UTD’s Esports Program Needs More Permanent Support

UTD’s Esports Program Needs More Permanent Support

After its explosive success and growth in a short time the esports program needs more permanent staff in order to sustain current operations.

The UTD Esports team has outgrown the administration’s current support and needs another permanent staff member to keep the program’s momentum going; otherwise, it risks losing the program’s progress. The interim period since inaugural coach Greg Adler left the esports program has both demonstrated the program’s potential and exposed the...

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Zita provides light-hearted sci-fi fun

Zita provides light-hearted sci-fi fun

Through a whimsical and eye-catching art style, Ben Hatke puts his own twist on the classic hero’s journey in his three-part comic book series “Zita the Spacegirl.” Against an apocalyptic sci-fi backdrop, Hatke keeps things interesting by making the hero’s journey one of redemption instead of self-discovery or lost innocence....

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Rewind your fantasy with the dark academia genre

Rewind your fantasy with the dark academia genre

More than an aesthetic, dark academia provides a way to indulge one's yearning for knowledge

Dark academia is more than just a TikTok trend — it provides a refreshing escape from our technology-obsessed lives as it romanticizes the pursuit of knowledge through literature, classic architecture and a gothic color scheme. Think blazers, pleated slacks and a novel clutched in your arms as you rush to...

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Demon Slayer: Riding on the back of game

Demon Slayer: Riding on the back of game

With a new game and a new season, what’s in store for the franchise after its movie became 2020’s highest grossing film worldwide?

“Demon Slayer” is using its success to propel itself into the video game market to make as much profit as they can, and that’s maybe the best choice any anime series has ever made. While the new video game, “Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles,” is not expansive to the franchise...

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The Eugene McDermott Library needs beautification

The Eugene McDermott Library needs beautification

While the external appearance is set in stone concrete, lighting improvements, wall decor will help the library interior move past the 1970s

UTD’s McDermott Library is one of the most popular places to study on campus. For incoming college freshmen, it is one of the highlights of the campus tour. Its four floors hold hundreds of students every week and serve not only as a place to study and do homework but...

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Capitalism, ghosts and much more

Capitalism, ghosts and much more

We all have a complicated relationship with jobs—but no other story can capture this complexity in words and visuals like Aminder Dhaliwal’s comic “Dead End Jobs for Ghosts.” Some days work is the best thing ever; you’re being productive and building toward bigger goals. Other days it doesn’t seem so...

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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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Will ‘Uncharted’ be full of treasures or questions?

Will ‘Uncharted’ be full of treasures or questions?

Serving as a prequel to the Uncharted games, the film looks to be in truly uncharted territory

The first trailer of the Unchartedfilm, released recently by Sony Entertainment, was met with controversy surrounding its casting, timeline and possible competition that needs to be addressed to alleviate fan concerns. However, based on early promotions, the film appears to be an attempt at an original story closely mirroring many...

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Recordings should be common in the modern classroom, regardless of modality

Recordings should be common in the modern classroom, regardless of modality

Recorded lectures are easier to provide than ever, shown to improve student learning outcomes without dramatically impacting attendance rates

Wherever possible, recorded lectures should be made available as the latest tool that students can add to their study arsenals, not the latest excuse to miss lecture. Since UTD returned to in-person operations, some professors no longer record their lectures. While some professors see this as a return to normalcy,...

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Why you should be a weeb or: How I learned to stop worrying and love anime

Why you should be a weeb or: How I learned to stop worrying and love anime

With a large variety of anime ranging from epic action thrillers to slice-of-life romantic comedies, now is the perfect time to start watching anime with friends

If you’ve never been interested in anime before, now’s the perfect time to dive into anime and embrace being a weeb. Weeb. A word that started as a punchline for the web comic “The Perry Bible Fellowship” but later evolved to describe someone obsessed with Japanese pop culture to an...

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