Jynn Schubert

Ms. Schubert is a focused journalist successful in developing both breaking news articles and investigative pieces. 

Her journey started as news editor for the award winning Cougar Claw, where she became EIC and transformed the tabloid-style print edition into a full color magazine. She has since worked as a reporter for the Tomball/Magnolia Tribune, the Gotham Gazette in New York City, the student-run North Texas Daily, and is the Texas representative for Salon's Young Americans program. 

She also has experience with copy editing along with experience in various departments in radio that she acquired from her internship at Radio One, Dallas. 

She also manages her own website, where she covers a range of topics from news to personal columns. 


Graduated from Tomball High School a member of the Quill and Scroll International Honor Society

From Katrina to Harvey: The difference a dozen years makes

“They’d say ‘Oh no, no way, you all are evacuees,’” said Coble. “They couldn’t tell if we really had money or not. They would not [cash] it!” Sitting in a hotel in Mississippi, the family watched along with other evacuees the destruction that had fallen upon their home. “Once they saw the devastation, they lost it,” said Coble. “I’m telling you, it was like they lost their minds, they all started screaming. I was just thinking it would have been better if we hadn’t even seen this.” Now, as th

"We were Open Carry Swords before Open Carry Swords were cool"

When Texas House Bill 1935, the decision by the state to remove the public restriction on carrying blades more than 5.5 inches long, went into effect in September, it coincided with the most big-blade-friendly time of year: the Texas Renaissance Festival. “We've always allowed patrons to come in with swords and axes, bows and arrows, things like that,” said Travis Bryant, Marketing Director for TRF. He began working as a performer on the grounds 17 seasons ago. “But we've always required them t

Organization pushes congress to recognize second independence day

Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in September of 1862 was supposed to free all slaves in the United States in 1863. But those Freedmen living in Texas were not made aware of their newfound equality for another two and a half years. That official last day of slavery, when General Gordon Granger delivered the message of freedom to the shores of Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, is now known as Juneteenth. Yet the fight for due recognition of the date as a national holid

Rep. Jeffries Endorses Council Member Cumbo for Reelection

New York Congressional Representative Hakeem Jeffries, a Democrat who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens, has endorsed City Council Member Laurie Cumbo for reelection. Cumbo, a first-term Democrat from District 35, which covers Prospect Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights in Brooklyn, is in the midst of a tough primary battle against Ede Fox, a Democrat who lost to Cumbo in 2013 and is running again this year. Jeffries, whose congressional district includes large parts of Cumbo’s Council district, explained the endorsement to Gotham Gazette in a phone interview on Monday. “These are challenging times in our country, and Democratic members of our Congress are fighting hard each and every day to stop the onslaught of regressive policies coming from the Trump administration,” he said. “In this atmosphere, having a strong ally in the City Council to defend the interests of the neighborhoods we both represent is critically important. There is no better ally that I could have at the local or state level than Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo.”

Texas sheriff’s Facebook war on “political correctness” upsets residents

Denton County, a small area north of Dallas, is host to a diverse population of old-timers and college students. It's also home to local sheriff Tracy Murphree, who's been making headlines thanks to a history of controversial Facebook posts. Following the May terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester , for example, he called for an end to "political correctness" and warned against an enemy with an ideology “ hell bent on killing you .” The post, in which he declared, "The left

Rare Green Party Primary in Brooklyn City Council Race

Despite laying claim to less than one percent of party affiliated registered voters within New York City, the Green Party has two candidates competing in a rare primary this year. Candidates Jabari Brisport and Scott Hutchins are facing each other for the chance to run against the winner of the Democratic primary between incumbent Laurie Cumbo and Ede Fox, as well as Republican candidate Christine Parker, in the 35th City Council District, which includes central Brooklyn neighborhoods like Clinton Hill, Prospect Heights, and parts of Crown Heights.

New Jersey is About to Elect a New Governor. Why It Matters to New York

After competitive primaries, the New Jersey gubernatorial race is now between Republican Kim Guadagno and Democrat Phil Murphy. As the candidates head toward November's Election Day, New Yorkers may want to pay attention to the race and how each major party candidate might affect New York if elected. Given the proximity and relationship between the two states, particularly in relation to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the fact that New York's workforce includes many New Jersey commuters, the next governor of New Jersey will have significant sway over key infrastructure, transportation, economic, public safety, public health, and other decisions that affect New Yorkers.

Reviews Are In: What Watchdogs Say About The New State Budget

A new state budget was passed in April in typical Albany fashion: with almost no time for public scrutiny of the bills or proper review by the legislators who quickly voted them through. Since the $153.1 billion budget was passed, watchdogs both in and out of government have released analyses, helping to better inform citizens and increase accountability. The budget was adopted a little over a week into the new fiscal year, which begins April 1, after compromises were reached among legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo on contentious issues such as raising the age of adult criminal responsibility, education aid, a college tuition affordability program, the allocation of large sums of affordable housing monies, and more. The frantic and secretive nature of state budget adoption leaves a lot to digest afterward. Now, about two months after the budget was passed, those analyses by watchdogs can bring to light a few common themes and several other key points.

