Opinion

Pope’s departure leaves Rome burning

The following editorial appeared in the Dallas Morning News on Monday, Feb. 11.  Monday’s announcement by Pope Benedict XVI that he would step down on Feb. 28 was nothing short of historic. The last time a pope resigned was 1415. Europeans were still decades away from setting foot in the

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Look to the Church’s past for understanding

On Monday, Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation. As a Jew, this does not affect me directly, but I find it interesting to note the focus people have been putting on the last abdication, involving the various popes and antipopes of the Western Schism six centuries ago, a bit misleading.

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Dry campus, wet blankets, safer students?

In 2005, University of Texas freshman Phanta “Jack” Phoummarath died of alcohol poisoning after a party at his fraternity house. In 2007, University of Mississippi freshman Bradley Jameson fell from a tree outside a fraternity house he was visiting and died after striking his head on a concrete patio. He

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American rights aren’t imaginary

When I was a little boy, I played with dump trucks and toy guns. My sister had an Easy Bake Oven and a Barbie Doll house. It was normal. So what kind of society are we living in today when a seven-year-old boy gets suspended for playing “pretend?” This happened

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Critic’s comments have no weight

In his New York Observer review of the movie “Identity Thief,” critic Rex Reed went pretty far out of his way to comment on star Melissa McCarthy’s weight. And he wasn’t saying she’d trimmed down since “Bridesmaids.” Twitter has exploded with backlash, both from Hollywood stars and other film critics,

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NTDaily Edboard: Nods and Shakes

Nod: The case of the phantom handicap Getting a ticket from UNT is nothing compared to what the city traffic goons in Tel Aviv, Israel are pulling. On Sunday, local student Hila Ben Baruch discovered that her car, which she legally parked in front of her Tel Aviv apartment complex,

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Texas has some problems, y’all

By compiling the sales data for romance novels, romantic comedy movies, romantic music and a variety of other “adult” products across the state, online retailer Amazon.com concluded that the most romantic city in Texas is Round Rock. No, seriously. Along with donuts and above-average minor league baseball, does Round Rock

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Answer your shoe

Students better save their money, because the next big thing in cutting edge cell phone tech is hitting the Internet. O2, the U.K.-based communications company and cell phone service provider has unveiled their latest product: phone-shoes. Each shoe contains a phone on the outside of the sole, meaning anyone willing

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Real dating dead?

There’s a new colloquialism going around. It goes like this: “chivalry is dead.” But is it really? When was the last time you went on a real date and how often does that occur? We’re talking about a real and traditional date, not just sending out a “hey, what are

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Future of currency should make no cents

The United States loves to rag on Canada. We’re not sure if this is due to some kind of twisted geopolitical sibling rivalry, or simply because Canadians are far too polite to retaliate. Either way, we ought to watch our mouths, because Canada outpaced the U.S. on national progress this

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