Disc Jocks

Disc Jocks

Ultimate team members bring passion to new sport For ITSS junior Steven Borik, there’s nothing quite like seeing a Frisbee glide through the air, travel 60 or 70 yards and witnessing two people going up and fighting for it. Borik currently plays on the men’s ultimate team. He joined the...

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Pinpossible: Valentine’s Truffles

Pinpossible: Valentine’s Truffles

There’s an old saying that goes the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. In the spirit of that saying, I decided to go with a food-based Pin Possible for our Valentine’s themed issue. Truffles can be made using many different techniques. There are the cake ball...

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Valentine’s Dinner Spots

Valentine’s Dinner Spots

The best places around campus to take that special someone on a romantic date Valentine’s Day is approaching, which means a slew of restaurants will be accepting reservations for couples seeking romantic dinners. Out of all the restaurants that exist within the Dallas and Richardson areas, it can be hard to...

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Houses of the Holy: Islam

Houses of the Holy: Islam

Correction: In a previous version of this story, Yaseen Ahmad’s name was misspelled. The Mercury regrets this error. Student rediscovers bond with Islam after losing connection to mosque in middle school Editor’s note: This is the second part of a five-part series on places of worship that members of the...

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Game library reopens

Game library reopens

Students bring back gaming space after year of inactivity After a year away, a library for students to rent and play games has returned to campus. The Game Library, which re-opened last semester, is a place where students can come to check out or play console and computer games with...

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SG hosts weekly voter registration

SG hosts weekly voter registration

Correction: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick was scheduled to visit UTD in February. In fact, no date has been set and Patrick’s office is considering a possible visit to campus before the November election. The Mercury regrets this error. Legislative Affairs Committee hosts drive...

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Flint crisis reveals true government priorities

Flint crisis reveals true government priorities

Officials prioritized saving money over health of residents of Flint The Flint Water Crisis has shocked millions as its story unfolded over the past month, yet awareness has come far too late for many of the citizens affected. In April 2014, Gov. Rick Snyder switched the Flint water supply from...

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Media inflates Zika presence in country

Lack of understanding of virus leads to frenzy, sense of panic The recent spread of the Zika virus has caused the World Health Organization to declare it a global threat and has led to a media field day. Ordinary citizens are now left asking if they’re safe from this new,...

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