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Opinion

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
2 months ago

My biggest regret

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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
2 months 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
2 months 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
3 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
3 months ago

Remix to conviction

By  • Opinion

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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Steven Crowder Harms Debate
3 months ago

Steven Crowder Harms Debate

By  • Opinion

Even if you’ve had the pleasure of not knowing Steven Crowder — the former actor/comedian and current conservative social media darling — you may have still heard of his video …
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In your time of need
3 months ago

In your time of need

Recent events concerning the Jacob Anderson case and allegations of Chartwells mistreating its employees may leave some of us questioning where to turn in a crisis.

For those involved, …
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Jacob Anderson’s been barred from UTD. That isn’t enough.
4 months ago

Jacob Anderson’s been barred from UTD. That isn’t enough.

Editor’s Note: This article has been corrected to mention that Anderson pleaded no contest to unlawful restraint, not rape. The Mercury regrets this error.

I saw news of Jacob Walter …
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