Ladies first

Ladies first

New organization aims to work with international nonprofit to fund girls’ education across the world, shape female leaders Casual surfing on the internet over Thanksgiving break led finance and global business freshman Nishaat Rupani, to come across a website about an international non-profit called She’s the First, which quickly piqued...

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Survivor speaks

Survivor speaks

Annual event spreads sexual assault awareness, offers support A survivor’s story of her sexual assault and how she overcame the aftermath was the centerpiece of an annual event centered on educating college students about the issues of assault and rape. Every year, UTD hosts “Take Back the Night,” an event...

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Editor’s Desk: Why criticism is needed

Readers role in future of The Mercury, journalism vital for success As the year comes to a close, students across campus are taking time to reflect on just how far they have come. As I do the same to look back on my year as Editor-in-Chief, I’ve realized that the...

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Green fund needed for future of university conservation

Initiative with focus on sustainability needed to help propel UTD towards Tier One status, become more eco-friendly Imagine having a role in proposing how the fees collected with your tuition are spent. Imagine part of that money will be set aside for specific sustainability initiatives on campus. These possibilities came...

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Mobile home

Mobile home

Cash strapped student lives out of car for months Editor’s note: The source’s name has been changed to protect his identity. His car was outfitted with two Coleman coolers filled with non-perishable food. He hid everything he owned under a tarp in the bed of his truck, or on the...

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Views from the other side

Views from the other side

Students of different races face challenges, find new environment at UTD When political science senior Nick Hernandez looks back on when he first arrived at UTD in the fall of 2012, he readily admits he felt out of place. Hernandez, who grew up in the predominantly black and Hispanic neighborhood...

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