UTD Alumnus Puts New Spin On LGS Formula

UTD Alumnus Puts New Spin On LGS Formula

Owner of Mystery MTG delievers shiny chardboard to customers just the way they like it – with more RNG

A UTD alum is changing the way that trading card game players consume their so-called “cardboard crack” with a non-traditional LGS model and a focus on customer experience. Alan Hussein is a UTD alum running the Mystery MTG card shop. He started it two years ago as a fully online...

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Innocence Project alums reunited as public defenders

San Diego native Blake Eaton knew he wanted to be a lawyer ever since he was in middle school. After enrolling at UTD, he quickly became involved in Moot Court, Mock Trial and the Innocence Project — an initiative to exonerate wrongly convicted individuals. Today, he works alongside two other...

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Ask Sophie: When should I take a break?

Ask Sophie: When should I take a break?

There are two types of students in this world: those who spend their winter break sleeping and exploring the depths of Netflix and those who spend it catching up on work. While the bulk of UTD students probably fall in the latter category, devoting too much of your time off...

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How Russia got turned upside down

How Russia got turned upside down

Is the Cold War microwave-safe? Weisberg’s nonfiction debut wants you to throw away the leftovers

Thanks, UTD PD! First of all, for jumping my car battery so I could get home for Thanksgiving. Second, for the officer who explained his deep and abiding hatred of Russia and everything it stood for when I answered his, “Hey, what are you reading?” conversation starter. He had particularly...

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When in Rome, find a Dictionary

Message of Giorgio Vasta's 'Time on My Hands' lost in novel's excessive wordiness

Remember your middle school edgelord phase? Imagine that, but in the context of rising political tensions and domestic terrorism in late 1970s Italy, and you’ve got the recipe for a fascinating novel. Recipes can only go so far, however, and the taste in my mouth after reading “Time on My...

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“Darkest Dungeon 2” improves upon original

“Darkest Dungeon 2” improves upon original

Red Hook's sequel provides more focused rogue-lite experience in expanded nightmarish world of ruin

Ruin has found us all once again. The Darkest Dungeon 2 early access release invites players into a world that has already undergone the Lovecraftian apocalypse and demands that they make the journey to save it. The sequel differs from the original in a few key ways. While it is...

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Edgar Wright’s latest film is exceptional

Edgar Wright’s latest film is exceptional

Memorable performances, throwback soundtrack keep 'Last Night in Soho' viewers engaged throughout transcendent psychological horror flick

The elegance and mayhem of 1960s London come alive in Edgar Wright’s new film “Last Night in Soho” with a versatile cast, unexpected storylines and an immersive soundtrack. The film follows Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie), a country girl on her way to attend fashion school in London. Upon watching Eloise venture...

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Lulu Miller’s expansive tale is a worth-whale read

'Why Fish Don't Exist' transcends genres and engrosses readers for a fascinating nonfic read

David Starr Jordan discovered a fifth of the creatures we call “fish.” A full fifth. That’s thousands of specimens, years of painstaking work, all to better categorize the disorganized world we live in. Author Lulu Miller was, understandably, intrigued by one man’s determination to sort out nature’s chaos, and it’s...

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‘DUNE’ showcases chalamet but doesn’t explain the spice

‘DUNE’ showcases chalamet but doesn’t explain the spice

Even though Frank Herbert’s novel “Dune” is an iconic trailblazer in the sci-fi genre, the 2021 film adaptation featuring Timothée Chalamet struggled with proper world-building while focusing on the protagonist and cinematography. Despite being one of the first novels to popularize sci-fi, many people have struggled to comprehend the scope...

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The rise of Korean culture around the globe

The rise of Korean culture around the globe

Korean pop culture and entertainment has slowly penetrated global pop culture with the popularization of K-pop and K-dramas

Although top Korean dramas like Squid Game are suddenly generating a lot of international attention for Korean entertainment, Korean culture and entertainment have permeated global media for several years, and top-charting Korean musicians in particular have been making an incredible impression on American media. The relationship between Korean entertainment fans...

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