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Opinion

Letter to the Editor: How to help ATEC grads improve job prospects

It’s easy to help make ATEC a better experience for its undergraduate students: Just require a minor (18 credit hours) in the STEM field of their choice. The interests and …
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Voting close to home
1 week ago

Voting close to home

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Ask anyone to name the president of the United States and you would easily get laughs at how obvious the answer is. Ask anyone to name their city councilor or …
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The price of interference
3 weeks ago

The price of interference

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Juan Guaido, who did not receive a single vote in Venezuela’s elections, swore himself in as president of Venezuela on Jan. 23.

Guaido’s declaration follows the controversial elections in …
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Letter to the Editor: Recent op-ed inconsistent with position on open discourse

I organized and supervised the Steven Crowder event on Jan. 22 and thought it went quite well. Outside of a couple of protestors, I think a lot of students would …
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My biggest regret
1 month ago

My biggest regret

By  • Opinion

I haven’t always made the best choices in my time here at UTD. Like most of us, if I could talk to myself when I was a freshman, there’s a …
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To form a more perfect union
1 month ago

To form a more perfect union

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As Americans, we often claim to love democracy while simultaneously not practicing it in one of the most important parts of our lives — our workplace. In some cases, bosses …
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Letter to the Editor: Previous op-ed supporting border wall misconstrues facts

In the Jan. 28 issue of The Mercury, an op-ed by Alexander Christie — entitled “Shutdown at the D.C. Corral” — asserted that the recent partial government closure was necessary …
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Academic scandal highlights need for improved transparency
1 month ago

Academic scandal highlights need for improved transparency

The recent controversy surrounding the Justice Administration and Leadership program came to light in a Feb. 3 report by The Dallas Morning News, in which transfer students in a criminology …
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Shutdown at the D.C. corral
2 months ago

Shutdown at the D.C. corral

By  • Opinion

During the Trump presidency, Americans have seen many records broken. We’ve broken all sorts of stock market records. No president has had more federal judicial appointments than President Trump at …
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Remix to conviction
2 months ago

Remix to conviction

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In early January, Lifetime aired a documentary series chronicling R&B singer Robert “R.” Kelly’s history of sexual assault and pedophilia, with alleged crimes going back 30 years. In all six …
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