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    Criticism and praise for GOP’s top goals

Criticism and praise for GOP’s top goals

At a Republican Party gathering at the Denton County Election Administration last Thursday, Texas Senator Jane Nelson, who represents District 12,rallied the attending Republicans to vote in Denton County. Nelson laid out the top five reasons why we must vote Republican. 5. Education Money is always the origin of thought

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    When is banning books the right answer? Never

When is banning books the right answer? Never

Never. Banning books is never the right answer. To celebrate Banned Books Week, Highland Park High School in Dallas has “temporarily” banned seven books, hitting two recent New York Times Bestsellers and two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, including Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison. Her Pulitzer was in no small part due

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Letter to the editor: keep Sack & Save around

Recently, the UNT System Board of Regents announced its decision to pursue acquisition of the Sack & Save between Avenue C and Interstate 35. An investigation by NBC showed that the owner and manager of Sack & Save hadn’t even been informed prior to the decision and is intent on

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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 He realized the fact-memorization model of learning is simply outdated, and the referendum that he thinks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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