About the news, just not in it

“Excuse me, sir, but may we have your autograph? It’s not for us, but for our high school teacher. She was too embarrassed to ask you herself,” said the high schooler, shrugging sheepishly. I was sitting in the cafeteria of the U.S. Supreme Court, sharing lunch with my fellow interns....

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Livening up campus

The School of Arts & Humanities is out to liven the campus up with its fall schedule of events. Art exhibitions from “Gaza Zoo” to “X-cessive” promise to visually stimulate passersby while musical exhibitionists from Carles Pons to the Joey DeFrancesco Trio will tease the melodically-inclined. With an artistic program...

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New email policy to be enforced

It might finally be time to ditch the old quakekiller369@hotmail.com account from your high school days. In an effort to more easily maintain communication lines between the university and its students, from now on, any correspondence sent from the university will head only to your utdallas.edu email account according to...

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Theater program evolves

While some students might say theater is dead, professor of performance studies and artistic director for Theater & Performance Thomas Riccio says theater at UTD has evolved. New to the Arts & Humanities faculty as of last September, Riccio said he does not use the word “theater” or “program” to...

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Roller hockey team skates into Nationals

They are ranked No. 1 in the nation. They have as many losses this year as UTD’s non-existent football team. They are the most successful team in the history of their league. No, it’s not the chess team – it’s the Comet roller hockey squad who stormed through the Southwest...

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My two cents

Thanks for tuning in. I want to thank everyone who read my column last issue – here’s a shout out to Mom and both of my friends. Did you hear that Gatorade is planning to introduce a new ESPN-flavored sports drink? I can’t decide if I would rather have it...

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Postcard from Spain

Editor’s Note: In conjunction with the Office of International Education, The UTD Mercury is highlighting the adventures of UTD students who study abroad. In this installment, Daniel Erwin, a senior literary studies student, shares his experiences in Spain, where he is studying for the spring semester. SALAMANCA, SPAIN – In...

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UTD unveils new web presence

UTD unveiled a new look on May 4 after receiving an “extreme makeover,” but it wasn’t the result of extensive nip-and-tuck plastic surgeries that are dominating reality-based transformation TV these days. UTD’s new look took place in cyberspace, as the university’s web development team debuted a new Web site for...

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Gauguin’s ‘Paradise’ spotlights artist’s scandals

“Gauguin’s Paradise,” directed by Fred Curchack, dramatizes the life of controversial post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin and premiers at 8 p.m. March 26 in the University Theater Using both theatrical technique and a variety of visual media, such as masks, puppets and video, Curchack incorporates Gauguin’s personal letters and paintings to...

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Madrid bombs affected voters & their conscience

SALAMANCA, Spain – There is no doubt that the terror attack week and a half ago affected the election here in Spain. Almost everyone predicted that the Partido Popular, the more conservative party, was going to win the elections handily. I know several people here who supported Bush’s friend, now-former...

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