Game Corner: Dishonored 2

Game Corner: Dishonored 2

“Dishonored 2” is a first-person, action-adventure game with a focus on stealth. The player must reclaim the royal throne after it was lost in a coup. Players are given a wide range of methods to tackle objectives, which means subsequent playthroughs can provide different experiences, assuming they opt for a...

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One for the books

One for the books

As students head to the McDermott Library in droves to prepare for upcoming finals, Loreen Henry, a senior librarian, is one of the staff members working behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly. Born in Jamaica, Henry moved to New York when she was 10 years old and developed...

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Students push protection for undocumented residents

Students push protection for undocumented residents

In response to President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promises to crack down on illegal immigration and deport millions of undocumented residents, students at UTD are petitioning the university to protect information about undocumented students from the federal government. During his campaign, Trump said he would stop the Deferred Action for Childhood...

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SG Report: December 5th

SG Report: December 5th

Comet Discount Program Student Government is planning to update the Comet Discount Program, which provides various deals on goods and services found within a 10-mile radius of UTD. A full list of businesses offering deals can currently be found at SG.utdallas.edu/discount under “Comet Discounts.” Auto repair shops, child care facilities,...

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Q&A: Mark McKinnon

Q&A: Mark McKinnon

Mark McKinnon is a political adviser, television producer and newspaper columnist who has worked in American politics for the last 30 years. He has served on several political campaigns and created and produced “The Circus,” a Showtime TV show. In 2010, McKinnon co-founded No Labels, a political organization devoted to...

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Anti-Trump protesters safeguard First Amendment right

Anti-Trump protesters safeguard First Amendment right

The First Amendment is one of our most important rights as Americans. Its protection of our right to protest also safeguards democracy itself, and yet many are criticizing anti-Trump protesters. Since the election, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Ted Cruz, Kellyanne Conway and others have criticized and characterized anti-Trump supporters as...

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UTD reaches Tier One status

UTD reaches Tier One status

President Richard Benson declared Dec. 21 as Tier One Day to mark UTD’s achievement in reaching Tier One status. For years, UTD administrators have pursued the goal of making UTD a Tier One university. They aimed to demonstrate UTD’s progress in influencing the Metroplex as a premier institution. “Tier One...

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Fire delays building progress

Fire delays building progress

A fire damaged the roof of a building under construction in the new Phase 7 apartments on Nov. 30. The Richardson Fire Department responded to a call Wednesday morning at 2:55 a.m. from a police officer driving down Campbell Road who noticed the fire. They arrived at 3:02 a.m. with...

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Fight the stigma

Fight the stigma

Thirty-four percent of college-aged students have felt depressed at least once in the past few months, according to a survey conducted by the Associated Press. UTD fits into that national narrative regarding depression. In a survey conducted by The Mercury, out of 303 respondents, about 74 percent reported experiencing depression,...

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