Very Superstitious

Very Superstitious

Baseball players take part in game day rituals for good luck As he walked to the mound, a phrase was shouted out by his high-school teammate. It was one he was never supposed to hear. “I wanted to mess with him, so I yelled it out,” junior pitcher Tyler Dauer...

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Game Time

Game Time

Correction: The name of the exhibit that features video games by UTD students is called 2theExtreme: MathAlive!, and it will be featured at the Perot Museum through January 4. The Mercury regrets this error.  ATEC students, Perot Museum collaborate to create educational games for children Usually relegated to the entertainment industry,...

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Dallas-born dancer, New York performer brings versatility, teaches tap, modern, jazz

Dallas-born dancer, New York performer brings versatility, teaches tap, modern, jazz

The day she was born, her mother taught a tap-dancing class. Just like that, Misty Owens was tied to the art forever. At least, that’s how she feels. However, she hasn’t restricted herself to tap alone, and her choreography for the ensemble this semester has brought together contemporary and tap...

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Color, intricate details paint the scenes of holiday film

Color, intricate details paint the scenes of holiday film

“The Book of Life” takes viewers on a spiritual journey through three visually astounding worlds to spread a message of self-determination for young viewers. The new animated film, written and directed by Jorge Gutierrez, is an interesting and original take on the Mexican celebration of The Day of the Dead....

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Modern form, fluid movements, strong storylines Saba’s signature

Modern form, fluid movements, strong storylines Saba’s signature

Michele Hanlon and Monica Saba had worked together in the Dancers Unlimited Repertoire, a dance company in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, for a couple of years. When a position to teach opened up at UTD in the spring of 1995, Hanlon, already an instructor at UTD, brought Saba in to...

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Twenty years in, first dance prof proud of progress

Twenty years in, first dance prof proud of progress

Michele Hanlon’s first solo performance was a strange experience. She was dancing in a piece composed by a graduate student at the University of Arizona as part of her bachelor’s degree in dance. She started with her back to the audience and turned as the music started. She then promptly...

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The Art of Dance

The Art of Dance

It has been 20 years since the start of the dance program at UTD, and this year’s fall dance performance, “Score,” will commemorate the program’s success in the last two decades. Choreographed by three dance instructors, the dances are primarily contemporary style with one tap dance piece by lecturer Misty...

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UTDPD Blotter

UTDPD Blotter

Oct. 6 A student reported that their bicycle was taken from the classroom building 2 rack at 8:34 p.m. Oct. 7 Four people reported the theft of their cell phones from the outdoor basketball courts in Lot J at 11:02 a.m. Oct. 8 A student reported their green parking sticker...

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Mental health workers stress importance of dialogue

It seemed like just another Wednesday, only the third day of the fall semester, and Alex Miller was navigating his return to college: finding classes and meeting professors and students. It all seemed fine, but by day’s end, it would prove to be one of the most haunting days of...

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