My biggest regret

My biggest regret

I haven’t always made the best choices in my time here at UTD. Like most of us, if I could talk to myself when I was a freshman, there’s a lot of different pieces of advice I’d tell younger Fawaz. “Go to class, you fool. Stop eating Taco Bell so...

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To form a more perfect union

To form a more perfect union

As Americans, we often claim to love democracy while simultaneously not practicing it in one of the most important parts of our lives — our workplace. In some cases, bosses can exercise almost autocratic control over our working lives with few checks on their power. Some on-campus employees know this...

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Letter to the Editor: Previous op-ed supporting border wall misconstrues facts

In the Jan. 28 issue of The Mercury, an op-ed by Alexander Christie — entitled “Shutdown at the D.C. Corral” — asserted that the recent partial government closure was necessary to reexamine the issue of border security. This, among other parts of the article, is categorically false. If the shutdown...

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Frisbee sweeps season opener

Frisbee sweeps season opener

The UTD men’s ultimate frisbee A team competed at the 2019 Florida Warm Up in Tampa this past weekend, where it took home five wins and one loss. The team is ranked 55th in the nation on the USA Ultimate website, with a record of 22 wins and seven losses...

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Esports teams lose out at Midwest tournament

Esports teams lose out at Midwest tournament

For the first “League of Legends” tournament this year, UTD’s “League of Legends” A and B teams advanced to quarterfinals in the Wichita Esports Convention during the first weekend of February but ultimately lost to semi-professional teams. WEC features a range of different competitions and bills itself as a “Midwest...

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Upset in Arizona for men’s baseball

Upset in Arizona for men’s baseball

Men’s baseball opened the 2019 season with a close loss to California Lutheran University at the Cactus Classic in Arizona. The team left the invitational with an overall score of 1-3 after facing off against three more schools. The Comets suffered an 8-5 defeat against CLU despite a strong opening...

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Whatcha Eatin’? Middle Eastern Food

Whatcha Eatin’? Middle Eastern Food

I’ve grown up eating Middle Eastern food at restaurants and parties because it’s my family’s favorite cuisine apart from our own Pakistani food. I was very familiar with the usual dishes such as gyros, kabobs, hummus and pita. This episode, I was introduced to three Middle Eastern foods I’d somehow...

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New ATEC coffee bar attracts students

New ATEC coffee bar attracts students

At mid-morning on Thursday, ATEC is still fairly quiet. Suddenly, from under the big staircase, there comes a tiny puff of steam. A moment later, there’s a smooth click and a low hum. 20 seconds later, there’s the unmistakable scent of fresh espresso. The smells and sounds come from an...

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Alum brings border town together with cafe, bikes

Alum brings border town together with cafe, bikes

In Brownsville, Texas, only blocks from the United States-Mexico border, one UTD alumnus works alongside Mexican citizens in the coffee shop he opened two years back. Graham Sevier-Schultz graduated from UTD in 2012 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies. He stayed in Dallas, working at restaurants and cafes to gain...

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Play to offer introspective look into theater

Play to offer introspective look into theater

As the winter weather begins to lift, the School of Arts and Humanities will be bringing a production of “The Flu Season” to the UTD stage. Directed by Thomas Riccio, a professor of performance and aesthetics, the production consists of a relatively small six-member cast. Set in a psychiatric hospital...

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