Mercury Morning News 2/19/18

Mercury Morning News 2/19/18

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Black history is more than slavery, civil rights

Black history is more than slavery, civil rights

During February, UTD and our nation as a whole take the time to celebrate black heritage and culture, yet they forget that black history is more than the slave trade and Civil Rights movement. Erasing the African roots of black heritage omits a large part of black identity and the...

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Rugby team remains undefeated

Rugby team remains undefeated

The men’s rugby team qualified for the playoffs after going undefeated in the regular season for the fourth time in seven years. The Comets dominated their opponents throughout the season, winning by margins ranging from 41 points against LeTourneau to 101 against Southern Methodist University. The Comets have been well...

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Comets finish season strong

Comets finish season strong

With the regular season finishing up, the women’s basketball team now looks to defend its championship title as the American Southwest Conference tournament draws near. The women’s basketball team enters the ASC tournament starting Feb. 22, this time as defending champions. The Comets wrapped up their season with an eighth...

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Alumni cyclists place in bike race

Alumni cyclists place in bike race

Two former UTD cycling team members used past training to place high in a local tournament. UTD alumni Flora Yan and Sean Spiesman competed in the Cedar Hill Race Festival on Feb. 3-4. Both graduates said their time at UTD played a role in their passion for the sport; during...

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Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

A student-run campus organization has decided to take initiative to introduce art education into science-focused degree programs. Symbiosis is a new organization focusing on combining the arts and sciences. Students often maintain a narrow focus on academic goals based on their school of study and don’t venture out of their...

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Sophomore launches baking business

Sophomore launches baking business

A UTD student utilizes her talent for baking to run a personal baking business. Neuroscience sophomore Devi Nair has been baking since she was a toddler. Now, as the oldest of her nine cousins, she often bakes with her younger cousins when they get together. Recently, Nair has been putting...

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Student art featured in exhibit

Student art featured in exhibit

A graduate student’s art is now on display at an exhibition in Frisco. Mixing mediums of electronic fragments, oil paint and acrylics, arts and technology graduate student Denise Lion created two separate pieces focusing on the vibrant color red with two very distinct inspirations. The first entry to Frisco’s Gallery...

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SG launches art initiative

SG launches art initiative

The Student Government vice president is implementing three projects around campus to increase the presence of art at UTD. Alex Holcomb, SG vice president and economics junior, said the art initiative could help students become more well-rounded from their UTD experience. “As a liberal art major, I think it’s no...

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Redefining ‘refugee’

Redefining ‘refugee’

When Henry Justiniano raised his right hand and recited the oath of allegiance at his U.S. naturalization ceremony in November, he felt like nothing had changed. “I saw all the people around me,” he said. “They were from different countries and they were so excited. But for me, I always...

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