Clubs find success in the water …

Clubs find success in the water …

Swimming, gymnastics, table tennis teams compete in national championships, bring home team, individual titles despite obstacles Despite having only a few members, the swim team has had a historic year. It finished 45 out of 75 at the club nationals in Atlanta, Ga., on April 10-12. The team also finished...

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Student government VP tackles homelessness

Student government VP tackles homelessness

Sophomore to publish book raising awareness for destitute teens Nancy Fairbank sat in a dimly lit, narrow room on a solitary couch with a homeless teenager. She was interviewing them for a school project, but this encounter inspired her to do more to raise awareness on teenage homelessness. A political...

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International Flair

International Flair

Students from all cultures come together to celebrate UTD’s annual iWeek. Festivities featuring food at Passport to the World, performances at the talent show and more. International Talent Show — Indian Students Association, Bangladeshi Student Organization, FACSS Jasmine Blossom Dance Group and Solina Vong Cambodian Traditional Dance Dabke showcased performances from...

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A SHOW OF FAITH

A SHOW OF FAITH

Students navigate external, internal ways of expressing their faith Editor’s note: Students interviewed for this article constitute a random cross-section of religions and is in no means complete in its coverage of all faiths. The views of sources interviewed for this article are their personal accounts and not necessarily representative...

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Snow Days

Snow Days

SNOW, ROUND ONE— The university canceled classes due to the winter weather on Friday, Feb. 27. Students used this time to relieve some stress by having a massive snowball fight at the Plinth.   EVEN MORE SNOW— DFW recieved a second round of snow on Thursday, Mar. 5. With the...

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B-52 bomber helps vets segue into school

B-52 bomber helps vets segue into school

Assistant Director, Veteran Services Center Service: 1995 – 2004, currently liaison officer at the Air Force Academy, Reserve Forces Branch: U.S. Air Force In middle school, a physics teacher taught Lisa McNeme the basics of space exploration and put her on the path that would lead her to the U.S....

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Sorority support taught vet civilian survival

Sorority support taught vet civilian survival

Assistant Director, Galerstein Women’s Center Service: 2000 – 2006 Branch: U.S. Air National Guard One of Narcely Ruiz’s earliest memories was watching her dad play “Taps” on his trumpet at Army funerals. “I recall — as a little girl — hiding behind the bushes as my dad played “Taps” for...

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Brooklyn native takes pride in Navy experience

Brooklyn native takes pride in Navy experience

Assistant Director, Student Union Service: 1985 – 1989 Branch: U.S. Navy Delvora King grew up in the melting pot of all cultures: New York City. After graduating from high school, King attended community college, but didn’t care much for any major. She started working for an insurance company in Manhattan...

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Lacrosse team gets back in action

Lacrosse team gets back in action

Correction: In an earlier version of this article, Charles Shu’s name was incorrectly spelled. The Mercury regrets this error. The team showed up almost two hours early when the norm was to arrive an hour before the game started to warm up. They were setting the tone for the program...

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