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Denton County sets record for early voter turnout

Denton County set a new record for its early voting turnout, with 55 percent of registered voters in the county voting as of Oct. 26. In Texas, 7,376,276 voters have cast
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Denton County sets record for early voter turnout

TAMS announces fully online spring semester without student, parent input

The university announced Oct. 11 students in the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS) program would not reside on campus for the spring semester, leaving students and parents with
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TAMS announces fully online spring semester without student, parent input

University System holds “Ask Me Anything” event for employees

University System leaders launched the new livestream “Ask Me Anything” event series Thursday, where a panel of experts discussed various topics such as case reporting transparency, more in-person courses, spring
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University System holds “Ask Me Anything” event for employees

Denton Police prepares for new bystandership prevention program

The Denton Police Department will be one of the first agencies in the U.S. to roll out a new training program that aims to reduce unnecessary harms between officers and
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Denton Police prepares for new bystandership prevention program

University’s COVID-19 dashboard undergoes changes, received C+ rating

The university’s COVID-19 dashboard received a C+ rating on a  COVID-19 dashboard grading system created by health officials from various national institutions, but the university recently included more information like testing positivity
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University’s COVID-19 dashboard undergoes changes, received C+ rating
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    SGA passes cultural competency training, student employment support bills with more underway

SGA passes cultural competency training, student employment support bills with more underway

The Student Government Association Senate passed two more pieces of legislation on Wednesday related to cultural competency training and career development, following President Micheal Luecke’s recent veto of the first

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    Fall commencement ceremony leaves several graduates disappointed

Fall commencement ceremony leaves several graduates disappointed

The university will have one in-person graduation ceremony for fall graduates Sunday at 1 p.m. at Apogee Stadium and deans will host virtual college recognition ceremonies on Dec. 11 and

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    COVID-19 testing hits all-time high after university offers prizes for students

COVID-19 testing hits all-time high after university offers prizes for students

Testing rates are at an all-time high since the university announced Nov. 4 it will offer prizes to participants of the on-campus asymptomatic testing program in an effort to curb

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    Runoff races for Denton city council seats, including mayoral, set for Dec. 8

Runoff races for Denton city council seats, including mayoral, set for Dec. 8

A runoff election for the positions of mayor, District 2 representative and Place 6 representative on the Denton city council is set for Dec. 8, with early voting from Nov.

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    Students, faculty grapple with online testing procedures

Students, faculty grapple with online testing procedures

As many classes moved to online hosting or remote learning for this fall semester, some students and faculty have criticized how certain professors are handling their online classes and testing.

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    Upcoming education program ‘ELEVAR’ seeks to empower intellectually-disabled students

Upcoming education program ‘ELEVAR’ seeks to empower intellectually-disabled students

The university will launch a four-year post-secondary education program titled Empower, Learn, Excel, enVision, Advance, Rise (ELEVAR) next fall to assist students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in finishing their

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    SGA president vetoes transparency bill, citing technical errors

SGA president vetoes transparency bill, citing technical errors

Student Government Association President Michael Luecke released a memo Nov. 4 vetoing the bill to create the Office of the Inspector General, an independent auditing structure meant to ensure transparency

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    New dining hall Eagle Landing set to land in January

New dining hall Eagle Landing set to land in January

Construction crews are nearing completion on the new two-story dining hall, named Eagle Landing Cafeteria, which is set to replace Kerr Cafeteria next January. Eagle Landing Cafeteria will feature seven

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    Denton moves to become startup hub, providing high paying tech jobs for students

Denton moves to become startup hub, providing high paying tech jobs for students

Denton recently awarded its first job-based Entrepreneurship Economic Development grants to two technology startup companies, which are projected to create almost 200 local jobs over the next 10 years, according

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    Denton County poll workers raise concerns over voter intimidation, not following protocol from anti-mask coworkers

Denton County poll workers raise concerns over voter intimidation, not following protocol from anti-mask coworkers

