Students Attend Rally for Immigrant Rights

Students Attend Rally for Immigrant Rights

In an effort to show support for immigrant rights and promote activism within the community, a rally was held on Sept. 29 at the Plinth. Organized by the non-profit ‘Who is Hussain, Texas’ the rally featured local speakers and activists advocating for the involvement of attendees in their cause. Who...

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Students Share ‘Bruh’ Moments

Students Share ‘Bruh’ Moments

One UTD freshman pokes fun at the conditions of some campus establishments with an increasingly popular Instagram account that has gained over 700 followers in less than two months. A UTD student who chose to remain anonymous started the UTD Bruh Moments Instagram account after dealing with repeated utility problems...

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‘Rocky Horror Show’ to Light Up Audiences

‘Rocky Horror Show’ to Light Up Audiences

The UTD’s theatre and dance programs launched a crowdfunding campaign allowing donors to flashmob friends in an effort to fund LED wristbands for the audience of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Popular at concerts, sporting events and theme parks, LED lights bracelets can be programmed to sync to the beat...

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Group of Students Help Raise, Train Future Service Animals

Group of Students Help Raise, Train Future Service Animals

UTD students care for puppies to become skilled companion, facility dogs Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article misspelled a source’s name. The correct spelling is Aubrey Rowan. The Mercury regrets this error. Amidst the bustle of sneakers and sandals on pavement is the steady tread of four paws...

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Game Space: Inside UTD’s Gaming Community

Game Space: Inside UTD’s Gaming Community

On any given day, a small lounge on the lower level of the Student Union is packed with numerous students gathered around tabletops and TVs.  A group of three students buzz around their laptops, clicking away at an “Overwatch” game they just queued up. A rowdier crowd can be seen...

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UTD Opens New Center for Asian Studies

UTD Opens New Center for Asian Studies

Center to collaborate with the Crow Museum of Asian Art to promote academic interest of Asian culture In an effort to increase interest and develop a higher understanding of Asian culture, UTD has founded the Center for Asian Studies, which aims to not only educate students, but also to equip...

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Movie Review: ‘Midsommar’ is Horror Done Right

Movie Review: ‘Midsommar’ is Horror Done Right

“Midsommar” begins in the dead of winter. For those familiar with writer/director Ari Aster’s previous work on “Hereditary,” this irony shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. As with his other critically-acclaimed film, Aster continues to redefine the horror genre, crafting the story of “Midsommar” with a startling intricacy, weaving...

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Military Student Finds Her Place at UTD

Military Student Finds Her Place at UTD

Navy veteran gives insight into years of military service, transition back into college As servicemen leave the armed forces, finding work in the civilian sector can be challenging. Enlisted soldiers without college degrees may be unable to find work despite their skills obtained during service. Regardless, many still choose to...

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Sophomore Starts Grassroots Club

Sophomore Starts Grassroots Club

Incoming student promotes Democratic candidate Andrew Yang, political involvement for 2020 election through new group In the midst of a 2020 election saturated with 24 democratic candidates, one incoming UTD sophomore has settled on a candidate she believes can get to the oval office, and recently founded a club to...

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Codes Not Their Own

Panel Addresses Difficulties for Black Women in STEM A weekend panel discussion held at UTD addressed the practice of “code-switching” and its effects on black women in STEM. The panel featured several STEM professionals, all women of color, each discussing their own experiences with race in the workplace. Code-switching is...

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