COVID demographics: who’s getting sick on campus?

COVID demographics: who’s getting sick on campus?

Overview of COVID transmission at UTD this past year

Since lockdowns began – and as of March 6, 2021 – there have been a total of 676 reported cases of COVID-19 and one virus-related death among UTD-affiliated individuals. Now, with on-campus cases currently in decline, the university continues to focus on testing and keeping track of vaccinated Comets. Of...

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Match-tastrophe?

Match-tastrophe?

Over five hundred Comets registered for the ASU Match event, resulting in widespread technical difficulties

In anticipation of possibly connecting with someone new, hundreds of students anxiously refreshed their emails awaiting the results of their UTD Match questionnaire. The emails were sent out on Feb. 23, and matches were split into various categories including relationships, friends and mentors and mentees. Applicants received a WebEx link...

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Studying abroad…in Richardson

Studying abroad…in Richardson

Twenty-one new foreign exchange students are making the most of their semester at UTD

The Education Abroad exchange student program is regaining momentum as university proceedings begin returning to normal, with 21 new foreign exchange students choosing to attend UTD for the spring semester. While, according to the Education Abroad office, the program usually entertains almost 40 exchange students each spring, the current amount...

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Stick(er)ing up for cancer research

Stick(er)ing up for cancer research

UTD student raises awareness for breast cancer with animal art

Combining the classic pink ribbon with her whimsical drawing style, a neuroscience and healthcare studies freshman is now selling her art to raise money for breast cancer research. Izzy Raicu’s interest in breast cancer began with a high school research internship. “In 10th grade, I got paired with a research...

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Ask Sophie: overcoming imposter syndrome

Ask Sophie: overcoming imposter syndrome

What it is, how to deal with it

The college experience is filled with ups and downs, successes and failures. While the joys of student success can be easily overshadowed by imposter syndrome, it is possible to counter such doubt in oneself by separating fact from feelings.  Almost communally hated by college students, imposter syndrome is a psychological...

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Waste not, want not

Waste not, want not

Why we should be thrift shopping instead of falling for “fast fashion”

While some have argued that the recent popularity of thrifting is problematic, thrifting – when done responsibly – is a more sustainable, affordable and accessible option than buying new clothes. In addition to being a great bang-for-your-buck, thrifting has helped normalize wearing secondhand clothes. This is important because buying clothes...

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Letter to the Editor: The Mercury should do better

The Mercury has begun descending into a den of right-wing misinformation. As former editors-in-chief, it is heartbreaking to watch the paper that we worked to make a legitimate outlet become weaponized in this way. Jimmy Teeling’s Feb. 1 op-ed, “Stability through civility,” is emblematic of The Mercury’s recent habit of...

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