Denton County poll workers allege their coworkers and supervisors’ anti-mask sentiments and breach of protocol intimidated voters, specifically at the North Branch Library polling location, during the 2020 elections. Local

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    The Storm Witch shares ‘witchy’ themes through candles and tarot readings

The Storm Witch shares ‘witchy’ themes through candles and tarot readings

Melting wax and dropping in dyes, scents, fresh herbs and crystals, non-degree seeking graduate student Anna Eckert is the owner of The Storm Witch, a business that focuses on selling

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    UNT alumna uses artwork to convey messages about the world

UNT alumna uses artwork to convey messages about the world

Exploring different worldviews through the tip of her pen, a Dallas resident uses artwork as a means of making sense out of societal themes. UNT alumna and artist Kari Presswood-Perlman

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    Feeding neighbors through the power of social media

Feeding neighbors through the power of social media

“Denton Feed Our Neighbors Project” is a Facebook group dedicated to helping Denton citizens who are in need, mainly through sharing goods, services and outside resources. Denton resident Betsi Good

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    Bloom Yoga integrates inclusivity, progressivism into yoga to build community

Bloom Yoga integrates inclusivity, progressivism into yoga to build community

Sliding doors separate the 95 degree heated rooms from the turquoise lobby at Bloom Yoga’s studio. The mural plastered on the wall of the lobby was created by a co-op

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    Denton resident is ‘Makin’ Bakery’ through COVID-19

Denton resident is ‘Makin’ Bakery’ through COVID-19

Makin’ Bakery is a home bakery run by Denton resident Jennifer Carlile, providing pieces of art in the form of cookies to the community during COVID-19. Jennifer opened the bakery

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    Cute A.F. Jewelry advocates for all communities through earring sales

Cute A.F. Jewelry advocates for all communities through earring sales

On a typical evening, elementary education sophomore Alexandria Finkley can be found molding and baking polymer clay into pieces of jewelry. Finkley is the owner of Cute A.F. Jewelry, a

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    Breaking the Cycle: Paul Juarez’s journey of fatherhood

Breaking the Cycle: Paul Juarez’s journey of fatherhood

“Nothing replaces having a dad in your life,” says Paul Juarez. He knows because he fought hard to break the cycle of neglect and trauma with his own family. Juarez now

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    Denton High School artist creates and sells handmade wall hangings

Denton High School artist creates and sells handmade wall hangings

A Denton High School senior comes home from a full day of school, club meetings and drill team practice to start handcrafting orders. Woven Wonders Studio is a business owned

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    Off the Grid Music Studio offers all-in-one package for audio, video recording needs of music students

Off the Grid Music Studio offers all-in-one package for audio, video recording needs of music students

Off the Grid Music Studio combines audio and video recording services to give UNT music students the opportunity to get a professional recording of their performances amid COVID-19. It is

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    Denton artist uses design to spark joy in self and others

Denton artist uses design to spark joy in self and others

What begins as a sketch in a sketchbook is then inked with a Micron and uploaded on a computer to add colors and final touches. UNT alumna and artist Claire Morales

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Sports
    BREAKING: Men’s basketball adds non-conference game, announces broadcasting schedule

BREAKING: Men’s basketball adds non-conference game, announces broadcasting schedule

North Texas men’s basketball announced the addition of a home matchup with Texas A&M Commerce to its non-conference slate. The game is set to be played on Dec. 1 at

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    Women’s basketball season preview: No longer the inexperienced team

Women’s basketball season preview: No longer the inexperienced team

North Texas women’s basketball is set to begin their season-opening games at the Super Pit playing Tarleton Wednesday evening. Facing schedule changes and new formatting to Conference USA’s protocols, North

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    Men’s basketball season preview: Strong senior class reloading for more

Men’s basketball season preview: Strong senior class reloading for more

North Texas men’s basketball is set to begin their season-opening games at the Super Pit playing Mississippi Valley State Thursday evening. Facing schedule changes and new formatting to Conference USA’s

