The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

Damage brought to community from tornadoes brings goals, objectives into perspective as new year dawns People spend most of their lives fixating on trivial things like how big their house is, what kind of car they drive or what brand of clothes they wear. If we sit down and think...

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Rising through the rubble

Rising through the rubble

Rowlett man pushes to recover, repair home, find temporary housing after tornado causes destruction to families’ house When John Rivera and his family first heard about the tornado that struck their home on Dec. 26 in Rowlett, they were out of town at his father’s house. That distance, however, couldn’t...

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Student apathy to tuition raise part of bad trend

Lack of attendance at town hall indicative of potential larger issue When talks of a possible tuition increase started to spread through campus, there wasn’t as much of an uproar as people would think. In fact, there was barely a whimper. For the student body at UTD, that’s something that...

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Memorial for transgender victims marked by grafitti

Memorial for transgender victims marked by grafitti

LGBT groups seek better awareness on campus after incident A display made on one of the spirit rocks in remembrance of transgender individuals lost to violence was defaced on the night of Nov. 30. The rock, which was painted by Pride and Rainbow Guard, was commemorating Transgender Day of Remembrance...

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Tuition Increase Proposed

Tuition Increase Proposed

UPDATE: The UT System Board of Regents approved proposed tuition increases from universities within the System on Feb. 29.  At UTD, the Regents approved a 2.9 percent increase for resident and non-resident undergraduate students for fall 2016 and 2017, a 3.9 percent percent increase for resident graduate students for fall...

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Youthful women’s squad looks to reclaim ASC championship

Youthful women’s squad looks to reclaim ASC championship

After having arguably the most successful season in program history, the women’s basketball team finds itself starting fresh with a roster filled with young, new players. Last year, the senior-laden team won the ASC for just the second time and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament —...

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UTD’s historic V-Ball season comes to close

UTD’s historic V-Ball season comes to close

The volleyball teams’ national championship hopes came to an end on Nov. 15 after the team fell 3-0 (16-25, 18-25, 27-29) to No. 9 Cal Lutheran in the second round of the NCAA tournament. After winning the ASC championship for just the third time in program history and the first...

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Letter from the Editor: Why we cover death on campus

Few events are as traumatic in life as the death of a loved one. For journalists, few stories are as difficult to write as the ones we have to print about members of our community who pass away. In the last couple of weeks, UTD has experienced two deaths in...

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