Life Lessons

Life Lessons

                   

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Senior captains lead the way

Senior captains lead the way

Correction: Madi Hess’ name was misspelled in an earlier version of this article. The Mercury regrets this error. Senior guards top team in scoring, grow as teammates, become friends over four year career for women’s basketball team With less than three minutes left on the clock the women’s basketball team...

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Passing on the pigskin

Passing on the pigskin

Athletic Director confirms: UTD is not interested in starting a football team in the near future, other UT system schools toil to start their own programs College football may be the king of Texas sports. With millions of fans claiming allegiance to schools such as Texas and Texas A&M and...

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Dull script weakens WWII story

Dull script weakens WWII story

“Unbroken” tells the unbelievable true story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic long distance runner who was captured by Japanese troops during World War II after his plane was shot down, in a surprisingly lackluster fashion. Adapted from the biography by Laura Hillenbrand of Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), “Unbroken” is the...

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What’s coming up in 2015

What’s coming up in 2015

         B4.DA.$$           JOEY BADA$$           JAN. 20           New York hip-hop may have found a messiah in this young MC from Brooklyn, and his debut album (pronounced “Before the Money”) will be his first testament. With...

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#pinpossible

#pinpossible

  As a college student and as a journalist, I consume entirely too many calories drinking coffee and tea. I love drinking coffee and tea out of cute mugs, and my Instagram feed probably enjoys them as well. But, I cannot stomach paying $12 for one of Anthropologie’s adorable mugs....

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Aussie actress shines in time travel drama

Aussie actress shines in time travel drama

“Predestination” offers standard plot but emotional performances Time travel in films is always a tricky ordeal. Unlike most sci-fi fare, these movies often play with our minds using paradoxical situations rather than striking us with visual and technical splendor. Sometimes, films let the plot stumble over its own contrived complexities....

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Local film highlights mystery surrounding human trafficking

Local film highlights mystery surrounding human trafficking

Amber Stevens was just a normal girl who, like many teens, would sneak out of her parent’s house to find a good party. Her world is suddenly shrouded in violence when she’s kidnapped for eight days while her community searches for her. These true events formed the plot of “8...

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