Cafe Review

Cafe Review

A glimpse into La Casita’s Bakeshop

Opening the doors to La Casita Bakeshop, a gentle aroma of freshly baked delicacies and warm smiles greet visitors as they peruse through the shop. Only open on the weekends, La Casita is run by Marisca Tresco and Alex Henderson in an old plaza located off of Arapaho and Custer....

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Rewriting the book on religion

Rewriting the book on religion

Alumnus pens novel depicting Muslim character as hero Caption: Former Comet Badees Nouiouat signs copies of his book for young fans.

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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Boosting Brain Fitness

Study participants undergo SMART training to assess overall brain health

UTD’s Center for BrainHealth (CBH) is conducting a study to help individuals optimize their overall brain performance. BBS professor and Chief Director of CBH Sandra Chapman has been studying the brain for more than 20 years. During her time in research, she and her team developed a way for people...

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Comet baseball’s best-ever season!

Comet baseball’s best-ever season!

'Cohesive' team wins regular-season, conference and progresses to NCAA DIII Regional

Returning from a season prematurely canceled by COVID-19 with a vengeance, the 2021 UTD Baseball team put together their best season in 20 years of existence, winning both the regular season and the American Southwest Conference (ASC) Championship. Head coach Shane Shewmake said that it’s the first time the team...

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