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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“What features would you like to see added to Northside at UTD?”

“Two things that I would like are a bar type of place to just chill and grab a beer or some sort of boba or tea shop because most of them are currently inaccessible unless you have a car.” Andrew John Biology senior   “It would be nice to have...

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Homeless youth face uphill fight

Homeless youth face uphill fight

Misunderstanding of struggles young adults face when living through homelessness leads to stigmatization, scapegoating  Jose is having a bad day. He can’t concentrate at his job because of the crushing stress that constantly eats at him and will leave him emotionally unstable for years to come. He graduated college last...

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You said on denying business to groups based on religious beliefs:

“There’s no reason to not sell your product to someone just cause of what they are inclined to believe. They’re your customers, that’s it.” Shielah Muantana Neuroscience sophomore   “According to me, they should not refuse because it is immature of which religion you are, you have the right to...

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Comets and Craters

Trophies: Student Media groups won 32 awards at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association conference held in San Antonio on April 8 -11. Among the awards, our Editor-in-Chief, Miguel Perez, was named Editor of the Year for the entire association. Warm weather: After months of feeling the cold, cruel sting of...

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THE LONG FIGHT

State legislation threatens to inhibit the rights of LGBT citizens within the state, activists must not hinder in their fight for equality It’s hard to deny that the past year has been a whirlwind one for LGBT rights. Marriage equality has swept the nation, with same-sex marriages occurring in 37...

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You said on concealed carry:

You said on concealed carry:

    “I am firmly against because not everyone that has a gun and a license should be allowed to bring it on premises where people are not equipped to handle a shooting.” Thi Nguyen Biology freshman     “I’m against because guns don’t keep you more safe. (They) instill...

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Passive elections, leaders contribute to indifference

Passive elections, leaders contribute to indifference

Student apathy toward campus issues is often a direct consequence of passive leadership. Student bodies across the nation have boasted of widespread activist endeavors in the past, which include fighting for civil rights and protesting against the Vietnam War. Yet, as arguably the most-informed generation to date slowly trickles into...

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Millenials must fight race issues

The idea that we are a generation far removed from the confines of racially biased thinking is dangerous. Everyday microaggressions — daily verbal, behavioral or environmental indignities that communicate negative racial slights — on our own campuses shows us that racial insensitivity has a pervasive presence at universities. Occasionally, a...

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