Opinion

Intramural insult

She steps up to the 3-point line and sinks it in adding four points to the team’s score. Wait, four points? Yes, four points. The women who take part in the UNT intramural system are given the “reward” of receiving more points than men when they contribute to the team.

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Unfriendly skies get sharper

The stress of air travel is enough to make anybody edgy. But if you’re already afraid of flying in a post-9/11 world, the Transport Security Administration probably just made your life a lot worse. More commonly known as the TSA, this branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security surprised

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Greek Life haters shouldn’t have loudest voice

I’m greek. For privacy reasons, I won’t discuss who I belong to, but I am greek. And being greek, I have to call attention to what can only be described as a disturbing trend. You think, “Fraternity,” and what comes to mind first? Paddles and alcohol? Hazing and rich kids

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Francis brings hope to Catholics worldwide

The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Wednesday, March 13. Endearing anecdotes trail the new Pope Francis as naturally as flowing robes did his predecessors. Thursday morning he stopped by his hotel to pick up his luggage and pay his bill before heading to the Vatican

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CNN ignores the realities of sexual assault

Last Sunday, a high-profile  sexual assault case in Steubenville, Ohio reached a verdict. But if you watched recent coverage of the case on CNN, you might think the jury’s still out. One of the network news giant’s anchors, Candy Crowley, along with reporter Poppy Harlow and legal correspondent Paul Callan

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Honk if you don’t love tailgating

The next great automotive innovation is just around the corner. Is it a self-driving car? No, those will never be popular, they’ll be too expensive and no one will trust them. Is it the hydrogen fuel cell car? While I’m a huge fan, oil companies seem to be able to

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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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