$1,000 rebate, easy money for needy seniors

At the end of July, AffordableCollegesOnline.org published a study revealing the colleges in Texas that provide the best return on investment. UTD placed fifth out of 49 schools, behind familiar foes including our sister school in Austin and Texas A&M’s College Station campus. Finishing fifth is great, but UTD’s yearly tuition is...

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UTD must aim high, yet forge unique identity

For several years, administrators, student leaders and others have made sure that UTD’s excellence is known by dubbing it the “MIT of the South.” In fact quite a few universities have adopted this colloquialism, including the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Alabama in Huntsville — I guess...

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Students should take pride in UTD

Ask nearly any student you meet and they would happily rant endlessly about the shortcomings of the university…other than the coursing river of complaints, UTD is a pretty great place to both live and learn. It seems that the only thing more bountiful than UTD’s...

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It’s up to Americans to aid the citizens of Iran

Every day I wake up and I take a thousand things for granted. I forget that not everyone everywhere is free, like I am, to think, say, and do whatever they wish. The main purpose of this article is to enlighten those here in the U.S. about the plight of...

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Reader’s Opinion

As a rebuttal to the graphic titled “Human rights are SO two hours ago:” Changing your Facebook profile in order to raise awareness of human rights issues does just that — raise awareness of a topic that so many people are already aware of. Though I’m sure that many of...

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Oh, for Namesake!

Oh, for Namesake!

With a last name like Dang, you get to meet a lot of creative people, or at least people who like to think they’re creative. It’s amazing how many people feel the urge to flex their pun-making muscles shortly after I introduce myself.  They get so excited when they say...

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Zipcar caters to car-less students

Zipcar caters to car-less students

When it came to parking this summer, I was spoiled rotten. My “mornings” consisted of me waking at the crack of noon and arriving on campus to an open field of concrete, with nearly every spot for my choosing. Amidst a booming growth in student enrollment, I should have known...

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A few words from SG’s new leader

When someone asks me how I think these next two semesters will pan out, I immediately think of three words: exciting, busy and fast. These words could aptly describe the tone not just of how quickly and interesting I feel my last year at UTD  and with Student Government will...

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Beginning of the end: Advice from a senior in his final collegiate year

I guess this is it. Almost two decades of academia culminates as I am a couple semesters and a few more credits away from graduating from this fine institute of learnedness. I have to admit that despite my initial reservations about this university, this school has grown on me. Like...

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Hits, misses as the semester begins

Campus comes back to life during the fall after a slow summer semester, and this year the sense of heightened activity is compounded by construction, renovation and change. The following is a collection of hits and misses board members have noted as UTD begins another academic year. If “whoosh” is...

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