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Denton activist works to restore historic Black cemetery

Unlocking the hinge of the creaky metal gate, 75-year-old Denton County NAACP President and local activist Willie Hudspeth slowly makes his way into St. John’s Cemetery. Fallen leaves crunch under
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Denton activist works to restore historic Black cemetery

University officials address the use of the Eagle Alert emergency system

University officials have addressed the use of the Eagle Alert emergency system in light of recent events, including when it was not used to notify students of a fatal shooting
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University officials address the use of the Eagle Alert emergency system

Director of UNT track and field accused of homophobia, inappropriate comments by students and staff

A former student-athlete has recently come forward with allegations of homophobia and harassment against Carl Sheffield, the director of the University of North Texas track and field program. The subsequent
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Director of UNT track and field accused of homophobia, inappropriate comments by students and staff

Dining Services experiences a mix of closures, reopenings and new releases in retail locations

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect a recent update regarding the Starbucks coffee stand’s reopening date, which was given after the print issue was released. Khush Roti, Taco
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Dining Services experiences a mix of closures, reopenings and new releases in retail locations

State of the University address highlights new career development program and record enrollment numbers

President Neal Smatresk spoke about the university’s strategic focus for the new year during the annual State of the University address Tuesday afternoon at the Winspear Performance Hall. In his
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State of the University address highlights new career development program and record enrollment numbers
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    SGA leaders discuss transportation, transparency at State of Undergraduate Student Body

SGA leaders discuss transportation, transparency at State of Undergraduate Student Body

Student Government Association President David Skinner and Vice President David Muñoz-Sarabia led the Wednesday night State of the Undergraduate Student Body and addressed current issues affecting students, such as transportation,

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    COVID-19 testing update, new legislation and members for SGA

COVID-19 testing update, new legislation and members for SGA

The Student Government Association received an update on the university’s second phase of COVID-19 testing and voted on legislation pertaining to braille replacement and Canvas shortcuts during Wednesday night’s meeting.

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    Five student resources for accessible reproductive healthcare

Five student resources for accessible reproductive healthcare

A federal judge halted Texas legislation that banned abortions after six weeks in a 113-page order on Oct. 6. Senate Bill 8, also known as the Texas Heartbeat Act, offered

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    SGA upholds initiative for on-campus menstrual product access

SGA upholds initiative for on-campus menstrual product access

As some campus members advocate for better menstrual product access, the Student Government Association is rekindling efforts to provide more sanitary pads and tampons on campus. The 2018 Muhammad Kara

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New Denton cryptocurrency mining facility promises high revenue, raises environmental impact concerns

The city of Denton has leased 31 acres of vacant land near the Denton Energy Center to cryptocurrency mining company Core Scientific Inc., which will use the space to power

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    Homecoming returns to in-person format, set for second week of November

Homecoming returns to in-person format, set for second week of November

The university’s annual Homecoming events are returning to campus this year from Nov. 7-13 with the theme “Keep UNT Groovy.” This marks the first in-person version of the tradition since

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    As DCTA deliberates, students weigh in on possible bus route elimination and GoZone fees

As DCTA deliberates, students weigh in on possible bus route elimination and GoZone fees

The Denton County Transportation Authority is currently evaluating whether it will eliminate Denton Connect Routes 7 and 3, with a decision set to be made by March 2022. Route 7

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    Disability Rights Texas files lawsuit against Gov. Abbott over school mask mandate ban

Disability Rights Texas files lawsuit against Gov. Abbott over school mask mandate ban

Disability Rights Texas has filed the first federal lawsuit against Gov. Greg Abbott, alleging his executive order banning mask mandates puts students with disabilities at risk. The federally mandated protection

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    Students can learn alongside incarcerated classmates with Inside-Out Program

Students can learn alongside incarcerated classmates with Inside-Out Program

The university announced on Sept. 21 it would be the first Texas college to work with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, a project designed to allow students to experience learning

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    Denton County now offering COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots to certain groups

Denton County now offering COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots to certain groups

Denton County Public Health has begun the process of scheduling people vaccinated within the county for their COVID-19 Pfizer booster shots. Denton County Judge Andy Eads advised DCPH-vaccinated individuals to

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    Rockers 4 Knockers raises money for breast cancer charity in ninth year

Rockers 4 Knockers raises money for breast cancer charity in ninth year

Rubber Gloves held the ninth annual Rockers for Knockers benefit concert Friday, raising awareness for breast cancer and donating all event proceeds to the R4K Fund.  Friday night’s event was

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    Jazz studies sophomore pursues passion for music with new single

Jazz studies sophomore pursues passion for music with new single

As a six year old, Carter Elliott aspired to become a performer. Unlike most people who shift their career goals as they grow older, Elliott pursues his six-year-old fantasy as

