The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect

Monarch butterflies flock to campus thanks to work of students, facilities Butterfly Flutterby, a landscaping project that supports monarch butterfly populations, is playing host to a large migration of butterflies for the first time as they fly from Canada to Mexico. The project features stations around campus that house a...

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Ease of access to news can be mixed blessing

Ability of users to get information at any given time can lead to public more fixated on quick bites rather than substantial pieces In a day and age where information is disseminated in nanoseconds and an unfathomable amount of content is at our fingertips, it’s not surprising that people want...

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Campus inexperience with race issues potentially harmful

Campus inexperience with race issues potentially harmful

Recent protests at the University of Missouri highlight UTD’s relative youth in dealing with racial problems on campus Many students are taking a step back and examining the role race plays in their lives after allegations that the University of Missouri doesn’t pay proper attention to the needs of minorities...

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Couple gets married in Lot T

Couple gets married in Lot T

Correction: In a previous version of this story Zack Gentry’s name was misspelled and he was incorrectly identified as a minister ordained by the State of Texas. The Mercury regrets this error.  Newlyweds met through dating app, decide to exchange vows in front of Rainbow Guards’ float As multiple student...

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Man’s Best Friends

Man’s Best Friends

Service dogs help owners on campus live easier lives Matthew Schroeder has had a much easier time dealing with certain aspects of being confined to a wheelchair ever since Lauren came into his life. The two have become practically inseparable. Lauren’s a loyal friend and a constant, comforting presence. She’s...

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Starbucks red cup reaction is madness

Starbucks red cup reaction is madness

I’ve always been a fan of Starbucks. I think they’ve done a great job with their hot and cold cups, especially around Christmas, and, despite the copious amounts of syrup put in their drinks, they’ve come up with some pretty interesting flavor combinations. But really, I had no idea that...

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