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PRIDE

PRIDE

The 2011 Alan Ross Texas Freedom Pride Parade and Festival (Dallas Gay Pride) came and went on Sept. 18, but the Overture was there to catch all the action. We even caught a glimpse of a member of PRIDE @ UT Dallas marching with the Gay and Lesbian Association of Denton (GLAD) student organization from...
Ten things to do During Summer Break

Ten things to do During Summer Break

Graphic by Josh Moncrieff List compiled by Stephanie Vastine
You might be a juggler…

You might be a juggler…

If you have ever looked at a piece of fruit and thought its best use may be something other than sustenance, if you have ever stood in a corner for over an hour as a means of enjoyment, or if you have ever pondered the meaning of life whilst absent-mindedly throwing objects from one hand...
Ana Tomie: Queen of the Corset

Ana Tomie: Queen of the Corset

  “It’s pronounced ‘TOE-may,’” Glenn Averoigne, Miss Drag Queen UTD 2011. Geoscience graduate student Allison Pace nibbles biology senior Averoigne’s funny bone. The Overture is proud to have backed the winner of the University of Texas at Dallas’s fifth annual Drag Show and would like to acknowledge the support of everyone who made our dude...
Drag-mothering for a Cause

Drag-mothering for a Cause

The Overture would like to introduce Ana Tomie (né Glenn Averoigne), a queen we are proud to drag-mother for the March 31 University of Texas at Dallas Drag Show. The show is Thursday, March 31st from 8:00-10:00 p.m. in the Galaxy Rooms. It benefits Resource Center Dallas, one of the the primary gay, lesbian, bisexual,...
Top Ten Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day

Top Ten Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day

1. Doing nothing; it’s just another day. 2. Eating chocolate (ice cream) alone, in a dark room. 3. Calling Quest and talking to other lonely people. 4. Playing Battle of the S/exes tonight at 8 p.m. in the Galaxy Rooms. 5. Creating a mathematical algorithm to find your soul mate. 6. Getting caught up on...

Roe v. Wade Refresher

January 22 was the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision that struck down the 1857 Texas statute that made abortion illegal except when the mother’s life was in danger. In its 7-2 decision, the Court used the due process clause in the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution as its affirmative authority for...
Los Sombreritos

Los Sombreritos

Drawer, painter, sculptor and animator Jeffrey Miranda just completed his Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) at the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). His last show in the Visual Arts Buildings (Art Barn), entitled ‘Los Sombreritos’, ran from Oct. 29-Nov. 27. The Overture sat down with Miranda to talk onions, sombreros and conquistadors.
Muggle Day @ UTD!

Muggle Day @ UTD!

UT Dallas is observing its first official Muggle Day this Friday, Nov. 19. The Residence Hall will host a  Muggle Day celebration in the lobby from 3:30-5p.m; festivities include  discussion, trivia games, and, of course, Quidditch! Muggle Day is a celebration of the popularity of the Harry Potter series; its also to generate excitement for...
Harry Potter class brings a little magic to UTD

Harry Potter class brings a little magic to UTD