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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“Chicago” remains relevant 20 years later

“Chicago” remains relevant 20 years later

The 2002 musical reflects 2022's struggles with themes of corruption, influencers and the fleeting nature of fame.

As we enter the early years of the 2020s, we are one century distant from one of the wildest times in American history, the Roaring Twenties. There is no better time to revisit the movie “Chicago,” which is both set in the 1920s and recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Not...

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Pedro Pascal Delivers As Daddy Once Again

Pedro Pascal Delivers As Daddy Once Again

"The Last of Us" (HBO Max) has big shoes to fill technically and emotionally

“The Last of Us” is next in line to take over HBO’s flagship series “House of The Dragon” with new footage that promises to expand the franchise. So far, it looks like the perfect step for the franchise—if it maintains its core values. In April I shared concerns about “the...

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Degree plans need to be less complicated

Poorly structured degree plans and overworked advisors have led to delayed graduation for many ECS students.

If there’s anything that four years at UTD have taught me, it’s that ECS majors love complaining. But there’s a good reason ECS students are always whining about how hard college is, and it’s not that engineering and computer science are inherently more rigorous subjects. The ECS degree plans not...

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Lights, Camera, Play! Resident Evil Woes

Lights, Camera, Play! Resident Evil Woes

"Resident Evil"'s live action adaptations need to stop and take a look at any of the aspects that made the original series successful, rather than what it's doing

“Resident Evil” needs to stop making live-action adaptations until it actually sits down and plans how to transition what made the games great in the first place to film, instead of throwing series after series at the wall. The 1996 zombie horror franchise is a legacy series that has gone...

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UTD needs color

UTD needs color

The university needs to spruce up its walls and outdoor spaces to look better.

UTD boasts about its creative expression on a daily basis—it’s almost more well-known than our nerdy STEM culture and diversity. However, it’s severely lacking on showing any actual creative expression in its outdoor spaces and architecture and is in desperate need of more color. If you look for the ugliest...

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Farage needs to be removed from the classroom

Students, alumni, members of the LGBTQ community nationwide and many allies are clamoring for UTD to cut ties with computer science instructor Timothy Farage following his hurtful and backward-minded tweet on July 15 in which he called for researchers to “find a cure for homosexuality.” Farage’s termination might be justified,...

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The Activity Center should be available year-round

The Activity Center should be available year-round

Students should not be charged an additional membership fee over the summer to use a service that is available during the school year

Students living or working on campus can’t get access to the gym if they aren’t enrolled in class or aren’t willing to pay $65, and that shouldn’t be the case. Students living or working on campus for the summer that aren’t enrolled in summer courses should get the same access...

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‘Stranger Things’ deserves serious videogame

‘Stranger Things’ deserves serious videogame

“Stranger Things” deserves to get its own video game outside of Netflix’s mobile gaming scheme. It’s proven itself in several crossovers, and with top billing for a Netflix original already, it’s time we see its own dedicated game to stand out. To preface, the paranormal 1980s themed TV show isn’t...

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Attend the Summer Org Fair, whoever you are!

Attend the Summer Org Fair, whoever you are!

Freshman Orientation Fair a great opportunty to interact with student organizations for freshman and upper classman alike

The Summer Organization Fair isn’t just for freshmen — every available student should be attending while it’s around! This summer-long event in the Visitor’s Center, traditionally a part of the freshman orientation experience, provides students with a unique opportunity to talk with dozens of clubs at a time, which is...

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