A SHOW OF FAITH

A SHOW OF FAITH

Students navigate external, internal ways of expressing their faith Editor’s note: Students interviewed for this article constitute a random cross-section of religions and is in no means complete in its coverage of all faiths. The views of sources interviewed for this article are their personal accounts and not necessarily representative...

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Because the Party Don’t Stop

Because the Party Don’t Stop

Coming back from Spring Break, the festivities continue at UTD with Springapalooza, Race 2BeAware 5K, VSA By Night, and Holi. Holi– Students gather in the intramural fields to celebrate the festival of colors on March 28. Super Happy Fun Fun Good Time Variety Show— Taiwanese Student Association member Paul Lai...

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Snow Days

Snow Days

SNOW, ROUND ONE— The university canceled classes due to the winter weather on Friday, Feb. 27. Students used this time to relieve some stress by having a massive snowball fight at the Plinth.   EVEN MORE SNOW— DFW recieved a second round of snow on Thursday, Mar. 5. With the...

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Students start new club to promote mental health

Students start new club to promote mental health

Mariam Allahrakha awoke suddenly to her phone ringing in the middle of the night. Her best friend was on the other line, frantic. She was having a panic attack. Allahrakha discovered that her friend had been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder the year before, and she was afraid that people...

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Students dedicate day to volunteering for Dallas orgs

Students dedicate day to volunteering for Dallas orgs

Dallas Arboretum, Texas Tree Foundation and Goodwill among partners More than 450 students volunteered for agencies, including the Dallas Arboretum, Goodwill and the Texas Tree Foundation as part of Viva Volunteer on Oct. 25. The annual event hosted by the Office of Student Volunteerism, or OSV, celebrates National Make a...

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Alum details work at Twitter

Alum details work at Twitter

The Association for Computing Machinery invited a director of engineering at Twitter to share his professional experiences and insights with students on Oct. 23. Ibrahim Bashir, who received his Bachelor of Science in computer science from UTD in 2001, leads a team to solve in-house problems for Twitter and fix...

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Behind the Ink

Behind the Ink

UTD students share the tales behind their tattoos—and insights into their experiences—with the Mercury. “I think more people have tattoos than other people realize. And I think a lot of people are curious about them…” “The most common question is ‘Does it hurt?’—which is I guess everybody’s curiosity. And then...

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Welcome Week 2014

Welcome Week 2014

Welcome Week is always the first two weeks of school with many popular events from different organizations on campus. Events ranged from organizations selling food to huge blowout parties and performances such as Silent Disco and the Supernova Dance. Each event has its perks and caters to different interests. “The Rumble was...

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