Depression facts

* Anyone can be struck by depression or suicidal thoughts, regardless of race, gender, age, socioeconomic status, etc. ** Calling suicide a ‘selfish’ act insults the deceased and perpetuates the false belief that clinical depression is a minor or trivial concern, which can prevent those who actually suffer from it...

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Student moonlights as stripper

Student moonlights as stripper

Updated: A previous version of this article was printed in error. The Mercury regrets this error. At the start of his shift, he comes in, flirts with potential customers and changes into nothing but a pair of tight underwear. For the rest of the night, he woos patrons with his...

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National media failed Ferguson

For the first four nights of Ferguson’s (intercommunity) protests, it was difficult to tell by television alone if the Missouri suburb even existed. While CNN and its peers settled neatly into their primetime routines each night, hundreds of the town’s tech-savvy protestors flooded social media sites in a firm move...

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UTDPD Blotter

UTDPD Blotter

August 5 • A student reported his bicycle was stolen from Phase 7 at 9:10 a.m. August 8 • An unaffiliated person was arrested for failure to identify and/or giving false information at midnight. August 10 • An affiliated person was arrested for possession of marijuana more than 2 oz....

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Resident restrained, robbed

Perpetrator enters victim’s apartment under false pretense A female student reported to UTD PD that a man dressed as a construction worker entered her UV apartment on Aug. 11, physically restrained her and stole personal property. Chief of Police Larry Zacharias said the student indicated the perpetrator entered the residence...

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Jack of all trades

Jack of all trades

Correction: Anwarul Abedin’s name was incorrectly spelled in the article. The Mercury regrets this error. Bangladeshi band, pingpong among prof’s passions In his spare time, he likes playing pingpong. He is also the bass guitarist for a Bangladeshi band, playing music in a language he can’t speak – Bengali.  Hynek...

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The Barona Bus comes to the Art Barn

The Barona Bus comes to the Art Barn

The Barona Bus made a stop at the Art Barn on the evening on August 22. UTD alumna Leah Foster and the bus have traveled from NYC to Texas, stopping at a slew of diverse venues along the way. They invited visitors to share in a potluck and leave their...

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DIY at Central Trak

2014 may be one of the most exciting years for independent art and music in Dallas right now. Six panelists met at the UTD Arts Residency CentralTrak in Dallas near Fair Park on August 14 to discuss the Dallas music scene and its growth over the past few years. The...

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