Growth in athletics should not be feared

UTD athletics have come a long way from the days of being a doormat for Division III– a change reflected in the university’s commitment to improving athletic facilities on campus. By the end of the year, UTD will have spent $500,000 on improving the baseball, softball and soccer fields, as...

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Student loan bubble reaching boiling point

Student loan bubble reaching boiling point

The student loan bubble is starting to burst. Young adults are taking record levels of student loans and other debt to earn bachelor and associate degrees. Beginning in 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower federally subsidized increased levels of student loans for millions of young Americans struggling to afford higher levels of...

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Miss (In)dependent

FAFSA dependency classifications restrict financial aid for students living alone, without parental assistance As I stood in the hour-and-a-half-long line at the Bursar’s Office on Sept. 8, I looked around and saw many concerned faces that matched my own. Most of the students were there to figure out a payment...

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What issues do you want gubernatorial candidates to focus on?”

What issues do you want gubernatorial candidates to focus on?”

            “Abortion. Women should have the rights to their own bodies.”                              Alex Vuong, Biology freshman              “Legalization of marijuana and other substances.”          ...

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Israeli perspective absent in Gaza article

I am writing in response to the article printed in the Aug. 4 edition of The Mercury entitled “Trapped in Gaza.” It put to print statistics that are at best, contested, and at worst, false. It also portrayed negative emotions and was incredibly one-sided. The intention of this letter is...

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Depression facts

* Anyone can be struck by depression or suicidal thoughts, regardless of race, gender, age, socioeconomic status, etc. ** Calling suicide a ‘selfish’ act insults the deceased and perpetuates the false belief that clinical depression is a minor or trivial concern, which can prevent those who actually suffer from it...

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National media failed Ferguson

For the first four nights of Ferguson’s (intercommunity) protests, it was difficult to tell by television alone if the Missouri suburb even existed. While CNN and its peers settled neatly into their primetime routines each night, hundreds of the town’s tech-savvy protestors flooded social media sites in a firm move...

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