly questioning...

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Arochi Trial: September 13

Arochi Trial: September 13

The trial of Enrique Arochi, continued with Hunter Foster, the victim’s boyfriend at the time of her disappearance, taking the stand at 12:45 p.m. Judge Mark Rusch had granted Foster immunity from being charged with non-violent drug crimes earlier in the day. Rusch explained that in exchange for truthful testimony for the...

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Arochi Trial: September 12

Arochi Trial: September 12

A more solid picture of what happened in the early morning hours of Aug. 30, 2014 is starting to form for jurors in the case of Enrique Arochi, the man accused in the disappearance of UTD alumna Christina Morris. Morris was last seen on security footage walking with Arochi in...

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Dallas seeks healing with ‘Love in the Streets’ after tragedy

Dallas seeks healing with ‘Love in the Streets’ after tragedy

On Saturday night, people met at the northernmost tip of Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas to spread peace after five police officers passed away in a gunfire ambush about a week ago. “Love in the Streets,” as the event was called, brought together musicians from around the metroplex who...

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Campus teeming with ‘Pokemon Go’ players

Campus teeming with ‘Pokemon Go’ players

Lately, it’s become common to see students hurry by in small groups, fixated on their dimly lit phone screens. It may be well past midnight, but campus isn’t asleep just yet, thanks to a new app that has swept over UTD. “Pokemon Go,” an augmented reality mobile game, is the...

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Student lands in Istanbul hours after terrorist attack

Student lands in Istanbul hours after terrorist attack

Incoming freshman Sarah Whipple was scheduled to board a flight to Istanbul last Tuesday evening when her phone began to buzz with messages from friends and relatives. That night, terrorists bombed the departures and arrivals halls of Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, killing more than 40 people and shuttering airport operations....

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Students honor victims of Orlando shooting with vigil

Students honor victims of Orlando shooting with vigil

Over 70 members of the UTD community gathered on Wednesday evening for a vigil to honor the 49 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla. The event, which was hosted by Pride at UTD and Rainbow Guard, featured short speeches from campus leaders, a candlelight ceremony and prayers...

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New bioengineering building dedicated at ceremony

New bioengineering building dedicated at ceremony

University and community leaders came together last week to celebrate the opening of the Bioengineering and Sciences Building, the newest research facility on campus. Located between Parking Structure 3 and NSERL, the BSB is over 220,000 square feet — the largest building on campus to date. It is also certified...

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Wildflower Music Festival doesn’t disappoint

Wildflower Music Festival doesn’t disappoint

Between May 20 and 22, people gathered in Richardson for the Wildflower Arts and Music festival. The Festival offered performances on multiple stages from well-known artists, such as ASIA and Peter Frampton, to up-and-coming artists such as Julie Livingston and The McLeods. Not only did the festival offer entertainment, but...

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