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Furry Fiesta is fur-ocious fun

Art stalls overflowed with merchandise and countless colorful, larger-than-life animal costumes greeted guests at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, which hosted 2024’s Texas Furry...


Abbott’s age verification order spells Internet doom

Texas’ recent attempt to restrict access to pornography intrinsically fails to actually protect minors and legal consumers of porn while exposing them to...


Gov. Abbott orders Texas universities to revise free speech policies to combat antisemitism

Gov. Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA44 on March 27, obligating higher education institutions in Texas — including UTD — to punish what...


Gov. Greg Abbott visits UTD, announces Texas semiconductor committee

Gov. Greg Abbott announced new appointments to the Texas Semiconductor Innovation Consortium’s Executive Committee on March 19 at UTD, which will include UTD...


In the wake of death

In the past few weeks, you have probably heard about the deaths of fellow students and grappled with the shock at losing classmates...


Who’s who in the SG Exec Race?

SPIRIT TICKET: Business administration junior Shashank Yalamanchi is running for Student Government President under the SPIRIT ticket. Currently the vice president of Chi...


Student government declares support for permanent ceasefire

S.R. 2023-12, addresses what is described as a humanitarian crisis in Gaza due to the “direct actions of the IDF.” The resolution supports...


Police confirm death of missing student Andrew Zhou Li

City of Richardson Police confirmed the death of political science sophomore Andrew Zhou Li, who has been missing since Feb. 24. According to...


UTD student found dead in parking lot

Story update: March 4, 2024 On Monday, March 4, a report from the Dallas County Medical Examiner confirmed that the cause of death...


The tragedy of the carts: skipping the corral puts us all in a cage of selfishness

Unreturned shopping carts in parking lots are society’s barometer for how much people care about others. And with a tiny bit of effort,...


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