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Starving for change
10 months ago

Starving for change

By  • Opinion

Growing up, I always referred to UTD as a “brown school.” My mom especially felt more secure about sending me to UTD, knowing that a Muslim community was present and …
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Moving beyond misconceptions
11 months ago

Moving beyond misconceptions

By  • Opinion

One of the biggest consequences of being a minority sect in the midst of a big religion like Islam is that our traditions and viewpoints are never accurately represented in …
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Empowerment through sisterhood
1 year ago

Empowerment through sisterhood

The first all-Muslim sorority on campus and in the nation has gained its Greek letters.

Originally established as the organization Muslimahs for Change by alumna Samira Maddox, Mu Delta Alpha …
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Q&A: Hasan Minhaj
2 years ago

Q&A: Hasan Minhaj

Hasan Minhaj is a comedian known for his role as a senior correspondent on “The Daily Show” and his critically acclaimed Netflix special “Homecoming King.” The special involves his experiences …
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Perceptions about Muslim-Americans
2 years ago

Perceptions about Muslim-Americans

After conducting a study on attitudes towards Muslim students on campus, an alumna found evidence that the majority of UTD students view Muslims in a positive light.

The study, conducted …
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Muslim students balance Ramadan, school
2 years ago

Muslim students balance Ramadan, school

The Islamic holy month of Ramadan occurs during a critical time for students taking summer courses. Muslim students experience reduced energy from fasting, in addition to conflicting time commitments between …
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Qurans found in SU bathroom
2 years ago

Qurans found in SU bathroom

A group of Student Government senators found copies of the Quran inside the toilets in the bathrooms adjacent to the Galaxy Rooms.

The Quran is the holy text …
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Houses of the Holy: Islam
4 years ago

Houses of the Holy: Islam

Correction: In a previous version of this story, Yaseen Ahmad’s name was misspelled. The Mercury regrets this error.

Student rediscovers bond with Islam after losing connection to mosque …
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What it’s like to be Muslim in America
4 years ago

What it’s like to be Muslim in America

Nour Sharaf was on Facebook when she saw a link about the shooting in Garland. Immediately, her heart filled with dread.

On May 3, two gunmen opened fire …
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Muslims must stand for peace

Islam preaches tolerance, peace and understanding, and the voices that stand for these principles must be louder because there is simply too much misinformation regarding the religion.

It …
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