RISD to adopt new election system

RISD to adopt new election system

Officials from the Richardson Independent School District have decided to transition from an at-large election system to a hybrid system following the settlement of a lawsuit filed against the district. The school board voted unanimously to move from an at-large system to the hybrid system on Feb. 4. In an...

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Midterm elections 2018

Midterm elections 2018

UTD students joined the rest of the country last Tuesday in voting in the midterm elections. For several voters, this election was different from past cycles. Students such as emerging media and communications senior Justin Stephens reflected on the competitive nature of the race. Stephens cited rallies for candidates such...

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This election season, don’t forget about health care

This election season, don’t forget about health care

A key complaint from students at UTD is the lack of access to mental health counseling services on campus due to high demand. Long wait times force many students to seek these services off-campus in order to get the care they need to be successful students. Fortunately, the protection of...

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An illusion of transparency

An illusion of transparency

A week ago, I was listening to The Ben Shapiro Show, a conservative podcast. For those familiar with Shapiro’s sharp wit and rapid speech, it shouldn’t come as as a surprise when I say that I had to rewind to fully process something he said in passing.  In reference to...

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The Editorial Board: No more excuses

The Editorial Board: No more excuses

We have an opportunity to change our nation — to determine the direction of our policies and mold a better future. But only if we give ourselves the power to do so. With the Oct. 9 voter registration deadline quickly approaching, it’s important now more than ever to register to...

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County divide to have implications for elections

County divide to have implications for elections

Near Franklyn Jenifer Drive, a congressional district line splits the UTD campus in half. This distinction determines which congressional candidate, county judge and even state congressman students vote for, depending on which on-campus housing options they choose. The county line runs east horizontally from Waterview Parkway to Rutford Avenue. Canyon...

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Who will you choose? – Catalyze

Who will you choose? – Catalyze

Two candidates running for Student Government president and vice president on the Catalyze ticket represent a platform focused on spirit, communication and sustainability during the first contested election in two years. Actuarial science junior Eric Chen has served as the Communication Committee’s chair for the 2017-2018 administration, and undeclared freshman...

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Who will you choose? – Your Voice

Who will you choose? – Your Voice

With a platform focused on communication and bridging the gap between students and Student Government, two candidates are running for president and vice president on the Your Voice ticket in the first contested election in two years. Both molecular biology sophomore Yilong Peng and global business junior William McKiernan, who...

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SG proposes constitution amendment to election

SG proposes constitution amendment to election

Correction: The article was updated to reflect that Vice President Alex Holcomb is not for the proposed amendment change. In a proposed amendment to the Student Government constitution, students would no longer be required to hold a position for one term in SG before running for office. On Feb. 20,...

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