A Week on DART

A Week on DART

Mercury staffer uses solely public transportation for a week, finds pleasant experiences Created in 1983, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, or DART, is Dallas’ main public transportation system. According to the DART webpage, it is estimated that close to 30 million residents have used both the DART rail and bus...

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Changes needed in the video game industry

The video game industry is losing consumer confidence, and some changes need to be made in order for video games to continue to grow as an entertainment medium. Not all gaming companies are performing poorly, but in recent years, there have been numerous mishaps as well as adoption of some...

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Auxiliary Services holds bike sale

Auxiliary Services sells items to the public three times year: a furniture sale in September and January, as well as a bike sale, which was organized for the first time ever this year on Nov. 19 at the surplus warehouse. The event was open to students, faculty and staff. “It...

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Response to immigrant reform tepid

Immigrant rights groups believe President’s executive order weak, might not last President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform announced on Nov. 20 has received mixed reactions from members of the Hispanic community. His reforms are not historic or very different from what many presidents of either party have passed before...

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Still DREAMing

Still DREAMing

UTD siblings reflect on living as undocumented immigrants in United States It was Election Day in 2008 and Abigail Cortes and her mom were watching the election results. Both were upset that Cortes’ brother, Elio Zapote, had wanted to visit a friend at UTD that night instead of watching the...

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Veterans’ wall visits campus

Veterans’ wall visits campus

Public pays tribute to Vietnam vets at traveling memorial replica, mobile center A half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. was on display from Nov. 19-22 in front of the McDermott Library. The 250-foot exhibit, called The Wall That Heals, includes both the wall inscribed with more...

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