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Critics need greater understanding of players’ protests
4 months ago

Critics need greater understanding of players’ protests

There is an old saying, overused to the point of cliché. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

It’s supposed to convey embarrassment, shame over …
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Lack of faith in govt is millennial students’ biggest weakness
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
7 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
9 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
9 months ago

Science march to bridge cultural divide among issues

By  • Opinion

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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