Opinion

Paycheck priorities

Recently the Texas Tribune released the salaries of various coaches, educators, and administrators here at UNT. Coach Dan McCarney was the highest earner with about $475,000. Outgoing President V. Lane Rawlins was in second place with $344,000. That’s right: A coach earns more than $100,000 more than our top administrator.

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‘Bible’ series bungles

I haven’t been watching much of the History Channel’s new show “The Bible.” Personally, I’ve had enough of the strange solution created by mixing religion and pop culture. Seeing the series’ widespread criticism it seems I was right to turn away, but what I can’t understand is why anyone thought

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Drink up, Texas

Think for a second about all the stereotypes you’ve heard about Texas. Chances are that most of them involve things generally being bigger, oil wells in backyards and horses as a dominant mode of transport. There are fewer laws, wide-open spaces and a fiercely independent spirit. Unfortunately, this pastiche of

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Texas has issues: Your state’s week in review

Last weekend, Fort Worth residents were graced with the presence of the 12th annual Texas Bigfoot Conference. Yes, this is exactly what it sounds like:  an assortment of speakers offering “presentations . . . concerning the existence of a large bipedal ape living in remote parts of North America, including

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Fighter outfoxed

A lot of current mediocre rappers enjoy shouting “YOLO” or “you only live once.” While the phrase may be a bit overplayed, it actually does deliver a powerful sentiment: Go out and do whatever you want to do, because it’s not like you have a lot of time. 37-year-old Mixed

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Intramural insult

She steps up to the 3-point line and sinks it in adding four points to the team’s score. Wait, four points? Yes, four points. The women who take part in the UNT intramural system are given the “reward” of receiving more points than men when they contribute to the team.

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Unfriendly skies get sharper

The stress of air travel is enough to make anybody edgy. But if you’re already afraid of flying in a post-9/11 world, the Transport Security Administration probably just made your life a lot worse. More commonly known as the TSA, this branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security surprised

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Greek Life haters shouldn’t have loudest voice

I’m greek. For privacy reasons, I won’t discuss who I belong to, but I am greek. And being greek, I have to call attention to what can only be described as a disturbing trend. You think, “Fraternity,” and what comes to mind first? Paddles and alcohol? Hazing and rich kids

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Francis brings hope to Catholics worldwide

The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Wednesday, March 13. Endearing anecdotes trail the new Pope Francis as naturally as flowing robes did his predecessors. Thursday morning he stopped by his hotel to pick up his luggage and pay his bill before heading to the Vatican

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CNN ignores the realities of sexual assault

Last Sunday, a high-profile  sexual assault case in Steubenville, Ohio reached a verdict. But if you watched recent coverage of the case on CNN, you might think the jury’s still out. One of the network news giant’s anchors, Candy Crowley, along with reporter Poppy Harlow and legal correspondent Paul Callan

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