Seasonal changes

Seasonal changes

We’re about a month into fall, and, surprisingly, it’s feeling a bit like it in Texas. I love fall. I love the warm, autumn colors, the robust and comfortable food, and the warm, cozy knits and comfortable boots that make up our wardrobes. But in case you need a little...

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Gas leaks near intersection of Drive A & Drive H

A gas leak  near the intersection of Drive A and Drive H forced the temporary evacuation of residents in nearby apartments late Friday morning. The leak resulted from construction workers striking a gas line while working on the new parking structure behind the Clark Center a little before 11 a.m. The...

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UTD reaches Tier One status…but not really

Correction: The Association of American Universities was referred to inaccurately in an earlier version of this article. The Mercury regrets this error. Article leads to confusion about university’s quest for research status Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original publication. UTD reached Tier One status earlier last...

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The Changing Leaves

The Changing Leaves

We’re finally getting some of that colder weather even though it’s November, and we haven’t seen temperatures reach even the 50’s yet. Somewhere on my bucket list is to take a trip to a part of the US that actually sees the changing leaves and the beautiful, storybook fall foliage....

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Well hello Fall, please stay awhile

Well hello Fall, please stay awhile

The last week was absolutely wonderful weather-wise. I forget how nice it feels after an entire summer of 100 degree weather to get some reprieve, even if it’s just weather in the 60’s. It’s also finally October which is a time of pumpkins and haunted houses. The student media staff...

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FitBit Adventures

FitBit Adventures

At the beginning of the school year, I bought myself a Fitbit to see just how pathetically inactive I am and to motivate myself to be more fit. It’s been about a month since I started using my Fitbit, and here are my thoughts so far: The amount of motivation you...

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10 for 10: 10 ways to de-stress

10 for 10: 10 ways to de-stress

1. Find an activity or hobby you like doing and do it! I don’t think I fully understood the importance of having an activity that I enjoy doing by myself until I was well into my college years, and to be honest, it took me awhile to find something I...

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10 for 10: 10 apps to get you through college

10 for 10: 10 apps to get you through college

We live in an age where smartphones and tablets have become integral parts of our lives. In that same way, dozens of apps have been developed that help students stay organized and help with the typical day in and day out of being  in college. I have compiled a list...

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10 for 10: 10 Regrets from my Freshman Year

10 for 10: 10 Regrets from my Freshman Year

For the summer, I have opted to continue my blog as a series of posts geared towards freshmen, but also for students who might relate or might just be looking for a way to rediscover UTD. The series, titled 10 for 10 will be 10 posts about various topics ranging...

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