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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Loved ones mourn death

Loved ones mourn death

She was getting ready for church when she saw the slew of missed calls from her best friend’s friend. Jaymi Jacob called back, but she couldn’t make out what he was saying. Once he had finally collected himself, Jacob heard all of it. Her best friend Shifa Mirza had died...

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Triple Takedown: Men’s soccer wins 4-3 against LETU

Triple Takedown: Men’s soccer wins 4-3 against LETU

The men’s soccer team (6-2-2) beat LeTourneau (2-7) 4-2 in its conference opener Oct. 2. The Comets controlled possession for the majority of the game, getting a 2-1 lead in the first half on goals from senior midfielder Travis White and freshman forward Danny Meyer. The YellowJackets wouldn’t go quietly,...

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Growth in athletics should not be feared

UTD athletics have come a long way from the days of being a doormat for Division III– a change reflected in the university’s commitment to improving athletic facilities on campus. By the end of the year, UTD will have spent $500,000 on improving the baseball, softball and soccer fields, as...

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University officials: We’re monitoring the outbreak

University officials: We’re monitoring the outbreak

The recent outbreak of Ebola in Dallas has prompted officials from the national to the local level, including those at UTD, to address the issue. On Sept. 30, Thomas Eric Duncan, a native of Liberia, tested positive for the virus at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. He is currently being held...

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Tennis starts season with warm up tournament

After a long offseason, the men’s and women’s tennis teams opened up their season with their fall tournament on Sept. 12 and 13. They played teams from around the state such as Austin College and University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. No official scores were kept since it was more of a...

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UTD forgoes UT System’s participation in DOD military redistribution program

UTD forgoes UT System’s participation in DOD military redistribution program

A Department of Defense program giving surplus military equipment to police departments around the country has come under recent scrutiny. City and University police departments, along with school districts across the nation have used the program, known as Section 1033, to obtain gear. This aspect in particular has come under...

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