Subpar Chainsaw Massacre

Subpar Chainsaw Massacre

Why slasher films don’t do the horror genre justice Horror films are exactly as the name suggests. They do what most other genres typically avoid: they force the audience to face undesirable or horrific images. While the horror genre is an interesting one to observe, looking at its subgenres can...

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A Bug, Not a Feature

A Bug, Not a Feature

Public relations disasters continue to plague the video game industry It’s 2020! And with the new year and new decade, it has come time for retrospection. In the last 10 years, the video game industry has been hit with some of the largest public relations mishaps and social media blunders...

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Diversity, Naturally

Diversity, Naturally

Tokenism isn’t representation Greta Gerwig’s 2019 movie adaptation of “Little Women” is the newest take on the 1868 classic by Louisa May Alcott. The story has been remade and adapted time and time again, but this gem still managed to move audiences with its talented cast, emotional dialogue and relevant...

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Charged for Change

Charged for Change

Change of major fee ineffective, not always necessary I entered UTD as a visual and performing arts major with a theatre concentration. Over the next year and a half, I added a second major in political science. I ended up changing that political science major to a public policy major...

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Resolve to not Resolve

Resolve to not Resolve

Why New Year’s resolutions accomplish nothing As 2020 approaches and electro swing hopefully becomes vogue for the Roaring 20’s reboot, some people might wistfully look to the future and make a New Year’s resolution. But they shouldn’t. New Year’s resolutions are a timeless tradition of lying to yourself about self-improvement....

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Publishing Truth

Editor’s Note: This article addresses previous coverage from The Mercury, available here. On Nov. 19, 2019, members of the World Mission Society Church of God stood at the Plinth with petitions asking for student support against coverage from The Mercury. They claimed that The Mercury was defaming the reputation of...

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Unsafe Custody

Unsafe Custody

When you are arrested, your life is in a stranger’s hands. But what happens when that stranger, a trained authority figure, doesn’t care whether you live or die? Police officers and other authority figures have constantly been found to be negligent about medical care, starting from the time of initial...

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‘Ok Boomer’

‘Ok Boomer’

In the face of growing generational gaps between the Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z, the youth have rallied around a response that has inspired a social movement, creating new channels of discourse and, inevitably, backlash. The devastatingly effective phrase of choice? “Ok boomer.” The phrase originates from...

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Be not Afraid

Be not Afraid

People put up dreamcatchers to escape nightmares, close their eyes during scary movies and label topics as taboo to avoid talking about things they fear. In almost every aspect of our lives, we perpetually insulate ourselves against situations where we might be frightened, and we wish for idyllic lives of...

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Unpredictable Orbits

Unpredictable Orbits

Comet Cabs’ timing inconsistent, need overall improvements Comet Cabs are supposed to be handy transit options on campus, but more often than not are a dice roll of whether or not you find a cab when you need it. While practical on occasion, Comet Cabs have lingering issues that reduce...

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