Men’s tennis, softball postseason runs come to close

Men’s tennis, softball postseason runs come to close

The softball and men’s tennis teams’ postseason runs ended last weekend after historic runs for both squads. After winning the ASC West, the men’s tennis team hosted the conference tournament for the first time in program history. The Comets opened the contest with a 5-0 victory against Ozarks on April 28,...

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Police search

Police search

UTD Police are looking to identify the two individuals shown in the surveillance video below in connection to a criminal mischief charge related to the vandalism of the Muslim Student Association bulletin board in the Student Union. Anyone with information on the identity of these individuals is encouraged to contact...

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TedxUTD holds fourth-annual conference

TedxUTD holds fourth-annual conference

This fourth-annual TEDxUTD conference featured a lineup of students and faculty discussing topics in this year’s main themes: growth and development. Computer science graduate student Braden Herndon hosted the event, which took place on April 3 in the Jonsson Performance Hall. Biology senior Shan Su kicked off the conference with...

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Alex and Sierra Q&A

Alex and Sierra Q&A

On March 22, Alex and Sierra, the music duo made famous on “The X Factor” after winning the third season of the contest, are performing a concert at UTD as part of Springapalooza. The Mercury got a chance to talk to the duo about their career so far and plans...

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Gas leaks near intersection of Drive A & Drive H

A gas leak  near the intersection of Drive A and Drive H forced the temporary evacuation of residents in nearby apartments late Friday morning. The leak resulted from construction workers striking a gas line while working on the new parking structure behind the Clark Center a little before 11 a.m. The...

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Men’s basketball falls to Hardin-Simmons in non-conference contest

Men’s basketball falls to Hardin-Simmons in non-conference contest

A shower of three-point shots from UTD couldn’t save the men’s basketball team from the Hardin-Simmons Cowboys in a 78-68 non-conference loss on Feb. 9. Starting the game off, the Comets struggled to get footing offensively, with a number of turnovers plaguing UTD. Making matters worse was HSU’s defense, whose athleticism...

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Storms rip through Rowlett, Garland

Storms rip through Rowlett, Garland

A series of storms and tornadoes left a trail of destruction throughout the DFW area on Dec. 26, including in the usually quiet cities of Garland and Rowlett. A total of 11 tornadoes were reported in the Metroplex to the National Weather Service. The one that went through Garland, near...

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Campus Carry Town Hall Meeting addresses concerns, questions

A forum to gather input and inform attendees on legislation S.B. No. 11 was hosted on September 22 in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology building. This legislation makes Texas the ninth state to allow concealed handgun license owners to carry concealed weapons on public university campuses. UTD faculty, staff...

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Hispanic author to visit UTD

Hispanic author to visit UTD

Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated Rosie Peterson’s title. She is the director of the Department of Institutional Diversity. Also, the title of the book that Juana Bordas wrote was incorrect. The Mercury regrets these errors. A Hispanic writer, speaker and leader will discuss Latino values and how...

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Volleyball crushes Wiley in season opener

The volleyball team opened the season with a strong showing on Sept. 2, taking down Wiley College 3-0. Despite some unforced errors in the first set, the Comets still won 25-15. A versatile attack led by senior outside hitter Meredith Crawford and junior middle blocker Holyn Handley, who finished with...

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