Decoding Religion: Bahá’í students flee religious persecution in Iran

Decoding Religion: Bahá’í students flee religious persecution in Iran

Student starts UTD Baha’i Club to provide open atmosphere for growing faith community Editor’s Note: In an effort to further understand UTD’s diverse population, what follows is part three in a four-part series exploring lesser-known religious communities, their traditions and their presence on campus. Nader Arzani left his home country...

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Contemporary exhibit explores vulnerability

Contemporary exhibit explores vulnerability

The artwork currently lining the walls of the Visual Arts Building looks nothing like usual art museum fare.  Instead, five co-curators have collaborated to organize a contemporary statement whose pieces lie outside the realm of preconceived notions of art. Greg Metz is one of the curators of “Code Yellow” along...

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Forced ‘Rio’ sequel lacks vision

Forced ‘Rio’ sequel lacks vision

Musical comedy film features pleasant animation but pushes unnecessary subplots, weak characters The experience of watching the animated family film “Rio 2” is like eating a second candy bar. The taste is ephemerally sweet and gratifying, but after it’s over, there’s a gradual realization that it didn’t taste quite as...

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Slideshow: Spring Blowout Bash with Anamanaguchi & Nite

Slideshow: Spring Blowout Bash with Anamanaguchi & Nite

On Thursday, April 17, the Visual Arts Building, or Art Barn, was host to Denton-based Nite and New York-based Anamanaguchi for Radio UTD’s Spring Blowout Bash. The event was also sponsored by The Mercury, AMP and UTD TV.

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‘The Unknown Known’ unentertaining with evasive subject

‘The Unknown Known’ unentertaining with evasive subject

Donald Rumsfeld is a true politician — charming, witty and incredibly smart. Probably best known for being both the youngest and oldest person to be Secretary of Defense with a Machiavellian rise, he is also narcissistic, evasive and opinionated. Acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris (“The Thin Blue Line”) sat down to discuss...

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‘Enemy’ confuses with sex, spiders

‘Enemy’ confuses with sex, spiders

In a dimly lit room in front of an audience of stern men, a woman disrobes and walks down a black, slick runway placing her high heel on top of a crawling tarantula. So begins “Enemy,” an erotic thriller that manages to feel terrible and enthralling all at once. The...

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African org brings together community, culture

African org brings together community, culture

Juliette Ugirumurera left Rwanda with nine other people to a country far from home. She came to the United States six years ago with a scholarship to attend Oklahoma Christian University. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in computer science at UTD. Although the first year in the United States was...

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‘Universe’ exhibit debuts at gallery

‘Universe’ exhibit debuts at gallery

MFA student uses rust, recycled materials to make asteroid-like installations Visitors to the McKinney Avenue Contemporary were led through a small hallway into a white room that flowed with rust-colored asteroids suspended from the ceiling to lacquered waste objects reaching up to the sky in universal spirals. Val Curry stood...

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Guitar fest attracts int’l talent

Guitar fest attracts int’l talent

13th annual Texas Guitar Festival features performances from Grammy-winning musicians, entrants from Mexico, the Netherlands The sounds of classical guitar strummed by local and international players filled different venues on campus at the 13th annual Texas Guitar Festival, which ran from Feb. 27 to March 2. The competition, organized by...

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K-Pop enthusiasts band together

K-Pop enthusiasts band together

Growing student interest group Hallyu UTD focuses on Korean pop culture, expresses avid fascination The existence of Hallyu UTD, a new K-Pop club, might be just as much a surprise as the astronomical rise of a certain Korean singer named Psy. But, founding member Taurian Witt has been following Korean...

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