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Issue 08 21 23 | August 24, 2023

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A ‘WICKET’ GOOD TIME | July 24, 2023

In a room full of the most renowned cricketers in the world, it didn’t quite sink in for Ali Sheikh when he heard his name called at the inaugural Major League Cricket draft. “It sort of hit me when I got my cap and sat down. It was one of the greater feelings.” Drafted as […]


Cricket, a beloved sport in South Asia, the UK and the Caribbean, has struggled to gain mainstream attention in the United States. But the creation of Major League Cricket and the multiple franchises involved with it could change that. With its tournament-style format and a focus on Twenty20 cricket, MLC aims to be the turning […]

Recent Canadian wildfires put earth’s ozone layer, DFW air quality at risk | July 24, 2023

The Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex has been facing intense heat waves and poor air quality partially due to Canadian wildfires that began in March, putting residents at risk for heat-related illnesses and poor air quality symptoms. The mass wildfires in Canada that started earlier this year had already been ongoing for three months due to natural […]

Mazévo replaces EMS for event registrations | July 24, 2023

Mazévo is UTD’s newest reservation program of choice, officially overturning the EMS Reservation System for student clubs and faculty organizations as of June 30.  The Reservations Office recommends that student organization leaders and faculty begin making their fall semester reservations before the start of school Aug. 21 Designated room schedulers will need to open a Mazévo […]

‘GAME CHANGER’ | July 24, 2023

Now known officially as “Esports and Gaming,” the esports program’s transition out of Athletics is nearly complete, bringing the division one step closer towards having its own department. The decision was made by Student Affairs this past spring and was influenced by the Student Union’s official plan to build a large-scale gaming lounge replacing The […]

SCOTUS cancels student loan forgiveness plan | July 24, 2023

The Biden-Harris Administration’s Student Debt Relief Plan has been halted by The Supreme Court. The decision impacts anyone paying off their student loans as President Biden’s promise of around $10,000 of forgiveness for each borrower will no longer be applied. This change does not impact current UTD students, as students do not start paying off […]

Loved professor passes away,leaves behind palpable legacy | July 24, 2023

EPPS professor Rodney Andrews passed away on May 12 due to cardiac arrest, leaving behind a rich legacy as a fellow of the Vibhooti Shukla Professorship of Economics, director of the Texas Schools Project, or TSP, economist and researcher. A successful and involved member of the UTD community, Andrews’ loss was felt deeply by students […]

Physics dept. debuts quantum info program | July 24, 2023

UTD’s physics department will offer a certificate program in Quantum Information — the first of its kind in Texas — starting fall 2023. Quantum information — the intersection of quantum mechanics and computer science — is a revolutionary field that has the potential to solve complex problems exponentially faster than the classical computer. To expand […]

Comics & Activities : 07/24/23 | July 24, 2023

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Miss Dallas uses platform for good of community | July 24, 2023

In 1999, all that Annette Addo-Yobo had was her family, two suitcases, a couple hundred dollars and a dream to move to the United States from her home country of Ghana. At the time, being crowned the winner of a beauty pageant was not a thought in her mind. In September 2022, former UTD student Addo-Yobo […]

Oppenheimer: The American Prometheus stands timeless | July 24, 2023

Christopher Nolan’s three-hour portrayal of “Oppenheimer,” is a surreal artistic achievement, examining the beauty and horrors of a complicated legacy and an even more complicated man through proficient acting, masterful editing, and a diligently crafted biopic that will surely be studied for decades.  “I am Death, destroyer of worlds,” spoke the father of the atomic […]

Come on, Barbie! Let’s Go Prepare for The Barbie Movie! | July 24, 2023

Comedic, satirical and visually stunning, the “Barbie” movie is one of the most anticipated films of the summer. But don’t drive straight to the movie theater just yet! In order to properly enjoy the film, first take a seat and refresh your memory on Barbie’s lore by enjoying the films of Barbie’s past. Directed by […]

Grow up again with Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) | July 24, 2023

“Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)” is an emotionally expansive album that builds on the timeless original’s topics of heartbreak and growing up to deliver Taylor Swift’s best guide to navigating the beginnings of young adulthood yet. With its pop hits and sentimental ballads, the original “Speak Now” album, released in 2010, was definitive in shaping Taylor […]

A ban on knowledge – how book bans harm adolescents by blocking them from representation | July 24, 2023

When your future child is interested in reading about Scout’s adventures in Maycomb, Alabama in the classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” or wants to dive into Huckleberry Finn’s adventures with Jim along the Mississippi River in “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” they might have trouble finding it on their school bookshelves. As a Literature major […]




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