Passive elections, leaders contribute to indifference

Passive elections, leaders contribute to indifference

Student apathy toward campus issues is often a direct consequence of passive leadership. Student bodies across the nation have boasted of widespread activist endeavors in the past, which include fighting for civil rights and protesting against the Vietnam War. Yet, as arguably the most-informed generation to date slowly trickles into...

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Millenials must fight race issues

The idea that we are a generation far removed from the confines of racially biased thinking is dangerous. Everyday microaggressions — daily verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities that communicate negative racial slights — on our own campuses shows us that racial insensitivity has a pervasive presence at universities. Occasionally, a...

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SG officers’ work cut out

SG officers’ work cut out

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the length of time required for a senator to serve before running for President and Vice President. The Mercury regrets this error. Connecting student leaders, alumni relations among goals for newly appointed SG president The newly elected president of Student Government, along...

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Blotter

Blotter

March 8 • An unaffiliated male was arrested for other agency warrants and possession of marijuana on Campbell Road around 1 a.m. • A student reported an unknown person stole a bicycle from a bike rack in Residence Hall North around 8 p.m. March 9 • An unaffiliated person was...

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Senator selected as finalist for student regent

Senator selected as finalist for student regent

Mathematics senior Charlie Hannigan was named one of five finalists for the student regent position on the UT System Board of Regents by Chancellor William McRaven according to The Daily Texan. The student regent holds a nonvoting position on the UT System Board of Regents for a year-long term. The...

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Landscaping project to support dwindling butterfly population

Landscaping project to support dwindling butterfly population

Thousands of monarch butterflies may soon come to campus as part of an ongoing project to cultivate the university’s open fields with their food and shelter supply. Craig Lewis, the greenhouse landscape coordinator for Facilities Management, has been working in the greenhouses planting more than 800 seeds of two different...

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Student affairs VP to retire

Student affairs VP to retire

Vice President for Student Affairs Darrelene Rachavong announced on March 27 that she will retire from her position in June. Rachavong, who turned 69 in February, said she originally planned to retire in 2016 but decided to retire sooner after her latest birthday. “I thought, ‘You know, I really shouldn’t...

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Mediterranean eatery upgrades

Mediterranean eatery upgrades

Alumni teams up with restaurant owner to revamp struggling business with new look but same menu It was a dimly lit restaurant, encircled with heavy curtains and an aloof air, but for former city council member and alumni Amir Omar, Dean’s Restaurant showed great promise. Omar said the food at...

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Brewery Brothers

Brewery Brothers

Alumni make non-traditional beers in Fort Worth business  It was just about six o’clock and dozens of people had lined up at the gate of Martin House Brewery among the backdrop of downtown Fort Worth. They were waiting to try the variety of beers that the brewery makes. There’s the...

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