Roller hockey team skates into Nationals

They are ranked No. 1 in the nation. They have as many losses this year as UTD’s non-existent football team. They are the most successful team in the history of their league. No, it’s not the chess team – it’s the Comet roller hockey squad who stormed through the Southwest...

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My two cents

Thanks for tuning in. I want to thank everyone who read my column last issue – here’s a shout out to Mom and both of my friends. Did you hear that Gatorade is planning to introduce a new ESPN-flavored sports drink? I can’t decide if I would rather have it...

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Postcard from Spain

Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the Office of International Education, The UTD Mercury is highlighting the adventures of UTD students who study abroad. In this installment, Daniel Erwin, a senior literary studies student, shares his experiences in Spain, where he is studying for the spring semester. SALAMANCA, SPAIN – In...

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UTD unveils new web presence

UTD unveiled a new look on May 4 after receiving an “extreme makeover,” but it wasn’t the result of extensive nip-and-tuck plastic surgeries that are dominating reality-based transformation TV these days. UTD’s new look took place in cyberspace, as the university’s web development team debuted a new Web site for...

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Gauguin’s ‘Paradise’ spotlights artist’s scandals

“Gauguin’s Paradise,” directed by Fred Curchack, dramatizes the life of controversial post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin and premiers at 8 p.m. March 26 in the University Theater Using both theatrical technique and a variety of visual media, such as masks, puppets and video, Curchack incorporates Gauguin’s personal letters and paintings to...

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Madrid bombs affected voters & their conscience

SALAMANCA, Spain – There is no doubt that the terror attack week and a half ago affected the election here in Spain. Almost everyone predicted that the Partido Popular, the more conservative party, was going to win the elections handily. I know several people here who supported Bush’s friend, now-former...

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Haines named ‘Ugly Man’

Students came out in force to vote for the “Ugliest Man on Campus” by emptying their pockets and purses in the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fundraiser. Donovan Haines, assistant professor of chemistry, won the contest sponsored by APO service fraternity. With a bucket full of pennies, he raked in the...

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SGA president speaks for, to student voice

The Student Government Association (SGA) spent the summer hard at work for the students. Though most students do not take classes during the summer, UTD continues to change and progress, even throughout the summer months. While this summer meant SGA finished a lot of old projects, it also signified the...

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Baylor Lariat sticks to principles amidst controversy

In a time of national censorship and “patriotic” submissiveness, I applaud the Baylor Lariat’s recent controversial editorial. The Feb. 27 editorial defended San Francisco officials’ actions in providing marriage licenses to gay couples. It comes as no surprise that the conservative Baylor administration took offense to the stance. Baylor University...

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PHEds preach protection

Students looking for facts and fun scored big during Sexual Responsibility Week, which aimed to help students become more responsible about, well, sex. Health Education and the Peer Health Educators (PHEds) provided prizes, snacks and games along with pertinent statistics and information about sexual intercourse, sexually transmitted diseases and contraceptives...

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