Activism and cynicism

Activism and cynicism

The Labor Day weekend is one of those perfect long weekends when the gas prices are down and the weight of the semester hasn’t started yet. Fall isn’t quite here in Dallas and there is still that sweet optimism of success in the air. Kind of like New Year’s but,...

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Immigration is the new anti-imperialism

Immigration is the new anti-imperialism

It’s your second week back Comets and you’ve been to the luau and the ethnic breakfasts. The Korean Student Association had its mixer last week, you’re going to watch “India’s Daughter” tomorrow, and then you’ll head over to country dancing sessions with SPYCD. Look around you for a moment and you’ll...

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Don’t be like Greece…

Don’t be like Greece…

Some of you are excited for a new life, some of you are happy to be back and some of you just want to get done with UTD already. And so begins the first day of school. I’m not a very ritual-oriented person. I always seem to forget tax-free weekends,...

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UTD struggles to meet demand for housing

UTD struggles to meet demand for housing

Students deal with delayed signals, steep prices, strict regulations in attempt to find a place to live both on, off campus There are more than 4,500 spaces to live on campus. Yet, every year, the race to be an on-campus resident seems to get a little bit harder. UTD’s Residential...

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I’d rather just die …

I’d rather just die …

It’s been a while since we’ve talked, you and I. Almost all of summer has gone by and the fall term is just around the corner. The problem is, Dallas summers are wonderfully carefree and warm, so news isn’t always a top priority for me, especially not the gory, unhappy...

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Fun in the sun with Shakespeare

Fun in the sun with Shakespeare

Summers and picnics go hand-in-hand, and if you are culturally inclined then you can enjoy the outdoor evenings with Shakespeare in the Park at the Samuell Grand Amphitheatre.The 2015 season runs through July 25 all days except Mondays. This year Shakespeare Dallas is putting on two productions as part of...

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Legislature passes concealed carry bill

Legislature passes concealed carry bill

After three sessions of repeated debates in the Texas Legislature, Senate Bill 11, the controversial concealed carry on campus bill, passed the Texas House 98-47 on May 31. The bill currently awaits Gov. Greg Abbott’s approval. Both sides went back and forth, adding and deleting amendments to the bill in...

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Alum sentenced to life in Silk Road case

Alum sentenced to life in Silk Road case

A judge in the Federal District Court in Manhattan sentenced Silk Road founder and UTD alumnus Ross Ulbricht to life in prison on Friday, May 29. Following a three-week trial, Ulbricht was found guilty on Feb. 9 on seven charges, including conspiracies to sell drugs, launder money and hack computers, the Wall Street...

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