Absolution by Misdirection

Absolution by Misdirection

On Oct. 2, fired police officer and convicted murderer Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking an innocent man’s life. Following her sentencing, the media and the public ran with the story of the forgiveness she received from the victim’s family rather than focusing on how...

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Two Sides of the Same Coin

Two Sides of the Same Coin

Never did I think I would watch Donald Trump be the warm-up act at a Texas political rally. As one ethnonationalist commits human rights abuses at the American border, his South Asian counterpart places a communications blackout on a heavily militarized area of disputed territory. Trump and recently reelected Indian...

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North Texas at ‘Mercy’ of Overwatch Teams

North Texas at ‘Mercy’ of Overwatch Teams

On Sept. 21-22, the UTD Overwatch esports team won second place at the Battle4TX event hosted by the University of Texas at Arlington. Battle4TX is a tournament between 16 Texan colleges for the title of Champion of Texas in Overwatch, the first ever hosted by UTA. In their playoffs run,...

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Students Attend Rally for Immigrant Rights

Students Attend Rally for Immigrant Rights

In an effort to show support for immigrant rights and promote activism within the community, a rally was held on Sept. 29 at the Plinth. Organized by the non-profit ‘Who is Hussain, Texas’ the rally featured local speakers and activists advocating for the involvement of attendees in their cause. Who...

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Students Share ‘Bruh’ Moments

Students Share ‘Bruh’ Moments

One UTD freshman pokes fun at the conditions of some campus establishments with an increasingly popular Instagram account that has gained over 700 followers in less than two months. A UTD student who chose to remain anonymous started the UTD Bruh Moments Instagram account after dealing with repeated utility problems...

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‘Rocky Horror Show’ to Light Up Audiences

‘Rocky Horror Show’ to Light Up Audiences

The UTD’s theatre and dance programs launched a crowdfunding campaign allowing donors to flashmob friends in an effort to fund LED wristbands for the audience of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Popular at concerts, sporting events and theme parks, LED lights bracelets can be programmed to sync to the beat...

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Online Therapy Offers Self-Help Solutions

Online Therapy Offers Self-Help Solutions

Since its introduction in 2018, Therapy Assistance Online has been used by over 200 students and has provided an online alternative or sup-plement to in-person therapy at UTD. The online therapy program, implemented by the Student Counseling Center, is a self-help program that all UT schools have access to. Stu-dents...

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Professor, Creator of Moon Dirt Dies at 82

Professor, Creator of Moon Dirt Dies at 82

Longtime UTD geoscience professor emeritus James Carter passed away in a house fire on Sept. 21, 2019. The pioneer, who created synthetic lunar moon dirt still used by NASA today, was 82. Carter first joined UTD’s precursor, The Graduate Research Center of the Southwest, as a senior researcher in 1964....

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Q&A: New ECS Dean Stephanie Adams

Q&A: New ECS Dean Stephanie Adams

Newly-appointed Engineering and Computer Science dean Stephanie Adams came in on Aug. 1st. She holds a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering from Texas A&M University. The Mercury sat down with her to talk about what led her to UTD,...

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Game Space: What It’s Like to Create Games at UTD

Game Space: What It’s Like to Create Games at UTD

If you’ve ever seen a cool game come out of ATEC, chances are it was made in Game Lab. Game Lab brings enthusiastic students from different disciplines together into a bustling classroom where multiple teams collaborate to solve problems and make award-winning games. Aspiring game developers at UTD have a...

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