Tracking volleyball’s rise to prominence at UTD

The innermost layer of a volleyball is comprised of a rubber bladder, the second is made out of cloth and the third shell consists of 18 rectangular leather panels arranged in six identical sections. Just as a volleyball has evolved into a multi-layered invention, so too has the sport, with...

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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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The Watchman

The Watchman

Correction: In a previous version of this article, the breaking news date that changed the FCIC’s view on Bowen’s testimony was incorrectly stated. The date was Mar. 29, 2010. The Mercury regrets this error. Before he was teaching in JSOM, Richard Bowen was fighting corruption in Citigroup. Richard Bowen’s office...

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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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Ex-husband arrested, charged with murder in Anna Moses case

Ex-husband arrested, charged with murder in Anna Moses case

Frisco Police arrested and charged 63-year-old Robert Moses with the murder of his ex-wife Anna Moses, a UTD employee, on Feb. 26 a little after 2 p.m. Robert Moses, who has been charged with first degree murder for a bond of $1 million, has been transported to the Frisco Police...

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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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Activist honored with exhibition

Activist honored with exhibition

An exhibition recognizing the accomplishments of South African anti-apartheid activist Helen Suzman is visiting campus from Feb. 25 to March 27 in the Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building atrium. A representative of the Dobkin Family Foundation, curator Jill Vexler visited South Africa in 2007 to meet with the curators...

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10 ways to spend the snow days

10 ways to spend the snow days

We’re moving into day two of school closings. I don’t know what y’all did today but from the perspective of a graduate student, here are 10 things I spent today doing. Maybe if you’re bored tomorrow, this might give you some inspiration. 1. Read research papers. 2. Sleep. 3. Cook...

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Media pundit calls out tropes in video games

Media pundit calls out tropes in video games

Since she was just old enough to play her first Gameboy, feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian has been an avid female gamer caught in a male gamer-dominated world. These days, she’s trying to change that. Sarkeesian visited campus Feb. 11 to talk about sexist impressions in video games at the...

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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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