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    Why we allow profanity in our stories

Why we allow profanity in our stories

If you read the North Texas Daily regularly, you may have noticed an uptick in our body copy’s profanity this semester. Through social media, professors, journalists, readers and students have discussed whether it’s appropriate for our newspaper – or any – to run swear words in print or online stories. After reading

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    Nobody has time for a media conspiracy

Nobody has time for a media conspiracy

Donald Trump just had the worst week of his presidential campaign and claims of a world-wide news media conspiracy to get Hillary Clinton elected are at an all-time high. Cries that “the media” are a terrible mass aiming to corrupt conservatives is nothing new, but this latest outcry underscores just

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Facts first, opinions later: media literacy works for everyone

The Editorial Board Online journalism, in the politically polarized world in which we live, has its equal share of pros and cons. On the positive side, it’s a wonderful way to circulate news since print newspapers have declined. The dawn of social networking superseded the casual reader’s necessity for print,

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A final letter from the editor

Harrison Long | Editor-in-Chief @HarrisonGLong The long, hot summer Three short months ago, I took the position of editor-in-chief of the North Texas Daily. The journey has been more arduous and challenging than I could have ever imagined at the onset, but I have found that the most rewarding experiences

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What will the history books say about millennials?

The Editorial Board Despite the challenges plaguing the world this summer – whether it’s been police brutality, anti-LGBT hate crimes or terrorist attacks – we are currently members of a generation surrounded by innovation. Since Generation Y is the last to remember a technology-lite childhood, as opposed to now where

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Letter from the editor: It’s really been a year already?

Nicholas Friedman | Editor-in-Chief @NMFreed After more than 20 years, I was the first North Texas Daily editor to stay on for a full school year. It was a scary thought at first, but I grew into it, and I think it all worked out. Don’t you? We told a

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Panama Papers just the tip of the iceberg

The Editorial Board Sunday, April 3 did not begin with the promise of anything out of the ordinary. The presidential race was as much of a train wreck as it had been for the last eight months, Villanova was gearing up to play No. 1 ranked North Carolina the following

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On the possibility of time travel

Preston Mitchell | Staff Writer @Presto_Mitch In 1916, Einstein defined gravitational waves as ripples through space and time. It was the final postulation to be proven in his famed theory of relativity. 100 years later, his thoughts have now been confirmed. On Sept. 14, 2015, two black holes collided a

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We’re an open forum, write us a letter

The Editorial Board Recently, there has been a sort of backlash following the publication of a piece titled “Letter: Don’t do the Fry Street Crawl.” It was penned by criminologist Dexter Simpson on behalf of the McMillan family and its legal team regarding the shooting death of Ryan McMillan on Fry Street. The letter

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Reactions to our call for SGA to #MakeUNTGreatAgain

The Editorial Board On Thursday, The Editorial Board of the North Texas Daily penned an editorial titled “Letter to SGA: #MakeUNTGreatAgain.” The piece was a close look at what the experience of the Daily has been in covering UNT student government and what we believe the organization should do to better

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