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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 postpones spring commencement ceremonies

UNT has postponed the spring commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 7-10, President Neal Smatresk said in an email to students. "Our spring commencement is the last major event to be impacted, and the decision was not made quickly in order to thoroughly consider whether we could begin returning to normal operations in early May," Smatresk said ."While we should all remain optimistic about where we could be with the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19) in 45 days, families of May graduates...
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UNT not offering refunds for students on housing and parking is a lousy decision

Throughout the many disruptions regarding novel coronavirus, UNT has suspended all in-person classes and is encouraging students to stay off campus even as residence and dining halls remain open. Along with these particular provisions, UNT Housing is not offering refunds for students for residence halls and UNT Transportation will not be offering refunds for parking passes either, as reported by the North Texas Daily. These decisions made by UNT are quite frankly lousy in the worst regard and detrimental to all...
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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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    Chronicling COVID-19: how the virus has impacted Denton and UNT

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

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

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

COVID-19 Cases in Texas Infogram

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    UNT System holds town hall on the university’s COVID-19 response

UNT System holds town hall on the university’s COVID-19 response

The UNT System held a virtual town hall Tuesday where each president gave faculty and staff updated information on the system’s COVID-19 responses and how the community can ensure their

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    Denton County, city of Denton issue stay at home orders through March 31

Denton County, city of Denton issue stay at home orders through March 31

Denton County Judge Andy Eads and city of Denton Mayor Chris Watts issued stay-at-home orders for the city and the county, effective at 11:59 p.m. on March 25. People will

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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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    KUZU 92.9 FM spices up the Denton music scene with volunteer radio and local artist endorsement

KUZU 92.9 FM spices up the Denton music scene with volunteer radio and local artist endorsement

Tucked in a little nook on Elm Street is a small, colorful building that could easily blur into the busy background of Denton. On particular days, residents can hear the

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    UNT alumnus uses illustrations to break down monsters in children’s books

UNT alumnus uses illustrations to break down monsters in children’s books

Growing up fascinated by monsters and with an urge to draw, UNT alumnus Bryan Kelly has evolved into a professional illustrator and a self-published comic book author. Originally from New

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    Texas Storytelling Festival to inspire creativity and communication in attendees

Texas Storytelling Festival to inspire creativity and communication in attendees

Lovers of hearing and sharing stories can get ready to attend the Texas Storytelling Festival from March 12-15 at the Denton Civic Center.  The Texas Storytelling Festival is a four-day

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Sports
    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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    BREAKING: NCAA halts fan attendance for March Madness tournament

BREAKING: NCAA halts fan attendance for March Madness tournament

As of Wednesday, March 11, the NCAA has decided to keep fans from attending the March Madness tournament due to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to a press release. Both men’s

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Opinion
    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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    Paid sick leave for workers is more important than ever

Paid sick leave for workers is more important than ever

Even prior to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, the toll classism is taking on the health of United States citizens was a pressing issue that defined America’s political climate. Now

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    Women veterans need more recognition and support

Women veterans need more recognition and support

Veterans are important to our society and deserve to be honored for their contributions to this country. These brave individuals served their country and sacrificed their own lives to defend

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    The International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate the U.S. is fair

The International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate the U.S. is fair

The International Criminal Court (I.C.C.) is a court of last resorts that only opens investigations if national authorities are unwilling or unable to conduct genuine national proceedings. Recently, it has been

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    Letter from the Editor: How the “Daily” will continue

Letter from the Editor: How the “Daily” will continue

I walked into this job knowing full well that it would present me with new and interesting challenges. Every semester that I’ve been on staff at the North Texas Daily, challenges

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    Trump’s coronavirus response puts everyone at risk

Trump’s coronavirus response puts everyone at risk

In 2003, when former president George W. Bush met with Dr. Anthony Fauci to discuss the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), he immediately took action to contain the

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The Dose
    ‘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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    The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ fortifies his reign as king of sexy, wicked misery

The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ fortifies his reign as king of sexy, wicked misery

The brooding and mysterious Starboy is back and this time he’s alone again. The complexity of The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) is plain to see across his discography, built on the

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    ‘The Way Back’ is an Affleck-heavy underdog story

‘The Way Back’ is an Affleck-heavy underdog story

I seem to have a different opinion on this one than what the majority of critics are saying, so I am going to try my best to say why I

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    The only thing ‘Bloodshot’ bleeds is mediocrity

The only thing ‘Bloodshot’ bleeds is mediocrity

“They’ve been manipulating you. What you think is real, sometimes ain’t.” After a psychotic killer executes him and his wife, U.S. Marine Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel) is resurrected with nanite

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    ‘Underneath’ is a glitch-ridden hardcore apocalypse that sits in equilibrium

‘Underneath’ is a glitch-ridden hardcore apocalypse that sits in equilibrium

Deep inside the underbelly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Code Orange arises once again as one of the premiere U.S. hardcore acts to serve up another glitch-ridden dose of hardcore punk and

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    ‘The Hunt’ might be the most forgettable movie of 2020

‘The Hunt’ might be the most forgettable movie of 2020

The fact that this is the last movie I will watch in a movie theater for a long time is truly sad. 2020 has seen a mix of horror movies —

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    ‘Space Jam’ is still a fever dream of a movie nearly 25 years later

‘Space Jam’ is still a fever dream of a movie nearly 25 years later

“Everybody get up, it’s time to slam now, We got a real jam goin’ down, Welcome to the Space Jam.” I’m going to throw out my usual format here. “Space

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    The best female performances of the decade

The best female performances of the decade

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating it by acknowledging our favoring female performances of the last decade. Similar to our article for Black History Month, we’ve created an

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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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Downtown Mini Mall falls piece by piece

A demolition company began tearing down the Downtown Mini Mall on Locust Street Wednesday afternoon at the downtown square in Denton, Texas. Tactical Demolition of Prosper, Texas was granted a

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