New health guidelines misleading

Lack of restrictions on red meat in new dietary suggestions made by federal authorities shows lack of ethics, influence of lobbyists The most recent edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans omitted a crucial detail: the recommendation to cut back on red meat intake in light of numerous scientific studies...

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The Perfect Storm

The Perfect Storm

Damage brought to community from tornadoes brings goals, objectives into perspective as new year dawns People spend most of their lives fixating on trivial things like how big their house is, what kind of car they drive or what brand of clothes they wear. If we sit down and think...

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State’s cutback on Planned Parenthood dangerous for women

Cutback on group leaves vacuum of affordable care, safe abortions The Texas defunding of Planned Parenthood led to a public controversy on both sides of the pro-choice and pro-life spectrum. After I found out about Greg Abbott’s decision to defund, I was upset. I don’t personally use Planned Parenthood, but...

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Student apathy to tuition raise part of bad trend

Lack of attendance at town hall indicative of potential larger issue When talks of a possible tuition increase started to spread through campus, there wasn’t as much of an uproar as people would think. In fact, there was barely a whimper. For the student body at UTD, that’s something that...

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Ease of access to news can be mixed blessing

Ability of users to get information at any given time can lead to public more fixated on quick bites rather than substantial pieces In a day and age where information is disseminated in nanoseconds and an unfathomable amount of content is at our fingertips, it’s not surprising that people want...

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Campus inexperience with race issues potentially harmful

Campus inexperience with race issues potentially harmful

Recent protests at the University of Missouri highlight UTD’s relative youth in dealing with racial problems on campus Many students are taking a step back and examining the role race plays in their lives after allegations that the University of Missouri doesn’t pay proper attention to the needs of minorities...

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Letter from the Editor: Why we cover death on campus

Few events are as traumatic in life as the death of a loved one. For journalists, few stories are as difficult to write as the ones we have to print about members of our community who pass away. In the last couple of weeks, UTD has experienced two deaths in...

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Website’s shutdown mirrors industry trend

Website’s shutdown mirrors industry trend

Loss of site that mixed sports with pop culture just example of struggle journalists face in modern era of corporate control When ESPN announced that Grantland — their groundbreaking sports and pop culture website — was being shut down, another blow was dealt against journalists everywhere who struggle to balance...

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Split Decision

Split Decision

The first Democratic presidential debate was hosted on Oct. 13. News outlets across the board gave former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the nod as the night’s victor, but polls found a majority of people who watched the debate thought that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the winner.

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Editorial Board: Campus carry debate clouded by fear on both sides of issue

The passage of SB11, the law allowing concealed handguns into campus buildings at Texas public colleges, has reignited the debate over campus carry. Unfortunately, most of the arguments being made are founded in fear rather than fact. For concealed handgun license holders, one of the main reasons they support the...

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