10 04 21 Issue

UTD returns to fully in-person | October 4, 2021

After six weeks of de-densified instruction, UTD administration made the decision to return campus to full density. Classes will be back in person full-time beginning Oct. 4, and professors have been given the option to terminate use of most online components of learning, including live online lectures and recordings. The...

UTD names first female Hispanic AD in NSDA D-III | October 4, 2021

Effective Oct. 1, Bill Pettit is transitioning out of the role of Director of Athletics, and Angela Marin has been appointed to fill that role until a full job search can be completed. Marin, who has been with UTD’s athletics department since 2012, was previously the Associate Athletics Director. She...

Grand theft Tobor | October 4, 2021

A recent incident regarding a few students who put a UTD food delivery robot in the trunk of their car gained a lot of attention among Comets online, attempting to speculate what intent could have motivated this act. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, two students were recorded carrying a food delivery...

Bookstore competition heats up, students remain victors | October 4, 2021

From The Mercury Archives: Sept. 2, 1992 The competitive battle between UTD’s bookstore and Off Campus Bookstore has benefitted UTD students, as the campus bookstore is forced to cut book prices and open longer hours. “Prices at the campus bookstore were very high,” said Alison Keenan, who owns Off Campus...


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Coach check in: Hemal “Hemal” Salvi | October 4, 2021

Today on Coach Check-in, I sat down with head League of Legends coach Hemal “Hemal” Salvi to discuss the beginning of the team’s season and its future. I cast y’alls game the other day, and I saw that you were in the midlane. How did that happen? So in the...

Comets clash with DFW’s best smashers | October 4, 2021

Comets can return to on-campus Smash Ultimate battles against top players in the DFW area with the return of Comet Clash to the SU on Sunday evenings. The student-organized Comet Clash Smash tournament returns after spending time at the Blackstone Launchpad and waiting out the brunt of the pandemic. The...

Best Of Five: The best and worst of esports today | October 4, 2021

It’s a good day to be a fan of UTD esports. The Overwatch team is putting up undefeated scorelines, the Rocket League team is off to the races and the Smash team is showing results at Comet Clash, Freaks, Low Tide City and more. Let’s dive in! Comets beat the...

J-pop music strikes a chord strikes a chord with student with student pianists | October 4, 2021

Four. Strike. Five. Strike. Three. Strike. Six. Strike. ATEC junior Caleb Wang strikes a wave of upbeat J-pop chords in the rhythm of “Fireworks” by DAOKO and Kenshi Yonezu. Chemistry freshman Nathaniel Nguyen sits next to him on the worn piano bench, rocking his head back and forth and animatedly...

A powerful slice-of-life | October 4, 2021

Despite being called “A Little Life,” Hanya Yanagihara’s bestselling novel brings more than just a little heartache to readers by using beautiful language to combat the emotional and physical trauma she unleashes on her characters. The novel follows the lives of four men as they navigate the joys and trials...

SP/N Gallery honors ATEC Professor | October 4, 2021

Richard Brettell, a prominent art historian and educator, transformed the Dallas art scene during his lifetime. His brief tenure as the director of the Dallas Museum of Art earned him the affectionate title of “Art’s Bad Boy,” and his passing in 2020 left a significant void in the local and...


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