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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 Bexar are the top five counties with the most COVID-19 cases, with Denton County among the top ten. As many counties around Texas extend their shelter-in-place orders, popular tourist locations and usually-busy streets are empty for the time being. Illustration by Miranda Thomas
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PHOTO GALLERY: Empty in the heart of Texas

During these uncertain times, student media is still there for comfort

With the start of the new decade comes hopeful thoughts, new goals to reach and new experiences to hopefully enrich the lives of the people here at the turn of a new era. Three months in to the new decade and a pandemic is certainly not something 2020 expected or needed. The novel coronavirus has certainly taken a toll on financial stability, education, news, entertainment, businesses and even student media. Whether this be a business deemed "non-essential" closing or the transition...
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During these uncertain times, student media is still there for comfort

Denton County Judge announces first COVID-19 related death and 13 more cases at press conference

Denton County Judge Andy Eads announced the county’s first COVID-19 death and 13 more cases in the county and encouraged residents to self-isolate at a press conference on Thursday. Eads said the first COVID-19 death, a Lewisville man in his 40s, occurred Wednesday evening after he experienced “severe complications” with the virus. “We at Denton County are offering our deepest, most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of our resident,” Eads said. “As your county judge, I cannot stress...
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Denton County Judge announces first COVID-19 related death and 13 more cases at press conference

Chronicling COVID-19: how the virus has impacted Denton and UNT

As of 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, there are 50,206 coronavirus cases in the United States — putting the U.S. third in countries with the most cases. In Texas, there are currently 827 confirmed cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.  The first case in the United States appeared in Washington state in January and since then, all fifty states have active coronavirus cases. New York leads with 25,665 cases, followed by New Jersey and California at 2,844 and 2,267 cases, respectively.  Restaurants...
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Chronicling COVID-19: how the virus has impacted Denton and UNT

MAP: See where COVID-19 is in Texas and the U.S.

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    UNT to implement pass/fail grading for spring 2020

UNT to implement pass/fail grading for spring 2020

UNT will implement pass/fail grading for the spring 2020 semester, according to the UNT registrar’s office. With pass/fail grading, students will can decide to adhere to the regular A-F grading

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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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    Denton businesses, employees feel the effects of COVID-19 restrictions

Denton businesses, employees feel the effects of COVID-19 restrictions

After Denton County issued a stay-at-home order on March 24 to prevent the spread of COVID-19, business owners have responded in various ways as it impacts them and their employees’

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    Breaking down the CARES Act: What the coronavirus stimulus bill does

Breaking down the CARES Act: What the coronavirus stimulus bill does

On March 27, President Donald Trump signed a $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill — also known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus Act — which aims to give

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    UNT Housing consolidating residence halls, students in Traditions and Santa Fe moving to Kerr

UNT Housing consolidating residence halls, students in Traditions and Santa Fe moving to Kerr

Students currently living in Traditions and Santa Fe Square residence halls will be moving to Kerr Hall in an effort to consolidate dorm rooms, according to UNT Housing. UNT Housing

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    Denton County Judge Andy Eads confirms 54 new COVID-19 cases, 31 of which are at DSSLC

Denton County Judge Andy Eads confirms 54 new COVID-19 cases, 31 of which are at DSSLC

Denton County Judge Andy Eads, Mayor Chris Watts and the Denton County Public Health director held a press conference Friday to announce 54 new cases in the county, 31 of

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    UNT student tests positive for COVID-19 after traveling to New Orleans

UNT student tests positive for COVID-19 after traveling to New Orleans

A UNT student has been diagnosed with COVID-19, the university confirmed in an email to faculty and staff. The student, who traveled to New Orleans for spring break, lives in

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    Denton County Commissioners Court extends stay at home executive order, disaster declaration

Denton County Commissioners Court extends stay at home executive order, disaster declaration

The Denton County Commissioners Court unanimously passed a motion to extend the stay-at-home executive order and disaster declaration and any other appropriate action until March 31 at Friday’s emergency meeting

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    Denton County Judge announces first COVID-19 related death and 13 more cases at press conference

Denton County Judge announces first COVID-19 related death and 13 more cases at press conference

Denton County Judge Andy Eads announced the county’s first COVID-19 death and 13 more cases in the county and encouraged residents to self-isolate at a press conference on Thursday. Eads

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    SGA shifts focus, adapts to COVID-19 restrictions

SGA shifts focus, adapts to COVID-19 restrictions

With meetings limited to less than 10 people and few students on campus, the Student Government Association will adjust how they advocate for students, how they conduct senate meetings and

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    Denton mutual aid coalition provides support for those affected by COVID-19

Denton mutual aid coalition provides support for those affected by COVID-19

As of March 31, there are over 200 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Denton County. Due to the growing number of cases, a coalition of organizations and individuals has come

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    Thin Line Festival goes virtual amid COVID-19

