Comets mosh at ‘Emo Nite’ Concert

Comets mosh at ‘Emo Nite’ Concert

Strings Attached perform live, rotating-set concert for Comets at the Plinth

Strings Attached, a student-run music club that started in December 2019 as a place for UTD’s hobbyist musicians to connect, has rapidly grown into a community that unites students from all sides of the music industry. Their largest performance of the semester to date, “Emo Nite,” is the product of...

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UTD Esports holds largest UTD Tailgate ever

UTD Esports holds largest UTD Tailgate ever

Over 1,000 students attended the celebration of a Smash tournament victory

The first-ever UTD Esports Tailgate was held Thursday, Oct. 21in the SU Green, bringing in over a thousand participants to the sponsored outdoor event, one of the largest tailgate events ever held at UTD. The tailgate celebrated Zach “grafetti” Rendulic’s victory in a summer Smash Ultimate tournament hosted by Brag...

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Curious Comets Vol. 2: Why are there t-shirts in the Green Center atrium?

Curious Comets Vol. 2: Why are there t-shirts in the Green Center atrium?

Artistic display improves acoustics, lends character to campus

Green Center houses UTD’s Hobson Wildenthal Honors College – but to most Comets, it’s probably best known for the couple dozen t-shirts suspended above the building’s atrium. These curiosity-inducing shirts hang unapologetically from a web of wire clotheslines. It’s a striking visual, if a bit mystifying: the exhibit fulfills no...

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Discrimination: one teacher’s tale

From The Mercury Archives: Oct. 23, 1995

Racist! The word brands with a searing hiss. Despite the number of unapologetic bigots allowed to practice their hate, sometimes public branding is a painful enough experience to force the perpetrator of racial discrimination into the limelight. But what if the accuser is lying? The nightmarish events that haunted a...

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‘Ava’s Demon’ is a standout webcomic

‘Ava’s Demon’ is a standout webcomic

If you are looking for a comic that blends striking visuals and good storytelling with a uniquely digital format, you should read the webcomic “Ava’s Demon” by Michelle Czajkowski. It’s a particularly good pick-up for lovers of fantasy and sci-fi due to its interesting spin on the concepts of reincarnation...

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SG urges re-de-densification

SG urges re-de-densification

Student Government passed a resolution calling upon the University to extend de-densification protocols to the end of the fall semester on Oct. 5, five days after UTD returned to full-density instruction. SG also passed resolutions recommending faculty keep seating charts for their classrooms, give students continued access to recorded lectures...

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More waits than weight

More waits than weight

Post-pandemic operations reveal that UTD's recreational spaces are overcrowded and outdated

Overcrowded spaces, long wait periods and a lack of quantity and quality of equipment are only a few of the complaints expressed by students this semester about University Recreation facilities on campus. These issues are not uncommon, especially as UTD’s rapidly growing campus nears 30,000 students. However, gymgoers’ frustration due...

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Dorm windows cannot weather October storm

Several Comets reported property damage from leaky windows last week

During the past week’s influx of thunderstorms and rainy weather, several Comets faced issues with water leaks in their residences – and with little help from the housing offices, some have resorted to fixing the problems themselves. From Oct. 10-14, severe thunderstorms made their way across Richardson, leading to minor...

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From The Mercury Archives: Oct. 23, 1995

From The Mercury Archives: Oct. 23, 1995

Ghoulies, ghosties, and things that go bump in the night

No one doubts college can be a scary place. Just ask freshmen before their first final exam. But few college students would say their fears have anything to do with monsters under the bed or goblins in the closet. Maybe they should. Nationwide, ghostly legends thrive on campuses. “There’s just...

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