Activism and cynicism

Activism and cynicism

The Labor Day weekend is one of those perfect long weekends when the gas prices are down and the weight of the semester hasn’t started yet. Fall isn’t quite here in Dallas and there is still that sweet optimism of success in the air. Kind of like New Year’s but,...

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Immigration is the new anti-imperialism

Immigration is the new anti-imperialism

It’s your second week back Comets and you’ve been to the luau and the ethnic breakfasts. The Korean Student Association had its mixer last week, you’re going to watch “India’s Daughter” tomorrow, and then you’ll head over to country dancing sessions with SPYCD. Look around you for a moment and you’ll...

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Don’t be like Greece…

Don’t be like Greece…

Some of you are excited for a new life, some of you are happy to be back and some of you just want to get done with UTD already. And so begins the first day of school. I’m not a very ritual-oriented person. I always seem to forget tax-free weekends,...

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I’d rather just die …

I’d rather just die …

It’s been a while since we’ve talked, you and I. Almost all of summer has gone by and the fall term is just around the corner. The problem is, Dallas summers are wonderfully carefree and warm, so news isn’t always a top priority for me, especially not the gory, unhappy...

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Fun in the sun with Shakespeare

Fun in the sun with Shakespeare

Summers and picnics go hand-in-hand, and if you are culturally inclined then you can enjoy the outdoor evenings with Shakespeare in the Park at the Samuell Grand Amphitheatre.The 2015 season runs through July 25 all days except Mondays. This year Shakespeare Dallas is putting on two productions as part of...

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A journalist’s oath

A journalist’s oath

I’ve been a student reporter for five years now, yet as I read through Neil Henry’s “American Carnival: Journalism under siege in the age of new media” a humbling realization dawned upon me. For someone who has passionately dedicated herself to bringing the truth before the student body at UTD,...

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Malarial maladies

Malarial maladies

There is a strange fever that is widespread in tropical countries around this time of the year. It comes with the chills every evening and a high temperature, takes away the desire to eat and is accompanied by jaundice-like symptoms. The deadly fever, which takes an estimated 1,600 lives each...

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Find me a home

Find me a home

If you haven’t kept up with world news, and most of us haven’t because the semester’s winding up and all hell is breaking loose, then you don’t know about the 5,000 immigrants who’re living in fear in South Africa. t. Most of these immigrants are asylum seekers and refugees who’ve...

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Stall or spoil?

Stall or spoil?

After several conferences and billions of dollars spent on pollution and other problems, we are in a worse environmental state than we were 25 years ago. No doubt, a lot of it is just big boys with their egos refusing to go first. But when it translates into a humanitarian crisis...

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Share with me?

Share with me?

Shared economies are strange creations of a post-recession market. People are letting strangers live in their homes and driving unknown, drunk 21-year-olds in their cars after working 15-hour days, all for some extra cash. In the meantime, these billion-dollar shared economies like Airbnb and Uber are encroaching upon traditional travel...

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