Opinion

Eight percenters

The results are in for your 2013 SGA election at UNT, and if you cast your vote wondering what Brown could do for you, you just might be in luck. The ticket of Zach Brown and Anthony Brown nailed 1,268 votes, coming in slightly under a majority with 48 percent.

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Maggie who?

You may not bother following the politics of nations outside our shores, but there’s at least one world-famous former head of state you should probably learn something about today: former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died yesterday at the age of 87. Also known as the “Iron Lady” for

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Students don’t need this new union

So, a Tarrant County College student is trying to form a white student union. And yes, that’s exactly what it sounds like. Let’s take a look. Richard Railey is a 56-year-old student studying IT security. He blogs about his experiences, sometimes in the third person to seem more authoritative. According

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New poll reveals American weirdness

This just in: America is far more paranoid than we thought. At least that’s the impression we’re getting after reading the results of a survey released this week by opinion polling organization Public Policy Polling. The subject of the poll? Conspiracy theories. The results? Surprising, to say the least. Thirty-seven

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Texas has issues: Your state’s week in review

The Texas House approved a bill yesterday designating pecan pie as the “Official State Pie.” Honestly, we didn’t realize this precedent hadn’t already been established. The bill was originally proposed by a group of first grade students learning about Texas government. Upon discovering the shocking oversight that no state pie

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To lead, SGA needs your help

Last spring, 3,376 students voted for their student government representatives. That was a dismal 10 percent of the student body population back then. With 35,778 students recorded last semester, there was a total of 382 students who voted for 18 candidates in the fall 2012 senatorial elections. To say it

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Southern history? There’s a month for that.

Black History Month never comes quietly. Every February, its observance dredges up a surprising amount of controversy over whether dedicating a month to the history and accomplishments of a single race is necessary. One of the most oddly pervasive questions offered by its detractors: Why isn’t there a white history

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New voices speak on immigration reform

The following editorial appeared in the Houston Chronicle on April 1, 2013.  As a Mexican-American living in the Southwest who writes frequently about immigration, my definition of what constitutes harsh language is probably a bit skewed. Recently, after I defended Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, a reader in San Antonio

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    Trying to win an election? Don’t say this.

Trying to win an election? Don’t say this.

Click here for full-sized image At midnight on April 1, the polls opened for the UNT Student Government Association’s 2013 election. If you’re among the 90 percent of UNT students who didn’t vote in last year’s election, you probably don’t care too much now. Of course, if you change your

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North Korea goes back to kindergarten

It’s interesting how closely international politics can resemble those of a fourth grade playground. The U.S., for instance, is that one kid who imagines himself the leader and tries to enforce the rules. England is the awkward sidekick, who interjects “Yeahs” and “What he saids.” The European Union is the

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