Ask Emily

Ask Emily

Advice from one student to another The only thing on the news right now is the novel coronavirus, yet somehow it still feels so surreal. While the news is covering the number of cases and reporting the latest shelter-in-place rulings, individuals are struggling with their mental health. Being locked in...

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Game Review: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

Game Review: ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

Popular simulation game lets players virtually socialize during stay-at-home orders Video games have a bad rap for ultra-violent gameplay filled with guts, gore and bloody violence. While “DOOM Eternal” did release back in March, a different game released on the same day. I opted for the other game instead, because...

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Helping Hands for Healthy Eating

Helping Hands for Healthy Eating

Students, university step up to support community during pandemic As UTD shelters in place, students have formed a mutual aid group to ensure their peers get the support they need, and university volunteers stepped up to help the local community. International political economy senior Sarah Whipple started a Facebook group...

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COVID-19 affects study abroad programs

Watch our video interview with one student who was stuck in Spain when President Trump’s European travel ban went into effect and UTD ended its study abroad programs

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Spreading Momo Magic

Spreading Momo Magic

Four UTD alumni create pop-up shop to share love for dumplings A group of UTD alumni started their own momo making business a pop-up brand specializing in Nepali and Himalayan dumplings. Momos are dumplings from Nepal that are filled with vegetables like cilantro, cabbage, onions and ground meat and are...

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Ask Sophie

Ask Sophie

Advice from one student to another Q: How do I get better at public speaking when feeling nervous and self-conscious? -Rahaf Thanks for asking, Rahaf. As an introverted and self-conscious person, I also struggle with public speaking and am well-acquainted with your frustrations. However, this fear is nearly universal, so...

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Dallas Revival: Jeng Chi

Dallas Revival: Jeng Chi

Local Chinese restaurant offers traditional dishes, dessert options UTD has seen a lot of growth over the years, so it should come as no surprise that the area around the university is always developing. Despite the almost seasonal changes, I’m excited to revisit a classic Richardson restaurant, Jeng Chi.            ...

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Game Review: ‘Stoneshard’

Game Review: ‘Stoneshard’

A roguelike turn-based RPG that challenges without frustrating, immerses without  complicating Last time with “Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem,” I wasted four hours of my life on the first boss and hated every moment. This time, with “Stoneshard,” I spent two hours bashing my head against the prologue boss. And it...

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Fencing club’s winning streak forced to end

Fencing club’s winning streak forced to end

Practices, national tournament canceled due to coronavirus outbreak After strong showings in regional competitions, UTD’s Fencing Club was looking forward to making a comeback at nationals until it was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The  United States Associate of Collegiate Fencing Clubs Nationals is the world’s largest collegiate  fencing...

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Why Do Students Cram?

Why Do Students Cram?

Mercury survey reveals only two percent of students do not cram for exams Bioengineering freshman Meghna Jayavelu told herself that she wasn’t going to cram for this upcoming test, that she was going to study in intervals. However, like 16% of students, she found herself only beginning to study the...

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