Recent student deaths are our wake up call

Recent student deaths are our wake up call

By now you’ve probably heard: Two of our fellow students died this past week. Within that time, there has been a spike in student activity on social media and Reddit and students have even come to The Mercury in person for answers and what was going on after we discovered...

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Editorial Board: As a community, we should address domestic violence

Editorial Board: As a community, we should address domestic violence

The deadliest mass shooting in Plano’s history, claiming the lives of five alumni, was a direct result of domestic violence. The Mercury stands against domestic violence and calls upon Comets to do more to recognize and prevent abuse. Ultimately, one man’s violent actions took nine people’s lives and 10 families...

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Ed Board: Presidential, vice presidential candidates well-suited for uncontested positions

Ed Board: Presidential, vice presidential candidates well-suited for uncontested positions

Because this year’s Student Government presidential and vice presidential candidates are running unopposed, the Editorial Board of The Mercury has decided to publish an evaluation of the candidates in place of an endorsement. The content of the evaluation is based on an interview The Mercury conducted with the candidates. Running...

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Editorial Board: We endorse Hillary Clinton for presidency

Editorial Board: We endorse Hillary Clinton for presidency

Hillary Clinton is the only candidate to vote for in the 2016 presidential election. She is one of the most qualified candidates to ever run for office. In addition to having invaluable foreign policy experience, she is offering specific, feasible policy options. At The Mercury, we don’t feel it necessary...

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Low diversity in staff draws unnecessary attention

Dallas Morning News article criticizes UTD faculty for not representing enough racial backgrounds to reflect growing student population One of the things I like best about UTD is the diversity and open-mindedness of the people here.  People of different backgrounds support each other in celebrating one another’s holidays, while professors...

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Mercury story did disservice to veterans

Story, image draws criticism from subject of brain health piece I agreed to share my personal story with The Mercury to raise awareness of research and program offerings for military service members at the Center for BrainHealth. However, when the piece was published, I was disheartened to see my photograph...

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Women’s basketball must play stout defense to advance in NCAA tourney

Women’s basketball must play stout defense to advance in NCAA tourney

The women’s basketball team has had an excellent season so far, but it will have to continue its hot streak of stout defense and ball movement if it wants to have a chance to advance to the next round of the NCAA tournament. After winning the most games in program...

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…and the men’s issue?

…and the men’s issue?

In recognition of Women’s History Month, The Mercury set out to celebrate the best way its staff knows how: by telling stories. Throughout the issue, readers will find narratives highlighting the trials and triumphs of womanhood, especially the women on our campus. As with many annual observances, there’s a certain,...

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Muslims must stand for peace

Islam preaches tolerance, peace and understanding, and the voices that stand for these principles must be louder because there is simply too much misinformation regarding the religion. It was tragic to hear about the three Syrian-American Muslim lives lost at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In my opinion, that was a...

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Selfish students steal show

Selfish students steal show

Peers have been condemning UTD students for their behavior at Kenan Thompson’s performance on campus, and rightfully so. On March 20, more than 1,200 Comets lined up to see the Nickelodeon and “Saturday Night Live” star, along with comedian Paul Varghese, at the ATEC Lecture Hall. The Student Union and...

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