Softball loses series, advances in ASC games

Softball loses series, advances in ASC games

The softball team’s last series for the American Southwest Conference on April 26-27 against UT Tyler had a bittersweet ending, with the team taking losses in all three games while also breaking its home run record for this season. The Comets are currently losing 20-16 and have won 12 out...

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Baseball leads with eight-game winning streak

Baseball leads with eight-game winning streak

The UTD baseball team came off a season record eight-game winning streak following a three-game American Southwest Conference series against Sul Ross State on April 19-20. The players entered their latest tournament hot off a three-game win against McMurry but opened the series against Sul Ross State with a 14-9...

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Esports teams wrap up first year

Esports teams wrap up first year

The UTD esports program is wrapping up its inaugural year and ramping up fall recruitment with a new “Super Smash Bros.” team and overall good records for “League of Legends” and “Overwatch.” The esports program was launched in August and now has teams for three different games. Esports director and...

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‘Alexa, why are you here?’

‘Alexa, why are you here?’

On April 15, The Mercury reported that UT Dallas is planning to install Amazon Echo Dots in Residence Hall South this summer, with the long-term aim of installing Echo Dots in every residence hall. The university outlaid money for the Echos without consulting the students that actually live in the...

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Faculty brings music into classrooms

Faculty brings music into classrooms

Joseph Izen, a physics professor, enters the SLC with his class notes and banjo. Today he is sharing with his students not only his love for physics, but his love for music. He, along with many other professors at UTD, find their personal interests intersecting with their professional ones. Before...

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Community helps fellow Comet in time of need

Community helps fellow Comet in time of need

After a UTD student left work the night of April 6 to find her car and all its contents, including her laptop and textbooks, stolen, her friend posted an online fundraiser to the UTD subreddit to help. Less than 24 hours later, the university community had donated nearly $200. Computer...

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Movie review: ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Movie review: ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Editor’s Note: This story includes spoilers for the movie. Speechless. I feel as if that is the only word that comes to mind when looking back at the movie. This movie did an amazing job at making me go through an emotional rollercoaster, but nonetheless, I had goosebumps the entire...

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Dallas DA attempts prosecution reform

Dallas DA attempts prosecution reform

Since taking office in January, Dallas County District Attorney John Crezuot has adopted a policy of declining to prosecute low-level first-time offenses in a bid to reduce the amount of tax dollars going toward prisons. Crezuot aims to reduce prison overflow in the county. “The jail is not a suitable...

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Alum finds new gig fixing electronics free of charge

Alum finds new gig fixing electronics free of charge

One UTD alum chose to return to campus after graduating, where he now splits his time between work and providing free repairs for student electronics in a bid to reduce waste production.  Josef Velten graduated in 2012 with a Ph.D in material science and engineering. He returned to UTD to...

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Student workers voice confusion over sexual misconduct reporting

Student workers voice confusion over sexual misconduct reporting

In the aftermath of allegations of sexual harassment and managerial misconduct by Chartwells managers, faculty and student leaders raised questions about mandated reporting of sexual misconduct and the responsibility to respond to such allegations.  Certain students, such as those elected to Student Government, are also considered “responsible employees” and are...

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