Fatimah Azeem


Student Affairs removes Spirit Rocks for platforming “extended political discourse”

The Spirit Rocks, a popular public platform for student expression, were removed from campus Nov. 20 after “extended political discourse” about conflict in...


Red Light: UTD Sexual Harassment Policies Threaten Comets’ Liberties

UTD should amend its Student Grievances policy to match the definition of sexual harassment in its Sexual Misconduct Policy. While firm anti-harassment policies...


‘Benson you can’t hide’: Hundreds of protestors denounce violence in Gaza, call out Benson

Hundreds of students marched from TI Plaza to SSA at 2 p.m. Oct. 25 in response to UTD President Richard Benson’s statement expressing...


‘Disappointed to be a UTD student’: Benson’s Israel-Hamas statement disrespects grieving Comets

Not only does UTD president Richard Benson’s latest message about the Israel-Hamas war disrespect grieving students, it successfully alienates students with ties to...


Comets react to war in Middle East, graffiti spirit rocks for Palestine, Israel

Amid upheaval in the Middle East, UTD students spray painted the Spirit Rocks at least eleven times over three days, alternating between the...


UTD student sentenced to six years in prison for animal cruelty

UTD graduate student Shubhankar Kawle was sentenced to six and a half years in prison on Aug. 31 for torturing two house cats,...


Meet the Editors Behind The Mercury Newspaper

Fatimah: Fatimah Azeem is a psychology senior from Dallas, Texas. She’s been working at The Mercury since she was a freshman, starting off...


Former Comet accused of attempted murder sentenced to probation

A former UTD student on trial for attempted murder and felony battery was sentenced to 36 months of probation on Aug. 2. Former...


UTD bolsters sports identity with Division II move, $30 mil facility upgrade

UTD is set to transition to Division II sports, eyeing a July 2024 National Collegiate Athletic Association approval after a coveted invite from...


A win for sports, is a win for UTD

Despite recent successes in academic fields, UTD faculty have expressed skepticism about our university’s burgeoning sports identity. But why see it as a...

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