Amazon film thrills with detail, script

Amazon film thrills with detail, script

While “Embrace of the Serpent,” directed by Ciro Guerro, is taut in form, the film leaves some room for interpretation. Is it about two Caucasian explorers and their persevering hunt for the rare Yakruna plant? Or do the explorers simply serve as a pivotal point in the protagonist’s spiritual journey...

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Society taught to lessen value of minority lives

Shooting of a young Hispanic male by police officer shines light on community’s race perceptions, their detrimental effects The death of a Hispanic teenager over spring break in Addison at the hands of an off-duty Farmers Branch police officer exemplifies the problems young Latinos face in this country. It’s also...

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More party platforms needed to represent Americans

Correction: In a previous version of this story, the party that 43 percent of U.S. citizens affiliated with was not identified correctly. The Mercury regrets this error. Recent election has made it apparent current two-party system doesn’t serve needs of American populace sufficiently The 2016 election season has revealed an identity crisis...

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Researchers use science to study art

Researchers use science to study art

Conservation expert looks into history of pieces, examines the surfaces of works over time Despite the scientific jargon and complicated analytical machinery David McPhail works with, his research at UTD is all about the arts. McPhail is a distinguished chair at the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, the 1...

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Heads of State

Heads of State

Students race for top Student Government spots in first contested race in two years For the first time in two years, UTD’s Student Government chose its leadership through a contested election. Although two tickets entered, only one finished on top. Adam Richards, an electrical engineering senior from McKinney, said he...

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SG hosts student debate

SG hosts student debate

Members of College Democrats, College Republicans square off on policies, issues of election year On March 24, the UTD College Democrats and College Republicans came together to discuss a variety of hot button topics in a debate hosted by the Legislative Affairs Committee of Student Government. International political economy senior...

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