Game Space: Troubled Beginnings

Game Space: Troubled Beginnings

Gaming club members discuss feeling disappointed, ignored after creation of official esports department In 2012, gaming as a competitive sport seemed a distant dream for students at UTD. It began with three students deciding to open up a chapter of TESPA, a known national gaming organization, at UTD to increase...

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Esports to Add ‘Rocket League’ Team to Roster

Esports to Add ‘Rocket League’ Team to Roster

The esports department announced the addition of a “Rocket League” team to the official varsity roster, making it the fourth esports team in the athletics department. “Rocket League” is a game in which players drive rocket-powered cars to maneuver a giant soccer ball into a goal. In the competitive version,...

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Mock Trial Takes First at Annual Tournament

Mock Trial Takes First at Annual Tournament

A UTD mock trial team went undefeated and finished in first place with a perfect ballot at their latest tournament. The team competed at the Bulldog Brawl against four other teams from two other universities, Gonzaga University and Washington State. The Bulldog Brawl is an annual tournament hosted by Gonzaga...

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‘It Allows Us to Have Our Own Heritage, Our Own Pride’

‘It Allows Us to Have Our Own Heritage, Our Own Pride’

Editor’s note: A previous version of this article incorrectly reported the number of Native American students at UTD. The Mercury regrets this error. While some UTD students celebrated a recent Dallas City Council decision to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day, others disagree with the change, citing an erasure of Italian history. The...

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Game Space: What It’s Like to Create Games at UTD

Game Space: What It’s Like to Create Games at UTD

If you’ve ever seen a cool game come out of ATEC, chances are it was made in Game Lab. Game Lab brings enthusiastic students from different disciplines together into a bustling classroom where multiple teams collaborate to solve problems and make award-winning games. Aspiring game developers at UTD have a...

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Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

On a typical weekday, psychology freshman Isa Hernandez finishes her homework at around midnight, and then uses Instagram and Twitter for about an hour before going to bed. Like other UTD students, she may experience lower self-esteem and lose sleep due to social media use. A fall 2018 Student Wellness...

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Leukemia Patient Inspires UTD Team

Leukemia Patient Inspires UTD Team

Volleyball players honor child during fundraiser for pediatric cancer The Comets volleyball team honored nine-year old leukemia patient Kaitlyn Renee Johnson with their third straight sweep at the fifth annual Gold Game against LeTourneau. Johnson has been with the team since the fall of 2015, when the first Gold Game...

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No Shoes, No Problem

No Shoes, No Problem

How one student has spent the past few years of her life almost completely barefoot University students have the freedom to wear anything they like, from pajamas to tuxedos. Every day, rain or shine, one UTD student traverses the campus with no shoes.   Mechanical engineering senior Greta Suchy has...

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Students Strike against Climate Change

Students Strike against Climate Change

Two environmentally-focused clubs at UTD headed to downtown Dallas to participate in a global protest to draw attention towards climate change. On Sept. 20, the Environmental Conservation Organization and the Citizens Climate Lobby took part in the international global climate strike. With an estimated 4 million people striking globally, UTD...

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Reports of gunmen at Northside complex spark concern

Reports of gunmen at Northside complex spark concern

Editor’s Note: This story will be updated as more information becomes available. A representative from the Richardson Police Department confirmed no gunmen were found at the Northside apartment complex near UTD after several social media posts sparked concern among students. UTD users began posting on Wildfire, an app designed to...

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