Professors, student join health care debate

Professors, student join health care debate

Congressional Republicans are currently trying to reform health care law in the United States by repealing the Affordable Care Act and putting into effect legislation that will impact millions of students and young adults. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare or the ACA, is a...

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Ethical Hackers raise money to help repeal bill reducing internet privacy

Ethical Hackers raise money to help repeal bill reducing internet privacy

A UTD group called Ethical Hackers is donating the profits from its first annual fundraiser to protest a federal bill overturning previous Federal Communications Commission regulations protecting consumer privacy. On April 19, Christopher Franson, an information technology and systems junior and president of Ethical Hackers, raised $66 at the organization’s...

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Boba house opens at Northside

Boba house opens at Northside

Delish Bubble Tea had its long-awaited grand opening at the Northside location. Overall, I thought the store itself was quite satisfactory in terms of service and ambience, but the drinks themselves felt mediocre or even lacking. My first order was a large classic milk tea with boba, or tapioca pearls....

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Campus architect wins award

Campus architect wins award

For the past ten years, Peter Walker has devoted his time and energy into expanding and beautifying the UTD campus, winning multiple awards for his work. Landscape architect Peter Walker was named the 2017 Richard Brettell Award in the Arts recipient for his contribution to UTD’s landscape design. His work...

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One wheel wonder

One wheel wonder

When Lee Price was in middle school, his uncle gave him and his brother an old unicycle. He didn’t immediately pick up unicycling after that, but today, Price relies on it regularly to get from one place to another on campus and is a strong advocate of the activity through...

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SG updates constitution

SG updates constitution

Student Government voted on new modifications to the constitution, including changes in representation and an increased role for the judicial board. The updates will go into effect May 1, when the new SG senators and executives take office. After the changes to the constitution were made, each class — freshman,...

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Qurans found in SU bathroom

Qurans found in SU bathroom

A group of Student Government senators found copies of the Quran inside the toilets in the bathrooms adjacent to the Galaxy Rooms. The Quran is the holy text in Islam, and it is considered sacred by Muslims around the world. Jonathan Schuler, the head of the SG legislative affairs committee,...

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Counseling Center explores online program

Counseling Center explores online program

The Student Counseling Center may have shorter wait times and more personalized therapy in the coming year, thanks to a new Student Government initiative to implement an online therapy program. The center has seen rapid growth in the number of students requesting counseling services. According to the SCC, student intake...

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Hiring freeze impacts UTD

Hiring freeze impacts UTD

A statewide hiring freeze is affecting UTD, where 55 percent of staff are paid using state funds. The freeze was announced in January by Gov. Greg Abbot and will last through August. At UTD, the impacted positions are mainly active in the summer term and at the Callier Center for...

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Student leadership program comes to campus

Student leadership program comes to campus

Students now have the opportunity to easily obtain a leadership certification that is endorsed internationally through the Student Leadership Programs office. The Student Leadership Challenge Model workshop series offers free certification, which individuals can complete by attending five sessions the model is centered around. The program is based on the...

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