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    Sexual assault is the product of rape culture

Sexual assault is the product of rape culture

In recent weeks, a collection of different high-profile public figures have been exposed for sexual assault and harassment. Among them are Bill O’Reilly, Kevin Spacey, Mike Halperin and most infamously, Harvey Weinstein. As horrifying as it is that men in the public eye can get away with abuse like this

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    Yes, I’m a minority — no, that doesn’t make me inherently liberal

Yes, I’m a minority — no, that doesn’t make me inherently liberal

I am a minority. My mother, who got her American citizenship in 2004, is from the Dominican Republic. I have a grandmother who is black and lives in Puerto Rico and an Italian father who fought in the Second Gulf War. My mother comes from African-American descent, and my father

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    Mean Green athletics are more than just football 

Mean Green athletics are more than just football 

For the entirety of this semester, the Mean Green soccer and volleyball teams have been quietly dominating. Soccer is fresh off a Conference USA championship and with two wins this week, volleyball will claim the regular season conference title. But there’s a problem. A lot of people are not giving

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    Nationalism vs. Individualism: Why we need more individualism

Nationalism vs. Individualism: Why we need more individualism

As the United States has become the most powerful nation in the world; the ideals of nationalism and individualism have been working against each other. With the government expanding into every aspect of one’s life, there is a growing need for the debate between nationalism and individualism to be evident.

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    Here’s to the young people

Here’s to the young people

“Why aren’t millennials buying diamonds?” a notoriously tone-deaf tweet by The Economist pondered. “Millennials are killing the movie business,” read the headline to one New York Post article. All too often the media accuses those born between 1982 and 2004 of bringing about the death of certain industries, societal customs and outdated

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    UNT’s Thanksgiving break isn’t very filling

UNT’s Thanksgiving break isn’t very filling

Thanksgiving is cherished by many for the opportunity it gives us to spend time with family, eat well and give thanks. At UNT, students get the Thursday of Thanksgiving and the following Friday off of school for the holiday. If you are lucky, you might get that rare email from

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    Raising the minimum wage isn’t as nice as it sounds

Raising the minimum wage isn’t as nice as it sounds

The minimum wage was created to prevent unfair wages for workers, not to be a living wage. There has been a great deal of debate in doubling the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, however, doubling the minimum wage would hurt the people it’s designed to help the most.

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    Campus cafeterias need to allow to-go boxes

Campus cafeterias need to allow to-go boxes

Campus cafeterias have a strict rule where students are not allowed to take cafeteria food out of their respective halls.  No matter what meal you are eating in one of them, it is forbidden for food or drinks to leave the cafeteria area and it must all be consumed while

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    President Smatresk failed the UNT community in wake of Trump Jr. speech

President Smatresk failed the UNT community in wake of Trump Jr. speech

You were probably expecting our editorial this week to be focused on criticism surrounding Donald Trump Jr.’s speech through UNT’s Kuehne Speaker Series. Well, we’ve been there and done that. Our issue is with someone we thought saw UNT as more than a paycheck, but apparently doesn’t. That’s right — we’re

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    Pumpkin spice is less irritating than all the griping about it

Pumpkin spice is less irritating than all the griping about it

It was a dark and stormy night in early September. Writhing around in my sleep, sweaty and mumbling something about Food Network, my heartbeat picked up. It got faster and faster. A thunderclap tore through the night sky and I jolted awake, trying to forget the content of my nightmare.

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