Homecoming 2015, Nov. 11-14

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What does "Comet Spirit" mean to you?

Patricia Balconi-Lamica

Patricia Balconi-Lamica

Senior, Biology, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Comet Spirit means feeling proud to be part of UT Dallas. I find myself "whooshing" around my friends quite a bit, and I wear UT Dallas shirts practically every other day. But having Comet Spirit does not mean merely showing it on the outside. It also means loving the people of UT Dallas, the faculty and staff and police officers who patrol campus. I greet anyone I know with enthusiasm and a smile because I want them to know I am happy to see them.

Sereena John

Sereena John

Senior, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences There has never been a day where I regretted putting UT Dallas as my first choice university, and a significant aspect of that is the Comet Spirit found here. Comet Spirit means dressing up on Fridays in my orange and green garb. It represents the hardworking and diligent staff members in Student Affairs who strive to make Comet Spirit infectious year-round. It is evident every day in students promoting the organizations and causes they are passionate about, and it is growing steadily year by year.

Cynthia Liang

Cynthia Liang

Senior, Neuroscience, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences To me, Comet Spirit means showing my love for UT Dallas and being supportive of both the University and its students. It means showing enthusiasm for what our university has to offer and being proud of our incredible expansion and achievements since our founding. As I walk through the campus and see our new buildings, beautiful landscaping and bustling student life, I feel proud to be a UT Dallas student. On campus, I try to attend as many academic and social events as I can and I do my best to spread my Comet Spirit to my fellow classmates.

Abigail Madsen

Abigail Madsen

Senior, Biomedical Engineering, Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science Having Comet Spirit means loving and supporting UT Dallas and sharing experiences and a sense of community with others. UT Dallas Spirit is taking pride in your school and showing your peers, family and people outside of UT Dallas why you chose to go here and why you are dedicated to being your best self here. Whether it's having a conversation about UT Dallas and my experience, wearing spirit apparel or "whooshing" around the world, I always take pride in UT Dallas and make sure to show my best Comet Spirit everywhere I go.

Rebecca Tjahja

Rebecca Tjahja

Sophomore, Finance, Naveen Jindal School of Management As a senator of Student Government, I especially try to live out the Comet Spirit by encouraging event attendance, being knowledgeable about the condition of the school and what I can do to help, and truly being a listening ear or a shoulder to lean on for students across campus. Comet Spirit is putting the time and energy into growing my fellow Comets around me because as I continue to do what I can to help them grow, they are helping me grow as well.

Jason Abante

Jason Abante

Junior, Psychology, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Comet Spirit means passion, pride and love for our school, and showing it every day. By showing passion, it can be inspiring for others. This school has so much to offer and does a fantastic job helping students achieve their goals. This, as well as so many other reasons, is a prime example of why we should show Comet Spirit every day.

Randi Baculi

Randi Baculi

Junior, Healthcare Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Studies Comet Spirit is the mindset that I am a proud UT Dallas student. Comet Spirit is the mindset that you keep your chin high. UT Dallas has a vigorous education program for a wide variety of degrees, and it takes a lot for a student to get to this point in his/her life. Comet Spirit is the mindset that we are academically-driven individuals, but can still have fun with our friends and organizations.

Kunal Elete

Kunal Elete

Senior, Biology, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Comet Spirit means to be proud of the school I go to and be proud of the environment around me that allows me to grow as a person and chase my life goals! I think it's great to have Comet Spirit for athletics events, but I think it goes further than that. To my everyday life, it means being there for my fellow Comets—students and faculty alike. If you see someone struggling walking across campus with things, help them out. If someone is feeling down, lend an ear. If someone is shy and wanting to get involved, help them break out of their shell.

Matthew Gillings

Matthew Gillings

Senior, Biochemistry, School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Comet Spirit is a connection between me and my peers, from cheering on our Comet student-athletes at games, to the whoosh and mini-whoosh, to Temoc, and of course wearing orange and green and buying fun orange and green clothing items I find!

Hyung-Jin Kim

Hyung-Jin Kim

Junior, Supply Chain Management, Naveen Jindal School of Management Comet Spirit is made up of little things: wearing orange and green, attending on-campus events, supporting fellow students and athletes, and always representing UT Dallas. But above all, having Comet Spirit is being an active student of UT Dallas and being proud of being a Comet. Whoosh!