Local politician enlists UTD students, alums on campaign trail

Local politician enlists UTD students, alums on campaign trail

In this election season, Texas’ district 114 is brewing an interesting matchup with Republican Rep. Jason Villalba facing Jim Burke of the Dallas County Democratic Party in the Texas House of Representatives election. Burke’s platforms share similarities with Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign agenda. The campaign is a student-run initiative that...

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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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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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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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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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Build Your Ballot

Build Your Ballot

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Study Your Candidate

Study Your Candidate

Get to know the Democratic and Republican frontrunners’ platforms

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Sanders supporters start club

Sanders supporters start club

Democratic Socialists join UTD’s political landscape after receiving approval from the Student Organization Center in February After spending the fall semester advertising and gathering supporters, the Democratic Socialists club has been approved to join the UTD community. Nicolas St. John, the president and founder of the Democratic Socialists and a...

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Students campaign for presidential hopefuls

Students campaign for presidential hopefuls

Democrat, Republican candidates get help from members of UTD community in 2016 race As televised debates continue to air and primaries begin to open across the nation, presidential candidates have intensified campaign activities in an attempt to attract voters. Students have volunteered their time on campaigns to help elect their...

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Sander’s imperfect, most viable candidate

Mainstream media focuses on positives of Vermont senator, fails to mention democratic socialist’s history of imperialist foreign policy Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ campaign has received much political coverage in recent weeks after a strong showing at the Democratic Debate on Jan. 19, the release of a single-payer universal health care...

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