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"Rusted Warfare" is a cheap RTS that controls like butter

“Rusted Warfare” is one of the few real time strategies (RTS)’s that can be confidently played “head empty.” Its basic premise is as simple as an RTS can get, but the depth of play is still engaging enough to play for hours on end. “Rusted Warfare” is a sci-fi RTS...

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Art Review: Ephemera(lity)

Art Review: Ephemera(lity)

Eli Ruhala and Tad Greenlaw search for lost time at Ro2 Art

Reading the press release for Eli Ruhala and Tad Greenwald’s partner show, “Ephemera(lity),”a stark déjà vu set in. The purple descriptions of “transitory moments” and “human experience” seemed to be plucked straight from my freshman year lit major mind. They’re the academic’s version of magazine collage ransom notes: hodge-podge and...

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“Hopefully I did help make a change”

“Hopefully I did help make a change”

Comet decodes U.S. college admissions for other international students

For most freshmen at UTD, the beginning of their college journeys probably entails something like a road trip from halfway across the country, a chaotic day moving into a residence hall or the still-mandatory first day of school picture as they leave the house for a day of classes on...

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Cafe Review

Cafe Review

A glimpse into La Casita’s Bakeshop

Opening the doors to La Casita Bakeshop, a gentle aroma of freshly baked delicacies and warm smiles greet visitors as they peruse through the shop. Only open on the weekends, La Casita is run by Marisca Tresco and Alex Henderson in an old plaza located off of Arapaho and Custer....

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Rewriting the book on religion

Rewriting the book on religion

Alumnus pens novel depicting Muslim character as hero Caption: Former Comet Badees Nouiouat signs copies of his book for young fans.

As a Muslim growing up in the United States, UTD alumnus Badees Nouiouat often found himself frustrated at the lack of an authentic representation of his faith in children’s books. At school, the history he was taught was extremely Western-centric, and it was difficult to find literature and media that...

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Student debt mural

Student debt mural

Comet uses talent, ramen noodles to spark conversation

ATEC senior Erin Bray kneels on the Texas Instruments Plaza pavement, etching a chalk outline of America onto the concrete while grabbing stacks of Maruchan ramen to assemble. They stand there for hours talking to passersby about the 250 packages of chicken, shrimp and beef ramen they’ve dumped onto America...

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Campus Hideouts

Campus Hideouts

A few of UTD’s finest study spots

After spending the better part of a year doing school from home, you may be looking for the opportunity to conduct work outside of your normal living quarters. If so, you’re in luck – UTD is replete with superb study spaces. First and foremost, the brand-new Sciences Building has something...

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Educational Side-Gigs

Educational Side-Gigs

Electives every Comet should consider

While you may come into your freshman year with a carefully mapped-out plan of exactly which classes to take each semester, don’t forget about electives! Elective classes can give you a nice break from difficult major courses, connect you with students in different majors and schools, and broaden your learning...

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Joining Up

Joining Up

Getting involved in campus organizations

If there’s one word that can be used to describe UTD, it’s diverse. There are over 300 registered student organizations on campus, in essentially any category you can think of. With all these options, it can get a bit overwhelming to find an organization that’s right for you. That’s why...

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