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Impassioned Comets stand for Iranian rights | October 3, 2022

Students protested against the Irani government’s censorship and human rights abuse on Sept. 26 at Chess Plaza. Approximately 180 protesters chanted “Say her name, Mahsa Amini” and “Zan, Zindagi, Azadi” which means, “Woman, Life, Freedom,” as part of the two-hour demonstration against assembly crackdowns in Iran. Visual and Performing Arts graduate student Shahrzad Hamzeh was […]

Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion expands to provide additional student resources | October 3, 2022

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion underwent a multi-department reorganization on Sept. 1 to unify advocacy for underrepresented students. In spring of 2022, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion—known as ODEI—began the process of reorganizing centers to achieve a new sense of unity. The AccessAbility Resource Center was moved into ODEI and the […]

SG increases senatorial participation | October 3, 2022

The UTD Student Government wrapped up its fall elections with an addition of 23 new senators, creating a senate body with minimal appointments necessary. As SG focused on enhancing the recruitment cycle, this race was much more competitive than past elections. “We really focused on recruitment and getting as many people to apply for positions […]

Passport help available at UTD | October 3, 2022

UTD’s International Center will now offer a Passport Services office to ease the application process for students, faculty and the broader Richardson community. As the country returns to pre-pandemic travel levels, UTD’s International Center—representing students from more than 100 countries—is looking to capitalize on the positive trend and satisfy its mission of bringing the “world […]

Phase 8 Clubhouse returns from the dead | October 3, 2022

For the last three years, the Clubhouse next to the student apartments has been a breeding ground for mosquitoes and roaches. The Phase 8 Clubhouse was a key feature in the Weeks of Welcome luau and a desired meeting location for various social clubs and Greek life organizations, but it is now a pale imitation […]

Students advocate for local pedestrians | October 3, 2022

Members of the UTD club Comets for Better Transit walked through sections of West Campbell Road and Jonsson Boulevard with Daniel Herrig, a Project Manager with the City of Richardson. The goal of the walkthrough was to gather community feedback on safety issues with the road and possible solutions. Comets for Better Transit was founded […]

When does the Plinth release mist? | October 3, 2022

Kelly Kinnard, Assistant Vice President for Facilities Services, said that the schedule of the mist column is on 20-minute intervals. It turns on for three minutes and off for 17 minutes. The timing is designed so that the pipes underneath the fountain would not get ruined, based on manufacturer advice. Eugene McDermott was one of […]

Overwatch 2 release forces change for Overwatch team | October 3, 2022

Overwatch 2 releases on Oct. 4, and with that, the Overwatch team must adapt to the incoming game change. The Overwatch League–known as OWL–has been playing on a beta version of Overwatch 2, so players already know that the game will be quite different from Overwatch. The sequel will replace the original game, as those […]

Comics: 10/04/2022 | October 3, 2022

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Pearl | October 3, 2022

While A24 has produced a handful of cult classic films, director Ti West breaks ground with the studio’s first horror trilogy. The most recent addition to the trilogy, “Pearl,” is a prequel to the sex-fueled slasher “X.” This film follows Pearl, a farm girl aspiring for fame but burdened by her ailing father and uncompromising […]

Dramatique: #Alive | October 3, 2022

“Alive” is the perfect zombie flick for Halloween. We all know how well Korea does zombie apocalypse movie, with hits like “Train to Busan” and “All of Us Are Dead” enchanting audiences worldwide. But have you heard of “#Alive?” In an aptly timed 2020 release, the movie mirrors pandemic lockdowns even though the film was […]

Bagel Cafe 21 offers great breakfast  | October 3, 2022

Freshly baked bagels and 12 varieties of cream cheese are available just down the street at Bagel Café 21, with an excellent drink selection to complement a toasted breakfast meal. Bagel Café 21 is located on Campbell and Coit, just about a 15 minute walk from campus proper and less than a five minute drive. […]

‘Not Okay’ is not okay to watch | October 3, 2022

“Not Okay” attempts to explore just how far the internet-obsessed will go to achieve fame, but misses its mark and comes across as flippant and insensitive. A social media focused film like “Not Okay” comes at the perfect time. Phones are no longer just used for twenty-cent-a-minute calls—nowadays, through the internet, we have access at […]

Blonde  | October 3, 2022

Director Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde,” starring Ana de Armas, is a heavily fictionalized retelling of the life of Marilyn Monroe (née Norma Jeane Baker), based on a book by Joyce Carol Oates. While people know of Marilyn’s rough childhood and her legacy as a Hollywood icon, most are unaware of a how a predatory media economy […]


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