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Opinion

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
2 days 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
2 weeks 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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Editorial Board: SG must improve transparency to boost voter turnout
4 weeks ago

Editorial Board: SG must improve transparency to boost voter turnout

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As 2017 Student Government elections ended with another low turnout, it is important to consider what can be done to increase student participation in choosing representatives.

Only 6.5 …
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Ed Board: Presidential, vice presidential candidates well-suited for uncontested positions
1 month ago

Ed Board: Presidential, vice presidential candidates well-suited for uncontested positions

Because this year’s Student Government presidential and vice presidential candidates are running unopposed, the Editorial Board of The Mercury has decided to publish an evaluation of the candidates in place …
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Liberal ideology hypocritical about free speech
2 months ago

Liberal ideology hypocritical about free speech

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In the political sphere, the term “regressivism” is ambiguous. Yet, one meaning can be derived after realizing that acting hypocritically about freedom of expression is regression. In this sense …
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Letter To the Editor: UTD Dining Services misrepresented in previous issue of The Mercury
2 months ago

Letter To the Editor: UTD Dining Services misrepresented in previous issue of The Mercury

The Mercury’s reporter Mithra Kaushik reached out to us for a news story and requested to meet with UT Dallas Dining Services staff to conduct a “behind the scenes …
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Letter from the Editor: The Mercury is obligated to publish campus news despite potential consequences

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When members of a white nationalist organization plastered posters around campus carrying messages that condemned an inclusive society and boosted the regressive idea of a “white America,” the UTD …
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