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Denton NORML wants the green; fights for decriminalisation

Julian Gill | Staff Writer @JulianGilMusic Growing up in Denton, Caroline Turner, 19, and Marshall Williams, 20, said the city is always bursting with youthful exuberance. “Our love for Denton

The Dose


Why we didn’t run the Sigma Phi Epsilon story

The Editorial Board We were surprised when we read the ThinkProgress story detailing the hazing and alleged maltreatment of Derek Elrod by fraternity members of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Before ThinkProgress ran this story, the North Texas Daily had it in March 2015, but we chose not to run it. Elrod came to our editor at the time with the same

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Do not avoid painful subjects

The Editorial Board Competitive ideas and beliefs are the framework of progress. But today we walk a narrow path between understanding and intolerance. Take the street preachers who come to campus. They provoke passersby with their evangelistic message. Often, one can find dozens of students debating with the preachers; usually it gets heated. And there is no issue with debating


North Texas last in CBS sports rankings

Troy Reynolds | Staff Writer CBS Sports handed out its Best in College Sports rankings, which uses a formula to compare and rank 122 college athletic programs. And North Texas is at dead last, No. 122. The No. 1 spot went to Ohio State, largely due to a football national title. The CBS Sports Best in College Sports rankings use a


New women’s basketball head coach cleans shop

Jesse Priest | Staff Writer Jalie Mitchell has wasted no time getting reacquainted with Denton, overhauling the roster and hiring a new coaching staff for the women’s basketball team’s upcoming season. The top priority for Mitchell was to find a house, and she did. Mitchell’s new house is just minutes away from campus and close to her family. Back at her


Brief: softball shutout first round of C-USA tournament

Akshay Mirchandani / Sports Editor The Mean Green softball team’s season ended in the first round of the Conference USA tournament with a 5-0 loss to the No. 2 seed Florida Atlantic University. FAU (36-16-1) pitcher Kylee Hanson blanked the Mean Green (19-31) all evening, pitching a complete game shutout, allowing just one hit and striking out eight. The Owls