Thin Line Festival goes virtual amid COVID-19

The 13th annual Thin Line Fest took place March 25 – 29, but this year it had a new spin. Due to COVID-19, the festival was moved entirely online, consisting of

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    Where?House combines art exhibitions with house shows to build community

Where?House combines art exhibitions with house shows to build community

By Sara McNiel Denton’s art and music scene is something that keeps this college town alive and is no stranger to local bands playing at house show venues. But the

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    Una estudiante usa su pasión por las ilustraciones para crear una novela gráfica y crear una organización estudiantil

Una estudiante usa su pasión por las ilustraciones para crear una novela gráfica y crear una organización estudiantil

Bien sea pintar, cocinar o dibujar, Chelsea Tolin llena su vida con varias formas de arte. “El arte forma mi vida entera,” Tolin, una estudiante de diseños de comunicaciones en

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    Student uses passion for illustration to create a graphic novel, creative student organization

Student uses passion for illustration to create a graphic novel, creative student organization

Whether it is painting, cooking or drawing, UNT senior Chelsea Tolin fills her life with various forms of art. “Art goes into my whole life,” Tolin said. “I like telling

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    Denton filmmaker shares community stories through shorts

Denton filmmaker shares community stories through shorts

After spending his Monday evening following around members of Better Understanding Trash Through Service (B.U.T.T.S.), Chad Withers, a short filmmaker and Denton resident, directed a short film about the organization

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    Instagram account showcases the unusual through antique dolls and mannequins

Instagram account showcases the unusual through antique dolls and mannequins

There was something about the boy in the sombrero’s emotive gaze and pale smile, despite the cracks sprawling over his body and face, that resonated with Denton resident Maria Burke

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    Women veterans unite for equality and recognition

Women veterans unite for equality and recognition

The word veteran often leads people to think about men in uniform, but the Women Veterans of America is here to remind us women serve, too. Women Veterans of America

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    Thin Line Fest cancels in-person events, transitions to online

Thin Line Fest cancels in-person events, transitions to online

Thin Line Fest announced today it will be cancelling its in-person music events and film screenings and will screen online instead. The annual documentary, film, music and photography festival, which

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    KB Illustration: From crafting in Denton to designing and freelancing in Dallas

KB Illustration: From crafting in Denton to designing and freelancing in Dallas

KB Illustration creator Kristen Barnhart was first featured in the North Texas Daily almost two years ago, four months after she graduated from UNT with a bachelor’s degree in communication

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Sports
    BREAKING: Redshirt sophomore guard Umoja Gibson set to transfer

BREAKING: Redshirt sophomore guard Umoja Gibson set to transfer

It was announced Thursday afternoon that North Texas’ sophomore guard Umoja Gibson will be transferring, according to a report by Stadium. Gibson earned himself second-team All-Conference-USA in the 2019-2020 season

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    Breaking: NCAA Division I Council extends eligibility for spring sport athletes impacted by shortened season

Breaking: NCAA Division I Council extends eligibility for spring sport athletes impacted by shortened season

Monday afternoon the NCAA Division I Council voted in favor to supplement an additional season of competition for all participating spring sports athletes who were affected by the shortened season,

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    Letter from the sports editor: “We’re going through adjustments”

Letter from the sports editor: “We’re going through adjustments”

When the men’s basketball team secured its first overall title in 30 years, I watched as the crowd roared with excitement as the final seconds of the game clock trickled

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    Mean Green football adds offensive quality control coach and new recruiting operations coordinator

Mean Green football adds offensive quality control coach and new recruiting operations coordinator

Two additions were made to North Texas’ football coaching staff Wednesday afternoon with the hiring of Steven Haunga as the offensive quality control coach and Mackenzie Morris as the recruiting

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    BREAKING: Conference USA to shut down all spring sport competitions

BREAKING: Conference USA to shut down all spring sport competitions

All spring-participating sports in Conference USA are officially canceling the remainder of the season as of Monday, March 16, according to a press release by Mean Green Athletic News. The

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    BREAKING: March Madness joins long list of canceled sporting events due to COVID-19 concerns

BREAKING: March Madness joins long list of canceled sporting events due to COVID-19 concerns

With the recent developments concerning COVID-19, the NCAA canceled the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. The North Texas men’s basketball team was positioned to compete in the program’s first NCAA

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Opinion
    In UNT SGA election, the ‘Daily’ recommends an ideological shift

In UNT SGA election, the ‘Daily’ recommends an ideological shift

If you ask UNT students what they know about their Student Government Association, it’s likely you won’t get many thorough or enlightening answers. For an organization designed to aggregate and

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    Celebrities need a lesson in tone-deafness

Celebrities need a lesson in tone-deafness

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on around the world, celebrities seem to be losing their sanity. From poorly choreographed dance Tik Toks to eerie monologues from talk show hosts, it

