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Streamline voting

The following editorial appeared in the Press Democrat on Monday, Feb. 18.  Among the guests at the State of the Union address was Desiline Victor, a Miami woman who waited in line for several hours on Election Day. “Hour after hour, a throng of people stayed in line in support

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Remembering a prevention pioneer

The following editorial appeared in the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer on Wednesday, Feb. 27: Thirty years ago, long before the tired phrase “political correctness” had become the most overworked cliche of the culture wars, a physician named Koop was face to face with it. His ultimate refusal to yield to it remains

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Campus confessions keeping it real?

If you could tell thousands of fellow students your hopes, dreams and darkest secrets without fear, what would you say? That’s the question UNT Confessions, a Facebook group created this year, hopes you’ll answer. The group allows anyone to submit an anonymous confession about the trials and tribulations of their

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Crunching the cost of your campus life

What do UNT’s student fees and homemade bread have in common? You can’t guarantee the bread will rise. At least that’s the impression we got from a meeting of the UNT Board of Regents on Feb. 14. But bad jokes aside, increased fees for housing and food on campus might

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Don’t fear florid, flamboyant speech

How many times have you heard people yammering on about something and then abruptly stall in the middle of their tirade, perplexed as to what adjective to describe the next word about to exit their mouth? Then after their long pause they resort to using “like” as the adjective to

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Zombie fad claims latest victim

Silicon, the element that brings us everything from computer chips to breast implants, is now being used to create artificial life on a cellular level. Researchers at the University of New Mexico have discovered this new party trick. All you have to do is get a mammalian cell in a

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London broils, says ‘neigh’ to mystery meat

Most of continental Europe is currently flipping a lid over the recent revelation that a considerable amount of prepared meat products in Britain, Ireland, Italy and Spain might contain horsemeat. The food giant Nestlé is apparently to blame after using shady meat suppliers for some of their popular products like

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Texas has issues: Your state’s week in review

Last week, we mentioned that Sugar Land, Texas refused a $500,000 offer from dating site SugarDaddie.com for the town to adopt the site’s name for a decade. But this week, it looks like they’re sweetening the deal. CEO Steven Pasternack announced that his company was raising their offer to $4.6

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Olympics puts ancient sport into headlock

Oh, what Olympic wrestling was in the year 2000. Sweat trickled from American Rulon Gardner’s head while he used his entire heavyweight frame to fend off the greatest Greco-Roman style wrestler of all time, Aleksandr Karelin. Gardner eventually spoiled the Russian’s perfect Olympic record, creating one of wrestling’s greatest moments.

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Sgt. Facebook’s lonely hearts club band

College can get lonely. If you’re not very social or don’t get along with your roommate, finding friends and romance is hard. After a few semesters of isolation, you might feel desperate enough to do something drastic, and FakeInternetGirlfriend.com is counting on it. The website allows love-starved customers to purchase

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