Cafe Review

Cafe Review

A glimpse into La Casita’s Bakeshop

Opening the doors to La Casita Bakeshop, a gentle aroma of freshly baked delicacies and warm smiles greet visitors as they peruse through the shop. Only open on the weekends, La Casita is run by Marisca Tresco and Alex Henderson in an old plaza located off of Arapaho and Custer....

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Rewriting the book on religion

Rewriting the book on religion

Alumnus pens novel depicting Muslim character as hero Caption: Former Comet Badees Nouiouat signs copies of his book for young fans.

As a Muslim growing up in the United States, UTD alumnus Badees Nouiouat often found himself frustrated at the lack of an authentic representation of his faith in children’s books. At school, the history he was taught was extremely Western-centric, and it was difficult to find literature and media that...

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Student debt mural

Student debt mural

Comet uses talent, ramen noodles to spark conversation

ATEC senior Erin Bray kneels on the Texas Instruments Plaza pavement, etching a chalk outline of America onto the concrete while grabbing stacks of Maruchan ramen to assemble. They stand there for hours talking to passersby about the 250 packages of chicken, shrimp and beef ramen they’ve dumped onto America...

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Campus Hideouts

Campus Hideouts

A few of UTD’s finest study spots

After spending the better part of a year doing school from home, you may be looking for the opportunity to conduct work outside of your normal living quarters. If so, you’re in luck – UTD is replete with superb study spaces. First and foremost, the brand-new Sciences Building has something...

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Educational Side-Gigs

Educational Side-Gigs

Electives every Comet should consider

While you may come into your freshman year with a carefully mapped-out plan of exactly which classes to take each semester, don’t forget about electives! Elective classes can give you a nice break from difficult major courses, connect you with students in different majors and schools, and broaden your learning...

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Joining Up

Joining Up

Getting involved in campus organizations

If there’s one word that can be used to describe UTD, it’s diverse. There are over 300 registered student organizations on campus, in essentially any category you can think of. With all these options, it can get a bit overwhelming to find an organization that’s right for you. That’s why...

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Lifelong Sisters

Lifelong Sisters

One Comet’s fulfilling experience in Greek life

Joining Greek life – one of the several fraternities or sororities on campus – is one way for new students to make friends and create an impact on campus. UTD is home to the College Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council, National Pan-Hellenic Council and Multicultural Greek Council, whose 26 total fraternity...

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Artificer’s Dream

Artificer’s Dream

Mechanical marvels will get you eats for 2 bits and a clam

As you mosey your way onto campus, you might notice mechanical Starship marvels rolling down the road. Dubbed ‘Tobor’s by UTD students – “robot” spelled backward – these little wonders deliver food, drinks and joy to the UTD community. Tobors can deliver from Taco Bell and UTD’s The Pub for...

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New course offerings introduce Comets to religion, Korean language

New course offerings introduce Comets to religion, Korean language

Administration hoping to foster “untapped interest” among STEM Students

The upcoming fall semester will bring with it a multitude of new classes including those in religious studies, Korean language and African and African diaspora studies. Last fall, a survey was sent to A&H students to gauge the level of interest in a religious studies minor. As a result of...

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