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Edboard sifts through semester’s debris

The onset of dead week and finals might as well be the apocalypse for a lot of students. It’s no wonder the Mayans apparently predicted the end of the world this December—if we don’t all get some shiny gold stars on these upcoming tests, our lives might as well be

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Editor-in-Chief bids farewell

When I arrived for my first semester at the University of North Texas, I felt like I had been reduced to a number. Coming from a high school graduating class no more than 90 strong, the sea of 37,000 students at UNT felt like another world entirely. But working at

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Students dreaming big, but not too big

Tonight, the Multi-State Lottery Association is going to make some average American feel very, very lucky. At press time, the jackpot amount for the Wednesday night Powerball lottery stands at half a billion dollars, and the number is expected to climb as ticket purchases increase up to the final hours

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Avoid holiday hedonism for your health

Last week, many Americans got together with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving. While they were sitting down to their Thanksgiving dinner and counting their blessings, it might have been better if they were counting the calories. Dietitians estimate that Americans consume anywhere from 2,500 to 4,000 calories during Thanksgiving

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Give excessive Christmas spirit a break

For those of you who don’t know, Christmas is in December. It shouldn’t start after Thanksgiving. It should start when December begins. That includes the lights, reindeer games and most importantly the music. You wouldn’t decorate for Valentine’s Day, before a New Year’s party, or put out your really awesome

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Facebook freakout is waste of a good panic

If you’ve taken the time to keep up with your friends on Facebook over the Thanksgiving weekend, you might have noticed a few of them rushing to paste a strange piece of legalese into their statuses – and upon reading it, you possibly copied and reposted it yourself. It sounds

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Semester’s crimes raise question of campus safety

Students on campus and off check their emails only to frequently find crime alerts sent out from UNT. They find that it is another assault or theft. These crimes need to be reduced in order to assure maximum safety for students and faculty around campus during all hours of the

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Spirit-challenged students need cure for moans, groans

In a few short weeks, I’ll walk across the stage at the Super Pit, accept my diploma and leave the University of North Texas a better person. But it’s safe to say that it’s not just me who’s changed. I’ve been here for three-and-a-half years now, and I can honestly

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Holiday giving is greatest gift of all

The holidays are said to be about spending time with loved ones, yet there is still the expectation of having presents under the tree. But can you imagine the feeling a single mother of five children has with Christmas drawing near and no money to buy them the gifts they

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Black Friday fever becomes epidemic

Asphyxiations. Stampedes. Paralysis. Miscarriages. Shootings. These are the result of frenzied Black Friday shoppers pummeling others to save a few bucks on non-necessities. This year, retailers will extend these antics of holiday cheer by opening on Thanksgiving Day, some as early as 8 p.m. Thanksgiving was intended to express thankfulness

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