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UTD Mental Health App aims to help | October 17, 2022

A mental health text line will be available through the UTD app for students to get emotional support from peers. Kavya Kannan, neuroscience sophomore and creator of the help line, collaborated with several campus departments including OIT, the Wellness Center and UTDesign to increase the availability of mental health resources to students. In her first […]

Student Union Fee Passes, Athletics Fee Fails | October 17, 2022

Comets voted in favor of a new Student Union and narrowly voted down an increased athletics fee in the recent fee referendum polls. UTD’s next steps for a new SU are to secure approval from the state legislature to legally raise the fee cap. If passed through the legislature, the new SU fee–$100 per semester–will […]

Protester detained at post-sermon drag show | October 17, 2022

Originally Posted October 13th. A student was temporarily detained after interrupting a post-sermon drag show in the SU green on the night of Sept.12. Economics freshman Kyle Randle was taken off-site by UTD PD after disrupting a sermon and drag show hosted by the Synergy Wesley Foundation. Halfway through the performance, Randle began shouting that […]

BETO MAKES STOP AT UTD | October 17, 2022

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke detailed his plans for potential governorship at a packed rally of over a thousand students last Friday. The “League of United Latin American Citizens” and “Students for Beto” hosted O’Rourke in the David Gundy Alumni Center, where he discussed hot button topics such as economics, healthcare and abortion rights. This […]

IQ Headquarters opens | October 17, 2022

UTD students are now welcome at the new IQ Headquarters, the next step in student entrepreneurship and city development which aims to turn 1,200 industrial acres into the future of the city. Located in the heart of the city, the Richardson Innovation Quarter, otherwise referred to the Richardson IQ, is a city-led revitalization of the […]

VALORANT team shooting for the stars | October 17, 2022

UTD’s new VALORANT team is preparing to take the fight to LAN before the start of the official season. VALORANT is a tactical team first person shooter released by Riot Games, which are mainly known for League of Legends. The game involves two teams of six fighting for control of territory with a combination of […]

Assistant volleyball coach promoted after 18 years | October 17, 2022

In his first year as head coach, Zachary Villarreal hopes to continue the historic success of the UTD volleyball program. Villarreal has been working with the volleyball program as the assistant head coach since its inception in 2004. As the right hand man to former head coach and founder Marci Allison, Villarreal’s 18 years of […]

Comics: 10/17/22 | October 17, 2022

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Smile leaves a smile on jump-scare fans’ faces | October 17, 2022

Paramount’s new film, “Smile,” delivers an unpredictable plot and terrifying jump scares that will make viewers feel ready for spooky season. The film’s director, Parker Finn, has made other classics such as “the Hide Behind” and “Laura Hasn’t Slept.” “Smile,” however, is his first collaboration with Paramount and has been a fan favorite since its […]

Meteorite class crashes in at UTD | October 17, 2022

As one of the catalog’s newest classes, Comets Love Meteorites allows students to study meteorites from around the world. Otherwise known as GEOS 2340, this class is taught in ROC 2.203 under the tutelage of geoscience professor Bob Stern and associate professor of instruction Randy Griffin. Taught on a trial basis this semester, GEOS curriculum […]

Benny’s Bagel | October 17, 2022

Benny’s Bagels is a kosher bagel shop located five to eight minutes away from campus down Frankford Road. It sits in a strip mall just before the Hillcrest junction and is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Sunday. Drinks can be obtained from the […]

Amsterdam comes with a star-studded cast but fails to take advantage of it | October 17, 2022

Helmed by an Oscar-nominated director and performed by star-studded actors, David O. Russell’s “Amsterdam” was built for success but instead flopped as a shallow imitation of films it draws inspiration from. Loosely based on a true story about three friends who uncover a conspiracy to overthrow the government, the film boasts brilliant performances from an […]

Something’s A-Foot | October 17, 2022

An unknown photographer harassed students on campus and solicited feet pictures. The Mercury was in contact with three confirmed students and others who described “Nick” — a 5-foot-7 Caucasian man with a skateboard — who approached them around campus. In each encounter, students said that Nick claimed he was a photographer and asked if they […]

Speak up on Iran: Silence is Violence | October 17, 2022

The Iranian people have reached a turning point in fighting for their rights, and the world either stands with them or against them. Ebrahim Raisi, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, gave a speech in the United Nations on September 21, 2022. While he was giving his speech about human rights, people were […]

Stop Packing Up Early | October 17, 2022

Students should show their professors more respect and stop packing up early. We’ve all been in a class like this. Basic pre-requisite, so no one gives a crap. One hundered-twenty people in a lecture hall. And then in the last 10 minutes of class, when the professor begins a recap, it seems half the students […]


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