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    Pretending the university cares about small businesses is insulting

Pretending the university cares about small businesses is insulting

In the summer 2020 issue of the North Texan, the university-run quarterly magazine, an article ran that highlighted alumni-owned businesses in Denton and beyond. The magazine asked readers what better time to support local enterprises and “fellow Eagles” than during the COVID-19 pandemic, which is turning small businesses across the

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    There’s no point in doing online commencement

There’s no point in doing online commencement

With COVID-19 ravaging through Texas right now, UNT made the correct call in postponing commencement for students graduating at the end of the spring semester. In lieu of an actual commencement, however, UNT instead announced that there will be an online commencement, but honestly, what’s the point? A four-hour virtual

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    Long-term impacts of shutdowns could outweigh short-term health risks

Long-term impacts of shutdowns could outweigh short-term health risks

The unnecessary politicization of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) by President Donald Trump and the Democratic establishment has led to yet another division amongst the American people. Two camps have popped up on social media and it seems you have to belong to one or the other — either you think masks

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    Copaganda and why ‘Private Eye’ needs to make a comeback

Copaganda and why ‘Private Eye’ needs to make a comeback

In Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 postmodern hardboiled detective novel, “Inherent Vice,” the protagonist “Doc” Sportello takes a moment to lament with a friend over the declining dominance of the private eye in popular culture in favor of police officers. “‘Cause PIs are doomed, man,” Doc continuing his earlier thought, “you could’ve

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    ASL should be universally taught

ASL should be universally taught

When I was an incoming freshman, I was told by a family member not to choose American Sign Language for my degree’s language requirement. Their reasoning was that it would not be useful to me. I was not studying to be an interpreter, so why take two years of ASL

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    Trump, Kanye have made the office of the President a joke

Trump, Kanye have made the office of the President a joke

Being the president of the United States used to be a big deal in this country, but now it is starting to be more of a circus. Everyone is announcing they want to be president and that they can do what is best for our country. Although the requirements to

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    Placing identity politics on the Supreme Court is unproductive

Placing identity politics on the Supreme Court is unproductive

In the United States, identifying with a political party has become a gateway to understanding what you value in this country. Not only has this become imperative on an individual level, but it has become a way of life when it comes to how individuals view the government. Every decision,

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    Megachurches should not get federal loans

Megachurches should not get federal loans

During the coronavirus pandemic, businesses have struggled to stay alive and millions of people have lost their jobs. To provide relief during this difficult time, the government created a 2 trillion-dollar stimulus package called the CARES Act. The Paycheck Protection Program loan was included in the stimulus package to help

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    The Master Chief’s relevance is contingent on the fate of the Xbox Series X’s launch

The Master Chief’s relevance is contingent on the fate of the Xbox Series X’s launch

It wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration to suggest that the vast majority of Xbox console owners throughout the past three generations have owned a Halo game at one point or another. The IP is nearly synonymous with the Xbox brand, and for a good reason. Bungie’s golden goose for

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    Offensive words from Black celebrities hurts their credibility

Offensive words from Black celebrities hurts their credibility

Following the death of George Floyd, social inequality has been a prominent topic discussed in the world. Throughout the past few months, social media has been used to bring attention to the racial equality movement. Black people have been at the forefront of this movement. Through social media, the Black community has

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