Looking behind the mask

Looking behind the mask

How losing certain visual cues might affect communication

Greeting a stranger with a friendly smile is certainly a little harder than it used to be, but perhaps one of the more negative side effects of wearing masks all the time is the breakdown of communication. William Katz, a BBS professor, is primarily interested in speech, production and language...

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Virtual art exhibition reflects pandemic

Virtual art exhibition reflects pandemic

"Naked, with Fur" examines humanity at its most vulnerable

Naked, with Fur, running from Aug. 14 to Sept. 26,is the latest virtual exhibition to grace the SP/N Gallery, and the second virtual exhibition ever. The showcase stands out as being the first all-faculty art exhibition at SP/N in over a decade. The pieces on display reflect contemporary issues like...

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Living in a twilight world

Living in a twilight world

REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s newest film ‘TENET’ pushes the boundaries of rapid-fire science fiction

WARNING: minimal spoilers The best movies don’t just change the way we see the world after we leave the theatre – they change the way we think.   Acclaimed writer and director Christopher Nolan – known for films such as “The Dark Knight,” “Inception” and “Interstellar” – has done just...

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Making a name from TikTok fame

Making a name from TikTok fame

Three UTD students share their experiences going viral on TikTok

Famous isn’t an inaccurate description of finance freshman Karthik Veduruparthi. College student by day and TikTok star by night, he boasts six hundred thousand followers and counting. He, as well as computer science sophomore Tisha Arora and marketing sophomore Neha Dharma, are popular creators on the acclaimed video-sharing platform who...

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Friendship through the screen

Friendship through the screen

Connecting with students, classmates during online learning

A year ago, students walked into class, chose a seat and made small talk with their classmates — a luxury we no longer have. A valid concern, in light of students and teachers opting for online classes, is the issue of making friends virtually. Physics professor Amena Khan said in...

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Students help asylum seekers get legal assistance

Students help asylum seekers get legal assistance

Members of UTD chapter of Roosevelt are working with local nonprofits to train volunteers

A group of UTD students recently took up a project to help increase legal representation for asylum seekers in the Dallas area. In partnership with the UNT College of Law and supervised by Catholic Charities Dallas, six students from the UTD chapter of the Roosevelt Network — including mathematics junior...

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Boba-fide success

Boba-fide success

How boba businesses have survived, thrived during COVID-19

With most small businesses facing hard times due to the pandemic, boba shops have stood out from the crowd — surviving and thriving during the COVID-19 environment. It was early March when COVID was starting to become more prominent in the U.S., and Terry Pham, Fat Straws founder and CEO,...

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Kicking off the Sunday shoes

Kicking off the Sunday shoes

Dance organizations prepare to swing into a new semester

Pushing furniture to the side of a room and training on concrete are a couple of accommodations the Power Dancers made for virtual practice this summer; but as the fall semester begins, plans remain uncertain for student dance organizations. Speech-language pathology junior and captain of UTD’s drill team Kelsey Vong...

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Ask Sophie

Ask Sophie

Q: Does mental health only apply to people of a certain ethnicity or socioeconomic status? – Coco Channel

Take a look at the world around you. In such a chaotic and unprecedented time, who isn’t struggling to preserve their sanity? Nobody is immune to pain, and anyone and everyone —  regardless of their race, gender, sexuality or socioeconomic status — can struggle with their mental health or be...

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