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Decisive Indecision

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Why staying undeclared major has hidden benefits

Calling adventurers — undeclare your majors! What’s more daring than explaining to extended family at Thanksgiving that you aren’t actively working towards a …
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choose your adventure

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How choice-based video games help with real-life decision making

In life, we’re all faced with an almost overwhelming amount of choices. As technology — and, with it, game development — …
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Arrive at your own conclusions
2 months ago

Arrive at your own conclusions

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Say you want to purchase a car. You will likely take time to assure that the purchase will be worthwhile by gathering information about the car and the manufacturing company: …
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‘Alexa, why are you here?’
3 months ago

‘Alexa, why are you here?’

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On April 15, The Mercury reported that UT Dallas is planning to install Amazon Echo Dots in Residence Hall South this summer, with the long-term aim of installing Echo Dots …
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Government transparency, by request
3 months ago

Government transparency, by request

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Sometimes, with an institution as big as a university, it can be difficult to see mistakes if you’re just another cog in the machine. After all, bureaucracies are made of …
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Ethics needed in JSOM curriculum
3 months ago

Ethics needed in JSOM curriculum

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It’s hard to imagine, but banking in America was once a relatively boring profession. In the wake of the Great Depression, when 9,000 banks failed, strict government regulation and a …
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Letter to the Editor: Dining Services values community voices

A series of articles has been published by The Mercury this year about the university’s food service contractor, Chartwells. We value this input, and we have consistently encouraged dialogue with …
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Finding middle ground
3 months ago

Finding middle ground

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This past Friday, I read the March 11 opinion article published in The Mercury titled “Letter to the Editor: How to Help ATEC Grads Improve Job Prospects,” which proposed that …
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The campus campaign
3 months ago

The campus campaign

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When running any sort of campaign, be it political, charitable or even social, canvassing is the most effective way to spread your message. Broadly speaking, canvassing refers to direct outreach …
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‘Pro-life:’ a misnomer

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Ever since the most recent Comets for the Preborn demonstration this last Tuesday, I’ve found myself thinking a lot about exactly what it means to be “pro-life.” As someone who’s …
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