I’m baptized, not brainwashed

Brainwashed. Indoctrinated. Believing in a higher power to make myself feel better instead of facing facts. As a Christian, I’ve been either been...

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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...

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Houses of the Holy: Judaism

Editor’s note: This is the first part of a five-part series on places of worship that members of the UTD community attend. Jewish...

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Starbucks red cup reaction is madness

I’ve always been a fan of Starbucks. I think they’ve done a great job with their hot and cold cups, especially around Christmas,...


Religion mixes with politics on campaign trail

Plano church forum with presidential candidates highlights growing influence of Christianity on conservatives The church auditorium was filled with enthusiasm as the six...


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...

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Back to the basics for Lent

One of the most obvious differences between UTD and Baylor, my alma mater, is that Baylor is a Baptist, private school while UTD...

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Decoding Religion: Sikhism

Followers of Sikhism practice philanthropy, community service, advocate for increased exposure for South Asian religion Editor’s Note In an effort to further understand...


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