Stall or spoil?

Stall or spoil?

After several conferences and billions of dollars spent on pollution and other problems, we are in a worse environmental state than we were 25 years ago. No doubt, a lot of it is just big boys with their egos refusing to go first. But when it translates into a humanitarian crisis...

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Art club inspires creativity

Art club inspires creativity

Group promotes workshops and showcases for student art A newly founded art club is encouraging non-art majors to show off their creativity, receive feedback and practice their skills in a group setting. After realizing that the campus was lacking an extracurricular outlet for students to improve their art skills and...

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Q&A /// with Touré

Q&A /// with Touré

Q: What’s the best part of your job? A: Probably having a small part in having an impact on how people think and see the world. I remember this one situation where they gave me a reader — a three to four sentence thing for me to read — about...

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New ‘Furious’ film resorts to same formula

New ‘Furious’ film resorts to same formula

“Furious 7” has a nonsensical plot and dull dialogue, but it speeds past these road bumps that might otherwise sideline any other film with a familiar mix of levity and the care it shows for its fallen cast member. James Wan directs the latest entry in the “Fast and Furious”...

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Family, friends gather at memorial recognizing student, staff deaths

Student government members lead ceremony, pay their respects Solemn condolences were shared among families, friends and members of the UTD community who gathered to commemorate the loss of nine students during the 2014-2015 academic year at a memorial service called “Comets Remember,” on April 2 in the Galaxy Rooms. Psychology...

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Mock Trial team advances to championship series

Mock Trial team advances to championship series

Correction: A previous version of this article was incorrectly titled. The Mercury regrets this error. For the first time since the mock trial program began in 2006, two teams qualified to the Opening Round Championship Series in Memphis, Tennessee, which took place from March 20-22. A UT Dallas team has...

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You said on denying business to groups based on religious beliefs:

“There’s no reason to not sell your product to someone just cause of what they are inclined to believe. They’re your customers, that’s it.” Shielah Muantana Neuroscience sophomore   “According to me, they should not refuse because it is immature of which religion you are, you have the right to...

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Comets and Craters

Trophies: Student Media groups won 32 awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association conference held in San Antonio on April 8 -11. Among the awards, our Editor-in-Chief, Miguel Perez, was named Editor of the Year for the entire association. Warm weather: After months of feeling the cold, cruel sting of...

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THE LONG FIGHT

State legislation threatens to inhibit the rights of LGBT citizens within the state, activists must not hinder in their fight for equality It’s hard to deny that the past year has been a whirlwind one for LGBT rights. Marriage equality has swept the nation, with same-sex marriages occurring in 37...

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