Q&A: Addressing self harm in college student population

March is dedicated to self-harm awareness, or non-suicidal self-injury, a behavior that is particularly common among college students. The Mercury spoke with Regina Ybarra, a professor who has done research on self-injurious behavior among college students, and Jenna Temkin, head of the Student Counseling Center to explore the issue. Q:...

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Student Government Updates 3/22/2022

Student Government Updates 3/22/2022

Out of Darkness Campus Walk UTD is hosting an “Out of Darkness Campus Walk” in conjunction with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The University is recruiting walkers and asking student organizations to create teams; the walk is open to both students and the general community. The goal is to...

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skate fast, have a blast

skate fast, have a blast

UTD's skateboarder culture boasts an inclusive, supportive enviroment for those looking to join

Computer science senior Nathan Breen glides past blossoming trees behind Green Hall, grinding a bench and trey-flipping the deck of his board as he rolls across smooth concrete. Now that spring is here, he and many other students have come out to get back into their favorite hobby: skating. Breen...

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This is the only food website you’ll ever need

Richardsoneats.com provides a diverse, delicious restaurant list curated by a local for Comets looking for nearby eateries

If you had to recommend places to eat around Richardson to a friend, what would you send to them? A texted list? A spreadsheet? How about an entire website? That’s what user experience designer Stephen Edmondson did when he heard one of his friends was moving to Richardson. Simply called...

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Retrograde Reads: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

Retrograde Reads: Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars

Kai Cheng Thom’s debut novel sparkles with character, confabulous charm

Running away from home, reinventing yourself and encountering roadblocks along the way – it’s a typical structure for a typical coming-of-age novel. However, “Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl’s Confabulous Memoir” is far from a typical story. “Fierce Femmes” follows a young, first-generation Chinese-American girl’s journey of...

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Adam Melchor takes audiences on a ’Joyride’ throughout the US

Adam Melchor takes audiences on a ’Joyride’ throughout the US

Indie opener combines deep tunes with great personality for a terrific show

Indie folk-pop musician Adam Melchor opened for Chelsea Cutler’s “When I Close My Eyes” tour along with ROSIE at the House of Blues Dallas. “Melchor Lullaby Hotline Vol. 1,” Melchor’s latest album, was inspired by his ”Lullaby Hotline” (973-264-4172) project, which was intended to connect with fans and test-drive new...

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Comets Cosplay at SUAAB Con

Comets Cosplay at SUAAB Con

One of the biggest draws of this year's Comet Con was the two hour cosplay contest

Stunning, confident and bold, UTD students from all different walks of life participated in SUAAB’s entertaining cosplay competition on March 23. The cosplay competition, which was only one of several different events featured during Comet Con—UTD’s take on Comic-Con—allowed Comets to bring or watch their favorite anime, video game or...

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Giving Comets keys to the keyboard

Giving Comets keys to the keyboard

UTD has a chance to reverse the trend of reduced student access to artistic facilities and equipment with new policy

The single piano in the Student Union is not enough for an entire college campus. UTD needs to prioritize creating an efficient and equitable system ensuring access to music spaces for all students. Like many others here at UTD, I have a strong passion for music, even though I myself...

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UREC Activity Center should open earlier

The Activity Center should open at 6 a.m. in order to be more inclusive of students with early morning classes and help ease gym traffic. The gym currently opens at 7 a.m. on weekdays. If students arrive as soon as it opens, they can get through an hour-long workout by...

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