New group gives students a place to craft

New group gives students a place to craft

UTDesign Makerspace provides students opportunity, free space to create innovative projects using high-tech tools UTDesign Makerspace is a new organization on campus with the goals of promoting student creativity and innovation. The group offers free space along with industry grade tools and equipment for students who would like to create...

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Student apathy to blame for drab campus

Student apathy to blame for drab campus

Reading the UTD Confessions 3.0 Facebook page, many of the posts about the university are unmistakably negative. Bashing the university occurs not only on Facebook, but also in several posts on other social media platforms such as Yik Yak, describing UTD as devoid of social opportunities due to its student-proclaimed...

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UTD family shares son’s battle with cancer

In November 2012, Rick Smith received shattering news that no parent wants to hear. His son, Richie, had been diagnosed with brain cancer. Smith, a UTD alumnus with a master’s degree in computer science, said he had noticed a change in his son’s tumor, which had been benign based on...

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Comets smash Jackets

Comets smash Jackets

The men’s soccer team defeated Howard Payne 3-0 on Oct. 23, bringing the Comets one step closer to entering the conference tournament. UTD dominated ball possession during the game, making 31 shots on goal in comparison to the four made by the Yellow Jackets. As the game went to the...

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Examining Ebola

Examining Ebola

Students, faculty weigh in on disease outbreak, hospital protocol Dallas County officials decided against declaring a state of disaster in the area, citing the declaration as premature and harmful to the county, after an emergency meeting on Oct. 15 concerning the Ebola outbreak. The County has imposed travel restrictions on...

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Silent Epidemic

Silent Epidemic

Eating disorders plague college campuses, new forms of mental illness surface An epidemic more common than the flu has millions of victims in colleges across the nation. According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, or ANAD, approximately 20 percent of all college students suffer from an...

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Master of the game

Master of the game

Chess grandmaster wins final match of U.S. Open tournament with lightning speed in five minutes In the final tiebreaker of the 2014 U.S. Open chess tournament, the two opponents concentrated, sizing each other up and determining their winning strategies. Ignoring the audience sitting all around the match area, they began...

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