A Survivor’s Tale: Freedom

A Survivor’s Tale: Freedom

This is the third and final part of a multi-part series on Ozsvath. Once again, Ozsvath’s family was in the difficult position of deciding whether or not to leave Hungary. Everything in their apartment had survived the Nazi occupation. Ozsvath remembers her family thinking everything would be fine. Then the...

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The Final Frontier

The Final Frontier

UTD graduate overcomes obstacles, lives out dream of working for NASA In fifth grade, a precocious Christina Deoja stood on her tiptoes and pulled down a large book on astrophysics. She didn’t understand any of the words, but she loved looking at the photos. Twelve years later, Deoja landed the...

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Retta entertains Welcome Week crowd

Retta entertains Welcome Week crowd

A line of students snaked up and down inside the ATEC building to see comedienne Retta’s stand up act on Aug. 26. Retta—best known for her role as Donna Meagle on “Parks and Recreation”—watched from the wings while Prashanth Venkataramanujam warmed up the crowd with his routine. SUAAB sponsored the...

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Who let the dogs out?

Who let the dogs out?

Richardson opens $1.2 mil five-acre facility aimed at pets, owners Dogs all over the city of Richardson now have a park of their very own. The park, named Bush Central Barkway, sits on land beneath the intersection of the President George Bush Turnpike and North Central Expressway. It is the...

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Not Giving Up Hope

Not Giving Up Hope

It was late on a Tuesday night. Sarah Estes picked up the ringing phone and heard her mother’s panicked voice on the other end of the line. She said no one had heard from Sarah’s younger sister, Christina Morris, in days. Unable to sit around and wait for updates, Sarah...

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Dogs of Dallas: Bentley

Dogs of Dallas: Bentley

Name: Bentley Breed: Pomeranian Age: 2 years old Bark hello to Bentley, the most excitable Pomeranian at Wagging Tail Dog Park. As soon as I walked into the small dog enclosure, he ran up to me and started yapping. He’s a feisty little bundle of energy. He also loved having...

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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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Mr. Smith, Ms. Smith and Mx. Smith

Mr. Smith, Ms. Smith and Mx. Smith

Corrections: In a previous version of this article, the definition of pansexuality was incorrectly stated.  Also, attribution for policy changes on campus that benefit the LGBT community were incorrectly stated. The Mercury regrets these errors. -Editor’s Note- Due to concerns about their safety and privacy, no photos of the transgender individuals...

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Former student makes court appearance

A former UTD student who was indicted for bringing a gun on campus has had his first appearance in court and was scheduled for a bond hearing on June 2. Natas Centner Hastings, a former freshman, was arrested by UTD police on September 21 and charged with the possession of...

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