‘A Rape On Campus’ as a lesson for student journalists, news consumers

‘A Rape On Campus’ as a lesson for student journalists, news consumers

As the UTD TV News Director, I spend a lot of time in the student media office reading other news publications, sitting in meetings about how to improve the organization and doing my research to understand journalism better as a whole. Yesterday, I sat down and read all 25 pages...

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These are a few of my favorite things (pens)

With the exception of one of my classes, I tend to subscribe to the age-old practice that handwriting notes is much better than typing notes. Particularly when it comes to my studies, I use pens and markers to illustrate and write all of my notes. A recent study by a...

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Dresses and Spring Weather

Dresses and Spring Weather

One of the most wonderful things about spring weather is that it’s dress weather. There’s just something about wearing a cute dress and shoes that makes going to class or work that much better. My friends are never afraid to tease me about my never-shrinking closet of clothes. I actually...

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10 types of people you find at Starbucks

10 types of people you find at Starbucks

Coffee shops are the social hub of society. They’re a great meeting place for for a variety of people from old friends to classmates to even awkward first dates. Here are 10 types of people you’ll probably find at your local Starbucks. 1. The Hard-Core Student Characterized by the stack...

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Back to the basics for Lent

Back to the basics for Lent

One of the most obvious differences between UTD and Baylor, my alma mater, is that Baylor is a Baptist, private school while UTD is secular and public. I honestly don’t think much about the difference between going to a religious versus secular school, but sometimes the difference is in-your-face. This...

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10 ways to spend the snow days

10 ways to spend the snow days

We’re moving into day two of school closings. I don’t know what y’all did today but from the perspective of a graduate student, here are 10 things I spent today doing. Maybe if you’re bored tomorrow, this might give you some inspiration. 1. Read research papers. 2. Sleep. 3. Cook...

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Coffee: good or bad?

Coffee: good or bad?

“Drinking coffee could help protect your DNA from damage,” is the latest of several headlines that seem to make their way into my Facebook news feed. In true fashion, I skim the article and then share it with one of my coffee-addicted friends. Also on that list: coffee helps reduce...

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Fourteen Eighteen offers perfect mix of good coffee, relaxation

Fourteen Eighteen offers perfect mix of good coffee, relaxation

So a couple weeks ago, I admitted that I’m a total coffee snob. The other thing I’m a complete sucker for is a super adorable coffee shop. When I was in Denton, that place was Art Six, which has since closed down but was a big part of my high...

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A neuroscience student’s reflection on TBIs, current research

A neuroscience student’s reflection on TBIs, current research

In the wake of Sunday’s Super Bowl game featuring the New England Patriots versus the Seattle Seahawks (I was rooting for the Seahawks), football is having its last bit of media coverage before it goes into the off-season. As a neuroscience major, whenever I think about football, I also think...

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Chemex brewing offers coffee enthusiasts a different taste

Chemex brewing offers coffee enthusiasts a different taste

As a journalist and graduate student, coffee is like an old friend. It’s hard to imagine that about four years ago, I couldn’t even choke down a sugar-filled Starbucks mocha. Now, it’s sometimes difficult to choke down a Starbucks mocha, but for entirely different reasons. My coffee journey has gone...

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