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New halal restaurant not worth wait time
2 months ago

New halal restaurant not worth wait time

Charcoal Avenue is satisfactory with average flavor, and the only interesting part of the restaurant is the atmosphere and fact that it serves halal meat.

Off Coit Road, Charcoal Avenue’s …
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‘Golden Circle’ falls flat with weak plot
2 months ago

‘Golden Circle’ falls flat with weak plot

“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” contains intense, violent actions scenes, similar to what made the first so satisfying to watch. Unfortunately, with a predictable plot and little character development, it does …
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Q&A: Senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke
2 months ago

Q&A: Senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke

The bipartisan organization No Labels invited congressman Beto O’Rourke on campus to discuss his campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate (he is currently running against incumbent Ted Cruz) …
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Group revs up for new year
2 months ago

Group revs up for new year

On the way to downtown Dallas on a regular night, a student might see a large group of young motorcycle riders. These motorcyclists ride together for several miles before grabbing …
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Lab develops exoskeleton tech
2 months ago

Lab develops exoskeleton tech

A lab on campus is developing exoskeleton technology intended to help rehabilitate individuals who have experienced a stroke.

The Locomotor Control Systems lab is developing an exoskeleton called ComEx (Comet …
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Q&A: Student Government Leadership
2 months ago

Q&A: Student Government Leadership

Representing the student body for the 2017-2018 school year, President JW Van Der Schans and Vice President Alex Holcomb sat down to talk with The Mercury about balancing personal life …
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Student releases debut album
2 months ago

Student releases debut album

A UTD student recently released his own album, “Girlfriends,” online after a year and a half of development.

Before putting this record together, the last time computer science junior Drew …
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Alumnus develops new game
2 months ago

Alumnus develops new game

Disappointed that none of his games made the “Top 10 Arduboy Games” YouTube video he was watching, alumnus Jonathan Holmes set out to make a polished game worthy of the …
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What happens next?
2 months ago

What happens next?

Editor’s Note: The name of Jose was changed to protect his identity.

Jose was two years old when he boarded a bus bound for the U.S.-Mexico border. His grandfather fed …
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Professor retires after 42 years
3 months ago

Professor retires after 42 years

A longtime professor retired on Aug. 31 after serving 42 years as a UTD faculty member.

David Ford aided in UTD’s growth by aiding in accreditation and development …
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