Publishing Truth

Editor’s Note: This article addresses previous coverage from The Mercury, available here. On Nov. 19, 2019, members of the World Mission Society Church of God stood at the Plinth with petitions asking for student support against coverage from The Mercury. They claimed that The Mercury was defaming the reputation of...

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Unsafe Custody

Unsafe Custody

When you are arrested, your life is in a stranger’s hands. But what happens when that stranger, a trained authority figure, doesn’t care whether you live or die? Police officers and other authority figures have constantly been found to be negligent about medical care, starting from the time of initial...

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‘Ok Boomer’

‘Ok Boomer’

In the face of growing generational gaps between the Baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials and Generation Z, the youth have rallied around a response that has inspired a social movement, creating new channels of discourse and, inevitably, backlash. The devastatingly effective phrase of choice? “Ok boomer.” The phrase originates from...

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Be not Afraid

Be not Afraid

People put up dreamcatchers to escape nightmares, close their eyes during scary movies and label topics as taboo to avoid talking about things they fear. In almost every aspect of our lives, we perpetually insulate ourselves against situations where we might be frightened, and we wish for idyllic lives of...

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Unpredictable Orbits

Unpredictable Orbits

Comet Cabs’ timing inconsistent, need overall improvements Comet Cabs are supposed to be handy transit options on campus, but more often than not are a dice roll of whether or not you find a cab when you need it. While practical on occasion, Comet Cabs have lingering issues that reduce...

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Meals that Make Cents

Meals that Make Cents

Why mandatory meal plans are detrimental to freshmen College is costly. Student loans are as synonymous with the college experience as midnight cramming and keg stands. However, as UTD’s freshman class begins its journey laden with student loans and college fees, it seems unnecessary that UTD saddles those living on...

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Falling out with ‘Fallout’

Falling out with ‘Fallout’

How Bethesda’s memberships scam gamers Bethesda released a scary addition just in time for Halloween: a “Fallout 76” subscription service. This “premium membership” promises all sorts of bug-ridden benefits for the low price of $12 a month and might as well be a spooky scam. Fallout 1st is billed as...

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Breaking Up the Fight

Breaking Up the Fight

In a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President Trump virtually single-handedly committed to pulling out 1,000 troops from Syria and gave the go-ahead for Turkey’s military to enter an area that is under the control of Washington’s Kurdish allies. The Kurds are a stateless ethnic group of...

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The Student’s Candidate

The Student’s Candidate

As university students, we have a multitude of concerns; the cost of college, healthcare, housing afforda-bility and fair employment, both before and after graduation to name a few. According to the Student Monitor, which sampled 1,020 students, while 67% of students believe their GPA is a cause of daily stress,...

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Lost in the ‘Blizzard’

Lost in the ‘Blizzard’

Recently, video game company Blizzard revoked the prize winnings of a Hearthstone Grandmasters player for supporting the Hong Kong protest movement. This might be the most obvious example of Chinese pandering in a while, but it’s certainly not the first or last time a video game company will bow to...

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