#PinPossible: DIY Longboard

#PinPossible: DIY Longboard

Three summers ago, I did an internship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. I enjoyed doing research, spending time working on my tan and meeting with the faculty and students at the school. It’s also the first time I noticed how popular longboarding had become. I saw...

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Deux ex Machina

Deux ex Machina

For the first time in the school’s history, UTD’s robotics team won third place internationally at the 2015 RoboGames in San Mateo California. The team, known as BattleBots, built a 120-pound robot named The Blender. It’s made of a titanium shell and has large steel teeth. It is specifically designed...

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Same-sex ruling brings joy, determination

Same-sex ruling brings joy, determination

Discrimination issues still stand for LGBT community despite landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage When a 5-4 vote made by the Supreme Court on June 26 legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states, members of the LGBT community around the country, including those at UTD, celebrated the decision. Mechanical engineering junior...

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10 for 10: 10 Regrets from my Freshman Year

10 for 10: 10 Regrets from my Freshman Year

For the summer, I have opted to continue my blog as a series of posts geared towards freshmen, but also for students who might relate or might just be looking for a way to rediscover UTD. The series, titled 10 for 10 will be 10 posts about various topics ranging...

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Pin Possible

Pin Possible

During my freshman year of college I bought an infinity ring off of Etsy. It was a very simple, soldered ring. The $30 price tag, however, kept me from buying another one after losing it a year later. Wire jewelry is a cheaper alternative to straight soldering, and can often...

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The Lost Art of Handwritten Notes

The Lost Art of Handwritten Notes

One of my best friends loves to travel. The first time she went to study abroad in Europe, she sent me a postcard detailing her adventures. Since then, I’ve amassed a collection of postcards filled with handwritten snippets about her time abroad. Her latest adventure took her to the Guinness...

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Difficult Lessons and Introspection

Difficult Lessons and Introspection

This past weekend, I was having dinner and catching up with some of my old high school friends. At one point in the night, one of my friends looked at me and said, “Linda I don’t know how you have time to do everything.” I admit that I enjoy keeping...

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International Flair

International Flair

Students from all cultures come together to celebrate UTD’s annual iWeek. Festivities featuring food at Passport to the World, performances at the talent show and more. International Talent Show — Indian Students Association, Bangladeshi Student Organization, FACSS Jasmine Blossom Dance Group and Solina Vong Cambodian Traditional Dance Dabke showcased performances from...

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Because the Party Don’t Stop

Because the Party Don’t Stop

Coming back from Spring Break, the festivities continue at UTD with Springapalooza, Race 2BeAware 5K, VSA By Night, and Holi. Holi– Students gather in the intramural fields to celebrate the festival of colors on March 28. Super Happy Fun Fun Good Time Variety Show— Taiwanese Student Association member Paul Lai...

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