Written in the stars

Written in the stars

First married McDermott Scholars reminisce over their love story

While real-life comets are only visible to the human eye for a brief moment in time, two Comets have blazed a bright and brilliant path together for the past 15 years. Jonathan Coker and Megan Newman arrived at UTD in 2006, joining a cohort of 15 Eugene McDermott Scholars. Coker...

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Chalking up school spirit

Chalking up school spirit

Second annual chalk art contest provides socially-distanced outlet for individuals, clubs

Several individuals and organizations came together to decorate campus grounds with spirit-themed artwork, kicking off the second year of the UTD Chalk Art Contest. The event is a relatively new addition to the traditional February Homecoming schedule and was one of its few approved in-person events this year; but due...

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‘Can You Find the Gun?’: virtual art festival explores social justice

‘Can You Find the Gun?’: virtual art festival explores social justice

Thirteen different projects focus on impacts of pandemic, BLM

In response to a year marked by discussions on social and racial justice, ATEC is hosting a virtual Social Justice Art & Film Festival (SJAFF) for students to showcase work that engages with these topics. The festival showcases 13 projects that include short films and documentaries, animated shorts, an interactive...

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Social distance makes the heart grow fonder

Social distance makes the heart grow fonder

How virtual relationships have flourished during the pandemic

Due to social distancing measures and generally reduced in-person gatherings, traditional relationship interactions are no longer as feasible, making long-distance relationships more prevalent. Regardless of whether a couple lives in the same city or on opposite sides of the world, nearly all communication is now virtual. Pavan Govu, a computer...

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Match-tastrophe?

Match-tastrophe?

Over five hundred Comets registered for the ASU Match event, resulting in widespread technical difficulties

In anticipation of possibly connecting with someone new, hundreds of students anxiously refreshed their emails awaiting the results of their UTD Match questionnaire. The emails were sent out on Feb. 23, and matches were split into various categories including relationships, friends and mentors and mentees. Applicants received a WebEx link...

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Studying abroad…in Richardson

Studying abroad…in Richardson

Twenty-one new foreign exchange students are making the most of their semester at UTD

The Education Abroad exchange student program is regaining momentum as university proceedings begin returning to normal, with 21 new foreign exchange students choosing to attend UTD for the spring semester. While, according to the Education Abroad office, the program usually entertains almost 40 exchange students each spring, the current amount...

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Stick(er)ing up for cancer research

Stick(er)ing up for cancer research

UTD student raises awareness for breast cancer with animal art

Combining the classic pink ribbon with her whimsical drawing style, a neuroscience and healthcare studies freshman is now selling her art to raise money for breast cancer research. Izzy Raicu’s interest in breast cancer began with a high school research internship. “In 10th grade, I got paired with a research...

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Ask Sophie: overcoming imposter syndrome

Ask Sophie: overcoming imposter syndrome

What it is, how to deal with it

The college experience is filled with ups and downs, successes and failures. While the joys of student success can be easily overshadowed by imposter syndrome, it is possible to counter such doubt in oneself by separating fact from feelings.  Almost communally hated by college students, imposter syndrome is a psychological...

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The bobcat’s out of the bag

The bobcat’s out of the bag

Sustainability projects, low student traffic brings wildlife to campus

Two bobcats were spotted on campus in January, thought to be due in part to decreased traffic on campus and the biodiversity efforts of the Office of Sustainability. According to a photo posted on the Facilities & Economic Development website on Jan. 14, an adult bobcat and its kitten were...

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