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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Fashion at UTD

Fashion at UTD

Take a look around any class and you are bound to see students in various attires. In the front of the room, you could see a male with a wool overcoat and shining leather shoes. In the back, a female could be in trendy sweatshirt and ripped jeans. A couple...

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Dance Team Earns National Recognition

Dance Team Earns National Recognition

A UTD Bollywood dance team won third place at their first national competition of the 2019-2020 season. UTD Laksh competed in Jhalak, a national Bollywood fusion dance competition at UT Austin on Nov. 23. The annual competition is hosted by the Indian Cultural Association and features eight teams from around...

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1418 Coffeehouse

1418 Coffeehouse

With midterms in full swing and finals coming up, most of us students may feel like our brains have reached full capacity. Engaging in learning certainly didn’t sound enjoyable, but after visiting 1418 Coffee House, a homey cafe in downtown Plano, we came to the conclusion that as long as...

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Game Space: Troubled Beginnings

Game Space: Troubled Beginnings

Gaming club members discuss feeling disappointed, ignored after creation of official esports department In 2012, gaming as a competitive sport seemed a distant dream for students at UTD. It began with three students deciding to open up a chapter of TESPA, a known national gaming organization, at UTD to increase...

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