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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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    Arming teachers won’t lead to safer schools

Arming teachers won’t lead to safer schools

In a recent talk with school shooting survivors, President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a solution to these tragedies facing our nation. Suggesting a hypothetical armament of 20 percent of school teachers as a solution to the short duration of school shootings, Trump claimed the militarization of ruler-wielding educators would

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    UNT’s proposed athletic fee should seek donors, not students’ pockets

UNT’s proposed athletic fee should seek donors, not students’ pockets

UNT students are voting Tuesday through Thursday on a referendum that would increase UNT’s intercollegiate athletics fee from $10 – not including about $2 which athletics receives from the student services fee — to $16.25 per credit hour. While there is disagreement on whether there should or shouldn’t be additional

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    Activism is great, but voting is the real deal

Activism is great, but voting is the real deal

Like most college campuses across the nation, UNT showcases many progressive movements. From protesting controversial statues and monuments to organized classroom “walk-outs,” it seems like activism and college students go hand-in-hand. In an environment where social media is instrumental to students’ lives, the social brand of being an “activist” and

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    Mean Green athletics are more than just football 

Mean Green athletics are more than just football 

For the entirety of this semester, the Mean Green soccer and volleyball teams have been quietly dominating. Soccer is fresh off a Conference USA championship and with two wins this week, volleyball will claim the regular season conference title. But there’s a problem. A lot of people are not giving

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    Sexual predators are finally facing the consequences on a national level — but there’s still work to do

Sexual predators are finally facing the consequences on a national level — but there’s still work to do

For what seems like the first time in recent memory, we are finally starting to see people be held accountable for sexually assaulting others. And not just anyone — wealthy, famous and influential people. People that are on such a national platform others are finally able to see them face

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    Op-ed: Denton’s Confederate statue must come down from its perch

Op-ed: Denton’s Confederate statue must come down from its perch

Editor’s note: UNT Student Government Association recently discussed a resolution to have the city of Denton remove the Confederate statue from the Denton Square. The proposal will be voted on by SGA next week. SGA Senator Jordan Villarreal, who is spearheading the effort, wrote an op-ed to explain the group’s stance.  The

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    Texas thoughtfully outlawed texting and driving, but will find it hard to enforce

Texas thoughtfully outlawed texting and driving, but will find it hard to enforce

We have all been guilty of texting while driving – admit it You have used your phone while driving in the city of Denton. You have broken that city law before. But now, the entire state of Texas is jumping on the train. As of Sept. 1, Gov. Greg Abbott

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