The ‘Core’ of the Issue

The ‘Core’ of the Issue

Why Comets to the Core needs reform If you’re a freshman or junior, at the start of the semester you probably noticed an extra class listed in the menu of eLearning: UNIV 1010 or 2020, respectively. This is Comets to the Core, a project meant to assess the effectiveness of...

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DARTing toward a Solution

DARTing toward a Solution

Why public transit still needs improvement Dallas Area Rapid Transit has a tough job. It has to cater to the needs of commuters going to and from Dallas proper and the many surrounding suburbs as well as get people living in the densely populated pockets of Dallas where they need to be without using a...

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Not my Muslim

Not my Muslim

How Muslims are misrepresented in popular culture As a Muslim, I love seeing Islam being represented in TV shows and movies. I get so excited when I see a glimpse of a hijabi in a TV show or Muslim practices being mentioned such as praying or fasting. These depictions help...

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Golf Team ‘Aces’ Season Opener

Golf Team ‘Aces’ Season Opener

Freshman breaks records by winning first tournament, scoring eagle in second  Freshman Karen Alvarez had a strong start to her first collegiate golf season, placing first at the team’s opening tournament before matching a school record with a score of 70 in the second round of another invitational.  Alvarez took...

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The Race Home

The Race Home

Collegiate cross-country teams from across Texas compete at UTD for first time For the first time in team history, the university’s D-III cross-country teams hosted a home meet in Richardson for a collegiate race. The UTD Cross-Country Invitational, held at the Practice Tee Golf Center near campus on Sept. 14, made program history as the first home meet. The men’s team...

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Group of Students Help Raise, Train Future Service Animals

Group of Students Help Raise, Train Future Service Animals

UTD students care for puppies to become skilled companion, facility dogs Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article misspelled a source’s name. The correct spelling is Aubrey Rowan. The Mercury regrets this error. Amidst the bustle of sneakers and sandals on pavement is the steady tread of four paws...

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Game Space: Inside UTD’s Gaming Community

Game Space: Inside UTD’s Gaming Community

On any given day, a small lounge on the lower level of the Student Union is packed with numerous students gathered around tabletops and TVs.  A group of three students buzz around their laptops, clicking away at an “Overwatch” game they just queued up. A rowdier crowd can be seen...

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Q&A: New EPPS Dean Jennifer Holmes

Q&A: New EPPS Dean Jennifer Holmes

What did you receive your undergrad and graduate degrees in, and what made you want to study those disciplines in the first place?  Oh boy. My undergrad degree was in political science at the University of Chicago. Then I went — I hate to say it — straight to graduate...

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Texas Company on Track to Build Nation’s First Bullet Train

Texas Company on Track to Build Nation’s First Bullet Train

Texas Central’s petition for rule of particular applicability in process of approval by administration. Editor’s note: A previous version of this article misstated the type of proposed train as well as the project’s approval status. These have since been corrected. The Mercury regrets these errors. A Texas-based company is aiming to build the nation’s first...

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DART Breaks Ground on Silver Line

Representatives from the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Richardson officials, university administration and students gathered together on Sept. 19 for the groundbreaking of the DART Silver Line.  Richard Benson, president of UTD, said in a speech at the event that the new Silver Line will pair perfectly with the already established...

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