Homecoming 2014

Homecoming Royalty 2014

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What does “Comet Spirit” mean to you?

Robert Dube

Robert Dube

Senior, Historical Studies, School of Arts and Humanities For me Comet spirit is about embodying the values that UT Dallas strives for. Students here take pride in being quirky, in being different. We value a genuine interest in learning, in bettering ourselves and making this a place where we can grow as individuals and learn who we are and how we view the world. Comet spirit means taking those values and living them. For me, that is reflected in my dedication to my studies, teaching others, and learning about skills such as dancing, other languages and philosophic thought.

Michael Ebbinghaus

Michael Ebbinghaus

Senior, Neuroscience, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences When I put my feet on the floor in the morning, I'm proud to be a UT Dallas student. To me, Comet spirit is the eagerness I have when I'm meeting new people, waiting for them to ask me what university I go to. It's my motivation to use all the resources at my disposal to learn as much as I possibly can. Comet spirit is my pride in reading an article in a journal and seeing it include the words "scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas." It's the desire for me and my peers to go out and share the knowledge we've gained, and it's the love for my friends and the mutual admiration of those around me.

Nancy Fairbank

Nancy Fairbank

Sophomore, Political Science, School of Economic Political and Policy Sciences I think Comet spirit is a conglomeration of little things that can be done each day. It's making sure you always wear orange and green. It's coming to events on campus and supporting your fellow students. It's speaking positively about the University and, when there's an issue, working to find a solution rather than allowing the problem to remain stagnant. Most importantly, it means getting involved. Having Comet spirit requires being an active participant in the school and supporting your fellow students in their endeavors to do the same.

Savannah Lee

Savannah Lee

Senior, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Comet spirit means being supportive of the University and the people that it encompasses. UT Dallas hosts events every week, providing opportunities for students to get involved and meet one another. My favorite events are the ones where I can gain more knowledge about other cultures. It's fun to try new foods, listen to different languages, and to sometimes even attempt to dance. To me, upholding Comet spirit means being present, being proud to call this University home, and being an advocate for the betterment of our campus.

Ali Mahmoud

Ali Mahmoud

Senior, Sociology, School of Economic Political and Policy Sciences Comet spirit means being proud and true to the school that has made up a huge part of who I am. It means that every day, from the time that my alarm goes off to the time I go to sleep, I am grateful for the opportunities this school has given me. Comet spirit is not just about wearing UT Dallas gear and attending sports events; it's about gratitude.

Mario Moreno

Mario Moreno

Senior, Marketing, Jindal School of Management I want people to feel the spirit I have, so being able to show it off on a campus tour to potential students has been a fabulous opportunity for me to engage others. As a Delt, I've seen how many go-getter students there are at this school just by being involved in Greek life. We are a product of our environment, so to be surrounded by so many great minds has been very uplifting. That's what Comet spirit means to me: being unique, being different, being limited edition, all the while making an impact in whatever I effort pursue.

Tatum Przilas

Tatum Przilas

Senior, Biology, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics For me, Comet spirit is about being proud to call UT Dallas your home. It's being passionate in your academic endeavors and encouraging your peers to do the same. It's about being unique and taking the opportunity to immerse yourself in the diverse cultures which surround us. Comet spirit is exemplifying the morals of this University and striving everyday to improve both personally and professionally. Most importantly, it's about our close-knit Comet family which I am so honored to be a part of. WHOOSH!

Zoya Quraishi

Senior, Healthcare Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Studies For me, Comet spirit is always being proud of UT Dallas. I believe waking up every day and going to class, happy to be attending such a remarkable University is just one way to spread the spirit throughout campus. To me, the best display of spirit is our continuous support of the University, whether it's wearing orange on Fridays, attending pep rallies or sitting on the plinth enjoying live music on a random weekday.

Garrett Staas

Garrett Staas

Senior, Electrical Engineering, Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Devoting my free time to a program that is able to positively affect the students around me is how I show my Comet spirit. Knowing that I'm able to make a program continue on past my time here and make the experience of other students better is why I volunteer. I feel that giving my time is the perfect way to give back to UT Dallas because our time here is so short.

Janani Sundaresan

Janani Sundaresan

Senior, Biology, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics I try to do the best I can in anything I'm doing, and I'm always meeting new people and trying to learn about other cultures and lifestyles. I try to go to University-sponsored events whenever possible and support my fellow Comets in their endeavors. Comet spirit is always changing, but I think the idea to strive to be better each day is a core tenet and something I try to embody.

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