…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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Dallas music scene emerges

Dallas music scene emerges

Take a drive through Deep Ellum on any given weekend and you’ll likely hear local music echoing among the old buildings covered in buffed out graffiti behind the massive highways and the canyon of downtown skyscrapers and looming in the background. The music tells the story about an abundance of culture...

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Comet Comments

 “Would someone your age running for political office incentivize you to vote?” “I totally would vote for somebody my age. Without thinking about it, I think that I could relate more to that person.” Saul Cabral, EMAC junior   “If someone around my age would be (running), they’d be more...

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Vaccines are non-negotiable

Vaccines are non-negotiable

By opting out of vaccinating children, parents are putting greater public at risk, opening door for preventable diseases to flourish The recent outbreak of measles in the United States has rekindled the debate over immunization, a debate that should have been settled a long time ago. From Jan. 1-30, 102...

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Silk Road trial holds ramifications for future of Internet

Whether people realize it or not, the Internet may change forever because of one court case taking place right now. Ross Ulbricht, a 2006 graduate from UTD, is currently on trial for his connection to Silk Road, an online marketplace where users could buy and sell a myriad of illegal...

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Intolerance against Islam not acceptable

Intolerance against Islam not acceptable

Picketers denigrating religious beliefs at Muslim community event in Garland shed light on larger issue of Islamophobia Protestors from across the country picketed “Stand with the Prophet Against Terror and Hate,” an event held in Garland on Jan. 17 where people denounced terrorism and hate within the Muslim community. The...

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A stance for freedom

A stance for freedom

Two faded blue jeans and four heavy paws moved quickly toward a dark-skinned couple walking back to their car—purportedly Muslims. The owner of the fast legs and a quicker mouth spewed hate as he got within 20 feet of the couple, saying that they should die and telling them not...

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