Jack Sierputowski


Student Affairs removes Spirit Rocks for platforming “extended political discourse”

The Spirit Rocks, a popular public platform for student expression, were removed from campus Nov. 20 after “extended political discourse” about conflict in...


Red Light: UTD Sexual Harassment Policies Threaten Comets’ Liberties

UTD should amend its Student Grievances policy to match the definition of sexual harassment in its Sexual Misconduct Policy. While firm anti-harassment policies...


SG asks Benson to support Israeli, Palestinian students amidst conflict

Student Government passed a resolution on Oct. 24 calling on President Richard Benson to amend his Oct. 16 statement about the Israel-Hamas war...

Life & Arts

Female rage and femme fatales

From femme fatales to Lizzy Bordens, women have long struck a chord of fear in the public with their own unique brand of...


‘Disappointed to be a UTD student’: Benson’s Israel-Hamas statement disrespects grieving Comets

Not only does UTD president Richard Benson’s latest message about the Israel-Hamas war disrespect grieving students, it successfully alienates students with ties to...


Comets react to war in Middle East, graffiti spirit rocks for Palestine, Israel

Amid upheaval in the Middle East, UTD students spray painted the Spirit Rocks at least eleven times over three days, alternating between the...


Parking prices climb, students dodge the meter

As parking prices increase and space becomes limited, UTD students search for unconventional ways to park without paying. Strategies for avoiding payment include...


Why have pest sightings spiked?

With University Housing receiving 117 reports of ants in on-campus housing since the August move-in and more sightings over the summer, The Mercury...


Attention Comets: dating is not a conquest

You see the posts on Reddit so often it has become a self-referential meme: how do I get a girlfriend at UTD? But...


Comet cruiser kicks it into high gear

After negotiations between DART and UTD, on Aug. 7 the Comet Cruiser east line began running every 15 minutes on weekdays instead of...

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