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Lack of faith in govt is millennial students’ biggest weakness
1 week ago

Lack of faith in govt is millennial students’ biggest weakness

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Political participation is a complex notion millennials, especially college students, struggle to grasp. It’s hard for millennials to clutch the concept because they are constantly bombarded by opinions from the …
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We need to end climate change to mitigate future disasters
1 week ago

We need to end climate change to mitigate future disasters

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As the waters recede from Houston, we have some time to step back and take a look at the damage done.

The BBC reports that over 40 people have died …
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Editorial Board: As a community, we should address domestic violence
1 week ago

Editorial Board: As a community, we should address domestic violence

The deadliest mass shooting in Plano’s history, claiming the lives of five alumni, was a direct result of domestic violence. The Mercury stands against domestic violence and calls upon Comets …
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Students call for end to nuclear testing
3 weeks ago

Students call for end to nuclear testing

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Folks, our UT Dallas community is at a crossroads. Your voice is going to determine where we go from here.

On Aug. 29, the United Nations, along with …
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SB4 attempts to fix nonexistent problem
4 months ago

SB4 attempts to fix nonexistent problem

The Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 4 after a prolonged debate. Gov. Greg Abbott has finally accomplished his goal of ridding Texas of “sanctuary cities.” To illustrate the divide in …
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Counseling Center waitlist reflects increasing student demand for help

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The current waitlist for the UTD Student Counseling Center has 127 people. A month and a half ago, there were 108 people on the list. The wait is only …
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Democracy threatened by authoritarian ideas
5 months ago

Democracy threatened by authoritarian ideas

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In a previous version of this article the name of Lawrence Lessig’s book was incorrect, The Mercury regrets this error.

America’s imperialist ambitions are known to be heading …
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Unity needed to address equality regarding pay for working women

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The gender pay gap is real. Women are consistently earning less money than men even when they have the same qualifications.

In a political era filled with …
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Science march to bridge cultural divide among issues
6 months ago

Science march to bridge cultural divide among issues

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Following the momentum garnered by the successful Women’s March, a March for Science is planned to take place in cities nationwide on April 22. Only by universally unifying all …
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A&M controversy indicative of larger issue with clickbait media

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The outrage over Rick Perry’s comments about the A&M University Student Government election is indicative of the problems in the way people are consuming media.

A&M’s student government …
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