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    SGA voter turnout down for third year in a row

SGA voter turnout down for third year in a row

A total of 1,265 students, or 3.6 percent of the student body, voted in this year’s SGA elections, down from the 1,897 students, or 5 percent of the student body, who voted last year. The decline in voters has been a trend over the last few years, despite the increase in

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    Astronomy center damaged by last week’s storms

Astronomy center damaged by last week’s storms

Storms on April 17 caused what could be hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages to three custom telescope sheds and 10 telescopes at UNT’s Rafes Urban Astronomy Center. Any events such as star parties hosted by the venue have been canceled, while new plans are being made to accommodate

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    SGA President Kara vetoes Senate’s bill declaring a mistrial

SGA President Kara vetoes Senate’s bill declaring a mistrial

Student Government Association President Muhammad Kara vetoed the Senate’s bill declaring the April 2 SGA Supreme Court case a mistrial. The SGA Supreme Court case in question ruled that the next SGA president and vice president’s terms will begin June 1, meaning that one of them will need to be on

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    Early college high school students discuss challenges, advantages

Early college high school students discuss challenges, advantages

UNT is one of eight partner institutions of the Greater Texas Foundation, an organization that promotes greater access to higher education for Texans. Part of the partnership includes scholarships for students from early college high schools, which deliver a different kind of dual credit education than typical schools with the opportunity

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    Counseling unaccredited due to being understaffed

Counseling unaccredited due to being understaffed

According to the standards set by the International Association of Counseling Services, the UNT Counseling and Testing Services Center is classified as unaccredited due to being understaffed. The IACS states the ratio of students to professional staff at a larger university should be one professional staff member for every 1,000-1,500

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    Parking permit prices to rise for next year, presale delayed

Parking permit prices to rise for next year, presale delayed

Transportation Services stated that permit prices will increase by $25 to $50 for next year due to changes in the department’s budget. Additionally, the April 17 permit presales were canceled. Trista Moxley, senior communications specialist of Transportation Services, said the department hopes to have permits for sale by the beginning

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    More than 93 percent of SGA presidents have been men

More than 93 percent of SGA presidents have been men

Men have held the office of Student Government Association president 93.4 percent of the time while the office of SGA vice president has been held by men 60 percent of the time, with 71 and 45 men being elected SGA president and vice president, respectively. Five women have held the office

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    News Around the U.S.

News Around the U.S.

Notre-Dame cathedral caught on fire The Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, France caught on fire Monday, damaging the attic and upper structures of the building. French authorities are investigating the origin of the fire and if it was intentional. According to The New York Times, the cathedral lacked proper fire prevention

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    Students elect Ogbu, Shah as SGA president and vice president

Students elect Ogbu, Shah as SGA president and vice president

Yolian Ogbu and Hillary Shah will be the next UNT Student Government Association president and vice president after winning 58 percent of the vote. The pair won against opposing candidates and SGA Senators Kennedy Montgomery and Khalil Anthony. In this year’s election, 1,265 students voted, which equates to 3.6 percent

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    Street preachers, student counter-protest continued on Friday

Street preachers, student counter-protest continued on Friday

Street preachers from a national preacher convention returned to campus on Friday between Willis Library and the Business Leadership Building for a second day in a row and were met once again with counter-protests. The preachers, who described themselves as non-denominational, came with messages of repenting for sins and spoke

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