Publishing Truth

Editor’s Note: This article addresses previous coverage from The Mercury, available here. On Nov. 19, 2019, members of the World Mission Society Church of God stood at the Plinth with petitions asking for student support against coverage from The Mercury. They claimed that The Mercury was defaming the reputation of...

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Unsafe Custody

Unsafe Custody

When you are arrested, your life is in a stranger’s hands. But what happens when that stranger, a trained authority figure, doesn’t care whether you live or die? Police officers and other authority figures have constantly been found to be negligent about medical care, starting from the time of initial...

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‘Ok Boomer’

‘Ok Boomer’

In the face of growing generational gaps between the Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z, the youth have rallied around a response that has inspired a social movement, creating new channels of discourse and, inevitably, backlash. The devastatingly effective phrase of choice? “Ok boomer.” The phrase originates from...

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Be not Afraid

Be not Afraid

People put up dreamcatchers to escape nightmares, close their eyes during scary movies and label topics as taboo to avoid talking about things they fear. In almost every aspect of our lives, we perpetually insulate ourselves against situations where we might be frightened, and we wish for idyllic lives of...

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Forward by Day, DJ by Night

Forward by Day, DJ by Night

Men’s soccer forward Jovi Munoz helped lead UTD to ASC gold with two game-winning goals in the ASC semi-finals and finals. From the field to the booth, Munoz is a multihyphenate student and recent conference MVP. Munoz, a supply chain junior said he has been playing competitive sports since the...

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Victory amidst Adversity

Victory amidst Adversity

The men’s basketball team had a rocky start to their season with a loss to UT-Arlington followed by a player collapsing on the court during a game. The team, which has a 2-1 overall record, is still recovering from the loss.  Junior guard Curtis Allen was injured ten minutes into...

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Former Students Showcase ‘Inter-play’ of Art, Technology

Former Students Showcase ‘Inter-play’ of Art, Technology

Perhaps the most striking sight when one enters the “Alumni_2: Inter-play” art exhibition is a haphazard array of burnt tree trunks and sticks arranged in a wheelbarrow, all splashed with streaks of colorful paint. Upon closer inspection, one notices a framed picture of an old woman hung on the wall...

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Fashion at UTD

Fashion at UTD

Take a look around any class and you are bound to see students in various attires. In the front of the room, you could see a male with a wool overcoat and shining leather shoes. In the back, a female could be in trendy sweatshirt and ripped jeans. A couple...

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Dance Team Earns National Recognition

Dance Team Earns National Recognition

A UTD Bollywood dance team won third place at their first national competition of the 2019-2020 season. UTD Laksh competed in Jhalak, a national Bollywood fusion dance competition at UT Austin on Nov. 23. The annual competition is hosted by the Indian Cultural Association and features eight teams from around...

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What Do UTD Students Think about Social Life?

What Do UTD Students Think about Social Life?

Social life at UTD is a varied experience, affected by student workloads and the way people socialize in the age of the internet and social media. On the UTD subreddit, there are a myriad of posts from students asking for friendships, new clubs or to meet up. Biology junior Sana...

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