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    #SaveStudentNewsrooms: UNT’s independent student media face severe budget cuts

#SaveStudentNewsrooms: UNT’s independent student media face severe budget cuts

We have seen — especially in recent years — how utterly vital it is to democracy to forge and sustain an independent, unbiased media. But the fight against fake news and the fight to defend the First Amendment are not the only media struggles that demand our attention. Student-run media

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    Williams’ game at US Open was hindered by inconsistent, biased officiating

Williams’ game at US Open was hindered by inconsistent, biased officiating

Serena Williams is arguably one of the best tennis players in the world, but even she is not exempt from unfair treatment based on race and gender. Williams’ performance at the U.S. Open a few days ago worked many people on social media into a tizzy, shaming the player for

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    Nike boycott does not have a sweatpant leg to stand on

Nike boycott does not have a sweatpant leg to stand on

Some protests take the form of marches in the street, picket signs and putting pressure on legislative officials. Some, evidently, take the form of cutting the Nike logo off your own clothes. In response to the athletic company’s new ad featuring Colin Kaepernick, a number of disgruntled Nike consumers took

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    Letter from the Editor: A new dawn for the Daily

Letter from the Editor: A new dawn for the Daily

When I walked into the North Texas Daily’s old office tucked down into the basement of the GAB for the first time, I did not have even an ounce of an imagination that I would one day be writing this letter. Nearly two years later, it turns out that it

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    UNT’s eradication of the fibers program proves where its priorities lie

UNT’s eradication of the fibers program proves where its priorities lie

We’ve all been dumped via a message on a screen, but this is just ridiculous. On Aug. 15, UNT announced to its arts students in the fiber arts concentration — by means of a lengthy email — that the program will be phased out within the next year. According to what

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    The censorship of Alex Jones is not an infringement on free speech

The censorship of Alex Jones is not an infringement on free speech

Known primarily for his conservative fringe media site, Infowars — that pushed such conspiracies as “The Sandy Hook Hoax” — Alex Jones has come under fire recently for his repeated policy violations of social platforms. YouTube and Facebook have taken very small steps toward censoring content of his they find to

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    Americans deserve a say in the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice

Americans deserve a say in the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring from his position, leaving both Republican and Democratic hopefuls drooling over the unoccupied seat. Open spots on the court do not occur frequently, as judges receive lifetime appointments to the position. This is a midterm election year, meaning the outcome of November could

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    How much pride does Denton really have for its LGBTQ community?

How much pride does Denton really have for its LGBTQ community?

June is Pride Month, a monthlong celebration of queer and gender nonbinary individuals in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots, a turning point in the LGBTQ liberation movement in the 1960s. During Pride Month, many big cities praise the community for its vibrance, accomplishments and perseverance. But Denton’s queer population might

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    Letter from the Editor: Goodbyes are hard, but necessary

Letter from the Editor: Goodbyes are hard, but necessary

When I first found out in November that I would be Editor-in-Chief for spring 2018, I had everything planned out — and I mean everything. I had the perfect timeline mapped out (and color coded) in my planner. I had a set plan of what stories would be produced and

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    #SaveStudentNewsrooms is crucial for the future of journalism

#SaveStudentNewsrooms is crucial for the future of journalism

In this age of fake news and ethical dilemmas, the future of whether or not journalism is “a dying industry” lies in the hands of journalists — student journalists, to be exact. #SaveStudentNewsrooms is a campaign put on by the University of Florida’s The Independent Alligator that emphasizes the importance of

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