Opinion

Innovation fee goes halfway

Three years ago, a freshman spent $200 on three textbooks that he never opened. Now a senior and the Student Government Association’s advocate general, Adam Hasley didn’t feel like this is just his problem. He realized the fact-memorization model of learning is simply outdated, and the referendum that he thinks

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Letter to the editor: vote ‘yes’ on innovation fee

I have been at UNT for four years now, and every year I’m charged more money than the year before. The student service fee has increased. Tuition has increased. Fees to fund new construction projects have been added. I have always grumbled about these, but realized that they were necessary to

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    UNT: enforce the smoking ban or take it back

UNT: enforce the smoking ban or take it back

Matt Wood / Senior Staff Writer At the start of 2013, UNT administration officially implemented its plan to make the campus “smoke-free.” In a survey from April 2012, about 75 percent of the students said they were in favor of the ban. However, four semesters later, the pushback from smokers

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    Big phones, watches, virtual reality, oh my

Big phones, watches, virtual reality, oh my

Nicholas Friedman / Design Editor Two of the biggest tech juggernauts had keynote conferences this week, giving the wide-eyed and salivating gadget-crazies a glimpse  at the next “Next Big Thing.” Turns out the next big thing seems just a little bit useless. Both Apple and Samsung brought their goods, revealing

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Washington’s advice for Denton

Texas Rangers’ manager Ron Washington resigned for personal reasons Friday, and that’s a shame. His seven seasons managing the team saw four 90-win seasons and two pennants. Clearly, neither of those things were going to happen this season. Godspeed, Washington. Take as much time as you need to deal with

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Helicopter parents bad for everyone

Parents are a bit protective when you leave for college. That’s understandable to an extent, but the relationship’s dynamic should begin to change. Parents should not attempt to control grown students and students shouldn’t let them. The term helicopter is normally reserved for big, bug like flying machines often operated

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No holiday weekend for Texas politics

Abbott pulls out of televised debate During the early morning hours on Aug. 29, gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott announced a change of heart regarding the WFAA Dallas debate. Instead of going through with the formal argument with fellow candidate Wendy Davis, Abbott decided to pull out. This debate, slated for

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Column: the Internet’s latest nude fiasco

Trent Johnson / Views Editor and Joshua Knopp / News Editor Have you ever taken a nude photo? It’s an interesting question after the leaking of celebrity images, which appeared literally out of thin air (we’ll get to this) on Aug. 31. If you don’t know the story, some iCloud hackers

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Opinion: Be sensitive when discussing immigration

When I read an article about immigration, be it from the North Texas Daily or the New York Times, I have to admit that seeing some compassionate bias would be ideal, but – being a journalist myself – I know that kind of attitude is not always the most appropriate.

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    Social media pivotal in news cycle

Social media pivotal in news cycle

Your phone is constantly buzzing. Perhaps a text or a call, but it’s probably just an update from one of your social media accounts. While these vibrating outbursts can interrupt classes, they may be delivering breaking news regarding Ferguson, Missouri or the latest video of a celebrity getting drenched to

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