Between the Lines: Homecoming

Between the Lines: Homecoming

Note: Sorry if I haven’t posted over the past two months, I’ve been kind of busy. There may not be a stronger word in the English language than home. The word stirs up youthful memories, from Thanksgivings surrounded by obnoxious families to warm embraces from mothers that can heal any...

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“Coloring Book” could be album of Summer 2016

“Coloring Book” could be album of Summer 2016

Chance the Rapper’s latest album features catchy tunes, religious themes Each summer, music fans anxiously await a sound that will define those three magical months. This year, an early contender for the summer standard bearer is Chance the Rapper’s third project, “Coloring Book.” Chance had huge expectations to meet after...

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Between the Lines: The Washington Redskins and the art of misplaced justice

Between the Lines: The Washington Redskins and the art of misplaced justice

In the grand scheme of things, professional sports are pretty worthless. People put balls through a hoop or run up and down fields for a certain amount of time until whoever scores the most points is declared the winner, and then everyone goes home. On the surface, athletes just aren’t doing...

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Editor’s Desk: Why criticism is needed

Readers role in future of The Mercury, journalism vital for success As the year comes to a close, students across campus are taking time to reflect on just how far they have come. As I do the same to look back on my year as Editor-in-Chief, I’ve realized that the...

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Heads of State

Heads of State

Students race for top Student Government spots in first contested race in two years For the first time in two years, UTD’s Student Government chose its leadership through a contested election. Although two tickets entered, only one finished on top. Adam Richards, an electrical engineering senior from McKinney, said he...

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Title IX Confusion

Since the publication of the article “Title IX Confusion” in the March 7 issue of The Mercury, several updates from faculty, Student Government and the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance need to be addressed. Faculty Senate The Faculty Senate has passed a Sense of the Senate resolution on how...

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Women’s team heads into tournament expectation free

Women’s team heads into tournament expectation free

Team finishes on a three game skid after difficult regular season campaign, will face Howard Payne in opening round After a season filled with young players and growing pains, the women’s basketball team qualified for the ASC tournament, which will be held at UT Tyler starting Feb. 25, for the...

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Softball looks to bounce back with new coach

Softball looks to bounce back with new coach

Program head brings nine years of experience at Division I school After a lackluster season that saw the softball team miss out on the ASC tournament, the Comets are looking to bounce back under the direction of a new head coach. Following a 16-19 season, Brad Posner, who had coached...

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Started from the bottom

Started from the bottom

Climbing team finds solace in overcoming fear, challenges of rock climbing A faint cloud of white chalk filled the air and ropes descended from the top of the color-patched rock wall in the Auxiliary Gym as the climbing team gathered for its first competition of the semester on Jan. 19. Although...

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Brave New World

Brave New World

Gamers on campus find community, deeper meaning in realm of videogames Amorine — or Amo for short — is a Destruction Warlock in “World of Warcraft,” the popular massively multiplayer online roleplaying game by Blizzard. Amo can summon demons, cast fire and perform a slew of other nefarious deeds. To the...

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