Tech Bans in Classes May Impede Learning

Tech Bans in Classes May Impede Learning

Majority of students surveyed use electronic devices to take notes Walk into any campus classroom and you’re bound to see seats filled with students and desks filled with laptops or tablets for note-taking. But what happens when professors ban those devices? For Ameera Fatima, a business administration sophomore, a typical...

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Student App Helps Keep Track of UTD Events

Student App Helps Keep Track of UTD Events

Application to scan posters, add items to calendar Navigating the galaxies of campus activities, events and clubs can be dizzying. That’s why four computer science freshmen set out to make charting the course a little easier for Comets. Khalid Hossain, Cady Baltz, Christina Abraham and Supratik Pochampally recently placed second...

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Changes to AES Awards Met with Unhappiness

Changes to AES Awards Met with Unhappiness

Previous merit scholarship tiers abolished due to university growth, increasing SAT/ACT scores Despite confusion and unhappiness from prospective students following a change in Academic Excellence Scholarships, university officials maintain that UTD is committed to financial merit awards. Several prospective students posted on the UTD subreddit on mid-December as AES awards...

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Title IX Law Undergoes State, Federal Changes

Title IX Law Undergoes State, Federal Changes

Potential changes are coming to Title IX enforcement, from both the federal and state levels, including new federal guidelines from the Department of Education and state-mandated public reports on cases undertaken by a university’s Title IX office. Title IX guidelines are traditionally set by the Department of Education in “Dear...

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Freshman, Sophomore Gather Students to Communicate with Spirits

Freshman, Sophomore Gather Students to Communicate with Spirits

Curiosity and boredom propelled them to open a box that had not been opened in years. The box — a game of summoning spirits — was something that intrigued them, and in a dorm room, two students called spirits using their Ouija board.  Computer science freshman Jarod Shelton and sophomore...

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UTD Lab Unveils Saliva-based THC Test

UTD Lab Unveils Saliva-based THC Test

A team of UTD researchers has developed a sensor to test tetrahydrocannabinol levels in saliva. THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana that induces a “high” in users. Researchers in bioengineering professor Shalini Prasad’s  lab developed the biosensor as an accurate measuring tool to measure cannabis consumption. “(It) can...

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All in the Family

All in the Family

One look at Michael Farmer’s office door is all you need to discern that he is a professor in Chinese studies. With a Mao Ze Dong meme displayed prominently at eye-level, it’s clear to see that he is a man with a sense of fun too. Scanning among the other...

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Online Student Petition for Campus Swings Receives over 600 signatures

Online Student Petition for Campus Swings Receives over 600 signatures

Swings and playgrounds tend to be associated with the carefree whimsy of childhood — but could they also have a place on a college campus? For Eric Aaberg, business administration sophomore and president of Comet Life, the answer is simple. “We want to encourage students to stay on campus more,”...

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Survey Finds Mixed Opinions on SHC

Survey Finds Mixed Opinions on SHC

Students report late fees, convenience of center The Student Health Center provides a range of medical services from blood work to prescribing birth control, but despite its benefits, students have given the center mixed reviews. Criminology senior Simone Sanborn has been a regular patient at the SHC since her freshman...

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‘They ruined their life  by doing this’

‘They ruined their life by doing this’

Students, ex-member talk about experiences with Elohim Bible Study Club Editor’s Note: Christy’s name has been changed to protect her identity due to fear of retribution from church members. Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since publication to include quotes from another UTD student who was approached by club...

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