Blue October to headline ‘Big Concert’

The alternative rock band Blue October is set to rock the UTD campus as headliners of the second annual “Big Concert.” Scheduled for the evening of March 25, the concert, sponsored by the Student Union Activities and Advisory Board (SUAAB) is expected to attract more than 2,500 people from the...

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Lab venture too risky for cash-strapped UT

Lab venture too risky for cash-strapped UT Editor’s Note: Following is an editorial of The Mercury’s editorial board. The Editorial Board consists of the newspaper’s management team (editor-in-chief, managing editor, section editors, advertising manager and copy editor). The editorial board will discuss, debate and develop editorial positions on issues affecting...

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Alpha Phi Alpha: A fraternity of firsts

The Tau Xi chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity is an organization of firsts as the first African-American fraternity on campus throwing its first Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant in its first year. With only four members, president and senior biology and pre-med major Roderick Hunter says the...

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R-Type fends off aliens

Shoot-em-up games have come a long way since societal rejects poured a mint of quarters into “Space Invaders.” “R-Type Final” shows just how far game development has come. It’s the most complete, well-designed and all-around polished game in its genre. At first glance, “R-Type’s” game play seems standard fare –...

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Postcard from France

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, Laura Rashedi, a senior biology student, shares her experiences in France, where she spent six months studying. ORLEANS, FRANCE – The first thing that...

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Postcard from Brazil

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, Jamie McLerran, a junior literary studies student, shares her experiences in Brazil, where she spent six weeks studying. As a child I heard a...

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Civil liberties on the line

In fall of 2003, two American men were arrested for engaging in child prostitution in Cambodia. The detainment of proven pedophiles is unquestionably a service to mankind, but the legal repercussions of prosecuting someone in the United States for a crime they committed abroad is unsettling. The Public Records Open...

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Charges added for Waterview assailant

David Patrick Woodard, charged in fall 2003 with burglary and attempted sexual assault in Waterview Apartments, has been charged in a two-year-old kidnapping case in Plano. According to a Dec. 11 article from NBC5i news, DNA evidence is being used to charge Woodard with the aggravated kidnapping of a 12-year-old...

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Weight… they’ve lost their minds

Let’s face it: Americans are fat. We are porked up on hamburgers, pizza and ego. Psychological studies show that physically fit people generally lead happier and more fulfilling lives. Yet, as a nation, we do not pay nearly enough attention to our diets. It should come as no surprise that...

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UTD women hope new year’s resolution helps in final push

The first half of the 2003-04 season has been a struggle for the UTD women’s basketball team. A 3-8 start and a couple of blowout losses could be discouraging to most teams, but the Comets are looking forward to regrouping and making a run as American Southwest Conference East Division...

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