Campus needs larger performing arts venue

Campus needs larger performing arts venue

For a campus that’s growing by 4 percent a year, it is a matter of embarrassment that we don’t have a performance venue on campus that seats more than 500.  Larger student organizations like the Indian Student Association, Bangladesh Student Organization and even the International Student Services Office are having...

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Save the Art Barn: UTD must learn value of culture, history to create community, identity found at top universities

Save the Art Barn: UTD must learn value of culture, history to create community, identity found at top universities

A roaring mob of students form a wall around the Art Barn just as the wrecking ball is about to swing … OK, perhaps the protests for the Visual Art Building’s preservation have not been quite so cinematic, but here’s why people should pay attention. The 35-year-old structure, most commonly...

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Gay athletes left unrecognized in Division III

Gay athletes left unrecognized in Division III

Media, community must do a better job at showing proper support to pioneering athletes who play for lesser known schools Gay athletes coming out are being highlighted at the highest echelons of athletics but are still being ignored at the lower levels of college sports. In the past year, three...

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Unlimited political contributions pave way for continued inequality

The April 2 Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission removing the last remaining limits on political contributions is troubling for the future of American democracy. By conflating monetary donations with politically efficacious speech, the court paves the way for the wealthy and well connected to control government...

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Selfish students steal show

Selfish students steal show

Peers have been condemning UTD students for their behavior at Kenan Thompson’s performance on campus, and rightfully so. On March 20, more than 1,200 Comets lined up to see the Nickelodeon and “Saturday Night Live” star, along with comedian Paul Varghese, at the ATEC Lecture Hall. The Student Union and...

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Interests on loans too much for students

No student in America should have to forgo higher education for the lack of financial resources. There are scholarships for students offered by universities, colleges and many for profit education institutions such as DeVry. But what about students who are not able to get the limited number of scholarships or...

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Gubernatorial candidates mum on marijuana issue

Gubernatorial candidates mum on marijuana issue

An outspoken Perry forces the issue as decriminalization gains steam in U.S. Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott are keeping mum regarding their stances on marijuana policies as the primaries of what will be one of the most watched gubernatorial races looms closer. On Jan. 8, one day after the Dallas...

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Healthcare.gov needs more coverage options

Healthcare.gov needs more coverage options

The new year loomed around the corner and so did the deadline to apply for healthcare insurance, which was extended to Dec. 31 at 11:59 p.m., if a person wanted to be covered on Jan. 1, 2014. Having seen abhorrent medical bills from one visit to the ER in the...

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