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UTD student gains national attention for dedication to open discussion about racism

Following a series of viral social media posts, UTD junior Nifa Kaniga’s activism as part of the Black Lives Matter movement has gained national attention. With over 30,000 followers on his Instagram, the literature major and Dripping Springs native’s encouragement of an open dialogue about social issues is now reaching...

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Not biting clickbait

Not biting clickbait

Professor shares ways to fact-check, be cognizant of fake news

With more people turning to social media for news, the risk of circulating fake news increases. Fake news and altered videos can greatly misinform the public and generate negative responses to a situation that may not even exist. Janet Johnson, a UTD professor who studies social media trends and misleading...

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‘You have a responsibility. Everyone has a responsibility.’

‘You have a responsibility. Everyone has a responsibility.’

Q&A with black students

Tamara Havis is a computer engineering senior. Chizuruoke Ukachi-Nwata is a junior majoring in speech-language pathology and audiology. Axum Taylor is a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies, with a concentration in public health. Taylor said she was responsible for creating a petition to UTD to stand in solidarity with black...

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Dallas faces rise in domestic violence cases during shelter-in-place policies

Dallas faces rise in domestic violence cases during shelter-in-place policies

UTD faculty and staff discuss signs of abuse, resources of support for victims

Following the first wave of COVID-19 in the U.S. and the subsequent period of social distancing, an increase in cases of domestic violence has been observed across the country. In light of that, UTD faculty and staff shared their opinions on resources available through the university for students facing domestic...

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Are you looking after yourself?

Are you looking after yourself?

Five ways to stay motivated amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis, as well as the eruption of Black Lives Matter protests, have made the world feel on the brink of oblivion. In such challenging times, it can feel nearly impossible to stay motivated, especially for college students who rely on peers, faculty and campus services for mental health...

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Finding novelty at home

20 new activities to try while social distancing Being cooped up in the same place for weeks might start to make any student’s day feel monotonous. Right now, all the time that students could have spent going out and about can instead be spent trying something new. By trying something...

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Lockdown cinnamon rolls

Lockdown cinnamon rolls

Two UTD students launch a homemade cinnamon roll business Psychology sophomore Mason Kitchens and electrical engineering junior Chase Ferrell are friends and gymnastics teammates who came together to launch a delivery service for homemade cinnamon rolls. Ferrell said their love for cinnamon rolls started in San Antonio, where he and...

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Ask Sophie

Ask Sophie

Advice from one student to another Q: How can I keep a good relationship with my significant other during COVID-19? – Neap Enoch From people in long-distance relationships to married couples living together, it’s safe to say that almost everyone in a romantic relationship is experiencing some level of emotional...

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So close, yet so far

So close, yet so far

How to stay connected with friends during social distancing Among the major aspects of our daily routine, social interaction has certainly taken a large hit  during the COVID-19 pandemic. As students continually adapt their current lifestyles to changing circumstances, a healthy social life is essential for creating a lifestyle that...

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Positivi-tees

Positivi-tees

Senior creates brand of T-shirts with QR codes that prompt comforting stories, funny videos An engineering student aiming to lift moods and brighten days recently launched a business to bring his idea to fruition using T-shirts. Computer engineering senior Bishesh Manandhar sells shirts with graphic designs on the front and...

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