Rainier Pederson

Life & Arts

Sandwalking into a new generation of sci-fi

Thump, Thump, Thump. The rhythmic beats of a thumper draws Shai-Hulad through the spice-covered hills of Arrakis towards an exiled duke burdened by...


UTD’s secret weapon: Rahul Peddi

Finance and economics junior Rahul Peddi has bided his time, slowly climbing the charts in independent tournaments to become the chess team’s unexpected...


Save Reunion Tower: in defense of Hunt Realty

The proposal of a bullet train between Houston and Dallas is long overdue, but it cannot come at the cost of removing 46...


Riccio: playing with fire

Between iWeek, Biryani Night and Lunar New Year, UTD is well-acquainted with beautiful and thoughtful events highlighting diverse traditions. Unfortunately, not every cultural...


All eyes on Donnelly

Guard Nick Donnelly has emerged as an important player for the men’s basketball team’s offense and defense. Averaging career-highs in points, assists, steals...


Luke Kiser: Kaiser of the Court

Kiser is the key to the Comets’ offense and a leader for the team Described by team members as a leader, Luke Kiser...


Dallas No. 50 in US for STDs — how to stay safe

A recent study from Innerbody Research found that Dallas ranks No. 50 in the top 100 U.S. cities with the highest rates of...


Who’s who this election season?

Ly, a former child refugee from Cambodia and now a certified court manager, has lived in Dallas since the age of nine. As...


Biased Spirit Rocks reporting misrepresents Comets

“We are winning.” “Love them both.” “No peace on stolen land.” Chances are, you remember reading those words on the Spirit Rocks last...


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