Who watches the watchmen?

Who watches the watchmen?

Editor’s note: This review contains major spoilers for “Go Set a Watchman.” People often conjure heroes when they need a role model to look up to. When those facades inevitably fade away in the cold light of reality, people begin to see their idols for who they really are. The...

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Brain storms

Brain storms

Sergeant Mike Rials felt as though he had lost purpose in life. He had burned several bridges with his friends and family and spent most of his time indoors. On his third deployment to Afghanistan with the Marine Corps, Rials was caught in a blast when a vehicle hit an...

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Gallery captures spirit of virgin

Gallery captures spirit of virgin

An outsider’s glimpse into a sacred holiday is showcased through photographer Lilly Albritton’s gallery, “¡Que Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!” Albritton, a UTD alumna who got her Ph.D. in Humanities-Aesthetic Studies, spent the last decade traveling across the American Southwest capturing the celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe.  Her traveling...

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Can’t stop, won’t stop

Can’t stop, won’t stop

Correction: In an earlier version of this article, the occupation of Alex Piquero was misstated. The Mercury regrets this error. One Saturday afternoon, after conquering her sixth mile on the treadmill, criminology professor Nicole Piquero considered going home. But she was at the gym watching a college football game, and...

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Success isn’t defined by expectations

Success isn’t defined by expectations

When I first heard about Jennifer Pan, a Vietnamese-Canadian girl who hired hit men to kill her parents, my initial reaction was utter disbelief. But then I thought about it. Was the concept of an Asian girl feeling so suffocated by her parents that she took a step as drastic...

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