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    Social distancing is crucial in flattening the curve

Social distancing is crucial in flattening the curve

In the span of just two weeks, America has become the first country where more than 100,000 people have contracted COVID-19, according to a New York Times database. Unlike Italy and

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    The U.S. should better prioritize who can get tested for COVID-19

The U.S. should better prioritize who can get tested for COVID-19

The first case of the novel coronavirus in the U.S. was reported on January 21st, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. As we approach the fourth month

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    During these uncertain times, student media is still there for comfort

During these uncertain times, student media is still there for comfort

With the start of the new decade comes hopeful thoughts, new goals to reach and new experiences to hopefully enrich the lives of the people here at the turn of

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    American democracy is in jeopardy because of its voting system

American democracy is in jeopardy because of its voting system

The voting system in the United States is incredibly flawed. Though the country is a democracy, it lacks illustrating this. The problem with voting in America has always been evident

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    My time and lessons learned as the Easter Bunny

My time and lessons learned as the Easter Bunny

I describe my upbringing in the same fashion I introduce my mother’s personality to those unfamiliar: “Neurotics build castles in the air. Psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.”

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    The Elgin Marbles should be returned to Greece

The Elgin Marbles should be returned to Greece

During my study abroad trip to London last summer, a classmate and I wandered into the massive British Museum to act like tourists for a day. As we pushed our

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    Women in America should disappear for a day

Women in America should disappear for a day

Imagine what would happen to the world if women suddenly vanished. Humans would become an endangered species with no way to reproduce. You wouldn’t have a mother, sister, aunt, wife

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    The fetishization of disabled people is very real

The fetishization of disabled people is very real

Miss Texas Wheelchair is a pageant meant to give representation to Texas women who have disabilities. Recently, a Denton resident won Miss Texas Wheelchair 2020 and winners of the pageant are granted

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The Dose
    First impression: ‘Vagrant Queen’ is corny . . . and that’s alright

First impression: ‘Vagrant Queen’ is corny . . . and that’s alright

“The revolution destroyed everything. And guess what? I got over it!” Years after fleeing a revolution in her kingdom, heiress Elida (Adriyan Rae) survived as a scavenger, taking odd jobs

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    Netflix’s ‘Coffee and Kareem’ too vulgar to properly enjoy

Netflix’s ‘Coffee and Kareem’ too vulgar to properly enjoy

In times like these, watching something funny and lighthearted can be just what we need. Netflix ordered up this dose of humor with the release of their cleverly-titled movie “Coffee

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    What to watch amid the coronavirus outbreak

What to watch amid the coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19 may have impacted cinema premieres for the next few months and delayed production on several TV shows, but there’s still a myriad of ways to dive into entertainment during

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    ‘Aporia’ is an uneven, yet beautiful ambient interpretation on the meaning of family and life

‘Aporia’ is an uneven, yet beautiful ambient interpretation on the meaning of family and life

Sufjan Stevens is an anomaly. The man is shrouded in mystery and mystique, possessing an unearthly amount of musical and lyrical talent. Since the inception of his published musical career

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    ‘Ozark’ season 3 finds crime show at its finest, could potentially sweep at the Emmys

‘Ozark’ season 3 finds crime show at its finest, could potentially sweep at the Emmys

“There’s a saying in politics: ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste.’” Wendy Byrde is hell-bent on turning the Navarro drug cartel war crisis into political leverage. She explains

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    Top 5 cinematic trilogies of all time

Top 5 cinematic trilogies of all time

You might have lot of time to watch movies, and now is a great time to invest in (or re-watch) some of the best cinematic trilogies of all time. I

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    Every TV and movie delay currently caused by COVID-19

Every TV and movie delay currently caused by COVID-19

You would be hard-pressed to find an industry not impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. It seems every inch of the world is currently feeling its impact and will be reeling

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    ‘Spenser Confidential’ doesn’t know what it wants to be

‘Spenser Confidential’ doesn’t know what it wants to be

“You’re in big trouble!” “For what?” “You smashed the Riviera through a restaurant!” Former Boston policeman Spenser (Mark Wahlberg) just got out of prison. While attempting to get back on

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    ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is cinema at its highest art form

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is cinema at its highest art form

“I felt the liberty you spoke of. But I also felt your absence.” At the end of the eighteenth century, Marianne is commissioned to paint a wedding portrait of Héloïse

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    Keep up with your physical and mental health during quarantine

Keep up with your physical and mental health during quarantine

As COVID-19 spreads across the nation, citizens everywhere are encouraged to stay home in an effort to reduce transmission rates and flatten the curve. With UNT’s transition to online courses

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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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    Union Fest 2018

Union Fest 2018

UNT celebrated its annual Union Fest on Wednesday, hosting an array of events such as screen printing, karaoke, movies and an escape room. The celebration takes place each spring to

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