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Editorial Board: SG must improve transparency to boost voter turnout
6 months 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
6 months 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
7 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
7 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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Dining hall needs better food, sanitation
8 months ago

Dining hall needs better food, sanitation

This story has been corrected since its original publication.

Eating at Dining Hall West has not been a positive experience for every student, especially for freshmen such as …
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Campus tobacco ban will not solve health problems
8 months ago

Campus tobacco ban will not solve health problems

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The campus tobacco ban, which will go into effect on June 1, is not a good idea. It will only cause stress to smokers, and the current smoking situation …
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‘Alt-right’ movement too ill-defined for use
9 months ago

‘Alt-right’ movement too ill-defined for use

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The term “alt-right” came to the forefront during the 2016 election as Hillary Clinton and various media outlets connected the movement to the rise of Donald Trump. But what exactly …
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Anti-Trump protesters safeguard First Amendment right
10 months ago

Anti-Trump protesters safeguard First Amendment right

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The First Amendment is one of our most important rights as Americans. Its protection of our right to protest also safeguards democracy itself, and yet many are criticizing anti-Trump …
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Campus deserves more credit for building school spirit
10 months ago

Campus deserves more credit for building school spirit

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With homecoming fresh on our minds, now is a great time to think about how we don’t give UTD enough credit for all that it offers us.

During …
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