Protestors shut down downtown Dallas in support of Sandra Bland

Protestors shut down downtown Dallas in support of Sandra Bland

Chants and calls to action echoed amidst the skyscrapers of downtown Dallas as hundreds of marchers demonstrated on July 27 to protest the death of Sandra Bland. Her arrest and subsequent death in Prairie View, Texas, under the supervision of local police has become a topic of national debate. Bland was found...

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Dogs of Dallas: Happy, Chester and Pretty

Dogs of Dallas: Happy, Chester and Pretty

Name: Happy Breed: Poodle Mix Age: 12 years old Name: Chester Breed: Golden Labradoodle Age: 4 years Name: Pretty Breed: Golden Doodle Age: 10 years Say hello to Happy, Chester, and Pretty, a high-energy trio I ran into at Wagging Tail Dog Park in North Dallas. All three of these...

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Dogs of Dallas: Spencer

Dogs of Dallas: Spencer

Welcome to Dogs of Dallas! This is a blog dedicated to the cutest canines I can find roaming the parks and neighborhoods of the Metroplex. Each post includes photos of the pup, testimony from the owner, and a bit of my personal experience with the dog. The goal of this...

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Alum sentenced to life in Silk Road case

Alum sentenced to life in Silk Road case

A judge in the Federal District Court in Manhattan sentenced Silk Road founder and UTD alumnus Ross Ulbricht to life in prison on Friday, May 29. Following a three-week trial, Ulbricht was found guilty on Feb. 9 on seven charges, including conspiracies to sell drugs, launder money and hack computers, the Wall Street...

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Baseball team falls short in wild ASC tourney

Baseball team falls short in wild ASC tourney

The baseball team fell 5-6 to conference rival UT Tyler in the ASC tournament championship game on May 9 to cap off its series of post-season close finishes. The Comets started off their tournament run with a 7-8 loss to East Texas Baptist University on May 6. This put the team...

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Hundreds gather at vigil for Nepal

Hundreds gather at vigil for Nepal

Corrections: The title of the father of a victim of the earthquake was incorrect. He was a teacher of Bikash Manandhar.  The name of the organization members of NSA went to to get registered was incorrectly stated in an earlier version of this article. The organization was the Student Organization...

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Dean of Students to replace Rachavong as VP Student Affairs

Dean of Students to replace Rachavong as VP Student Affairs

Correction: Gene Fitch is the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs. The Mercury regrets this error. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Gene Fitch has been named as the new Vice President for Student Affairs. Fitch will be taking the place of Darrelene Rachavong, who will...

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Club advocates  camping rentals for all students

Club advocates camping rentals for all students

Students may soon have the option to check out tents and sleeping bags pending an agreement between the Outdoor Adventure Club and Recreational Sports. Lauren O’Neal, president of the club and a biology sophomore, approached the Rec Sports staff to talk about the university providing camping equipment in order to...

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Chancellor McRaven lays out plans to student journalists

UT System Chancellor William McRaven outlined his plans for the system in a conference with student journalists on March 31. McRaven, who started his tenure in January after retiring as four-star admiral in the United States Navy, said one of the biggest things he is concerned with is helping with...

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Woodley saves second chapter in “Divergent” trilogy

Woodley saves second chapter in “Divergent” trilogy

The second installment of the “Divergent” trilogy struggles to break away from a slew of current teen fare exploring dystopian worlds, despite a strong performance from rising star Shailene Woodley. Directed by Robert Schwentke, “Insurgent” starts off where the first film ended with Tris (Woodley) and Four (Theo James) on...

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