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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

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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