Whatcha Eatin’? Brazilian Food

Whatcha Eatin’? Brazilian Food

My knowledge of South American cuisine is, unfortunately, quite limited and mostly consists of what I’ve seen in pop culture and other forms of media. However, when I was approached by former Mercury staff member and friend Madeleine Keith about trying Brazilian food, I found I had much more to...

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The commuter conundrum

The commuter conundrum

With the enrollment at UTD inching toward 30,000, it could easily be said that the campus has become a self-subsistent community of its own, nestled in a corner of Richardson. However, rather than just accepting UTD’s culture as “young” or “developing,” students — commuters, in particular — should seek and...

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Nuclear spicy noodles: We tried it so you don’t have to

Nuclear spicy noodles: We tried it so you don’t have to

When my news editor, Emaan Bangash, first approached me about joining her recently-established Chew Crew, I was enthusiastic. When she excitedly told me that the first food I’d be trying would be the spiciest ramen currently on the market, my enthusiasm promptly turned into a cross between curiosity and dread....

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The dream team

The dream team

Implementing a football program at UTD will improve the social scene on campus. With the college football season fast approaching, it’s more glaring than ever that UTD doesn’t have a football team. While the school’s brand-new tier one status is evidence that we are heading in the right direction academically,...

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Durian: The world’s smelliest fruit

Durian: The world’s smelliest fruit

The durian has been on my bucket list to try for years. Call me overdramatic for putting a fruit on my bucket list, but this extremely intimidating spiky fruit with a legendary ghastly smell sounded worth trying from the start. Often referred to as the “King of Fruits” throughout Southeast...

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Internet fame, celebrity important for culture

The prospect of making money on the Internet has been around since it first became public domain, but only in the past decade have Internet fame and Internet celebrities become common. The magical thing about the Internet is that it allows anything the ability to become popular, from fads to...

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Cultural Days

Cultural Days

Rapper’s Delight — Groups bring a taste of rap culture with concert Radio UTD and SUAAB hosted Rapper’s Delight on Nov. 4 in the Visitor’s Center Atrium. The concert featured performances by Dallas hip-hop artists A.Dd+; Blue, The Misfit; and -topic. Bangladesh Night — Annual event showcases beauty of Bangladeshi culture Bangladesh was center...

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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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