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    Senior nose tackle wins C-USA Defensive Player of the Week

Senior nose tackle wins C-USA Defensive Player of the Week

Following a 27-17 win on senior day against Rice, North Texas senior nose tackle Dion Novil earned the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week and PFF College Football Defensive

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    COLUMN: Men’s basketball cannot afford to suffer the same fate as football

COLUMN: Men’s basketball cannot afford to suffer the same fate as football

The coronavirus pandemic continues to affect college sports teams all across the country. The University of North Texas is just one of many schools that have been impacted by the

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    BREAKING: North Texas athletics department reports 7 active COVID-19 cases

BREAKING: North Texas athletics department reports 7 active COVID-19 cases

Sunday afternoon the North Texas athletics department recorded seven positive COVID-19 active cases following its weekly round of testing, according to a source from the athletics department. The athletics department

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Opinion
    Do we really need the electoral college?

Do we really need the electoral college?

Every four years, discourse about the electoral college resurfaces and makes us question why it is in place its actual purpose in the democratic system. It’s odd that the popular

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    UNT must pay student-workers $15 an hour and let them unionize

UNT must pay student-workers $15 an hour and let them unionize

Student-workers at UNT have been mistreated, underpaid and denied benefits.  In the past, writers for the North Texas Daily have published stories that have expressed the grievances of UNT’s student-workers. Megan Mitchell wrote

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    Kim, there are people dying out there

Kim, there are people dying out there

It’s safe to say this year has been nothing short of unpredictable. We have all put our lives on hold in hopes that staying home will help lessen the harsh

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    Recognizing mental health problems in children

Recognizing mental health problems in children

I developed anxiety at a very young age. My refusal to speak and participate was dismissed as something I would soon grow out of. I was left at the back

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    American football culture is a cult

American football culture is a cult

By definition, “cult” means a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular person or thing. To me, when people are willing to risk their lives during a pandemic to attend

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    LGBTQ+ acceptance is still new, don’t pretend that it’s not

LGBTQ+ acceptance is still new, don’t pretend that it’s not

Looking back at my early childhood has always been kind of an alienating experience. Obviously, I didn’t know I was gay when I was five, but that I didn’t even

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    Christians who support Trump are an embarrassment to the Christian faith

Christians who support Trump are an embarrassment to the Christian faith

I grew up in non-denominational churches, so I am quite familiar with the values of the Christian faith. The entire religion revolves around the life of Jesus Christ, a man

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    Trump’s lawsuits will go down as one of the biggest fails in American history

Trump’s lawsuits will go down as one of the biggest fails in American history

After a long and stressful week, major news outlets declared former Vice President Joe Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election. The decision came after CNN projected that

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    What separates disinformation from misinformation?

What separates disinformation from misinformation?

The North Texas Daily is no stranger to talking about media literacy and understanding the information you’re consuming on social media. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing debate about the

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    Bernie Sanders’ 100-day plan, a 21st Century Bill of Rights

Bernie Sanders’ 100-day plan, a 21st Century Bill of Rights

Bernie Sanders rattled the Democratic Party in 2020 with popular vote victories in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada. These early wins propelled Sanders to become the frontrunner with his peak polling

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The Dose
    Culinary films to feed your mind, body and soul

Culinary films to feed your mind, body and soul

Food can be found at the center of nearly every culture, every social gathering and every meaningful moment with loved ones. And of course, it’s the center of this season,

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    ‘Freaky’ is old-fashioned, gory fun

‘Freaky’ is old-fashioned, gory fun

“He’s wearing my body and he’s killing it!” Social outcast Millie Kessler’s (Kathryn Newton) had it rough — her family is falling apart, she is unpopular at school and she doesn’t

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    ‘The Crown’ season 4 is its most dazzling yet

‘The Crown’ season 4 is its most dazzling yet

It is a bit daunting to create a show about Britain’s most powerful family, but creator Peter Morgan has no qualms about it. His Netflix series “The Crown,” a six-season

