Chinese films, calligraphy showcased in culture week

Chinese films, calligraphy showcased in culture week

Confucius Center leads in promoting Chinese cultural awareness on campus Chinese Culture Week showcased Chinese calligraphy, karaoke, lectures and Chinese films from Nov. 17-21. “The (Confucius Institute) holds the Chinese Culture Week every year, sometimes focused on a specific theme, sometimes diversified. We expect around 40 students to attend each...

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A Little Party: Homecoming 2014

A Little Party: Homecoming 2014

A little party never killed nobody at UT Dallas. From Nov. 11-15, Homecoming brought the campus together with events ranging from a car bash to a parade, wrapping up with a movie-themed dance and casino. HOMECOMING 5K — Participants braved the cold on Wednesday, Nov. 12 to run the nighttime...

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All of the Lights: Diwali 2014

All of the Lights: Diwali 2014

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, fell on Oct. 23 this year. The Student Union Activity and Advisory Board (SUAAB), the Indian Student Association (ISA), and the Hindu Student Association (HSA) hosted UTD’s fourth annual Diwali celebration on the night of Oct. 24. Students enjoyed performances by cultural groups around...

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Very Superstitious

Very Superstitious

Baseball players take part in game day rituals for good luck As he walked to the mound, a phrase was shouted out by his high-school teammate. It was one he was never supposed to hear. “I wanted to mess with him, so I yelled it out,” junior pitcher Tyler Dauer...

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Game Time

Game Time

Correction: The name of the exhibit that features video games by UTD students is called 2theExtreme: MathAlive!, and it will be featured at the Perot Museum through January 4. The Mercury regrets this error.  ATEC students, Perot Museum collaborate to create educational games for children Usually relegated to the entertainment industry,...

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LGBT History Month 2014

LGBT History Month 2014

Created in 1994, LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals. Unfortunately, the LGBT community faces exclusion from history education in many nations worldwide. Equality Forum, a nonprofit organization that helps advocated LGBT civil rights through education, is one of the largest proponents of LGBT History Month....

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ICYMI: Week of Sept. 22

ICYMI: Week of Sept. 22

Miss an event this week? The Mercury’s got you covered. In case you missed it: Sept. 23 – Back to the 80s Concert (ft. Night Drive and Datahowler) Sept. 24 – The Student TV Showdown Sept. 25 – VietFest 2014: Mid-Autumn Festival

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Behind the Ink

Behind the Ink

UTD students share the tales behind their tattoos—and insights into their experiences—with the Mercury. “I think more people have tattoos than other people realize. And I think a lot of people are curious about them…” “The most common question is ‘Does it hurt?’—which is I guess everybody’s curiosity. And then...

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Growing Pains

Growing Pains

UV management, residents inherit poorly maintained apartments a year after Waterview Park buyout More than a year after Waterview Park was bought out by the university, the poor quality of apartments in phases 1-4 is putting a strain on University Village’s management. As a result, several residents from apartments in phases 1...

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Welcome Week 2014

Welcome Week 2014

Welcome Week is always the first two weeks of school with many popular events from different organizations on campus. Events ranged from organizations selling food to huge blowout parties and performances such as Silent Disco and the Supernova Dance. Each event has its perks and caters to different interests. “The Rumble was...

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