Impassioned students protest Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody, stand for Irani women’s rights

Impassioned students protest Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody, stand for Irani women’s rights

Students protested against the Irani government for censoring freedom of speech by taking a stand for women’s rights on Sep. 26 at Chess Plaza. Approximately 180 protesters chanted “Say her name, Mahsa Amini” and “Zan, Zindagi, Azadi’ which means, “Woman, Life, Freedom,” as part of the two-hour demonstration against assembly...

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Rainbow Coalition demands swifter action against Farage

Rainbow Coalition demands swifter action against Farage

On Sept. 12 students gathered in protest against Dr. Timothy Farage and the lack of repercussions seen after the two month investigation that started with his homophobic comments in July. Students from UTD Pride, Student Government, the National Women’s Association, the United Communist Party, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and...

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Alzeihmer’s Month Q&A

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and UTD is a hotbed for both Alzheimer’s related research and activism. Denise Park is the Founding Director for the Center of Vital Longevity and a Distinguished University Chair in Brain and Behavioral Sciences. She has spent her entire career studying the aging mind and...

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Biden loan forgiveness plan promises debt relief

Forgiveness plan has the potential to relieve $10,000 to $20,000 in debt per student

Days after the fall semester started, President Biden announced a student loan forgiveness plan that could alleviate the debt of millions of Texans. The state’s more than $120 billion in federal student loans could be significantly reduced after an administration press release detailed $10,000 in forgiveness for individuals earning less...

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‘RateMyProfessor’; useful metric? Or just plain mean?

‘RateMyProfessor’; useful metric? Or just plain mean?

While popular among students searching for professors, the website fluctuates between reliable and crass

Since 1999, the website RateMyProfessor has allowed University students to anonymously review their teachers in an public online forum. Since its creation, the site has been a subject of controversy. Is RateMyProfessor a useful metric? Or is it just plain mean? Professor Syed Naqvi, a member of the faculty senate...

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New University Catholic Center Opens

New University Catholic Center Opens

Sounds of laughter emanate through the air as a group of students emerge through the double doors of a new building located across from the Canyon Creek apartments. The Catholic Diocese of Dallas has opened a new University Catholic Center directly across from the University main campus. The center, which...

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Lemma Coffee Shutdown

Lemma Coffee Shutdown

Popular coffee chain permanentely moves off campus

With pumpkin spice latte season once again here, returning Comets may have noticed the first floor of ATEC looking more barren than usual. As of Fall 2022, Lemma Coffee Co has ceased its on-campus operations — both the ATEC and McDermott Library locations have been closed for good. “We were...

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A New SU?

A New SU?

Comets will determine whether new SU, athletics facilities built in referendum vote

Students will have the opportunity to vote for two referendums to support a new SU building and expand the athletics department from Oct. 4-6. The referendums propose raising the Student Fee from $60 to $100 per semester, and the Intramural and Intercollegiate Athletics Fee from $45 per semester to $7...

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McDermott library aims to create inviting space

The McDermott Library is currently undergoing various renovation projects to enhance UTD students’ study experiences and create a more welcoming and open environment. For the past few years, as UTD has drastically increased in physical size and population, several additions have been made to improve the library’s academic aura. The...

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Vote ‘yes’ for the fee referendum

Vote ‘Yes’ to the upcoming student fee referendum vote on October 4. If you’ve ever been inside the Student Union at peak hours, you understand just how crowded the current building is. Peak lunchtime lines go up to an hour waiting for a Chik-fil-a sandwich, and once you get the...

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