PS4 Pro: Is it really worth it?

PS4 Pro: Is it really worth it?

Sony released information regarding the hardware specs of their new version of the Playstation 4, the Playstation 4 Pro, which is being marketed for its ability to display games in 4K resolutions. Even if you are a die-hard Sony fan, or just someone who always buys a new console on...

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Q&A: One O’ Clock Lab Band

Q&A: One O’ Clock Lab Band

The One O’Clock Lab Band, a Grammy-nominated jazz ensemble from the University of North Texas, performed at UTD on Sept. 23. The Mercury had a chance to sit down with Alan Baylock, the recently appointed director and an alumnus of the band, to talk about his experience so far and...

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Juniors place first in nat’l game design competition

Juniors place first in nat’l game design competition

Foofaraw is defined as a great deal of fuss or attention to a minor matter. ATEC juniors David McCullough and Brandon Blakemore had never used the word before Sept. 23, but they had to learn it on the fly to win first place at this year’s “Chillenium,” a game jam...

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Amateur philosophers find community

Amateur philosophers find community

On any given Friday afternoon, several students gather in a classroom in the Erik Jonsson Academic Center to discuss the unexpected: epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, morality and justice. After spending some time trying to find an identity, The Philosopher’s Society is gaining stability as a student organization and working to...

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Accounting program celebrates 10 years

Accounting program celebrates 10 years

The Professional Program in Accounting hosted an alumni event to celebrate its tenth anniversary at UTD and its overall 90 percent acceptance rate for PPA students into public accounting internships and jobs since the start of the program. Amy Troutman, the director of the PPA at UTD, founded the program...

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Local politician enlists UTD students, alums on campaign trail

Local politician enlists UTD students, alums on campaign trail

In this election season, Texas’ district 114 is brewing an interesting matchup with Republican Rep. Jason Villalba facing Jim Burke of the Dallas County Democratic Party in the Texas House of Representatives election. Burke’s platforms share similarities with Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign agenda. The campaign is a student-run initiative that...

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UTD organizations mobilize student voters for election

UTD organizations mobilize student voters for election

Correction: In a previous version of this story, Akshitha Padigela’s name was misspelled. The Mercury regrets this error. With the presidential election rapidly approaching student organizations, university faculty and staff are mobilizing as many people as they can to go vote. As a part of the effort, Residential Life held...

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Car lovers unite

Car lovers unite

Over 100 car enthusiasts gathered on the top floor of Parking Structure 3 over the weekend to feature their automobiles and share their mutual interest. On Oct. 1, the Driver’s Club of UTD once again organized Cars and Comets, an event held on the first Saturday of every month. The...

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