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Board of Regents approves new sexual misconduct policy

Content warning: The following article contains language and themes surrounding sexual harassment and misconduct that may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised.  The university’s board of regents has passed a
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Board of Regents approves new sexual misconduct policy

University lifts mask mandate, will phase out social distancing

Effective immediately, the university will no longer require face masks to be worn indoors, following Gov. Greg Abbott’s new executive order issued May 18. The executive order prohibits the issuance
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University lifts mask mandate, will phase out social distancing

Denton County Confederate monument to be relocated inside courthouse museum

The Texas Historical Commission (THC) unanimously approved a plan to relocate the Denton County Confederate soldier monument to the Courthouse-on-the-Square museum within the next six months.  The monument, first erected
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Denton County Confederate monument to be relocated inside courthouse museum

Trans rights activists hold protest outside state Rep. Lynn Stucky’s office

Editor’s note: The North Texas Daily interviewed Kevin Whitt, a former Texas GOP staffer who led the counter-protest. We ultimately chose not to include this interview due to Whitt’s participation
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Trans rights activists hold protest outside state Rep. Lynn Stucky’s office

Toulouse graduate programs rank in top 10 nationwide

Two of the university’s graduate programs were ranked in the top 10 nationwide in the U.S. News & World Report 2022 Best Graduate Schools report. The College of Health and
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Toulouse graduate programs rank in top 10 nationwide
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    Student reports health violations, stolen property at Viridian apartment complex

Student reports health violations, stolen property at Viridian apartment complex

CORRECTION: This story was updated to reflect an error in reporting on the alleged lawsuit mentioned in previous versions. Constructive eviction, not a lawsuit, was claimed against the Viridian apartment

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    GSC hosts ‘Mentorship Mondays’ series to promote post-grad success

GSC hosts ‘Mentorship Mondays’ series to promote post-grad success

The Graduate Student Council is hosting the Interdisciplinary Mentorship Program to connect graduate students with various university and community leaders in hopes of increasing post-graduation success. The program is 12

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    Faculty, students weigh in on lifted mask restrictions

Faculty, students weigh in on lifted mask restrictions

As of May 18, the university has stopped requiring face masks to be worn anywhere on campus, following an executive order issued by Gov. Greg Abbott.  The order, GA-36, mandates

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    FBI review of Darius Tarver case finds no civil rights violations

FBI review of Darius Tarver case finds no civil rights violations

The FBI Dallas Division completed its review of the Jan. 2020 shooting of university student Darius Tarver by a Denton Police Department officer.  Alongside the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the

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    On-campus vaccination clinic closure not expected to be permanent

On-campus vaccination clinic closure not expected to be permanent

The Student Health and Wellness Center recently halted new registrations to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the university clinic, citing a reduction in the number of participants. Kerry Stanhope, Assistant

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    Board of Regents approves new sexual misconduct policy

Board of Regents approves new sexual misconduct policy

Content warning: The following article contains language and themes surrounding sexual harassment and misconduct that may be triggering. Reader discretion is advised.  The university’s board of regents has passed a

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    8 on-campus resources every new student should know about

8 on-campus resources every new student should know about

Joining a campus of over 40,000 people can be intimidating. However, there are resources across the university to help students with anything from tutoring to legal services. Here are eight

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    New university data show decrease in student loan debt as enrollment spikes

New university data show decrease in student loan debt as enrollment spikes

University data trends from 2020 indicate a large growth in enrollment, with a decrease in student loan debt as school officials work on lessening the amount students owe. At the

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    Student organization spotlight: the Black Student Union

Student organization spotlight: the Black Student Union

As student organizations across campus get ready for an in-person fall experience, the Black Student Union is implementing new ways to serve the school population.  Since 2012, the Black Student

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    Three new degrees added in business, science and music

Three new degrees added in business, science and music

Following an unanimous approval from the Board of Regents on May 13,  the university will now offer three new degrees in business administration, critical studies of music and biomedical science. 

