Community helps fellow Comet in time of need

Community helps fellow Comet in time of need

After a UTD student left work the night of April 6 to find her car and all its contents, including her laptop and textbooks, stolen, her friend posted an online fundraiser to the UTD subreddit to help. Less than 24 hours later, the university community had donated nearly $200. Computer...

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Movie review: ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Movie review: ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Editor’s Note: This story includes spoilers for the movie. Speechless. I feel as if that is the only word that comes to mind when looking back at the movie. This movie did an amazing job at making me go through an emotional rollercoaster, but nonetheless, I had goosebumps the entire...

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Whatcha Eatin’? Honeycomb

Whatcha Eatin’? Honeycomb

Besides sugar, honey is perhaps the most familiar sweetener we know and love. And most of us also probably know that honeycomb (and the honey that comes with it) is produced by bees. But what are the details of the process, and how is UTD involved? To answer these questions,...

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Artists use ‘experimental methods’ in exhibit

Artists use ‘experimental methods’ in exhibit

A large white rectangular block stands in the middle of a large white room in the SP/N Gallery at Synergy Park North 2. One side is adorned by detailed cutout black and white pictures of mushrooms, and the other side covered with small framed black and white photos of smiling...

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Student play explores mental health

Student play explores mental health

Since the summer of 2018, a group of UTD students — along with director Shelby-Allison Hibbs — have worked on creating and performing a self-devised play about mental illness. The play, “A Mirror Right Through You,” began taking shape when Hibbs surveyed students about what they wanted the play to...

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Whatcha Eatin’? Menudo

Whatcha Eatin’? Menudo

I’ve eaten a lot of pretty weird things in my life — cow feet, goat brains and jelly fish, just to name a few. As weird as they may sound, they’re commonplace for me now that I’ve eaten them many times. This time, I had the opportunity to add cow’s...

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Graduate rallies for immigrants at border

Graduate rallies for immigrants at border

Last summer, one UTD alumna packed a bag and the six first-aid kits available at a nearby Walmart and drove more than 500 miles to the largest U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention center in McAllen, known colloquially as “Ursula.” Ashtyn Tayler graduated from UTD with her post-baccalaureate degree in...

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Junior spreads smiles through baked goods

Junior spreads smiles through baked goods

A student combined his passions for people and creation to start his own baking business. Since he introduced it to his network at UTD, he has been growing its reach by collaborating with various student organizations on campus. Smiles Bakery is a pop-up bakery business started by entrepreneurship and marketing...

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Students run to beat cancer

Students run to beat cancer

UTD’s pre-health honor society, Alpha Epsilon Delta, held its first-ever color run Sunday afternoon. Color runs are untimed, 5-kilometer races in which participants are doused in colored powders at various milestones during the event. Proceeds from the 5K color run will benefit a fundraising organization, Wendy’s Eagles, and the Lymphoma...

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Q&A: Hector Cantú

Q&A: Hector Cantú

Creative writer Hector Cantu, the co-creator of the widely syndicated Baldo comic strip, visited UTD on March 25 to give a lecture sponsored by the School of Arts and Humanities. The Mercury sat down with Cantu to learn more about the inspiration behind the comics. Q: What inspired the Baldo...

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