Detour Doughnuts

Detour Doughnuts

As the spring semester picks back up, most of us are going to have to readjust to the hectic schedule of being students. While we get back into the swing of balancing our school work, I was excited to be able to go to Detour Doughnuts for a quick break,...

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Digitized Detective Campaign

Digitized Detective Campaign

Award-winning role-playing video game ‘Disco Elysium’ puts players’ investigative skills to test “Disco Elysium” is a top-down third-person isometric POV open world RPG that starts the player in the blackness of a void, guided by an “Ancient Reptilian Brain.” The player can choose to either begin feeling the emotions and...

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Alumni Tackle Food Insecurity among Students

Alumni Tackle Food Insecurity among Students

Thirty to 40% of food is wasted in the US, according to the USDA, but a group of UTD alumni is making efforts to reduce local food waste and help hungry students. Takesh UTD Food Supply is a volunteer organization that redistributes leftover food to international students from South Asia....

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Tech Bans in Classes May Impede Learning

Tech Bans in Classes May Impede Learning

Majority of students surveyed use electronic devices to take notes Walk into any campus classroom and you’re bound to see seats filled with students and desks filled with laptops or tablets for note-taking. But what happens when professors ban those devices? For Ameera Fatima, a business administration sophomore, a typical...

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Are UTD Students Unhappy?

Are UTD Students Unhappy?

Commuting, campus involvement may influence student happiness The university recently made another top 10 list, this time for The Princeton Review’s least happy students. While mental health issues are pervasive on college campuses nationwide, UTD’s unique culture may play a role as well. The ranking came after The Princeton Review...

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Twirling to the Top

Twirling to the Top

Junior finds opportunities to perform on campus, spread interest From the racquetball courts of UTD to the competition stage, Samantha Prazak demonstrates a talent that lies on the intersection of athleticism and artistry. Prazak, a child learning and development junior, has been baton twirling for 13 years. Prazak’s mother introduced...

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Student App Helps Keep Track of UTD Events

Student App Helps Keep Track of UTD Events

Application to scan posters, add items to calendar Navigating the galaxies of campus activities, events and clubs can be dizzying. That’s why four computer science freshmen set out to make charting the course a little easier for Comets. Khalid Hossain, Cady Baltz, Christina Abraham and Supratik Pochampally recently placed second...

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Veteran uses unicycle for eco-friendly transport

Veteran uses unicycle for eco-friendly transport

A blur of dark safety gear and black rubber are all you see of the rider zooming past pedestrians and weaving between campus streets. As he speeds into the distance, it becomes clear that the man is standing on one wheel.  “When people finally figure it out, I’m usually gone,”...

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Photos portray ‘echoes of history’

Photos portray ‘echoes of history’

Tucked into the second floor of the McDermott Library, amidst the bustle of a library during finals season, is a contemplative place. The Nebula Gallery’s current exhibit, “Echoes of History,” is a collection of photographs meditating on places at the heart of American history. As a piece of the Comer...

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Former Students Showcase ‘Inter-play’ of Art, Technology

Former Students Showcase ‘Inter-play’ of Art, Technology

Perhaps the most striking sight when one enters the “Alumni_2: Inter-play” art exhibition is a haphazard array of burnt tree trunks and sticks arranged in a wheelbarrow, all splashed with streaks of colorful paint. Upon closer inspection, one notices a framed picture of an old woman hung on the wall...

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