Arochi Trial: September 8

Arochi Trial: September 8

Jurors in the 401st Judicial District Court in the Collin County Courthouse in McKinney heard testimony on Thursday from several witnesses on the second day of the trial of Enrique Arochi. The 26-year-old man is accused in the disappearance of Christina Morris, the UTD alumna missing since 2014. Arochi, who plead not...

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Arochi Trial: September 7

Arochi Trial: September 7

Jury selection continued today for the trial of Enrique Arochi, who has pled not guilty to the aggravated kidnapping of Christina Morris, a UTD alumna. Defense attorney Keith Gore is representing Arochi, with Collin County attorney Zeke Fortenberry prosecuting during the trial. Mark Rusch is the judge presiding over the...

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Lost in a sea of everything

Lost in a sea of everything

Note: For the last several months, I put my blog on hiatus because of a problem near and dear to every journalist: writer’s block. Originally my blog was conceived as a lifestyle blog centered on tips, tools and other thoughts and happenings that would be relevant to student. After taking...

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Between the Lines: Why Chance the Rapper had the best song of the summer

Between the Lines: Why Chance the Rapper had the best song of the summer

Something about summer brings out the best music from artists. Every year, a new rat race begins to see who will have the season’s best tune. This year, artists like Frank Ocean, Drake, YG, ScHoolboy Q and Beyoncé gifted mankind with endless melodies that soundtracked endless days and nights that...

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Between the Lines: Homecoming

Between the Lines: Homecoming

Note: Sorry if I haven’t posted over the past two months, I’ve been kind of busy. There may not be a stronger word in the English language than home. The word stirs up youthful memories, from Thanksgivings surrounded by obnoxious families to warm embraces from mothers that can heal any...

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Between the Lines: The Washington Redskins and the art of misplaced justice

Between the Lines: The Washington Redskins and the art of misplaced justice

In the grand scheme of things, professional sports are pretty worthless. People put balls through a hoop or run up and down fields for a certain amount of time until whoever scores the most points is declared the winner, and then everyone goes home. On the surface, athletes just aren’t doing...

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Between the Lines: Have race issues gotten better or worse under Obama?

Between the Lines: Have race issues gotten better or worse under Obama?

As the year rounds out and the nation gets closer and closer to November, the idea of living in a country where Barack Obama is not president is becoming more of a reality. For a large portion of young people, his rise to the highest office in the nation in 2008...

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Between the Lines: Superhero movies and the death of escapism

Between the Lines: Superhero movies and the death of escapism

Editor’s note: This article contains MAJOR SPOILERS for several movies that have come out this year. Movies are a place where we go to forget our problems. When the lights go down and the projector illuminates the silver screen, you can’t help but feel at ease. Most films do a good...

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Storms rip through Rowlett, Garland

Storms rip through Rowlett, Garland

A series of storms and tornadoes left a trail of destruction throughout the DFW area on Dec. 26, including in the usually quiet cities of Garland and Rowlett. A total of 11 tornadoes were reported in the Metroplex to the National Weather Service. The one that went through Garland, near...

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Lessons from the football field

Lessons from the football field

Most people who know me know that I am a die hard fan of my alma mater Baylor University. Well this weekend, I woke up Saturday morning to my Bears being down by 20 points to UT and our third quarterback of the season out with concussion symptoms. Early in...

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