Don’t be like Greece…

Don’t be like Greece…

Some of you are excited for a new life, some of you are happy to be back and some of you just want to get done with UTD already. And so begins the first day of school. I’m not a very ritual-oriented person. I always seem to forget tax-free weekends,...

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Softball head coach brings Division I experience to help revitalize team

Softball head coach brings Division I experience to help revitalize team

After finishing with a second straight losing record in conference play and the first losing season since 2011, changes at the helm have been made in an effort to revitalize the softball program. UTD’s softball program will begin the year with a new head coach. Rich Wieligman was officially appointed...

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Who let the dogs out?

Who let the dogs out?

Richardson opens $1.2 mil five-acre facility aimed at pets, owners Dogs all over the city of Richardson now have a park of their very own. The park, named Bush Central Barkway, sits on land beneath the intersection of the President George Bush Turnpike and North Central Expressway. It is the...

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Deux ex Machina

Deux ex Machina

For the first time in the school’s history, UTD’s robotics team won third place internationally at the 2015 RoboGames in San Mateo California. The team, known as BattleBots, built a 120-pound robot named The Blender. It’s made of a titanium shell and has large steel teeth. It is specifically designed...

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Who watches the watchmen?

Who watches the watchmen?

Editor’s note: This review contains major spoilers for “Go Set a Watchman.” People often conjure heroes when they need a role model to look up to. When those facades inevitably fade away in the cold light of reality, people begin to see their idols for who they really are. The...

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Brain storms

Brain storms

Sergeant Mike Rials felt as though he had lost purpose in life. He had burned several bridges with his friends and family and spent most of his time indoors. On his third deployment to Afghanistan with the Marine Corps, Rials was caught in a blast when a vehicle hit an...

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Gallery captures spirit of virgin

Gallery captures spirit of virgin

An outsider’s glimpse into a sacred holiday is showcased through photographer Lilly Albritton’s gallery, “¡Que Viva la Virgen de Guadalupe!” Albritton, a UTD alumna who got her Ph.D. in Humanities-Aesthetic Studies, spent the last decade traveling across the American Southwest capturing the celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe.  Her traveling...

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Can’t stop, won’t stop

Can’t stop, won’t stop

Correction: In an earlier version of this article, the occupation of Alex Piquero was misstated. The Mercury regrets this error. One Saturday afternoon, after conquering her sixth mile on the treadmill, criminology professor Nicole Piquero considered going home. But she was at the gym watching a college football game, and...

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