Gossip Girl reuses old tropes, offers nothing new for the series

Gossip Girl reuses old tropes, offers nothing new for the series

Welcome back Upper East Siders. It’s that time of year again when a tired TV show tries to redeem itself with a reboot. You guessed it, it’s Season 2 of the new “Gossip Girl.” The second season seems to reuse “Gossip Girl’s” old tropes rather than adapt them for Gen...

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Sh**ting Stars Shines Bright

Sh**ting Stars Shines Bright

A gem that shouldn’t be missed from 2022, “Sh**ting Stars” — also known as Shooting Stars — is the perfect drama to kickstart your heart for 2023. The romantic comedy follows top star Gong Tae-sung (Kim Young-dae) as he returns to Korea from a year-long volunteer trip, returning to both...

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Lookism Persuades Even The Pretty

Lookism Persuades Even The Pretty

The classic series “Lookism” recently became the first Webtoon to receive a web animation on Netflix. As implied by the title, the Netflix series discusses pretty privilege in a way that is persuasive to even the privileged and the pretty. “Lookism” appeals so widely in part because it offers its...

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The Tower of Hollywood Topples in “Babylon”

The Tower of Hollywood Topples in “Babylon”

New film directed by Damien Chazelle explores the Wild West of the industry's early days

The Mercury spoke with the director and producer of “Babylon,” which chronicles the highs and lows of vintage Hollywood. The film, released worldwide on Dec. 23, won a Golden Globe for Best Original Score, and the film and the actors are nominated for the 95th annual Oscars. The beginning of...

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Hub for Hip Hop in a Dallas Warehouse

Hub for Hip Hop in a Dallas Warehouse

Aspiring artists and music lovers from all over the Dallas area convene every Thursday night in a decked-out warehouse to share music and network with fellow creators. The event is called the Speakeasy Open Mic, founded by visionary Trey-Michael Dae. Typically, open mics are reserved for somber, coffee-shop type music....

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Dallas Isn’t Ready for the World Cup

Dallas Isn’t Ready for the World Cup

The 2026 World Cup won't even be held in its named city

While FIFA is branding the World Cup as a Dallas event, it will actually be hosted in Arlington, creating a spiral of issues for the unprepared city of Dallas and unfairly discrediting its true host city, Arlington. The FIFA World Cup is one of the biggest international events and, on...

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Save Our Parking Garages

Save Our Parking Garages

Students should stop littering in shared spaces

With all the facilities we have on campus, there is no excuse for littering. Comets need to take proper trash disposal more seriously. UTD is ranked Gold by the Association for Advancement in Sustainability in Higher Education, meaning holistically, the campus is doing well with its green initiatives. With generally...

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Men’s basketball holds first in ASC

Men’s basketball holds first in ASC

Comets open up midseason with win, loss, defending ASC tie with East Texas Baptist

The UTD Men’s Basketball Team opened up the 2023 midseason with both a historic first for UTD and their first loss in the American Southwest Conference, which held them tied for first place in the ASC. January 5: Winning against Concordia Texas 107-74. The UTD Men’s Basketball Team opened up...

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Esports heads leave program

Esports heads leave program

As Brandon “Texhorn” Bingham and Carter “Stellaric” Hawks exit UTD, the respective creator and broadcast leads of the esports program, they leave the program with big shoes to fill. Bingham and Hawks both graduated in fall 2022. Bingham, who was the Creator Lead for the Content Creator program, joined the...

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Comets exceed in ASC standing

Comets exceed in ASC standing

Women's basketball brings back legendary defense, men earn first place

The UTD women’s and men’s basketball teams earned exciting victories against East Baptist University on Jan. 12 at their first away game of the year. After losing to the Cru on Jan. 7, the men’s basketball team came back with a knock-out victory, winning 75-69 against East Texas Baptist University’s...

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