Director shares stories of women’s rights struggle

When she was 9 years old, Jennifer Lee didn’t just hear about the women’s liberation movement in New York; she lived it. “The women’s movement was happening, and you absorbed it,” Lee said. “The feeling of that movement was one of incredible promise and joy.” Three decades later in 2004,...

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Band of Brothers

Band of Brothers

Students from UTD, UTA form indie rock outfit Duo Contra, sign with record label to release debut album Duo Contra, an alternative and indie rock band, performed for students Oct. 1 on The Plinth. The band started less than a year ago and consists of three UTD students and a...

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‘Satellites’ show focuses on themes of communication

‘Satellites’ show focuses on themes of communication

As a current guest of the UTD artists’ residency at CentralTrak, it goes without saying that Christopher Blay is someone to watch. At CentralTrak, Blay was able to create his show “Satellites,” which ran from Aug. 23 to Sept. 20. Made from easily accessible materials like car windshield covers, mylar,...

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Master of the game

Master of the game

Chess grandmaster wins final match of U.S. Open tournament with lightning speed in five minutes In the final tiebreaker of the 2014 U.S. Open chess tournament, the two opponents concentrated, sizing each other up and determining their winning strategies. Ignoring the audience sitting all around the match area, they began...

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‘Tusk’ engrosses with sickening visuals

‘Tusk’ engrosses with sickening visuals

“Tusk” seeks to answer the question of what sets humans apart from animals in an unusual way. Its talented cast brings a refreshing take on the horror genre, effortlessly juggling knee-slapping comedy and dramatic twists. Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) is a podcaster constantly in search of strange people with exotic...

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Welcome Week 2014

Welcome Week 2014

Welcome Week is always the first two weeks of school with many popular events from different organizations on campus. Events ranged from organizations selling food to huge blowout parties and performances such as Silent Disco and the Supernova Dance. Each event has its perks and caters to different interests. “The Rumble was...

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Found-footage ploy ruins film

Found-footage ploy ruins film

Horror film features one-note characters trekking through Parisian catacombs  While it’s a good commercial for the Paris catacombs, “As Above/So Below” is ultimately another unimpressive foray in the found-footage horror genre.  Scarlett, played by Perdita Weeks, is essentially Lara Croft, the famous female treasure hunter. On top of owning two...

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UTDPD trains hard

UTDPD trains hard

Training procedures for campus police amp up academic, physical instruction   However safe and quiet the campus may seem, UTDPD doesn’t deter from staying alert by requiring rigorous and consistent training for its almost two dozen police officers. Campus police officers are more than just cops. Both new and experienced...

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New Tex-Mex eatery good for casual outing

New Tex-Mex eatery good for casual outing

Manny’s Uptown Tex-Mex Restaurante offers upscale menu items, decent food Located on the intersection of Coit and Campbell, Manny’s Uptown Tex-Mex Restaurante made its debut on Aug. 1. The food selection is diverse and breakfast is served all day, but toast and drinks are conspicuously missing from the menu. For...

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Creative twists engage viewers

Creative twists engage viewers

Moss, Duplass keep “The One I Love” real A romantic comedy disguised as a dramatic indie film in science fiction wrapping, the genre-crossing Sundance hit, “The One I Love” is a well executed two-hander. Sophie (Elisabeth Moss) and Ethan (Mark Duplass) are in couples therapy. The somewhat newlywed couple is...

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