Letters to the Editor

Students looking for sport spirit are at the wrong school If Richard Voit is looking for school spirit, he’s at the wrong university. I enjoy the fact that UTD focuses on academics, not athletics. Shame on the students who said they support a ban on gay marriage because “the Bible...

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Mr. UTD crowned

The Mr. UTD contest came to an exciting end March 20 at the Conference Center. After a show of much dance and song, Mariusz Galczynski won the crown. The runners up were Eric Brunner and Chris Whalen. The Alpha Gamma Delta sorority has been hosting this male beauty pageant for...

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Radio UTD concert spotlights local talent on the SU mall

Radio UTD kicked off its annual concert event to promote talented student bands and the radio-station itself on March 19 with performances from By Starlight, Blue Mantra, and Spud. “This concert is meant to promote awareness of the radio station,” said Jay Miller, student media adviser. “And part of our...

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Postcard from: Germany

MUNICH, GERMANY – Greetings from the snowy streets of Munich, Germany. I love it here. The people (most of them). The snow. Mass transportation that works. In just under two months, I have traveled around Munich, through Germany and into France and Austria from my home base at 63 Arcisstrasse...

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New band to promote spirit

There might not be a football team at UTD, but at least we’ve got a band. After meeting in Wind Ensemble class, Melissa Lent, sophomore behavioral and brain sciences major, and Konrad Mueller, freshman biology major, decided to work together to create UTD’s first-ever Comet Band. Lent said she hopes...

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Two $15K plasma TVs stolen from ECS South

Two plasma television sets, valued at $15,000 each, were reportedly stolen from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science South building in separate thefts in late March, according to UTD police. The first of the two sets, which were used to display School of EECS information in the rotunda area on...

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DART bursts public transportation balloon

Gone are the days when we could count on a big yellow DART bus trundling down Rutford Drive. During a March 23 DART board meeting, the final axe fell on route 358. Due to low ridership, instead of modifying the route or asking students where they’d like to go, DART...

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Radio UTD rocks the Internet

From a small room in the catacombs of the ECSN building, Radio UTD opened its first webcasting stream to the Internet world Feb. 1, 2003. Since then the station, which can be heard at radio.utdallas.edu, has steadily increased listenership, staged its own outdoor concert and grown an impressive library of...

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Marriage not as sacrosanct as we think

Since the gay marriage debate first heated up, much has been said about preserving the supposed “sanctity” of marriage. However, with a society that watches The Bachelor rabidly and is rife with incidences of marital infidelity, one must wonder if marriage, at least as we know it these days, is...

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Baseballers hit 20-win mark

The UTD baseball team eclipsed the 20-win mark, going 7-1 in its last eight games thanks to several impressive individual and team performances. During that span, the Comets went on a six-game win streak – their second longest of the season – and improved to 20-3, 7-2 in the conference....

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