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    Broaden your film horizons with these extraordinary foreign-language films

Broaden your film horizons with these extraordinary foreign-language films

American media has a superiority complex, and honestly, it’s unfounded. Yes, there have been phenomenal works to come out of Hollywood, but the assumption that Hollywood is the sole source

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    ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is a flawed, but intriguing look at the 1960s chess world from a woman’s perspective

‘The Queen’s Gambit’ is a flawed, but intriguing look at the 1960s chess world from a woman’s perspective

Director Scott Frank‘s “The Queen’s Gambit,” which follows fictional Elizabeth “Beth” Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) throughout the ’50s and ’60s as she works her way up from an orphanage to the

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    ‘We Are Who We Are’ is an entrancing exploration of identity and much more

‘We Are Who We Are’ is an entrancing exploration of identity and much more

“It’s time we changed this world and ourselves. In order to do that, we have to know ourselves.” On an American military base in Italy during the fall of 2016,

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    Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions’ is fun but forgettable

Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions’ is fun but forgettable

Her third album in three years, Ariana Grande’s “Positions” provides a sweet but sinful pop-R&B soundtrack, yet ultimately fails to reach its full potential as Grande seems at her most

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    Robert Zemeckis’ spin on ‘The Witches’ is flashy, but lacks any real magic

Robert Zemeckis’ spin on ‘The Witches’ is flashy, but lacks any real magic

“Grandma was right about this hotel. It sure was fancy! She brought us to the Gulf of Mexico to get away from that witch. But she had no idea what

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    Month of Horror: Top 5 Halloween movies

Month of Horror: Top 5 Halloween movies

Halloween is days away, and we have covered the beautiful genre of horror in every way possible. To end this month, I wanted to make a list of the top

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    Gorillaz’ ‘Song Machine’ is an ambitious project and instant classic

Gorillaz’ ‘Song Machine’ is an ambitious project and instant classic

Gorillaz began in 1998 as a collaborative effort between Blur frontman Damon Albarn and “Tank Girl” comic artist Jamie Hewlett. The idea for the project centers around Gorillaz being a

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    How North Texas contributed to the Black Lives Matter Movement

How North Texas contributed to the Black Lives Matter Movement

The death of George Floyd has sparked more demonstrations within the Black Lives Matter Movement. Texas, along with the rest of the world, took to the streets to protest police

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    PHOTO GALLERY: Empty in the heart of Texas

PHOTO GALLERY: Empty in the heart of Texas

The North Texas Daily documented different places around Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic as shelter-in-place orders are in effect. As of 8 p.m. March 31, Harris, Dallas, Tarrant, Travis and

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    Students protest ICE at the UNT Library Mall on Wednesday

Students protest ICE at the UNT Library Mall on Wednesday

Students filled the UNT Library Mall in protest of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency on Oct. 9. The protest was held by the UNT College Democrats and the

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    Proud Partnership: Organizations come together in support of LGBTQ art

Proud Partnership: Organizations come together in support of LGBTQ art

Art and Pride found a home together on full-color zine pages and in the air of a packed venue during this year’s new collaboration between Spiderweb Salon and PRIDENTON. In

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    Denton Arts and Jazz Fest 2019 Photo Gallery

Denton Arts and Jazz Fest 2019 Photo Gallery

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    Racist imagery found in past UNT yearbooks

Racist imagery found in past UNT yearbooks

Featured Image: From page 358 of the 1952 edition of The Yucca, members of the Mu Phi Epsilon National Music Honorary are pictured in blackface. Volume 45 of the Yucca.

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    Waka Flocka Flame fires up NXTX

Waka Flocka Flame fires up NXTX

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    SXSW 2019

SXSW 2019

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Demonstrators spark student counter-protest in Library Mall

UNT students gathered at the Library Mall this afternoon after word spread that a small group of demonstrators appeared wielding signs that read “BLM are racist thugs,” “Every Real Muslim

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SXSW: Austin’s world renowned festival discovers Denton

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