UTD organizations mobilize student voters for election

UTD organizations mobilize student voters for election

Correction: In a previous version of this story, Akshitha Padigela’s name was misspelled. The Mercury regrets this error. With the presidential election rapidly approaching student organizations, university faculty and staff are mobilizing as many people as they can to go vote. As a part of the effort, Residential Life held...

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Current voting system eliminates voter choice

Current voting system eliminates voter choice

If you’re reading this, then you probably won’t vote this November. According to the United States Census Bureau, only 38 percent of college age citizens voted in the 2012 election. That’s lower than any other group. George Mason University studied voter turnout in Texas and found only 49.7 percent of...

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Hillary Clinton only rational choice for Sanders’ supporters

During the 2016 democratic presidential primary, I, along with many other young people, strongly supported Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. I continue to believe that he was the superior candidate in the democratic primary. Unfortunately, my candidate and the candidate of a large portion of UTD students lost the primary....

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Consider third party candidates

Consider third party candidates

The two party political system is something I just can’t seem to agree with. Whenever I tell people I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican and would rather vote third party, they tell me not to waste my vote. But being in a country founded on democracy, how is...

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Sanders voters remain faithful

Sanders voters remain faithful

At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton was named the party’s presidential nominee. Some Bernie Sanders supporters, however, are not giving up the fight. As Clinton’s campaign accepts large donations from corporate sources and billionaires, Sanders supporter UTD Democratic Socialist President Nicholas St. John said he questions what interests...

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Alumna voice for Trump campaign

Alumna voice for Trump campaign

As a national spokeswoman for the Donald Trump presidential campaign, speaking on national television is just one part of alumna Katrina Pierson’s job description. After graduating from UTD in 2006 with her bachelor’s in biology and subsequently working 14 years in the healthcare industry, Pierson said she found her passion...

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More party platforms needed to represent Americans

Correction: In a previous version of this story, the party that 43 percent of U.S. citizens affiliated with was not identified correctly. The Mercury regrets this error. Recent election has made it apparent current two-party system doesn’t serve needs of American populace sufficiently The 2016 election season has revealed an identity crisis...

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SG hosts student debate

SG hosts student debate

Members of College Democrats, College Republicans square off on policies, issues of election year On March 24, the UTD College Democrats and College Republicans came together to discuss a variety of hot button topics in a debate hosted by the Legislative Affairs Committee of Student Government. International political economy senior...

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Trump’s candidacy must be taken seriously

People need to unite to stop one of the nation’s most controversial presidential candidates in recent memory from taking Oval Office As the nation recovers from its Super Tuesday hangover, one thing has become frighteningly clear — Donald Trump is a serious contender for the presidency of the United States....

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Rally attendees “Feel the Bern”

Rally attendees “Feel the Bern”

Mercury staff writer recounts sights, sounds of candidate’s stop in Dallas The crowd applauded thunderously as the candidate walked onto the stage. They waved posters and craned their necks hoping for a distant glimpse of the potential presidential nominee. On Feb. 27, Bernie Sanders spoke at the Verizon Theatre in...

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