Midterm elections 2018

Midterm elections 2018

UTD students joined the rest of the country last Tuesday in voting in the midterm elections. For several voters, this election was different from past cycles. Students such as emerging media and communications senior Justin Stephens reflected on the competitive nature of the race. Stephens cited rallies for candidates such...

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County divide to have implications for elections

County divide to have implications for elections

Near Franklyn Jenifer Drive, a congressional district line splits the UTD campus in half. This distinction determines which congressional candidate, county judge and even state congressman students vote for, depending on which on-campus housing options they choose. The county line runs east horizontally from Waterview Parkway to Rutford Avenue. Canyon...

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Students participate in campaign efforts

Students participate in campaign efforts

As the midterm elections approach, an increasing number of UTD students have become involved in campaigns across the state. Student Government Vice President Carla Ramazan serves as a UTD fellow for Collin Allred, an ex-NFL player who served in the Obama administration and is now running against incumbent Pete Sessions...

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Q&A: Colin Allred

Q&A: Colin Allred

Colin Allred, the Democratic candidate in the race to represent Texas’ 32nd congressional district, visited UTD on April 19. The Mercury had a chance to sit down with Allred and discuss his platform, his views on public education reform and his efforts to engage with millennials. Q: You are going...

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Mercury Morning News 10/3/17

Mercury Morning News 10/3/17

https://soundcloud.com/the-mercury/mercury-morning-news-10317 Tune in to hear an interview with a junior who just released his first album, an interview with Texas senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke and a review of new movie “Kingsman: Golden Circle”.

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More party platforms needed to represent Americans

Correction: In a previous version of this story, the party that 43 percent of U.S. citizens affiliated with was not identified correctly. The Mercury regrets this error. Recent election has made it apparent current two-party system doesn’t serve needs of American populace sufficiently The 2016 election season has revealed an identity crisis...

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GOP candidates attend church forum in Plano

GOP candidates attend church forum in Plano

On Oct. 18, 2015, Republican presidential candidates gathered for the North Texas Presidential Forum at the Prestonwood Baptist Church. Candidates in attendance included Carly Fiorina, Senator Ted Cruz, former Senator Rick Santorum, former Governor Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson and former Governor Jeb Bush. The forum was facilitated by Jack Graham,...

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