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In your time of need
1 week ago

In your time of need

Recent events concerning the Jacob Anderson case and allegations of Chartwells mistreating its employees may leave some of us questioning where to turn in a crisis.

For those involved, …
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Jacob Anderson’s been barred from UTD. That isn’t enough.
1 month ago

Jacob Anderson’s been barred from UTD. That isn’t enough.

Editor’s Note: This article has been corrected to mention that Anderson pleaded no contest to unlawful restraint, not rape. The Mercury regrets this error.

I saw news of Jacob Walter …
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I’m baptized, not brainwashed
2 months ago

I’m baptized, not brainwashed

By  • Opinion

Brainwashed. Indoctrinated. Believing in a higher power to make myself feel better instead of facing facts. As a Christian, I’ve been either been accused or heard other Christians accused of …
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DARTing forward

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How important is public transit to you? At UTD, we have a large population of students — international students and local residents alike — who do not have cars but …
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Parking, uncovered
2 months ago

Parking, uncovered

Say the word “parking” to any college student and you will almost inevitably be met with pained expressions, exasperated groans and more than a few colorful testimonies detailing “that time …
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UTD(iversity)
2 months ago

UTD(iversity)

By  • Opinion

When you’re walking around UTD, you see people from all walks of life. A Bengali student to your right, a Korean girl in front of you, an Argentinian person to …
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What the people want
2 months ago

What the people want

By  • Opinion

Authoritarianism is simply the abuse of authority at the expense of liberty. America certainly has had authoritarian tendencies — from the brutal subjugation of native peoples, the legacy of anti-immigration …
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This election season, don’t forget about health care
3 months ago

This election season, don’t forget about health care

A key complaint from students at UTD is the lack of access to mental health counseling services on campus due to high demand. Long wait times force many students to …
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An illusion of transparency
3 months ago

An illusion of transparency

By  • Opinion

A week ago, I was listening to The Ben Shapiro Show, a conservative podcast. For those familiar with Shapiro’s sharp wit and rapid speech, it shouldn’t come as as a …
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Rediscovering democracy

By  • Opinion

It seems to me that more and more, we have come to expect less and less of each other. It’s a phrase from one of my favorite TV shows, but …
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