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    Resegregation of schools is an issue we can no longer ignore

Resegregation of schools is an issue we can no longer ignore

It’s no secret that racism is still an issue in this country — arguably a more prevalent one in recent years, throughout the current sociopolitical climate, than it has been in the past. This malfeasance is starkly present throughout our nation’s unbalanced education system and has created a clear divide

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    The clock is ticking on the future of the U.S. government and Trump’s border wall

The clock is ticking on the future of the U.S. government and Trump’s border wall

The future of our country, which encompasses the livelihood of 800,000 Americans, is not a bargaining tool, and this is not just another business deal. The government shutdown may be over, but it’s not long until Trump’s border wall meets its judgment day on Feb. 15. It will be telling

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    To be or not to be (vegan): Why veganism isn’t for everyone

To be or not to be (vegan): Why veganism isn’t for everyone

According to a study by Global Data, six percent of Americans have ditched hamburgers and ice cream and adopted a vegan lifestyle. While a vegan diet is similar to a vegetarian one because both diets exclude meat, vegans also choose not to consume animal by-products such as dairy, eggs and honey.

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    Terry Crews is functioning as an exemplary role model for black men

Terry Crews is functioning as an exemplary role model for black men

In a time when minorities are being pushed to the forefront of the public eye to celebrate our differences, empathy is necessary to ensure that everyone is comfortable and feels heard. Terry Crews, known best for his roles in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and Old Spice commercials, has demonstrated an ability to

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    Students in a course should get exams with equal difficulty

Students in a course should get exams with equal difficulty

College is already stressful, so why do some professors feel the need to make it harder for us college students? Stick to the basics, Give us materials to read and/or watch, issue quizzes and exams and preferably, give us some extra credit opportunities here and there. But don’t give us

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    Needle exchange programs are needed within our communities

Needle exchange programs are needed within our communities

The opioid crisis needs to be considered a public health epidemic, not a criminal offense. Those who suffer from addiction are affected by a chronic disease of the brain. It is no more of a choice than someone diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or a smoker acquiring lung cancer. No

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    Believing sexual assault survivors is necessary for progression

Believing sexual assault survivors is necessary for progression

Most Americans are familiar with the sexual assault allegations against actor Kevin Spacey. Spacey was brought to justice during the #MeToo era, and one of the accuser’s claims were heard by a judge in early January. Spacey is just one of a long list of men facing claims of sexual misconduct,

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    Letter from the Editor: Good things come in threes

Letter from the Editor: Good things come in threes

The last time I wrote one of these letters, I was still relatively new to leading this newspaper. Twenty two newspaper editions and several gray hairs later, I am now entering spring 2019 as one of the longest serving editors in chief in the history of the North Texas Daily.

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    Student loan borrowers stiffed by persistent government shutdown

Student loan borrowers stiffed by persistent government shutdown

The new year is finally here and we’re already off to a precarious start as we officially approach the one month mark of our President’s most recent shenanigans. The government shutdown has affected hundreds of thousands of people so far, putting a pause on federal agencies, freezing job positions nationwide

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    Watering the seed of political revolution in America

Watering the seed of political revolution in America

America has been facing political instability for many years and the situation will only escalate as we continue forward. As the next generation, we have some important decisions to make regarding how we are being governed and if the traditional systems are going to work for us anymore. When looking

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