Transfer of power

Transfer of power

UTD’s baseball team, ranked 14th in the country, is seeing success this season after the addition of 13 transfer students to the roster. The Comets are nationally ranked for the first time in 10 years following a large offseason roster turnover, during which they lost nine graduating seniors. Head coach...

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New ‘Furious’ film proves to be worthy sequel

New ‘Furious’ film proves to be worthy sequel

In “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment of “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, director F. Gary Gray and writer Chris Morgan rehash themes that made previous films a success. The movie features the non-stop, over-the-top action, cheesy one liners, fast cars and short skirts that come straight...

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Review: Mystery thriller

Review: Mystery thriller

James Patterson, author of the Alex Cross and Maximum Ride series, told the Washington Post that his latest novel, The Black Book, was his best in 20 years. If you read this expecting a fast-paced and sharp detective novel, you might be disappointed. Instead, The Black Book underwhelms with cliche...

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Keepers of the Earth

Keepers of the Earth

UTD’s sustainability efforts have grown to incorporate a student educator component with the creation of EcoReps this semester. In 2016, Thea Junt, the associate director of facilities management for energy conservation and sustainability, and Evan Paret, the administration project coordinator for facilities management, submitted the first comprehensive Association for Advancement...

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SG Report: April 24th

SG Report: April 24th

Foreign Affairs Leader of the Academic Affairs Committee Jonathan Schueler is continuing to work with his committee on evaluating the need for more foreign language courses. He is waiting on feedback from the School of Arts and Humanities with additional questions for the survey  that will measure the interest in...

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Entrepreneurial lab opens for student use

Entrepreneurial lab opens for student use

Any UTD student with entrepreneurial ideas will have the opportunity to turn them into companies using the free resources of the Blackstone LaunchPad, which is scheduled to open at the end of April. UTD has been working to create a physical workspace for an entrepreneurial program since last summer when...

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Res Hall North closed to all upperclassmen

Res Hall North closed to all upperclassmen

Starting next semester, Residence Hall North will be open exclusively to freshmen. As one of five residence halls on campus, North was the only one to offer beds to older students. Currently, upperclassmen occupy 187 of the 384 beds housed in North, said Ryan White, the assistant vice president for...

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Counseling Center waitlist reflects increasing student demand for help

The current waitlist for the UTD Student Counseling Center has 127 people. A month and a half ago, there were 108 people on the list. The wait is only getting worse, and the center is not able to do much to ease it. From personal experience and others’ testimonies, it...

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Democracy threatened by authoritarian ideas

Democracy threatened by authoritarian ideas

In a previous version of this article the name of Lawrence Lessig’s book was incorrect, The Mercury regrets this error. America’s imperialist ambitions are known to be heading toward the status of empire, and together with our declining leadership in science, technology and education, the American people have become prone...

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Ethical Hackers raise money to help repeal bill reducing internet privacy

Ethical Hackers raise money to help repeal bill reducing internet privacy

A UTD group called Ethical Hackers is donating the profits from its first annual fundraiser to protest a federal bill overturning previous Federal Communications Commission regulations protecting consumer privacy. On April 19, Christopher Franson, an information technology and systems junior and president of Ethical Hackers, raised $66 at the organization’s...

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