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    Patchouli Joe’s Books & Indulgences brings accepting atmosphere to Denton

Patchouli Joe’s Books & Indulgences brings accepting atmosphere to Denton

A new “smelly good” bookstore hopes to become an inclusive part of Denton’s community. Patchouli Joe’s Books & Indulgences is a new independent bookstore owned by Diane and Joe Mayes

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    UNT student featured in Greater Denton Arts Council’s Soul Art Renewal exhibition

UNT student featured in Greater Denton Arts Council’s Soul Art Renewal exhibition

By Joanna Gasca A UNT student jots down ideas in the middle of the night she will later transcribe into art. When she is ready to turn the ideas into

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    Voertman’s spray paint ‘nook’ makes room for creative expression

Voertman’s spray paint ‘nook’ makes room for creative expression

By Joanna Gasca Voertman’s, located at 1314 W. Hickory St., got an area approved to become a spray paint “nook” open to the public. The section can be found near

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    Jkaye Creations captures pet memories through art

Jkaye Creations captures pet memories through art

From mid-2017 to March 2020, Denton resident Jenna Critchlow could be found working at Painting with a Twist, teaching a “Paint Your Pet” class. Now, one year later, she is

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    Denton resident creates botanical blog

Denton resident creates botanical blog

After her mother’s death in 2011, Michelle Davis started her blog, Cherry Blossom 56, as a creative outlet to voice how she felt throughout high school.  Cherry Blossom 56 eventually

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    Aura Coffee reopens with new business partner

Aura Coffee reopens with new business partner

Local coffee shop Aura Coffee re-opened its doors last week with big changes, including a new business partner that sells plant-based products. Mashup Market will now be offering its products

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    Local mom creates at-home business selling handmade earrings

Local mom creates at-home business selling handmade earrings

When COVID-19 initially struck the U.S., many people began to find new hobbies to pursue with the ample amount of time they now had on their hands. For Kacy Massie,

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    UNT design student creates art from modern technology and vintage imagery

UNT design student creates art from modern technology and vintage imagery

A UNT student scrolls through public domain websites, searching for vintage imagery to make the subject of her next piece. She downloads various elements found from retro advertisements, old National

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    UNT alumna rebrands jewelry business to reach wider audience

UNT alumna rebrands jewelry business to reach wider audience

Arek Jewelry, a rebranded business created by UNT alumna Kera Dockins, offers a wide range of handmade jewelry. Dockins first started her journey in 2015 when her mother’s business, NamaTags,

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    Jazz professor and guitarist leads L5 Guitar Ensemble through COVID-19 challenges

Jazz professor and guitarist leads L5 Guitar Ensemble through COVID-19 challenges

By Alexis Castillo Shadows on the white ground dance underneath a series of miniature spotlights, synchronized to the rhythm of electric guitars. As the drummer initiates the tempo, five guitars

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Sports
    COLUMN: Looking at the transfer portal’s immense benefits for North Texas sports

COLUMN: Looking at the transfer portal’s immense benefits for North Texas sports

Transferring in college athletics has been controversial from the start. Since the NCAA Transfer Portal’s creation in 2018, some writers have gone as far as to argue the transfer is

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    Freshmen fuel strong finish for men’s golf

Freshmen fuel strong finish for men’s golf

With three freshmen playing significant roles this past season, the men’s golf team found its footing by the season’s end and showed promise for the future. After an up-and-down regular

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    Madi Starrett’s instant impact on the soccer team

Madi Starrett’s instant impact on the soccer team

On a young soccer team made up of eight upperclassmen and 20 underclassmen, freshman defender Madi Starrett carved out an early role for herself at North Texas this past season.

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    UNT Rocket League team advances to the Level Next National Championships

UNT Rocket League team advances to the Level Next National Championships

With a sweep of the Level Next Spring Showcase Paladin Playoffs, the University of North Texas varsity Rocket League squad advanced to the Level Next National Championships on June 4-6.

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    BREAKING: Football releases majority of 2021 television schedule

BREAKING: Football releases majority of 2021 television schedule

The 2021 Conference USA football television schedule has been released and all but one of North Texas’ games now have a set platform. A majority of the team’s games will

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    Taking Flight: A look at the women’s golf team’s historic season

Taking Flight: A look at the women’s golf team’s historic season

After the 2019-20 season’s abrupt end due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the women’s golf team made history in its 2020-21 slate. A trailblazing squad, the team won its first conference

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Opinion
    TikTok catapulted Olivia Rodrigo’s new album

TikTok catapulted Olivia Rodrigo’s new album

If you have been living under a rock the last couple of months, here’s a quick recap: Olivia Rodrigo has released her debut album “Sour” and it has taken the

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    81-Fake: Kendall Jenner’s Controversial Tequila Brand

