Issue 03 07 2022

What options do students have to address sexual assault? | March 7, 2022

Do you know how to report a sexual assault? If you don’t, you’re not alone. UTD has an array of resources for preventing and addressing sexual violence in students, staff and faculty, but they often slip under the radar. As campus reopens, UTD has many avenues available for addressing and...

Bike Thieves on campus kick into high gear | March 7, 2022

Theft is not uncommon on college campuses, but the number of bikes being stolen from UTD is increasing and their recovery rates are decreasing. Bike thefts are especially prevalent near the residence halls. Jack Sierputowski, a sophomore literature major, was fortunate enough to have his stolen bike found by UTDPD,...

What happened to the piano outside of SU Green? | March 7, 2022

Has something felt odd about Student Union Green these past couple of months? That’s right – the piano is missing! The Director of Student Union, Dan Goodwin, said the SU removed the piano over winter break because of the extensive damage it took during extreme weather events, as well as...

Presence is now absent, water update | March 7, 2022

Cometville moved again Cometville will now take place on March 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the SU Mall, alongside the SOC’s Spring “Fun” Raiser event. Nothing about the actual Cometville event has changed. If student organizations want to participate in the “Fun” Raiser event to raise money...

Comet baseball off to historic start | March 7, 2022

While the start of the MLB spring training remains in limbo due to the work stoppage, the 12-1 Comets Baseball squad is firing on all cylinders. Following ten straight wins to open the season, they’re focused on keeping their momentum through teamwork and a disciplined mindset. The defending ASC champions...

UTD Rocket League team fighting for playoffs spot | March 7, 2022

Following their failure to directly qualify for league play in Collegiate Rocket League , the Comets are mounting a run through the College Carball Association Open tournaments to get a chance at making playoffs. Coming in second place, narrowly missing top-eight, and finishing in fifth on March 6, the team...

OpTic hosts Optic Major 1 LAN for Call of Duty | March 7, 2022

Following their acquisition of Esports Stadium Arlington, OpTic Texas hosted the CDL Optic Major 1 with a sold-out arena as fans came to cheer on OpTic’s home team alongside the rest of the Call of Duty League. When they acquired Esports Stadium Arlington, OpTic Texas became the first major esports...

Mudleaf Coffee | March 7, 2022

Across the street from a post office in Plano, there’s Mudleaf Coffee, a spacious coffee shop that just might be the next place for you to get your fix. Located on the intersection of Parker and Independence, Mudleaf stands out for how big it is on the inside. It feels...

Retrograde reads: P. Djèlí Clark’s novel ‘Ring shout’ | March 7, 2022

With a captivating cast and thrilling action, P. Djèlí Clark’s “Ring Shout”– alternately titled “Hunting Ku Kluxes in the End Times”– imagines the post-war American South as a place less haunted by its violent history and more actively brought to life. White mobs celebrate 1922’s re-release of “Birth of a...