More than a game

More than a game

A group of students and professors from different disciplines, such as natural sciences, ATEC and engineering, are involved in a project called Polycraft World, which is a version of the popular game Minecraft. It aims to teach students about material sciences. In Polycraft World, UTD is the home base. Players...

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New program will provide clothes to students in need

New program will provide clothes to students in need

Clothes from Comet Closet available after completion of workshops A new program started by a professor in the School of Management will help provide formal clothes for underprivileged students who need business attire for interviews. The program, which is called the Comet Closet, will have used clothes that can be...

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Great times in Grapevine

Correction: The original version of this article was posted with the incorrect photo. The Mercury regrets this error. As a native of Lewisville/Flower Mound, I usually only traveled to Grapevine, a town about 30 miles away from Dallas, to visit the Grapevine Mills Mall. I did not quite realize that...

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Christians need to be more open

Christians need to be more open

When the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriages were legal in all 50 states, supporters around the nation breathed a sigh of relief. For a large group of Christians, it was a moment of turmoil. According to the Pew Research Center, only 27 percent of white evangelical Protestants support gay...

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Same-sex ruling brings joy, determination

Same-sex ruling brings joy, determination

Discrimination issues still stand for LGBT community despite landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage When a 5-4 vote made by the Supreme Court on June 26 legalized same-sex marriages in all 50 states, members of the LGBT community around the country, including those at UTD, celebrated the decision. Mechanical engineering junior...

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Pin Possible

Pin Possible

This Pin Possible project is quite possibly the easiest project I’ve done, but throughout the last couple weeks, it’s definitely gotten the most use. These pendants have become a staple in my jewelry rotation, and it gives me a chance to express my more literary side. Still, I couldn’t resist...

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Mr. Smith, Ms. Smith and Mx. Smith

Mr. Smith, Ms. Smith and Mx. Smith

Corrections: In a previous version of this article, the definition of pansexuality was incorrectly stated.  Also, attribution for policy changes on campus that benefit the LGBT community were incorrectly stated. The Mercury regrets these errors. -Editor’s Note- Due to concerns about their safety and privacy, no photos of the transgender individuals...

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The latest buzz

The latest buzz

  A hidden apiary located on campus grounds is abuzz with the thousands of bees living under the careful direction of Natural Science and Mathematics faculty member Scott Rippel. At the apiary, Rippel will blow smoke into the boxes where the hives are placed to disorient the bees. After removing...

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10 for 10: 10 apps to get you through college

10 for 10: 10 apps to get you through college

We live in an age where smartphones and tablets have become integral parts of our lives. In that same way, dozens of apps have been developed that help students stay organized and help with the typical day in and day out of being  in college. I have compiled a list...

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Islam in America

Islam in America

Our first video feature of the year details what it’s like to be Muslim in America. Special thanks to UTD TV.

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