The Lost Art of Handwritten Notes

The Lost Art of Handwritten Notes

One of my best friends loves to travel. The first time she went to study abroad in Europe, she sent me a postcard detailing her adventures. Since then, I’ve amassed a collection of postcards filled with handwritten snippets about her time abroad. Her latest adventure took her to the Guinness...

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These are a few of my favorite things (pens)

With the exception of one of my classes, I tend to subscribe to the age-old practice that handwriting notes is much better than typing notes. Particularly when it comes to my studies, I use pens and markers to illustrate and write all of my notes. A recent study by a...

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Dresses and Spring Weather

Dresses and Spring Weather

One of the most wonderful things about spring weather is that it’s dress weather. There’s just something about wearing a cute dress and shoes that makes going to class or work that much better. My friends are never afraid to tease me about my never-shrinking closet of clothes. I actually...

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Art roast celebrates work of local artist couple

Art roast celebrates work of local artist couple

Bright green, pink and purple lights shined behind the sign at CentralTrak, illuminating the sidewalk as self-portraits of two artists, one painted in clown makeup and the other as a devil, look out the window. The vivid lights added an otherworldly ambience for “Who’s Afraid of Chuck and George?” —...

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Muslims must stand for peace

Islam preaches tolerance, peace and understanding, and the voices that stand for these principles must be louder because there is simply too much misinformation regarding the religion. It was tragic to hear about the three Syrian-American Muslim lives lost at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In my opinion, that was a...

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Dallas music scene emerges

Dallas music scene emerges

Take a drive through Deep Ellum on any given weekend and you’ll likely hear local music echoing among the old buildings covered in buffed out graffiti behind the massive highways and the canyon of downtown skyscrapers and looming in the background. The music tells the story about an abundance of culture...

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Doom McCoy And The Death Nugget at University Theatre

Doom McCoy And The Death Nugget at University Theatre

Like some strange lovechild born from the charming slapdash style of Monty Python and the technical precision of a stop motion film, “Doom McCoy and the Death Nugget” is a head-scratching experience, but it’s worth every minute. The performance premiered Feb. 19 at the University Theatre and features puppets designed...

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Fourteen Eighteen offers perfect mix of good coffee, relaxation

Fourteen Eighteen offers perfect mix of good coffee, relaxation

So a couple weeks ago, I admitted that I’m a total coffee snob. The other thing I’m a complete sucker for is a super adorable coffee shop. When I was in Denton, that place was Art Six, which has since closed down but was a big part of my high...

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Student emails move to Office 365

University email accounts are being moved from Zmail to Microsoft Office 365 to give users better accessibility, security and user experience. The Information Resource department is overseeing the transition. The Office of Information Resources is transferring approximately 40,000 student and legacy accounts with an initial budget of $100,000. Director of...

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ICYMI: Week of Sept. 22

ICYMI: Week of Sept. 22

Miss an event this week? The Mercury’s got you covered. In case you missed it: Sept. 23 – Back to the 80s Concert (ft. Night Drive and Datahowler) Sept. 24 – The Student TV Showdown Sept. 25 – VietFest 2014: Mid-Autumn Festival

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