Student moonlights as stripper

Student moonlights as stripper

Updated: A previous version of this article was printed in error. The Mercury regrets this error. At the start of his shift, he comes in, flirts with potential customers and changes into nothing but a pair of tight underwear. For the rest of the night, he woos patrons with his...

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DIY at Central Trak

2014 may be one of the most exciting years for independent art and music in Dallas right now. Six panelists met at the UTD Arts Residency CentralTrak in Dallas near Fair Park on August 14 to discuss the Dallas music scene and its growth over the past few years. The...

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Drug study links memory to weed

Results of a study focusing on the effects of marijuana use on the brain found that the areas of the brain that control memory and emotion also drive the reward network that triggers the intense desire to seek out the drug. Francesca Filbey, associate professor and researcher at the Center...

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Immigrant kids are not criminals

Immigrant kids are not criminals

Between the influx of migrant children fleeing Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador and Costa Rica making it to the semifinals in the world cup, Central America has been in the news a lot this summer. And as a Central American journalist born in America, it’s a paradoxical time to be...

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Latest in X-Men franchise excites with fresh plot

Latest in X-Men franchise excites with fresh plot

In “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the mutant heroes face their doom in a dark future where man-made super fighters called sentinels rule over both humans and mutants. In a desperate attempt to survive, Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) goes back in time to the ’70s to change the future. What follows...

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Researchers study effects of marijuana

New long-term studies tackle the neurological, socio-economic impact UTD professors are making new discoveries on the scientific and socio-economic effects of marijuana. Francesca Filbey, associate professor in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, is taking part in a federally funded consortium studying the effects of marijuana on the brain. The consortium is...

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Jemison promotes gains in space travel

Jemison promotes gains in space travel

In 100 years or so, human beings may be able to reach new frontiers beyond the solar system because of the efforts of astronaut Mae Jemison. Jemison spoke at the ATEC Lecture Hall as the final part of UTD’s Distinguished Lecture Series sponsored by the Northwood Women’s Club on April...

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Multilingual students translate for refugees

Multilingual students translate for refugees

Alumnus gives students opportunity to volunteer with Human Rights Initiative of North Texas Being bilingual or multilingual can be a skill students take for granted, but at the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas it can actually help save lives. HRI is a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation and...

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Decoding Religion: Bahá’í students flee religious persecution in Iran

Decoding Religion: Bahá’í students flee religious persecution in Iran

Student starts UTD Baha’i Club to provide open atmosphere for growing faith community Editor’s Note: In an effort to further understand UTD’s diverse population, what follows is part three in a four-part series exploring lesser-known religious communities, their traditions and their presence on campus. Nader Arzani left his home country...

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