New dining hall, campus store to open next semester

Second parking garage to feature Einstein’s Bagels, potentially IHOP This coming fall semester, the opening of the Phase IV Residence Hall will create new dining options on campus. The building, which will house 600 new students, comes with a recreational facility and a dining area. With seating for almost 800...

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New SG admin puts focus on traditions, spirit

New SG admin puts focus on traditions, spirit

As each of the newly elected Student Government senators were named on the evening of March 26, Brooke Knudtson knew it was a good sign that most came from her ticket “Building Bridges.” Finally, Knudtson and her running mate, political science freshman Nancy Fairbank, were announced as next year’s SG...

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Students bootstrap hardware startup

Students bootstrap hardware startup

With billion dollar initial public offerings, software startup companies like Twitter and Facebook have grabbed the limelight of public interest, creating the perception that there is a disparity of success and prevalence between software and hardware startup companies. However, hardware startups remain prolific. One example is Rollout, a company founded...

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Former Waterview tenants blindsided by new landlords

Former Waterview tenants blindsided by new landlords

Since the university bought Waterview Park in July 2013, residents in former Waterview, or Phases I–IV, have had to adjust to several changes. While some have been welcome, including the waiver of the water utility fee and the inclusion of free Internet and cable TV at the same price, the...

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Sleepless and slow

Sleepless and slow

Cognitive health rests on a good night’s sleep When students juggle a lot of activities on a daily basis, one of the first things they cut out is sleep, but long-term sleep deprivation can lead to severe physiological effects — this was the message James Maas wanted to get across...

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Are you comfy in your own skin?

Are you comfy in your own skin?

Events explore diversity in body image perceptions When Kevin Miller moved from his small Christian hometown to attend UTD, he had more opportunities to meet other gay men, but also began to feel the notion that maybe he didn’t fit the image ideal. “When I was in high school, I...

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Tobacco bans go unenforced

Tobacco bans go unenforced

There’s nothing out of the ordinary about seeing someone smoking on campus. With more than 21,000 students, plus faculty and staff at UTD, the occasional smoker is only to be expected. However, many of the people who smoke on campus do so in direct violation of the tobacco-free policy. “The...

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Disabled after political violence, Zambian student fights for rights

Disabled after political violence, Zambian student fights for rights

Daniel Nsomekala sat in a wheel chair patiently waiting for the UTD 883 shuttle on a warm November morning. The bus arrived and the driver got up patiently, moved to the middle of the bus and opened the door while activating the disabled access ramp that lowered onto the pavement....

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Alumnus: “I just feel helpless”

Alumnus: “I just feel helpless”

Marketing alumnus Benedict Bernadas has family in the Leyte province of the eastern Philippines where Super Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda, hit hardest on Nov. 9. Much of his family on both his father and mother’s side live in Tacloban City, where the storm left the most devastation. Bernadas...

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Friends mourn loss of fellow student

Some people thought it was a joke. When Dongkwon Shin posted a Facebook status to let friends know that Tam Hoang had died in the car accident they were both in earlier that day, Shin said some believed his Facebook had been hacked. The tragic news was true. And the...

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