Opinion

Swing and a miss

Being the commander in chief sounds like a stressful job. Half the country usually hates you at any given moment, not to mention the fact that your house and your office are in the same building. So how do you relax? John F. Kennedy loved sailing, Bill Clinton had his

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Gaming nostalgia

Man, I love “Diablo II.” The 13-year-old hack-and-slash fantasy has regained its place as my primary free time escape, and I don’t know how it was ever knocked off. It’s got everything– variable character classes, genuine unpredictability and a difficulty level that actually challenges. Everything that seems to have been

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Chávez leaves behind legacy of mediocrity

Hugo Chávez, the self-described revolutionary president of Venezuela who inspired equally fierce adoration from supporters and venom from his critics, succumbed to cancer at 58 yesterday. Chávez attained the presidency in 1999 through advocacy of drastic economic and social reforms. His speeches emphasized the injustice of Venezuela’s crushing poverty and

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Why your choice of news matters

Conservatives, liberals, moderates and Tea Party members should listen up. I want you to sit for a moment and mull over the news sources you read, watch or listen to. If you’re liberal, you’re likely to watch MSNBC, if you’re conservative you’re likely to listen to FOX News and if

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Brewing up trouble

If you braved the crowds at the Oak St. Drafthouse and Cocktail Parlor on Friday evening, you probably got a fresh taste of Denton courtesy of Armadillo Ale Works. The local craft brewery debuted their first commercial batch of Quakertown Stout at the event, a beer named for a historical

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Confessions reveal college’s darker side

The “UNT Confessions” Facebook page has recently cast a light on the stupidity, sexual exploits and homophobia of some students at UNT. At the very least, it doesn’t make us look too good, and hopefully most of the people are joking. At the worst, it makes us all look pretty

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Finding justice for assault takes tougher approach

Colleges are hurt when their students get raped. Actually, that’s not completely accurate. Colleges are hurt when people hear about their students getting raped. Every year, colleges try to sell themselves to parents as good investments that will get their kids the cushy job and not put them in harms

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Risks and rewards of ‘efficient’ education

If you go to college in Texas, you might have to start hitting the books a little harder. The Higher Education Committee of the Texas House of Representatives is doing its best to promote a new initiative for education reform in the state. The first item on their agenda?  Outcomes-based

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Texas has issues: Your state’s week in review

A Dallas-area physician will be seeking a new line of work after surrendering his license to practice medicine this week. Anesthesiologist Gary Ogin already lost his license in Colorado in 2001 for allegedly falling asleep on the job and making sexual contact with a patient while she was under anesthesia.

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Job hunt exhausts

I have a piece of advice for May graduates, especially looking to go into academia: Start the job hunt now if you haven’t already. It’s an uphill battle that will exhaust and demoralize you as the hunt, state after state, turns up nothing. In the past two weeks, I have

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