Green campus in reach, if only sprinklers reached green grass

Green campus in reach, if only sprinklers reached green grass

CLARISSA POLLACK Art and performance senior | 0 comments The rainy weather of late has helped our area out of drought. Fields are greener than they’ve ever been since I started at UTD, and it’s refreshing to watch that change grace Texas. Unfortunately, one thing has not changed: UTD continues to waste an...

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Surveillance helps keep country, individuals safe

A lone gunman besieged Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 1, opened fire on a TSA officer and killed him. In addition to casualties, the terminal was shut down and flights were delayed, people were emotionally traumatized and needless to say there was a significant loss of revenue for all...

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404 Page Not Found: University erases Ulbricht

404 Page Not Found: University erases Ulbricht

The University of Texas at Dallas is attempting to shove Ross Ulbricht down the memory hole. Official university pages that reference the accused alumnus have been edited to remove all mention of him, or have been deleted altogether. While we on The Mercury editorial board understand that this action is by...

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From freshman to graduate: Six-year Comet offers advice to newcomers

I first stepped foot on UTD soil in 2007 as an 18-year-old kid with a slight interest in mathematics and computers. At the time, I had only spent three years in the United States and most universities appeared identical to me — giant stadiums, frantic fans, fraternities and parties —...

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$1,000 rebate, easy money for needy seniors

At the end of July, AffordableCollegesOnline.org published a study revealing the colleges in Texas that provide the best return on investment. UTD placed fifth out of 49 schools, behind familiar foes including our sister school in Austin and Texas A&M’s College Station campus. Finishing fifth is great, but UTD’s yearly tuition is...

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UTD must aim high, yet forge unique identity

For several years, administrators, student leaders and others have made sure that UTD’s excellence is known by dubbing it the “MIT of the South.” In fact quite a few universities have adopted this colloquialism, including the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Alabama in Huntsville — I guess...

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Students should take pride in UTD

Ask nearly any student you meet and they would happily rant endlessly about the shortcomings of the university…other than the coursing river of complaints, UTD is a pretty great place to both live and learn. It seems that the only thing more bountiful than UTD’s...

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It’s up to Americans to aid the citizens of Iran

Every day I wake up and I take a thousand things for granted. I forget that not everyone everywhere is free, like I am, to think, say, and do whatever they wish. The main purpose of this article is to enlighten those here in the U.S. about the plight of...

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Reader’s Opinion

As a rebuttal to the graphic titled “Human rights are SO two hours ago:” Changing your Facebook profile in order to raise awareness of human rights issues does just that — raise awareness of a topic that so many people are already aware of. Though I’m sure that many of...

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Oh, for Namesake!

Oh, for Namesake!

With a last name like Dang, you get to meet a lot of creative people, or at least people who like to think they’re creative. It’s amazing how many people feel the urge to flex their pun-making muscles shortly after I introduce myself.  They get so excited when they say...

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