Student voices not heard in Testing Center decision

Student voices not heard in Testing Center decision

The Testing Center moved from its location in the library to Synergy Park North 2 in a unilateral move by administration without student comment. Located next to Northside, SP/N2 is a 20-minute walk from the library. Because of a lack of communication from the administration, students don’t know how much...

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Students should read books more often

Students should read books more often

Reading is one of the most important skills to have and develop in life. However, people don’t seem to be reading for fun as much as they could be and this needs to be changed. Along with the obvious benefits that come with reading for pleasure, such as increased intelligence...

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Plinth stage undergoing repairs

Plinth stage undergoing repairs

After almost three months of being closed off, the stage at the center of the Plinth is undergoing repairs. Both the substrate and wooden panels are being replaced and an electrical component is being added. The damage was originally reported to Facilities Management in mid-November, when a student reported the...

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SP/N Gallery

SP/N Gallery

From Los Angeles and New York to Germany and France, June Owens’ filmography journey brings her back to UTD’s SP/N gallery with her exhibit, giving the children of the Holocaust a voice. Owens’ exhibit “revisit, remember, reconnect Fohrenwald children” features interviews and stories from children held at Jewish displaced person...

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Men’s volleyball returns to UTD

Men’s volleyball returns to UTD

Two seniors helped reinstate the men’s club volleyball team during the fall semester. Even with probation and a lack of funding, the team practices every week and has attended a competitive open tournament. Although the men’s volleyball club has existed for several years, it was not until recently that it...

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Hoping for a repeat performance

Hoping for a repeat performance

After their most successful season in school history, the softball team looks to continue its dominance and repeat its record-breaking performance. Last season, the Comets finished with a 36-10 record and captured their first ASC championship with a 7-5 win against the UT Tyler Patriots. Their successes in the regular...

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Baseball looks to improve

Baseball looks to improve

With the UTD baseball team placing second in the American Southwest Conference and two athletes on the Players to Watch list, the team has begun preparing for its first series of games in Arizona. This past year, the team finished the season in second place in the ASC with a...

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Alumni launch indie video game

Alumni launch indie video game

A group of UTD alumni created a startup company and a Kickstarter campaign to launch an indie video game, “Innerspace.” What began as a team of friends in an ATEC game production lab class creating simple, short games grew to become what is now PolyKnight Games, an indie game company....

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Recent student deaths are our wake up call

Recent student deaths are our wake up call

By now you’ve probably heard: Two of our fellow students died this past week. Within that time, there has been a spike in student activity on social media and Reddit and students have even come to The Mercury in person for answers and what was going on after we discovered...

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Following Faulkner’s footsteps

Following Faulkner’s footsteps

A UTD professor helped lead a team of 24 professors from across the globe to digitize the fictional county author William Faulkner created. Literary studies professor Theresa Towner serves as an associate director on the project to develop a website for “Digital Yoknapatawpha.” The team of scholars, who teach everywhere...

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