Crash course: trends in auto-mobile accidents

Crash course: trends in auto-mobile accidents

Anjali Singh spends an hour a day, five days a week, enjoying her commute from Plano to UTD. But after witnessing several recent car crashes along Waterview Parkway, the computer science freshman said that she has become much more vigilant while driving as her commute is starting to feel more...

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UTD creates two new minors

UTD creates two new minors

Minors in African American and African Dispora Studies, Ethnic Studies availible in Spring '22

Over a year after it was announced, one of the recommendations from the Living Our Values Task Force is now coming to fruition: UTD is getting two new minors. Formed in the summer of 2020 after calls from the Black Student Body for reform, the Task Force developed recommendations for...

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Comets can now report COVID-19 booster status

With COVID-19 booster shots now available, UTD is asking faculty, staff and students who have received boosters to update their vaccination status online. Comets can submit updates on the new Voluntary COVID-19 Booster Reporting Form. Similar to the original Voluntary Vaccine Reporting Form, it asks for the type of shot...

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Comets mosh at ‘Emo Nite’ Concert

Comets mosh at ‘Emo Nite’ Concert

Strings Attached perform live, rotating-set concert for Comets at the Plinth

Strings Attached, a student-run music club that started in December 2019 as a place for UTD’s hobbyist musicians to connect, has rapidly grown into a community that unites students from all sides of the music industry. Their largest performance of the semester to date, “Emo Nite,” is the product of...

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UTD Esports holds largest UTD Tailgate ever

UTD Esports holds largest UTD Tailgate ever

Over 1,000 students attended the celebration of a Smash tournament victory

The first-ever UTD Esports Tailgate was held Thursday, Oct. 21in the SU Green, bringing in over a thousand participants to the sponsored outdoor event, one of the largest tailgate events ever held at UTD. The tailgate celebrated Zach “grafetti” Rendulic’s victory in a summer Smash Ultimate tournament hosted by Brag...

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Curious Comets Vol. 2: Why are there t-shirts in the Green Center atrium?

Curious Comets Vol. 2: Why are there t-shirts in the Green Center atrium?

Artistic display improves acoustics, lends character to campus

Green Center houses UTD’s Hobson Wildenthal Honors College – but to most Comets, it’s probably best known for the couple dozen t-shirts suspended above the building’s atrium. These curiosity-inducing shirts hang unapologetically from a web of wire clotheslines. It’s a striking visual, if a bit mystifying: the exhibit fulfills no...

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Discrimination: one teacher’s tale

From The Mercury Archives: Oct. 23, 1995

Racist! The word brands with a searing hiss. Despite the number of unapologetic bigots allowed to practice their hate, sometimes public branding is a painful enough experience to force the perpetrator of racial discrimination into the limelight. But what if the accuser is lying? The nightmarish events that haunted a...

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‘Ava’s Demon’ is a standout webcomic

‘Ava’s Demon’ is a standout webcomic

If you are looking for a comic that blends striking visuals and good storytelling with a uniquely digital format, you should read the webcomic “Ava’s Demon” by Michelle Czajkowski. It’s a particularly good pick-up for lovers of fantasy and sci-fi due to its interesting spin on the concepts of reincarnation...

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SG urges re-de-densification

SG urges re-de-densification

Student Government passed a resolution calling upon the University to extend de-densification protocols to the end of the fall semester on Oct. 5, five days after UTD returned to full-density instruction. SG also passed resolutions recommending faculty keep seating charts for their classrooms, give students continued access to recorded lectures...

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