Comets ‘Bent’ on remembering Holocaust

Comets ‘Bent’ on remembering Holocaust

The UTD Theatre production brings to life play exploring WWII-era homosexuality, humanity and hope on stage

With Holocaust Remembrance Day coming up on April 27, the UTD Theater’s spring play sheds light on an often-overlooked part of the horrors of Hitler’s regime: the persecution and murder of gay men. History is not kind, here, and neither is director Chris Treviño’s staging. The show’s listed content warnings—including...

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Comets report alleged food poisoning at Dining Hall West

Comets report alleged food poisoning at Dining Hall West

A Richardson health department inspection in early April found no major health violations in the facility

Several Comets reported becoming ill after eating at Dining Hall West. UTD denied food poisoning allegations, however, and campus facilities passed the City of Richardson’s subsequent health inspection. The Mercury spoke with three students who became ill after eating at Dining Hall West on March 29, though many more filed...

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How Comets Observe Ramadan

How Comets Observe Ramadan

As the soulful call to prayer sounds, signifying sunset, healthcare freshman Siham Awel sinks her teeth into a chewy, sweet date—the first bite of sustenance she’s had in 16 hours. Awel and a sizeable contingent of Muslim Comets abstain from eating and drinking from just before sunrise to just after...

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Eugene McDermott library looks to take disruptive student behavior off the books

After returning to fully in person operations, the library is being overwhelmed with rowdy patrons in designated quiet areas

As foot traffic increases in the McDermott Library, so does the amount of students misbehaving, leading the Library to consider updating its Code of Conduct and purchase new furniture. The goal of the McDermott Library is to provide a quiet environment in which to study and do work, but some...

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Comets Giving Days contest opens doors to donations

Comets Giving Days contest opens doors to donations

Contest opened a creative outlet for Comet fundraising

Motivated to raise funds for their favorite campus programs, several student groups have spent the past week preparing doors for the annual Comets Giving Days door decorating contest. In keeping with a six-year tradition, the Comets Giving Days will take place from 10 a.m. on April 6 to 6:49 p.m....

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SG election Winners’ agendas

Student government elections have concluded, and next term’s executive officers have been decided. The Mercury sat down with cognitive science sophomore Kruthi Kanduri and public policy sophomore Margaret Moore to discuss SG’s future. (Interviews edited for concision) President-elect Kruthi Kanduri: What are your plans for the next academic year? “I...

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Commencement to bring all Comets together

Commencement to bring all Comets together

The new ceremony will come before separate graduations for UTD's different schools

After hearing out student concerns about school-based graduations, the University is holding a new inaugural graduation celebration called the “All-University Commencement” to honor graduates across all schools. The “All-University Commencement” will be a grand processional open for all students graduating this Spring and those that graduated last Fall and summer....

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Powerful offense, consistent arms help Comets snap late March skid

Powerful offense, consistent arms help Comets snap late March skid

UTD Baseball team regains momentum in its quest to defend ASC Title

Fresh off a series sweep against Sul Ross State, the Comet baseball squad continues to build momentum in their march towards the ASC Championship Tournament and their ultimate title defense. The Comets are ranked no. 13 nationally with a 20-6 record, remaining just a few games behind the first-place East...

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‘Overwatch’ team finishes top eight in dying esport

The “Overwatch” team finished the top eight in the last Overwatch Collegiate Championship of “Overwatch 1,” with the team facing the unique situation of trying to stay competitive in a game that is soon to die. After matching up against University of California-Irvine in the first round, the team had...

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