‘Don’t Look Up,’ Comets!

‘Don’t Look Up,’ Comets!

Satirical film with star-studded cast deconstructs political paradigm, human indifference to an impending apocalypse

With the Academy Awards coming up on March 27, one film in particular is worth revisiting: “Don’t Look Up,” which was nominated for four Oscars, including best picture. When Virgil wrote the “Aeneid,” he did not establish a case-by-case argument for why the Romans were superior to the Greeks. Instead,...

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National Women’s History Month

Student organizations, UTD programs plan to host events, Q&As to celebrate and empower next generation of leaders

National Women’s History Month is a time for the people of the United States to recognize and honor women’s many accomplishments, at present and throughout history. So, The Mercury reached out to some of the dynamic leaders on campus to see what student organizations are doing to empower women. The...

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Profiling Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Profiling Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Schultz: eating disorders are 'the second leading cause of death in the mental health field. Opioids are number one.'

UTD’s Student Wellness Center partnered with on-campus and national organizations to host National Eating Disorder Awareness Week at the end of February, reminding Comets that their wellbeing is not dictated by their weight. The Wellness Center kicked off their in-person events with “Mirrors on the Mall”, which—although moved inside by...

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‘Bioshock’ film will leave both dedicated fans and new audiences en-Rapture-d

‘Bioshock’ film will leave both dedicated fans and new audiences en-Rapture-d

With Netflix announcing plans for a “Bioshock” feature film, I decided to revisit the legendary game series to remind myself of its industry-changing influence. And let me tell you — it’s worth getting into before the film releases. Netflix is promising to reimagine “Bioshock”as a feature film exploring the iconic...

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Robby Patty best Batty

Robby Patty best Batty

'The Batman' provides a refreshing take on Wayne, more accurate to the comic hero

While some Batman fans were left unsatisfied after viewing an angsty Robert Pattinson clad in a trenchcoat and greasy bangs, I left the theatre with the soundtrack, clang of armor, and roar of Gotham nightlife echoing in my ears. Despite some peoples’ distaste for Pattinson, I believe he gave one...

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‘Nimona’ illustrates villanous morals in heartwarming color

‘Nimona’ illustrates villanous morals in heartwarming color

“Nimona” by ND Stevenson is a quirky comic book whose main characters are the villains, set inside a futuristic medieval world where magic and science coexist. Interestingly enough, Stevenson started “Nimona” as a webcomic, and it later became their senior thesis. “Nimona”centers around a devious shapeshifter named Nimona and surprisingly...

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