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SG urges re-de-densification | October 18, 2021

Student Government passed a resolution calling upon the University to extend de-densification protocols to the end of the fall semester on Oct. 5, five days after UTD returned to full-density instruction. SG also passed resolutions recommending faculty keep seating charts for their classrooms, give students continued access to recorded lectures...

More waits than weight | October 18, 2021

Overcrowded spaces, long wait periods and a lack of quantity and quality of equipment are only a few of the complaints expressed by students this semester about University Recreation facilities on campus. These issues are not uncommon, especially as UTD’s rapidly growing campus nears 30,000 students. However, gymgoers’ frustration due...

Dorm windows cannot weather October storm | October 18, 2021

During the past week’s influx of thunderstorms and rainy weather, several Comets faced issues with water leaks in their residences – and with little help from the housing offices, some have resorted to fixing the problems themselves. From Oct. 10-14, severe thunderstorms made their way across Richardson, leading to minor...

From The Mercury Archives: Oct. 23, 1995 | October 18, 2021

No one doubts college can be a scary place. Just ask freshmen before their first final exam. But few college students would say their fears have anything to do with monsters under the bed or goblins in the closet. Maybe they should. Nationwide, ghostly legends thrive on campuses. “There’s just...


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PC bangs provides a dedicated space for aspiring esports players to say ‘GG EZ’ | October 18, 2021

With a return to in-person operations, many student organizations, gaming or otherwise, have flocked to a rarer sight in America but a staple of Korean gaming culture: the local PC bang. UTD’s local PC bang is the GG EZ Gaming Café, home to PCs loaded with a variety of games...

Coach check-in: Terry Butterfield | October 18, 2021

In this week’s Coach Check-in, I sat down with Terry Butterfield, men’s basketball head coach, to discuss the makeup of the team’s roster and what preparation for the season is going to look like. So, first off, with the season starting in a couple weeks, what does preseason preparation for...

No time to watch | October 18, 2021

As Daniel Craig’s time as James Bond draws to an end, “No Time to Die” shines a light on the new era of Bond girls and their impact on femme fatales in film but brings a dull and unsatisfying conclusion to one of film’s most iconic characters. As Craig’s last...

Ask Sophie: Study tips | October 18, 2021

Now that midterms have mostly come to an end, you may be feeling confident, ambivalent or even dreadful about your grades. Regardless of how you think you did, it can’t hurt to reflect upon your current study habits and refine them or adopt new ones altogether to improve your performance...

What’s What: October’s Local Art Highlights | October 18, 2021

It’s midterm season, and let’s be honest: you’re looking for anything to distract yourself from school right now. There’s nothing like local art to help you reset and get back into your academic groove. Clear your mind with this month’s DFW art highlights: 1. Paulo Nimer Pjota “Every Empire Breaks...


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