Crash course: trends in auto-mobile accidents

Crash course: trends in auto-mobile accidents

Anjali Singh spends an hour a day, five days a week, enjoying her commute from Plano to UTD. But after witnessing several recent car crashes along Waterview Parkway, the computer science freshman said that she has become much more vigilant while driving as her commute is starting to feel more...

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UTD creates two new minors

UTD creates two new minors

Minors in African American and African Dispora Studies, Ethnic Studies availible in Spring '22

Over a year after it was announced, one of the recommendations from the Living Our Values Task Force is now coming to fruition: UTD is getting two new minors. Formed in the summer of 2020 after calls from the Black Student Body for reform, the Task Force developed recommendations for...

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Comets can now report COVID-19 booster status

With COVID-19 booster shots now available, UTD is asking faculty, staff and students who have received boosters to update their vaccination status online. Comets can submit updates on the new Voluntary COVID-19 Booster Reporting Form. Similar to the original Voluntary Vaccine Reporting Form, it asks for the type of shot...

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Hear no gender, read no gender

From The Mercury Archives: Nov. 15, 1995

Yes, it’s true. Sexism still exists in this country; we have failed to stamp it out with our Birkenstocks-laden feet. The concept I’m here to discuss is Gender Neutrality in Language. The concept is a simple one. We should begin to alter our language to reflect the evolution of social...

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Volleyball team wins ASC Championships

Volleyball team wins ASC Championships

Comets unseat top-seeded Mary Hardin-Baylor for ASC title, advance to second round of NCAA D-III championships for the fourth time

The volleyball team concludes their year with an 18-10 overall record, after winning the program’s record-setting seventh ASC Title and advancing to the second round in the NCAA D-III championships. After an injury-laden first half of the season, the Comets battled their way into the second seed for the Conference...

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The best and worst of esports today: 11/15/21

The best and worst of esports today: 11/15/21

The Smash team claims victory and the Overwatch Team makes playoffs in this week's best of five update!

Collegiate Smash Trophy is claimed yet again Some connection issues here, some close fights there, but in the end, the UTD Smash team proves once again that they stand on top of the collegiate crew battles smash scene. With the lack of an “official” crew scene from CSL this semester,...

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When in Rome, find a Dictionary

Message of Giorgio Vasta's 'Time on My Hands' lost in novel's excessive wordiness

Remember your middle school edgelord phase? Imagine that, but in the context of rising political tensions and domestic terrorism in late 1970s Italy, and you’ve got the recipe for a fascinating novel. Recipes can only go so far, however, and the taste in my mouth after reading “Time on My...

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“Darkest Dungeon 2” improves upon original

“Darkest Dungeon 2” improves upon original

Red Hook's sequel provides more focused rogue-lite experience in expanded nightmarish world of ruin

Ruin has found us all once again. The Darkest Dungeon 2 early access release invites players into a world that has already undergone the Lovecraftian apocalypse and demands that they make the journey to save it. The sequel differs from the original in a few key ways. While it is...

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Edgar Wright’s latest film is exceptional

Edgar Wright’s latest film is exceptional

Memorable performances, throwback soundtrack keep 'Last Night in Soho' viewers engaged throughout transcendent psychological horror flick

The elegance and mayhem of 1960s London come alive in Edgar Wright’s new film “Last Night in Soho” with a versatile cast, unexpected storylines and an immersive soundtrack. The film follows Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie), a country girl on her way to attend fashion school in London. Upon watching Eloise venture...

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