“Life is Strange” with Shawn Mendes

“Life is Strange” with Shawn Mendes

Why is an actor with no experience directing a TV show?

It seems clear that “Life is Strange” when songwriter Shawn Mendes decides to produce a TV show adaption of the franchise, but its even stranger development hell proves it’s time to stop “Life is Strange” is a 2015 narrative-driven video game franchise themed around teenage drama and limited time-travel. The...

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Car Culture is not Freedom, it is a Prison

Car Culture is not Freedom, it is a Prison

There is a better way to live, but car companies want to keep it from you.

It seems that our country is entering a new era promoting public transit, with cities nationwide looking to invest in both infrastructure and more sustainably dense development. Naturally, car companies are less than enthused. But social media has also seen a strong reactionary political response from some right-leaning public figures....

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Speak up on Iran: Silence is Violence

Speak up on Iran: Silence is Violence

The Iranian people have reached a turning point in fighting for their rights, and the world either stands with them or against them. Ebrahim Raisi, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, gave a speech in the United Nations on September 21, 2022. While he was giving his speech...

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Stop Packing Up Early

Stop Packing Up Early

Packing up early is disruptive to fellow students and disrespectful to professors

Students should show their professors more respect and stop packing up early. We’ve all been in a class like this. Basic pre-requisite, so no one gives a crap. One hundered-twenty people in a lecture hall. And then in the last 10 minutes of class, when the professor begins a recap,...

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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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“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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