Day: October 30, 2023


‘Benson you can’t hide’: Hundreds of protestors denounce violence in Gaza, call out Benson

Hundreds of students marched from TI Plaza to SSA at 2 p.m. Oct. 25 in response to UTD President Richard Benson’s statement expressing...


SG asks Benson to support Israeli, Palestinian students amidst conflict

Student Government passed a resolution on Oct. 24 calling on President Richard Benson to amend his Oct. 16 statement about the Israel-Hamas war...


CannibiSenS: testing saliva for weed

Much like a breathalyzer with alcohol, the recently developed CannibiSenS can determine how much THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, is in a...


Overwatch tops out collegiate tournament

UTD’s Overwatch team finished in the top 16 out of over 200 teams in the Overwatch Collegiate Homecoming tournament on Oct. 20 after...


‘I credit everything that I have in my life to chess’

From recruiter to chief science officer and from player to self-founded academy president, UTD’s chess program has taken Comets to places they never...


Sex offenders on campus: what do students need to know?

The UTD student body currently includes seven registered sex offenders. The Mercury decided to take a deep dive into their presence at UTD,...


Comics & Activities: 10/30/23

Chess Pacman! Shape-Making Edition  Rules: Black to move. Use the Black knight to take all of the white pawns one after another, without...

Life & Arts

Female rage and femme fatales

From femme fatales to Lizzy Bordens, women have long struck a chord of fear in the public with their own unique brand of...

Life & Arts

This Halloween, kick the overrated costumes and get original

When we think of horrifying, we imagine ghouls, beasts and other devilish creatures, but in reality there is nothing spookier than having a...


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