Whatcha Eatin’? American Classics

Some of the most beloved foods in American cuisine are simple but interesting and unique. A combination of fruit puree and peanut paste between slices of bread makes a delicious staple in millions of kids’ lunchboxes. Breaded pieces of chicken soaked in hot oil are essentials at family picnics and...

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Whatcha Eatin’? Kimchi

Whatcha Eatin’? Kimchi

Call me crazy, but I adore all things fermented, such as miso, kombucha or sauerkraut. Beyond the fact that eating fermented food offers a number of health benefits, fermented food just tastes more robust and interesting. The only dish I hadn’t tried was kimchi, a popular South Korean fermented vegetable...

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Downward dog, upward goat

Downward dog, upward goat

Goat Yoga Richardson, a grassroots organization that offers classes all over the DFW Metroplex, began with just four goats, neighborhood friends and founder Amanda Henderson’s backyard. The concept of goat yoga originated on a farm in Albany, Oregon in late 2016 and has since become a popular trend across the...

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Whatcha Eatin’? Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is an extremely important holiday for Chinese people and is celebrated worldwide. It’s based on the Chinese lunar calendar, which existed since 14th century B.C., and lasts about 15 days, from the end of January to the end of February. Each year is represented by one of...

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Two cultures blend in border valley region

Two cultures blend in border valley region

For UTD students who hail from the Rio Grande Valley — the region that defines the border between the United States and Mexico — the prospect of a reinforced border wall hits close to home. On Feb. 14, President Trump announced he would sign a spending bill that would allow...

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Forging New Traditions

Forging New Traditions

Students join local resident in placing small trinkets around campus Throughout the year, small decorations can be seen on the Cecil H. Green bust on the side of Green Hall. Behind the decor is a Richardson resident who said he hopes to make passersby smile with his trinkets. Virgil, a...

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Q&A: Ben Orlin

Q&A: Ben Orlin

Ben Orlin is the author and illustrator of the blog Math with Bad Drawings, which was launched in 2013. He recently published a collection of cartoons called “Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality.” The book uses humor and popular culture to contextualize math for its...

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Art exhibit helps viewers understand aesthetics, dialogue behind photos

Art exhibit helps viewers understand aesthetics, dialogue behind photos

Out of over 500 photographs, one graduate student shaped 32 works into an exhibit designed to get viewers to question — as well as connect with — art. Humanities and aesthetic studies graduate student Francesca Brunetti curated the exhibit, “Representation and Presentation in Photography,” from images in the Comer collection,...

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Whatcha Eatin’? Middle Eastern Food

Whatcha Eatin’? Middle Eastern Food

I’ve grown up eating Middle Eastern food at restaurants and parties because it’s my family’s favorite cuisine apart from our own Pakistani food. I was very familiar with the usual dishes such as gyros, kabobs, hummus and pita. This episode, I was introduced to three Middle Eastern foods I’d somehow...

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New ATEC coffee bar attracts students

New ATEC coffee bar attracts students

At mid-morning on Thursday, ATEC is still fairly quiet. Suddenly, from under the big staircase, there comes a tiny puff of steam. A moment later, there’s a smooth click and a low hum. 20 seconds later, there’s the unmistakable scent of fresh espresso. The smells and sounds come from an...

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