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    Denton Folk Festival showcases diverse styles of music

Denton Folk Festival showcases diverse styles of music

A broken guitar string did not stop the music at the Denton Folk Festival this past Friday. Holding a now five-stringed acoustic guitar, Jarod Grice, a soul artist based in

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    ACL Fest returns to Austin after COVID-19-driven hiatus

ACL Fest returns to Austin after COVID-19-driven hiatus

With vaccine cards or negative COVID-19 tests in hand and masks secured over their faces, 75,000 festival-goers flocked to Zilker Park each day this weekend for Weekend Two of the

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    Denton Arts & Jazz Fest shines again in 41st year

Denton Arts & Jazz Fest shines again in 41st year

Despite a heavy rain forecast, the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival shined through the weekend with full lineups on its stages and vendors selling food, art and more.  The 41st

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    Coalition hosts abortion justice rally, aims to mobilize community

Coalition hosts abortion justice rally, aims to mobilize community

Organized by a coalition with Direct Action for a Change, more than 500 people gathered on the Courthouse-on-the-Square’s lawn Saturday to protest and march against Texas’s new abortion law. In

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    Collaborative art project ‘Roots and Branches’ aims to promote healing through creativity

Collaborative art project ‘Roots and Branches’ aims to promote healing through creativity

Between Greenlee and Bernard Street sits a large bois d’arc tree. Its roots laid within the soil on the land long before Cumberland Presbyterian Children’s Home settled on that corner

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    Instant film convention brings photo enthusiasts to Denton

Instant film convention brings photo enthusiasts to Denton

Photographers from California, Ohio, New York and other regions of the U.S. came to Denton this weekend for a unique convention all about instant film and photography.  Hosted by the

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    Denton Arts & Jazz Festival back with music-filled weekend

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival back with music-filled weekend

After 18 months, Denton Arts & Jazz Festival is back this weekend for its 41st year with food, exhibits, art and jazz.  Denton Arts & Jazz Festival will be held

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    Denton chef competes in ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ 20th season

Denton chef competes in ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ 20th season

Commands were shouted across the kitchen as cooks rush to fulfill them. Stoves were flipped to life, filling the space with a scalding heat that steals their breath. Denton resident

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Sports
    UNT football anticipated to be part of six-team expansion to American Athletic Conference

UNT football anticipated to be part of six-team expansion to American Athletic Conference

North Texas along with five additional teams from Conference USA are expected to send in applications to join the American Athletic Conference this week, per a report from Yahoo Sports’

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    Self inflicted mistakes define football’s 49-21 loss versus Marshall Friday night

Self inflicted mistakes define football’s 49-21 loss versus Marshall Friday night

The UNT losing streak sits at five straight now, as Marshall took down the Mean Green by a score of 49-21 on Friday night. Marshall (4-3, 2-1 Conference USA) launched

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    Football hopes to wrangle Thundering Herd at home Friday night

Football hopes to wrangle Thundering Herd at home Friday night

North Texas football returns home to play Marshall University in a Friday night showdown. Coming off four straight losses, the Mean Green hopes to improve their record following a tough

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    Football brothers show bond on and off the field

Football brothers show bond on and off the field

Redshirt freshmen defensive ends Gabriel Murphy and Grayson Murphy sat out in their first years at North Texas, but both of them quickly earned a starting spot in 2020. Since

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    Soccer looks to improve scoring as playoffs approach

Soccer looks to improve scoring as playoffs approach

The 2021 North Texas soccer season has been an up and down affair, with steep highs and confusing lows. However, the team still controls their playoff destiny and is trying

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    BREAKING: Deonte Simpson dismissed from football program following assault charge

BREAKING: Deonte Simpson dismissed from football program following assault charge

Sophomore wide receiver Deonte Simpson was detained by Denton Police for “assault causes bodily injury family member” at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday night, resulting in his immediate dismissal from North Texas’

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Opinion
    The loss of civility is tearing the republic apart

The loss of civility is tearing the republic apart

Before an idea made it to the halls of Congress, whether it be the Green New Deal or the FUTURE Act, it started in the minds of citizens who had

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    Having children: the latest and greatest moral dilemma

Having children: the latest and greatest moral dilemma

There was a time when having children was not only expected but required. Family units relied on their children’s labor to maintain the farms or to assist with hunting and

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    Stop asking directors about superhero movies

Stop asking directors about superhero movies

Back in 2019, director Martin Scorsese made a statement so bold, it shook the entirety of the Earth. Well, it actually just ended up starting yet another enormous internet fight,

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    Proof of vaccination is the future of attending events

