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    In dire situations, the wealthy can help, but choose not to

In dire situations, the wealthy can help, but choose not to

When news of a fire within the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris broke last week, dismal, smoky photos of the church circulated on social media and emotions ran high. Firefighters were able to stop the flames before the church was totally incinerated — only the roof and main spire incurred damage.

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    Texas Senate Bill 17 will allow for legally-sanctioned discrimination

Texas Senate Bill 17 will allow for legally-sanctioned discrimination

In a 19-12 vote, the Texas Senate approved Senate Bill 17 early this month — a bill its detractors are calling a “license to discriminate” against certain groups. It needs just one more vote to get passed along to the Texas House for debate. If enacted, SB 17 would make

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    The Daily recommends Diana Leggett for Denton City Council District 3

The Daily recommends Diana Leggett for Denton City Council District 3

If recent years have been any indication, staying informed and engaging in local politics is vital to the effective functioning of our communities. While city council coverage may not be as engrossing as, say, unearthing racist photos of UNT students in the 1950s, the Denton City Council election is almost here. For

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    As president, Yolian Ogbu would imbue SGA with inclusivity and action

As president, Yolian Ogbu would imbue SGA with inclusivity and action

What comes to mind when you think of a student body president? Many of us think of a straight-A student dripping in university merch looking to fluff up their resumé with student government experience. They are often assumed to be a wealthy, Greek-life student with the time and resources to

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    Denton leaders should be held to a stricter standard

Denton leaders should be held to a stricter standard

Do you keep up with and vote during local elections? If your answer is no, you might want to consider paying more attention. If not for the ridiculous scenes in city council seemingly ripped straight from episodes of “Parks and Recreation,” at least do it to check and monitor local

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    New Zealand’s response to shooting shows U.S. that gun reform is possible

New Zealand’s response to shooting shows U.S. that gun reform is possible

A mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand killed 50 people and injured another 50 on Saturday, according to NPR. In response, the nation’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, promised citizens reformed gun laws within 10 days of the tragedy. This means regulating military-style guns. Not taking away all

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    UNT should not invite ICE to campus — especially without warning

UNT should not invite ICE to campus — especially without warning

This week, UNT students and faculty members in the ICE Out Coalition met with UNT Provost Jennifer Cowley to present their formal opposition to the presence of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection on campus. ICE and CBP were asked to participate in the university’s

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    UNT’s use of eminent domain to obtain land is a low blow on small businesses

UNT’s use of eminent domain to obtain land is a low blow on small businesses

The IHOP restaurant near campus has served its last stack of pancakes, thanks to UNT. The chain restaurant located at 1001 North Texas Blvd. closed its doors for good on Sunday to relocate to Rayzor Ranch after the plot was obtained by the university through the means of purchase (or) eminent domain,

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    It’s time to encourage and embrace young voters in Denton

It’s time to encourage and embrace young voters in Denton

At their Feb. 5 meeting, the Denton City Council decided to postpone the issue of adding more polling locations for city elections until March 5 on the grounds that two council members may have a conflict of interest — the council determined councilwoman Deb Armintor, a UNT professor, and councilman

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    Trump’s speech confirmed how critical the state of the union really is

Trump’s speech confirmed how critical the state of the union really is

“There is a new opportunity in American politics if only we have the courage together to seize it,” the president said at the beginning of his annual State of the Union address Tuesday. “Victory is not winning for our party. Victory is winning for our country.” These are all great sentiments

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