Winter Break Binge-Watching

Winter Break Binge-Watching

After returning to UTD after a restful break — and I hope yours was too — I came across so many friends and new faces who were enthusiastic to tell me about their time huddled in bed watching Netflix on their own time off. These days, it’s hard to find anyone who isn’t familiar with...

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Scrappy Little Nobody Anna Kendrick

Scrappy Little Nobody Anna Kendrick

In this modern world that feels overrun with spoiled rotten Kardashians, there is hope for raw talent to be held high again: Anna Kendrick. Kendrick, child actor and star of, “Into the Woods”, “Pitch Perfect”, and “Up in the Air”, is arguably the most relatable actress of our time. Enthralled...

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Between the Lines: What they can’t have

Between the Lines: What they can’t have

Today, I don’t want to be happy. Like so many of my colleagues and friends, I’ve been up for the better part of 24 hours, covering what was supposed to be a major victory, if not a landslide, for Hillary Clinton. This article should be about the challenges that the...

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From Drunk Cooking to “Hartening” Writing

From Drunk Cooking to “Hartening” Writing

Every college student uses YouTube for something or another. Seriously everyone. Whether the website be used for makeup tutorials, gaming, vlogs, shopping hauls, or “How-To” videos, there are videos that will interest anyone. One of the most untraditional and enticing series of videos is called My Drunk Kitchen. What would...

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Seasonal changes

Seasonal changes

We’re about a month into fall, and, surprisingly, it’s feeling a bit like it in Texas. I love fall. I love the warm, autumn colors, the robust and comfortable food, and the warm, cozy knits and comfortable boots that make up our wardrobes. But in case you need a little...

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Predictable Sparks Grows Within New Unpredictable Novel, Two by Two.

Predictable Sparks Grows Within New Unpredictable Novel, Two by Two.

I’ll be frank, anybody who has not heard of author Nicholas Sparks is fully and absolutely unaccustomed to the romance section of their local bookstore or library. That’s probably acceptable for some people, because a somewhat expected bathetic romance is not everyone’s idea of a decent time spender. Just look...

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children…Burton success or fail?

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children…Burton success or fail?

Goth favorite and master of dark comedy and sporadic ideologies, Tim Burton announced in early 2012 that he would be directing the adaptation for the first of the three novels by Ransom Riggs titled Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children with no hints of any doubt in his abilities to...

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Between the Lines: A play-by-play of the first debate

Between the Lines: A play-by-play of the first debate

Disclaimer: The views expressed on this post are solely those of the author and do not reflect The Mercury, Student Media or UT Dallas. Last night was the first presidential debate, America’s equivalent of watching the two people we’re choosing between to be the leader of the whole free world...

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Arochi Trial: September 27

Arochi Trial: September 27

On Tuesday, Enrique Arochi, the man convicted of the aggravated kidnapping of UTD alumna Christina Morris, waived his right for a jury to decide his punishment. Judge Mark Rusch will decide his fate at a hearing on Friday. Before Arochi walked in, attorneys for both sides hustled in and out...

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The fear of trying things alone

The fear of trying things alone

Last week, my friend and I agreed to go to a stand-up paddleboarding yoga class that evening. Neither of us had been before, but as the class time inched closer and closer, she was no where to be found (she fell asleep), and the thoughts started racing through my head,...

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