‘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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Clubs try to revitalize in-person engagement after total return to campus

Clubs try to revitalize in-person engagement after total return to campus

Readjusting to the resumption of in-person operations has created unique recruitment and leadership challenges for UTD student organizations and their leaders. The number of registered student organizations at UTD has grown from 389 in 2019 to 428 in 2022. This semester, 39 new student organizations are having to figure out...

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International Week showcase diverse student talent at UTD

International Week showcase diverse student talent at UTD

Global Talent show and new "Passport to the world" drivers of high participation

International Week at UTD returned to campus from March 28 to April 1, with cultures debuting award-winning foods and talents from across the world and making waves across campus. International Week (iWeek) has been an annual celebration hosted by International Programs every spring semester dating as far back as 2008,...

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Ukraine-Russia conflict impacts several Comets

While Ukraine is physically distant from UTD, Russia’s continued invasion hits close to home for some Comets. Computer science sophomore Tayisiya Chernenko, who emigrated with her parents in 2007, fears for family members who have stayed in the country. “My parents, uncles and almost all of my extended family is...

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Athenaeum approved

Athenaeum approved

Groundbreaking on Phase 1 will begin in about a month

After receiving approval from the University of Texas System Board of Regents, UTD is looking to move forward with construction on the Athenaeum project. Projected to be built in three phases, the Atheneum is an expansive undertaking for the predominantly STEM-focused university, which University president Richard Benson said is much-needed...

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Comet Con ’22

Comet Con ’22

Comet Con just celebrated 10 years of student passion and nerd culture with one of their biggest events yet, bringing in students from all backgrounds to admire colorful art, fantastic cosplays and big guest speakers. Students were welcomed by SUAAB on March 23in a series of events throughout the convention....

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Where did the statue outside the ECS complex come from?

Where did the statue outside the ECS complex come from?

Walking past ECS North’s courtyard, you might have noticed a new monument – one that seems to have shown up overnight. What is it and where did it come from? This new structure, introduced on Feb. 11, 2022, belongs to UTD’s recently-created chapter of Tau Beta Pi, a prestigious national...

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Finding something in common to ‘taco’bout

Finding something in common to ‘taco’bout

Freshman uses Taco Bell as basis for new social club

Walking across campus a few weeks ago, you might’ve seen flyers posted here and there about the ”UTD Taco Bell Club.” This club – in the process of getting SOC approval – is no joke. UTD Taco Bell Club’s founder, marketing freshman Aidan Hawkins, said he originally made a Taco...

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Warning: Scholarship Recipients may owe IRS

Room, board, and housing taxable are taxable under the Internal Revenue Code

From The Mercury Archives: March 28, 1994 What do you mean I owe the IRS? It may be news to many on scholarship that certain scholarship benefits are viewed as taxable income. The freshmen on the UTD Academic Achievement Scholarship were mailed a statement breaking down the amount of rent,...

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