Day: September 1, 2019

Letters to the EditorOpinion

How NSM Shaped UTD History

I was pleased to read the story “50 years of UTD” in the Aug. 19 edition of The Mercury.  I am proud to...

Letters to the EditorOpinion

Previous Op-Ed Uses Defamation to Belittle Unborn Victims of Abortion

Two weeks ago, my campus organization was publicly accused of hypocrisy, dishonesty, and borderline racism. In The Mercury’s Aug. 19 opinion piece, Ruqiya...


Burning the Straw Man

Rebuttal of Aug. 19 op-ed “Born Equal” In their latest issue, The Mercury published an opinion piece attacking the student organization Comets for...


Bringing Color to Film

Hollywood lacks gender, racial diversity Last July, Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson said in an interview, “You know, as an actor I should be allowed to play any...


When Dreams Shouldn’t Come True

Live-action Disney Remakes Detract from Originals “The Lion King” (2019) marks the latest film in a recent trend towards remaking original animated films...


Volleyball Team Finishes First Tournament with 2-2 Split

Comets working toward sixth ASC championship victory this season With five new freshmen, the volleyball team is preparing to compete for a possible...


Play Hard, Work Harder

Survey reveals most student athletes prioritize academics above athletics With the fall term having kicked off, student athletes around campus once again began...

Life & Arts

Movie Review: ‘Midsommar’ is Horror Done Right

“Midsommar” begins in the dead of winter. For those familiar with writer/director Ari Aster’s previous work on “Hereditary,” this irony shouldn’t come as...

Campus NewsNews

Graduate Becomes First UTD Phi Kappa Phi fellow

Bio-medical alumnus studies in MIT-Harvard Health Sciences Ph.D. program, plans to work with medical devices in future UTD graduate Sydney Sherman is the...

Campus NewsNews

‘Waste not Want not’ at UTD Dining Services

University recognized by Association of Physical Plant Administrators with Sustainability Innovation Award for eco-friendly efforts UTD was recently honored for its efforts to...


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