81-Fake: Kendall Jenner’s Controversial Tequila Brand

The Kar-Jenner clan has always been notorious for their cultural appropriation. From the usage of traditional Black hairstyles and Halloween costumes that make a mockery of important aspects of other

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    Remembering George Floyd’s death 1 year later

Remembering George Floyd’s death 1 year later

As a child, I was taught about the African American trailblazers who made it possible for me to play sports, go to school and enjoy freedoms similar to my non-Black

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    The unvaccinated vs. vaccinated mask debate

The unvaccinated vs. vaccinated mask debate

In the United States, normal life appears to be resuming after its abrupt halt last March. Restaurants are opening at full capacity. Once vacant vacation spots are now blooming with

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    Desensitization to mass shootings is something the US cannot afford

Desensitization to mass shootings is something the US cannot afford

Hardly six months into the year, there have already been 240 mass shootings in the United States in 2021, according to the Gun Violence Archive, which defines a mass shooting

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    Chancellor Roe’s hurtful statements hurt the LGBTQ+ community

Chancellor Roe’s hurtful statements hurt the LGBTQ+ community

The university is an equal opportunity institution that its own president says has “a responsibility to be at the forefront of change.” As much the school loves to remind people

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    What makes a streaming service worth it

What makes a streaming service worth it

With movie theaters coming back into our lives, I would like to personally thank streaming services for keeping us thoroughly entertained through this terrible year. That being said, everyone has

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    Universalism of Christianity and its impact on the US

Universalism of Christianity and its impact on the US

Pledging to one nation under God, invisible, with liberty and justice for all. Solemnly swearing to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, with one’s hand

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    Abbott’s abortion bill reveals political hypocrisy

Abbott’s abortion bill reveals political hypocrisy

On May 19, Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation banning abortions the moment a fetal heartbeat is detected which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Aptly dubbed the

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    DFW should follow Austin’s lead in combating homelessness

DFW should follow Austin’s lead in combating homelessness

As the DFW area continues to grow and make room for incoming homeowners, city officials should be mindful of the homeless community already populating the area and seek to create

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The Dose
    ‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ is a solid film for a solid franchise

‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ is a solid film for a solid franchise

I promise there are more movies coming out this summer that aren’t exclusively horror, but until then it looks like every week is going to feel like Halloween. As much

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    Five summer movies you should watch this year

Five summer movies you should watch this year

Summer is all about getting outside and spending time in the nice weather with people you care about. It is the time of year to relax and also make some

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    A comprehensive review of Billboard Hot 100’s number one songs of 2021

A comprehensive review of Billboard Hot 100’s number one songs of 2021

By Grant Tittle Recently, I’ve made it a long-term goal of mine to review every song that has made it to the number one spot of the Billboard Hot 100

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    ‘Bo Burnham: Inside’ gives us a devastatingly relatable look at the last year

‘Bo Burnham: Inside’ gives us a devastatingly relatable look at the last year

Bo Burnham has been known for his musical comedy, always seeming to set the bar higher for other comedians in the industry. After his homerun directorial debut “Eighth Grade,” Burnham

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    ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ is the best horror sequel of the 21st century

‘A Quiet Place Part II’ is the best horror sequel of the 21st century

Although movie theaters have been officially reopened for a while now, it has felt like there haven’t been any movies worthy enough to be a “welcome back” for audiences. Before

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    ‘Spiral’ traps ‘Saw’ fans back into the beloved franchise

‘Spiral’ traps ‘Saw’ fans back into the beloved franchise

The “Saw” franchise has been criticized by many since the first film of the series came out in 2004. When you watch a good horror movie, you expect to see

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    Five things to do in Denton this summer

Five things to do in Denton this summer

Now that summer is in full swing and a lot of us are vaccinated, many are looking for fun things to do this summer after spending the last year in

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    Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’: Stand-out debut or bittersweet experience?

Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’: Stand-out debut or bittersweet experience?

Written by Grant Tittle Every decade has something that helps define it and the individuals who were raised during that time. Each one has its musical icons who show who

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    ‘Mortal Kombat’ is neither a flawless victory nor a fatality

‘Mortal Kombat’ is neither a flawless victory nor a fatality

“Test your might!” Disgraced MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan) is just barely scraping by when a superpowered assassin, Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), starts hunting him and his family. Trying to

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    ‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ elevates the superhero genre to new heights

‘Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ elevates the superhero genre to new heights

We have made it to the end of yet another Marvel Cinematic Universe series. I wrote a review giving my thoughts on the first episode of the show here. All

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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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