Proof of vaccination is the future of attending events

As we near two years since the world changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some aspects of life have managed to go back to a new normal. Concerts are back

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    Film critics and their rocky relationship with the horror genre

Film critics and their rocky relationship with the horror genre

As we get closer to Halloween, horror movies will be on an endless loop, and many will rediscover their love for the genre. Horror movies, and the horror genre as

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    Government’s pandemic response killed vaccine acceptance

Government’s pandemic response killed vaccine acceptance

Turn on the news and the discourse is focused entirely on the anti-vaccination movement slowing down the rate needed for herd immunity. But is it their fault the government has

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    Celebrities do not owe their fans consistency

Celebrities do not owe their fans consistency

Young stars growing up in the limelight have all the phases of their lives witnessed by people they do not know. Along the way, they usually fall into a niche

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    Missing POC is an unfairly overlooked issue

Missing POC is an unfairly overlooked issue

The world lost a bright young woman in YouTuber Gabby Petitio on Aug. 30. Gone before her time, Petito is an unfortunate reminder that tomorrow is not always guaranteed. Her

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    True sustainability is inconvenient but necessary

True sustainability is inconvenient but necessary

Claims of sustainability seem to be the latest trend in advertising. It has crept into every market and product imaginable, from laundry detergent to food products and even furniture. For

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    Podcasts are ruling the world and rightfully so

Podcasts are ruling the world and rightfully so

Podcasts have truly taken the world by storm over the last few years. From the incredibly popular “Joe Rogan Experience” to more niche categories such as the true-crime genre, there

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The Dose
    ‘Lamb’ sheepishly scrambles to stick its landing

‘Lamb’ sheepishly scrambles to stick its landing

We have been missing out on some extremely strange horror films this year, but there is no month better than October to deliver one to the masses. “Lamb” is the

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    ‘No Time to Die’: a solid, chaotic goodbye to Daniel Craig’s James Bond

‘No Time to Die’: a solid, chaotic goodbye to Daniel Craig’s James Bond

“We have all the time in the world.” All good things must come to an end. For Daniel Craig’s 15-year run as famed secret agent 007, aka James Bond, that

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    ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ is the best superhero sequel of 2006

‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ is the best superhero sequel of 2006

“Responsibility is for the mediocre.” Three years ago, Sony unleashed “Venom” upon skeptical moviegoers to massive box office success. While critics mostly dunked the original for inconsistent tone, dodgy special

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    Spooky Shudder Spotlight: ‘Creepshow’

Spooky Shudder Spotlight: ‘Creepshow’

In 1982, George A. Romero directed “Creepshow,” an anthology of horrors soaked in a comic book style. In 2019, Shudder made an original show based on the film, and season

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    ‘Squid Game’ rightfully takes the world by storm

‘Squid Game’ rightfully takes the world by storm

If you have been on social media for the last couple of days, chances are you have heard of the South Korean Netflix series “Squid Game.” I thought I would

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    Ranking the top five horror franchises of all time

Ranking the top five horror franchises of all time

It is officially October, which means it is officially time to crank out as much horror content as possible within a matter of 31 days. I love to talk about

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    Netflix’s ‘Midnight Mass’ shocks with a stellar jolt of religious horror

Netflix’s ‘Midnight Mass’ shocks with a stellar jolt of religious horror

“Feels wrong, doesn’t it? To interrogate a miracle?” Mike Flanagan has had a solid past five years with hits like both seasons of Netflix’s “The Haunting” anthology, the highly underrated

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    Spooky Shudder Spotlight: ‘Jakob’s Wife’

Spooky Shudder Spotlight: ‘Jakob’s Wife’

Vampires have ruled pop culture for as long as I can remember. From “Twilight” to “What We Do in the Shadows,” I will always make time to watch bloodsucking protagonists

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    Things to do in Denton this fall

Things to do in Denton this fall

School seems to be going at a rapid pace this semester, and it is probably because we have been away for so long. Some of us have been in Denton

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    ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ disappoints fans of original Broadway show

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ disappoints fans of original Broadway show

I saw “Dear Evan Hansen” on Broadway in New York in 2019, where I left the theater moved by Andrew Barth Feldman’s performance as lead Evan Hansen. Two years later,

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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

This past weekend, the 39th annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival celebrated music and community at Quakertown Park. The festival has played host to thousands of music lovers across Texas,
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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

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame took the stage at the sold-out Union Ballroom Friday night for a crowd of students. Flocka was headlining the fifth annual North by North Texas music
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    SXSW 2019

SXSW 2019

Festivalgoers and artists from around the world make the trek to Austin to celebrate art, music, tech, film and more during the city’s annual South by Southwest festival. From Denton’s
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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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