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Opinion

How NSM Shaped UTD History

I was pleased to read the story “50 years of UTD” in the Aug. 19 edition of The Mercury.  I am proud to have been a faculty member for three-fourths …
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Previous Op-Ed Uses Defamation to Belittle Unborn Victims of Abortion

Two weeks ago, my campus organization was publicly accused of hypocrisy, dishonesty, and borderline racism. In The Mercury’s Aug. 19 opinion piece, Ruqiya Barreh made the following argument: Although Comets …
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Burning the Straw Man
2 weeks ago

Burning the Straw Man

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Rebuttal of Aug. 19 op-ed “Born Equal”

In their latest issue, The Mercury published an opinion piece attacking the student organization Comets for the Pre-born for not openly protesting the …
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Bringing Color to Film
2 weeks ago

Bringing Color to Film

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Hollywood lacks gender, racial diversity

Last July, Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson said in an interview, “You know, as an actor I should be allowed to play any person, or any tree, or any animal …
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When Dreams Shouldn’t Come True
2 weeks ago

When Dreams Shouldn’t Come True

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Live-action Disney Remakes Detract from Originals

“The Lion King” (2019) marks the latest film in a recent trend towards remaking original animated films in a live-action format. By bringing its …
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The ‘E’ in Esports
4 weeks ago

The ‘E’ in Esports

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The ‘E’ in Esports

Why competitive gaming is not a sport

To some, the word “gamer” may conjure a mental image of a sickly, wide-eyed juvenile frantically hammering buttons on …
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Born Equal
4 weeks ago

Born Equal

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Exploring one pro-life organization’s selective outrage

In his opinion piece, “Why We Stand for the Victims,” Michael Lockwood — the founder of Comets for the Preborn — said that he …
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The ‘Sport’ in Esports
4 weeks ago

The ‘Sport’ in Esports

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Why competitive gaming is a sport

Esports, short for “electronic sports,” has taken the world by storm with its lavish tournaments, millions of fans and expanding library of esports games. …
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This Land is Your Land
2 months ago

This Land is Your Land

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Proposed US asylum policy too restrictive

As with most issues in American politics, immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border has divided the nation. Debates over policy have continued, and with the election of President Trump, the …
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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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