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    Elon Musk acquires Twitter, shows billionaire impulse

Elon Musk acquires Twitter, shows billionaire impulse

On April 25, Tesla CEO Elon Musk reached an agreement with Twitter to buy the social media outlet for roughly $44 billion to both the delight and chagrin of the internet. It’s hard to tell exactly what a Musk-led Twitter will look like down the line. At first glance, the

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    The ‘Daily’ editorial board endorses Turner and Shillow as next student body president and vice president

The ‘Daily’ editorial board endorses Turner and Shillow as next student body president and vice president

The North Texas Daily editorial board officially endorses Jermaine Turner and Aalyhia Shillow for SGA president and vice president respectively. Their campaign’s focus on student inclusivity, financial support and strong leadership are goals and values that the Daily champions. Editor’s note: Editor-in-Chief Maria Lawson works in campus organizations alongside members of the

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    Student walkout shows President Smatresk’s words do more harm than good

Student walkout shows President Smatresk’s words do more harm than good

Editor’s note: This editorial was written and researched by our opinion section contributors, who were independent from Friday’s protest coverage. Contributors’ names are listed at the bottom. On March 4, students held a walkout in protest of university President Neal Smatresk’s response to recent events on campus. The letter in

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    The North Texas Daily stands with the Battalion

The North Texas Daily stands with the Battalion

On Friday, Feb. 10, Texas A&M University President M. Katherine Banks informed the university’s student publication The Battalion that they were to cease printing weekly issues immediately. Banks has stated her intent to have the publication’s digital-only status is part of the university’s goal to revamp the college’s journalism department,

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    Wordle acquisition could mar independent journalism

Wordle acquisition could mar independent journalism

We really can’t have nice things, can we? Earlier this week, The New York Times announced its acquisition of the wildly popular mobile game Wordle. Though it may appear harmless on the surface, this move highlights the concerning growth of the publication’s influence. As one of, if not the most

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    Texas constitutional election deserves your attention

Texas constitutional election deserves your attention

Every election offers something of great importance. Casting a ballot is meant to be an affirmation of how one wants the next two or four years to play out. Most elections end with an elected official assuming office. However, the Constitutional Amendment and Joint General and Special Elections are not

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    The university perils of returning to in-person classes

The university perils of returning to in-person classes

It has been well over four weeks since the fall semester has started. The inevitable return to in-person classes had been a topic that evoked anxiety and uncertainty among students and faculty alike. We are living the reality of what was an abstract hypothetical: what would campus look like with

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    New Texas laws present state’s hunger for power

New Texas laws present state’s hunger for power

On Sept. 1, in a moment clearly lacking self-awareness, 666 new Texas laws went into effect. Ranging from hard-buttoned topics such as education to healthcare, this new batch of legislation continues to enforce the on-brand shrewdness and shallow values of the Republican party. The usual suspects of gun rights, women’s

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    Juneteenth is being failed by the state it originated in

Juneteenth is being failed by the state it originated in

On June 17, President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth a federal holiday. On the surface, this is a no-brainer meant to highlight the progress we’ve made as a nation. However, the efforts to commemorate a landmark achievement are poisoned by the current political climate’s fixation on grand gestures and

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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 it is a minority and Hispanic serving institution, it fails to live up to the inclusivity it so proudly markets.

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