Paola Martinez

Life & Arts

Comets remember Black history through Freedman’s Cemetery

While commuting through Oak Lawn on North Central Expressway, you might notice solemn statues juxtaposed against deteriorating tombstones and graves. With a dedication...


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...



“Dragon Eye” is an immersive video installation capturing the religious traditions and daily labor of the Miao ethnic group in China, open in...

Life & Arts

Shinto beauty: Meet the Mingei Movement celebrating the humble

The Crow Museum of Asian Art at UTD exhibited everyday items made of from ceramics and textiles which are particularly praised by followers...


Anastasia Paramzina: a natural competitor

From an early age, economics freshman Anastasia Paramzina said chess fascinated her — and she knew she needed to win. Paramzina, now a...

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‘Godzilla Minus One’ roars back with emotional depth

Godzilla returns to the big screen in a massive display of raw power in “Godzilla Minus One.” But Godzilla’s newest film is not...

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New Year’s resolutions: Do they work?

“New year, new me” usually comes along with the dozens of resolutions people set for themselves in January. But how many of these...

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Sorcerers of Showmanship

In a dark auditorium, magicians command the stage with cards in hand, choosing audience members to be the guinea pigs of the classic...

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A Midsummer’s Night’s drag transforms campus with fantasy, charity, and unforgettable performances

Chi Alpha Iota transformed the SSA stage into a fantasy wonderland through the Shakespearean theme of “A Midsummer’s Night’s Drag” on Nov. 4...

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Dia de los Muertos Symposium Explores ‘Emotional Nepantla’ to Bridge Cultural Gaps

The “Dia De Muertos Symposium: ‘Emotional Nepantla’,” a two-day event presented by the Center for U.S.-Latin America Initiatives, or CUSLAI, highlighted the internal...


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