Finding middle ground

Finding middle ground

This past Friday, I read the March 11 opinion article published in The Mercury titled “Letter to the Editor: How to Help ATEC Grads Improve Job Prospects,” which proposed that ATEC students should be required to take on a STEM minor in order to increase the chance of getting a...

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The campus campaign

The campus campaign

When running any sort of campaign, be it political, charitable or even social, canvassing is the most effective way to spread your message. Broadly speaking, canvassing refers to direct outreach to potential supporters of a cause. In political campaigns, canvassing usually entails block walking — knocking on the door of...

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‘Pro-life:’ a misnomer

Ever since the most recent Comets for the Preborn demonstration this last Tuesday, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about exactly what it means to be “pro-life.” As someone who’s protested at both of CftP’s demonstrations, I’ve had the chance to hear the main concerns of those who consider themselves...

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Why we stand for the victims

Last Tuesday, Comets for the Preborn, a campus organization, displayed graphic photos of aborted preborn children outside the Student Union. Our signs bore genuine pictures — neither staged nor photoshopped — of babies aborted within the first six to 20 weeks of life. The accuracy and authenticity of each photo...

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Bad weather leads to rough season opener for women’s golf

Bad weather leads to rough season opener for women’s golf

The UTD women’s golf team opened the spring season with a second place finish at the Pinecrest Intercollegiate, a two-day event hosted by LeTorneau University. UTD finished at the event, held March 5, with a 36-hole total of 708, 16 shots behind the tournament champion. The event began with a...

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Eyes on the prize

Eyes on the prize

It’s 6 p.m. and UTD’s softball team is running one last set of laps before the weekend.  As her teammates round the field, Melissa Livermore’s cleat taps home base. For a moment, she stands there alone, eyes cast out somewhere beyond the outfield. Then the spell is broken. Livermore extends...

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Junior spreads smiles through baked goods

Junior spreads smiles through baked goods

A student combined his passions for people and creation to start his own baking business. Since he introduced it to his network at UTD, he has been growing its reach by collaborating with various student organizations on campus. Smiles Bakery is a pop-up bakery business started by entrepreneurship and marketing...

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Students run to beat cancer

Students run to beat cancer

UTD’s pre-health honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta, held its first-ever color run Sunday afternoon. Color runs are untimed, 5-kilometer races in which participants are doused in colored powders at various milestones during the event. Proceeds from the 5K color run will benefit a fundraising organization, Wendy’s Eagles, and the Lymphoma...

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Q&A: Hector Cantú

Q&A: Hector Cantú

Creative writer Hector Cantu, the co-creator of the widely syndicated Baldo comic strip, visited UTD on March 25 to give a lecture sponsored by the School of Arts and Humanities. The Mercury sat down with Cantu to learn more about the inspiration behind the comics. Q: What inspired the Baldo...

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