Society taught to lessen value of minority lives

Shooting of a young Hispanic male by police officer shines light on community’s race perceptions, their detrimental effects The death of a Hispanic teenager over spring break in Addison at the hands of an off-duty Farmers Branch police officer exemplifies the problems young Latinos face in this country. It’s also...

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More party platforms needed to represent Americans

Correction: In a previous version of this story, the party that 43 percent of U.S. citizens affiliated with was not identified correctly. The Mercury regrets this error. Recent election has made it apparent current two-party system doesn’t serve needs of American populace sufficiently The 2016 election season has revealed an identity crisis...

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Editorial Board: Richards is best pick for SG President

Editorial Board: Richards is best pick for SG President

The role of Student Government in campus life cannot be understated. In a year that has seen a tuition increase, the search for a new president and disputes over sexual assault reporting all arise, it has been absolutely crucial to have the leadership of SG President Caitlynn Fortner and Vice...

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Trump’s candidacy must be taken seriously

People need to unite to stop one of the nation’s most controversial presidential candidates in recent memory from taking Oval Office As the nation recovers from its Super Tuesday hangover, one thing has become frighteningly clear — Donald Trump is a serious contender for the presidency of the United States....

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“Love” article presents one-sided story

Tale of student who went through process of getting arranged marriage fails to represent entire scope of Muslim matrimony Last week, I read “Love Story” on the front page of The Mercury and, I will be honest about it, I wasn’t really moved or touched by it. In fact, I...

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Editorial Board: More education, discussion needed on sexual assault

UTD established an office last year to deal with reports of sexual discrimination, including sexual assault and harassment, in a way that complies with Title IX policy. However, since the office has been on campus, issues have arisen that point to a lack of clear communication between groups such as...

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Zika shines light on reproductive rights

Zika shines light on reproductive rights

Women in Latin American countries told to abstain from pregnancy without access to contraception or reproductive education The Zika virus is sweeping across our planet and it has quickly become the cover story of every newspaper within Central and South America. Even though the symptoms of the virus are relatively...

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Flint crisis reveals true government priorities

Flint crisis reveals true government priorities

Officials prioritized saving money over health of residents of Flint The Flint Water Crisis has shocked millions as its story unfolded over the past month, yet awareness has come far too late for many of the citizens affected. In April 2014, Gov. Rick Snyder switched the Flint water supply from...

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Media inflates Zika presence in country

Lack of understanding of virus leads to frenzy, sense of panic The recent spread of the Zika virus has caused the World Health Organization to declare it a global threat and has led to a media field day. Ordinary citizens are now left asking if they’re safe from this new,...

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Sander’s imperfect, most viable candidate

Mainstream media focuses on positives of Vermont senator, fails to mention democratic socialist’s history of imperialist foreign policy Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign has received much political coverage in recent weeks after a strong showing at the Democratic Debate on Jan. 19, the release of a single-payer universal health care...

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