Friendship through the screen

Friendship through the screen

Connecting with students, classmates during online learning

A year ago, students walked into class, chose a seat and made small talk with their classmates — a luxury we no longer have. A valid concern, in light of students and teachers opting for online classes, is the issue of making friends virtually. Physics professor Amena Khan said in...

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Students help asylum seekers get legal assistance

Students help asylum seekers get legal assistance

Members of UTD chapter of Roosevelt are working with local nonprofits to train volunteers

A group of UTD students recently took up a project to help increase legal representation for asylum seekers in the Dallas area. In partnership with the UNT College of Law and supervised by Catholic Charities Dallas, six students from the UTD chapter of the Roosevelt Network — including mathematics junior...

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Boba-fide success

Boba-fide success

How boba businesses have survived, thrived during COVID-19

With most small businesses facing hard times due to the pandemic, boba shops have stood out from the crowd — surviving and thriving during the COVID-19 environment. It was early March when COVID was starting to become more prominent in the U.S., and Terry Pham, Fat Straws founder and CEO,...

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Kicking off the Sunday shoes

Kicking off the Sunday shoes

Dance organizations prepare to swing into a new semester

Pushing furniture to the side of a room and training on concrete are a couple of accommodations the Power Dancers made for virtual practice this summer; but as the fall semester begins, plans remain uncertain for student dance organizations. Speech-language pathology junior and captain of UTD’s drill team Kelsey Vong...

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Ask Sophie

Ask Sophie

Q: Does mental health only apply to people of a certain ethnicity or socioeconomic status? – Coco Channel

Take a look at the world around you. In such a chaotic and unprecedented time, who isn’t struggling to preserve their sanity? Nobody is immune to pain, and anyone and everyone —  regardless of their race, gender, sexuality or socioeconomic status — can struggle with their mental health or be...

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Ask Me Anything

Ask Me Anything

UTD student gains national attention for dedication to open discussion about racism

Following a series of viral social media posts, UTD junior Nifa Kaniga’s activism as part of the Black Lives Matter movement has gained national attention. With over 30,000 followers on his Instagram, the literature major and Dripping Springs native’s encouragement of an open dialogue about social issues is now reaching...

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Not biting clickbait

Not biting clickbait

Professor shares ways to fact-check, be cognizant of fake news

With more people turning to social media for news, the risk of circulating fake news increases. Fake news and altered videos can greatly misinform the public and generate negative responses to a situation that may not even exist. Janet Johnson, a UTD professor who studies social media trends and misleading...

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‘You have a responsibility. Everyone has a responsibility.’

‘You have a responsibility. Everyone has a responsibility.’

Q&A with black students

Tamara Havis is a computer engineering senior. Chizuruoke Ukachi-Nwata is a junior majoring in speech-language pathology and audiology. Axum Taylor is a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies, with a concentration in public health. Taylor said she was responsible for creating a petition to UTD to stand in solidarity with black...

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Dallas faces rise in domestic violence cases during shelter-in-place policies

Dallas faces rise in domestic violence cases during shelter-in-place policies

UTD faculty and staff discuss signs of abuse, resources of support for victims

Following the first wave of COVID-19 in the U.S. and the subsequent period of social distancing, an increase in cases of domestic violence has been observed across the country. In light of that, UTD faculty and staff shared their opinions on resources available through the university for students facing domestic...

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