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  1. Eyeing the competition View Full Article
  2. NextEra strikes deal to buy Oncor for $18.4B View Full Article
  3. Not for granted View Full Article
  4. Army noted grenade in gunman’s quarters View Full Article
  5. Saturday, July 30 Calendar View Full Article
  6. Blotter: Burglars make big haul from woman’s home View Full Article
  7. Morgan Sullivan | Staff Writer @sadsquadch If there’s one thing harder to avoid than political coverage right now, it’s spoilers. Whether you watch the show or not, your Twitter feed is probably full of spoilers from every show imaginable. It doesn’t matter if it’s HGTV or HBO’s newest, someone out there just wants to watch the world burn. Back in the day, life was less chaotic. You could buy the entire “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” series on VHS or DVD without a clue what you were in for. No one ran up to you on the street, telling you what was going to happen in the next episode, or even the next season. Now the internet is booby-trapped with spoilers. “Haven’t seen Gossip Girl yet?” Surprise, it’s
  8. Victoria Baghaei | Staff Writer @chorizotacoss Women face several types of social issues in everyday life. It’s assumed that we’re going to comply with every compliment imaginable. That we must be walking alone because we are looking for some company, or possibly a new date. On the contrary, that’s usually not the case, especially if that woman you target has made zero eye contact with you and harbors no will to speak to you. Imagine you’ve had a rough day and want to be alone, so you go outside and play Pokémon Go. You’re likely going to a highly populated area because it’s safer to walk alone there, especially because people approach us women constantly. Once you arrive, you’re relieved and take a nice walk to cool you down from the overwhelming day. Somehow to certain male eyes, a woman walking alone is an invitation to flirtation and that she must definitely want to talk to them because she’s alone. “Well, you’re wrong. I don’t want to talk to you.” Now comes that stranger looking for a female companion. You’re expecting it because, most likely, they’ve attempted to make eye contact despite your efforts to do otherwise. However, they still try because it’s silly for me to expect men to understand my body language, which screams “Please, no, don’t talk to me!” Therefore, you’re not really excited to speak to them since you crave time to yourself. But of course, you acquiesce to be nice and answer them. In turn, the man asks you a lot of personal inquiries, repeatedly complimenting random aspects of you prior to popping the question: “Can we exchange numbers?” It doesn’t feel like he’s looking for a friendship regarding those special compliments, nor are you looking for a relationship in that moment. In fact, you could already be in one. Now, it’s time to speak the words – “I’m not interested” – that could possibly madden the gentleman. It’s the moment that determines if I’m rude or not. Because after not giving this nice young man his “time of day,” I’ve become the villain in his eyes. Sometimes men react in a respectful way, you get lucky and don’t have to deal with the potential uncomfortable nature of rejecting someone. That’s not what usually happens though. Chances dictate that more than one of those times, women are slandered because they declined your offer, even though you were nice. Women will leave the place we wanted to spend time at just to avoid running into a guy again after such an awkward exchange. So here’s some advice for all you “nice” guys out there: Just because you are nice does not mean you are entitled to become a part of my life. It doesn’t mean I have to give you my phone number. Don’t start insulting us to our faces or to your friends, because it’s not fair that a nice girl had to deal with someone trying to get in their pants for 10 minutes. Your niceness doesn’t mean you’re entitled, even if your intentions are good. If you’re truly looking to be someone’s friend, then go for it. It doesn’t mean you can’t talk to anyone cordially. But make sure that your intentions are clear and you aren’t bothering someone that clearly desires alone-time. Learn social cues; they’re important if you’re going to be approaching random women. Whenever your intentions are genuine, we’ll most likely know. View Full Article
  9. Haskins receives two-year sentence View Full Article
  10. Reece Waddell | Senior Staff Writer @ReeceWaddell15 Following a unanimous 5-0 vote the UNT board of regents named Wren Baker North Texas’ new athletic director in a teleconference Friday afternoon. Baker takes over for long-time athletic director Rick Villarreal, who announced his resignation in May. An Oklahoma native, Baker assumes the position of athletic director at UNT after serving as both deputy athletic director and interim athletic director at the University of Missouri last year. “It’s a homecoming of sorts for the Baker family,” Baker said during a teleconference with the board of regents. ” We’ve heard nothing but great things about the community. We love what we’ve seen so far and cain’t wait to get to work. We think the ceiling is very high and great things are ahead.” Prior to Missouri, Baker was the deputy director of athletics at the University of Memphis and the athletic director at Northwest Missouri State. During Baker’s tenure as athletic director at Rogers State from 2006-2011, he was the youngest athletic director in the country among four-year universities. Baker’s arrival in Denton comes in the midst of a transitionary and rebuilding period for the football program. Under first year head-coach Seth Littrell, the Mean Green will attempt to improve upon its 1-11 mark from 2015 – a record that tied for worst in school history. Along with aiding in the football team’s hopeful turnaround, Baker will also have several other key decisions to make, most notably whether or not to retain men’s basketball head coach Tony Benford after this season. Benford is currently in the fifth and final year of his contract. This will be Baker’s fifth position in athletics administration. This article will be updated. View Full Article
  11. UNT regents approve Wren Baker as new athletic director View Full Article
  12. Open the doors View Full Article
  13. WinCo celebrates grand opening in Denton View Full Article
  14. Local PAC may face penalties View Full Article
  15. Candidates offer different viewpoints on education View Full Article