Home Stretch

Home Stretch

For senior forward Megan Mugavero and senior defender Sam Konstanty, this season is a season of lasts — last home game, last road trip and the last time they’ll take the field representing UTD. At first, Konstanty didn’t try to make too much of the fact he was entering the...

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Cricket team temporarily loses field privileges

Cricket team temporarily loses field privileges

Going into the third week of the semester, UTD’s cricket team is still without a practice field due to ongoing construction on the southwest side of campus. Amogh Butta, a finance graduate student and the president of the cricket team said the group had previously spoken to Vice President of...

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‘Atlanta’ tackles social issues through lens of rap

‘Atlanta’ tackles social issues through lens of rap

Donald Glover has presented himself in multiple forms in the past decade — writer, rapper, comedian, visual artist and now showrunner of FX’s “Atlanta.” Glover’s latest artistic endeavor is the culmination of all of his professional personas. “Atlanta” successfully webs social commentary and entertainment with a talented ensemble cast under...

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Novel explores magical realism in utopian afterlife

Novel explores magical realism in utopian afterlife

Have you ever wondered if there is a heaven? Have you contemplated the meaning of life? Have you ever wondered if the butterfly effect is more than just an abstract theory? If so, “The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall” by Shannon Kirk is a must-read novel for you. “The Extraordinary...

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Singer finds voice

Singer finds voice

Scott Li walked onto the stage, his heart racing. In front of him were judges who would decide his fate in the singing competition. Li, an interdisciplinary studies junior, competed in the “Voice of China” singing competition and placed third in the U.S. division. While his family and friends encouraged...

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Faculty member shares passion for ‘Star Trek’

Faculty member shares passion for ‘Star Trek’

Various departments at UTD put on events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of “Star Trek’s” premiere — all organized by a faculty member and self-described “Trekkie.” Jacqueline Long, the program supervisor at the Academic Bridge Program, helped the Meteor Theater, UTDesign and the McDermott Library host events starting Sept. 8,...

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Northside occupied

Northside occupied

All of the 595 individuals who had planned to reside at Northside, the new apartment complex on Synergy Park Boulevard, have moved into the apartments as of Sept. 15. Sydney Huebner, who works in the Northside office, said the delay was caused by unfinished loft units in block two of...

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Radio club connects with international station in Russia

Radio club connects with international station in Russia

Correction: In a previous version of this story, K5UTD was wrongly denoted. The Mercury regrets this error. Elation filled Michael Aldridge as he methodically fumbled with the amateur device. Using only spare parts from other devices and old radios, Aldridge and his club had done it: They made contact with...

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Schools must value skills-based agenda

Schools must value skills-based agenda

I have struggled multiple times in the past to learn material for an exam only to realize that all the class was teaching me was how to take a test. Instead of doing something that would strengthen me for my future field of study — business administration and pre-law —...

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