Network reduces campus food waste

Network reduces campus food waste

The Food Recovery Network is a student-led movement against hunger, aiming to transform food waste to food recovery. They recover excess food across communities and donate them to people who are deprived of nutritional food. The national organization is spread across 44 states and D.C., operating through nearly 230 student...

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Students react to transgender military ban

Students react to transgender military ban

At the age of 16, Peng Peng Zheng, like any other male about to graduate from high school in Singapore, registered for the military. The problem for Zheng was that she privately identified as female. In Zheng’s home country, enlistment in the National Service is a requirement for all male...

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Power outages cause UV’s reversion to TWC

Power outages cause UV’s reversion to TWC

Two different providers will deliver internet services to UTD’s  residential areas. Canyon Creek Heights and University Commons will continue to provide CometNet/TemocNet, but University Village will shift back to Time Warner, now known as Spectrum. This also means that routers, wireless printers and TV streaming devices are no longer banned...

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Political bias in media tarnishes ‘real’ journalism

Political bias in media tarnishes ‘real’ journalism

As the growing political divide in this nation continues to expand its reaches, accusations against the media’s ‘fake news’ and contribution to polarization are increasing. Despite this negativity, it is important to note that journalists have a responsibility to report the facts without bias. A journalist’s purpose is to provide...

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Q&A: Mark Spong | Dean of ECS

Q&A: Mark Spong | Dean of ECS

This August marks the last month of Mark Spong as the dean of the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. He will step down and become a regular faculty member after taking the upcoming school year off. In an interview with The Mercury, Spong spoke about what the...

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Coding camp builds career skills

Coding camp builds career skills

Nearly 90 computer science students from UTD had the opportunity to coach 1,000 children with their coding skills this summer at the Computer Science Outreach program. These camps help children learn, as well as UTD students who work as instructors to build skills that would be useful in their careers....

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New rideshare app launches on campus

New rideshare app launches on campus

SnapRyde, a carpooling platform, launched at UTD three weeks ago. The purpose of the app is to help students find a ride easier than with other ridesharing applications. “We thought UTD is a great campus by looking at ridesharing, growth … and we saw there is much more potential and...

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UTD orgs assist int’l students with arrival

UTD orgs assist int’l students with arrival

Each year, more than 1,500 international students arrive at UTD. As these students prepare to study in a new country, UTD’s cultural student organizations prepare to welcome them and build an environment of home away from home. President of the Indian Students Association, Vishal Keswani, said his organization helps nearly...

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Roommate confusion

Roommate confusion

Editor’s Note: This article was updated to clarify ATEC junior Emily Wheeler visited the University Village Leasing Office and not the Galerstein Gender Center. After establishing the gender-inclusive housing option last semester, UTD staff are preparing for the fall semester by addressing any problems students have with their room assignments....

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Action flick stuns with smooth transitions, tasteful music

Action flick stuns with smooth transitions, tasteful music

A car pulls up. The shot changes to that of an iPod. “Bellbottoms” by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion begins its opening notes. Three individuals get out of the passenger doors with large duffle bags and walk to a nearby building. The camera pans to Ansel Elgort’s face as he...

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