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Anti-social network

On Monday, I chose not to post anything on Facebook, but simply watch instead. Like many other college students following the terrible events unfolding in Boston, social media enveloped me all day. When a tragedy happens so close to home, we’re forced to tune in and acknowledge something real. In

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Hell of a day

Yesterday, two bombs went off at the finish line of the 117th annual Boston Marathon. At time of print, three people are dead and more than 144 are injured, some severely. If you want the gritty details, you’ll find them on our front page, not here. We’d like to talk

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Latest food fight overlooks gross reality

Do you know how hot dogs are made? I don’t really want to get into it, but it involves the phrase “meat batter.” This isn’t to say that hot dogs are a wholesome, nutritious and well-rounded meal. Given that they’re widely available for a buck or two on many big-city street

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Accidentally embarassing

In 1982, former Beatle Paul McCartney and legendary funk singer Stevie Wonder released one of the corniest duets in recorded human history. The song was called “Ebony and Ivory,” and its goal was to teach a lesson of racial harmony to the world. You see, the black and white keys

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Texas has issues: Your state’s week in review

A small chain of restaurants is moving up in the world after achieving a federal trademark on the word “breastaurant” this week.  Uh, what? Can we print that? Bikinis Sports Bar and Grill, a chain originating in Bankersmith, Texas, has 14 locations in Texas, North Carolina and Oklahoma, and features

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Not so smart

If you’ve ever owned a smartphone, you probably can’t imagine living without it. Despite the fact that we frequently use these pocket-sized windows into the entirety of human knowledge for nothing more than looking at funny pictures of cats and taking pictures of our food, quite a few of us

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Students trapped in murky finances

UNT Financial Aid is at it again.  They have yet to post anywhere useful about the origination fees on student loans. In my case, it was a discrepancy of $73 between the amount reported on my award letter and the total listed under pending aid in the MyUNT website. I’m

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Throw out your technology ideology

Today’s college kid obtains information and enjoys entertainment in ways that a 90’s college kid could hardly imagine. Blockbuster is now Redbox. TV is now Netflix and TV News is now Smartphone News. Even high school reunions are now practically irrelevant because of social networking websites. With Internet access on

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Eight percenters

The results are in for your 2013 SGA election at UNT, and if you cast your vote wondering what Brown could do for you, you just might be in luck. The ticket of Zach Brown and Anthony Brown nailed 1,268 votes, coming in slightly under a majority with 48 percent.

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Maggie who?

You may not bother following the politics of nations outside our shores, but there’s at least one world-famous former head of state you should probably learn something about today: former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died yesterday at the age of 87. Also known as the “Iron Lady” for

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