Candidates for Brooklyn District Attorney Seek to Set Themselves Apart

Seven Democratic candidates seeking to be Brooklyn’s District Attorney participated in a forum Monday night at the First Unitarian Church, hosted by the The Reform Coalition, made up of 14 groups. It marks an unofficial start to a sprint toward September’s primary vote. Because Brooklyn voters are so heavily Democratic, the winner of the primary is all but assured general election victory as the borough’s leading prosecutor and law enforcement official. Monday’s forum offered an opportunity for the candidates to build name recognition, define themselves to voters, and set themselves apart from the competition. Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, who took over upon the death of DA Ken Thompson, has a leg up in the early going, because he currently holds the office, was close to Thompson, and given his accumulation of several significant endorsements.

Commissioner Puts Community Development at Forefront of Housing Plan

Discussing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing plan on Friday, the city’s housing commissioner stressed that it is also a program for community development. Speaking at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism's Center for Community and Ethnic Media, Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer, head of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, gave an update on the administration’s 10-year 200,000-unit affordable housing plan, and spoke about how the city is working to revitalize communities in the process.

American Vanguard on campus: What you need to know

Vanguard America, a white supremacist group made famous by their controversial college posters that surfaced mid February continues to maintain a presence both in Denton and on the UNT campus. Aside from the posters (portraying a white man and woman above the words “We have a right to exist”) the group has also been alleged of “doxxing” certain left leaning students at Texas Woman’s University and UNT, as well as allegedly being connected to the appearance of YouTuber Steven Crowder as he impersonated a transgender woman at Denton’s Women’s Day Strike in March.

Denton now has 8.5 miles of bike lanes, a goal of the city’s Master Plan | North Texas Daily

Two years after Julie Anderson was appointed to be the City of Denton’s new bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, or “Bike Czar,” Denton’s mobility plan and its continued progress is sparking a revision to the wording in the Master Plan. The powerpoint, which now features a crossed out “Implement Bicycle Master Plan” under the transportation section, outlines the entire Simply Sustainability project.

Painting for relaxation and self; how not to go broke

As I, like every other twenty year old, try to navigate my way through the stresses of adult life, I am pelted with a variety of ways one can unwind at the end of a long day or grueling week. Painting works for me, and though it doesn’t work for everybody, nothing makes me feel better than a few hours of swirling colors and good music. However, I’m not painting to be the next Picasso, I’m painting to let out steam. If this sounds like something that could work for you, I have a few tips that could save you money in the long-run.

Pepsi pulls ad after monitizeing a movement

An ad released Tuesday by Pepsi, in which Kendall Jenner (a smiling white woman) hands a can of Pepsi to a (goodmannered and handsome) police officer and is met by the cheers of (gorgeous) f̶e̶s̶t̶i̶v̶a̶l̶ ̶g̶o̶e̶r̶s̶ protesters has sparked enough controversy in twenty-four hours to be pulled completely. The scene allegedly rips off what the New York Times has called the World’s Best Photo, where real activist Ieshia Evans was photographed standing up to charging officers in riot gear.

Bertrand Russell’s Philosophy and Politics is still relevant, 70 years later

Bertrand Russell, born in 1872, was a British philosopher, writer and social critic. Russell’s Unpopular Essays on subjects ranging from Philosophy for Laymen to The Future of Mankind continue to hold significance over half a century later in the United States as we enter a new political era. Philosophy and Politics, written by Russell in 1948, is a particularly good example in which he outlines the dangers of the growth of dogmatism. “Dogma demands authority, rather than intelligent thought, as the source of opinion,” Russell writes. “It requires persecution of heretics and hostility to unbelievers; it asks of its disciples that they should inhibit natural kindliness in favor of systematic hatred.

I am a Third Culture Kid

I am a Third Culture Kid, which is any person who has spent a significant part of their developmental years in a country or culture other than the one on their passport. The product of globalization, myself and many other children of ‘expats’ (expatriates) end up partially belonging to many countries and cultures without truly feeling ownership of any. My life, like each chapter of a book, is split into segments. Some are longer, some are shorter. All of them are just as important to the story and make it what it is. What that means is different for everybody: a mixture of unique, if not all great, experiences like nobody else will have.

International Women’s Day march calls for “an end to gender violence”; Men impersonate trans women | North Texas Daily

Student activists from UNT partnered with students from Texas Woman’s University to commemorate International Women’s Day on Wednesday by organizing a march to the Square. There were complications during the rally however, after it was discovered that one of the members of the crowd was YouTuber Steven Crowder, who had been impersonating transgender women with a friend.

UNT students, faculty again protest to make UNT sanctuary campus | North Texas Daily

A few dozen UNT students and faculty stood on the steps of the Hurley Administration Building Monday to protest and petition President Neal Smatresk to make UNT a sanctuary campus. UNT students advocating for the university to become a sanctuary to undocumented immigrants were satisfied after meeting with Smatresk to discuss policy reforms after previously unsuccessful negotiations. Though Smatresk cautioned onlookers and activists of the limitations to the university’s abilities to legally support undocumented students, he said ICE agents would not be allowed on campus without first obtaining a warrant.

Renewable Denton Plan loses website name to spam advertisement | North Texas Daily

The City of Denton forgot to renew the domain for the Renewable Denton Plan’s website,, a Denton Municipal Electric spokesperson said. The former website of the project to increase renewable energy in Denton 30 percent by 2019 now links to an advertisement for Affordable Car Insurance. Clicking the “About Us,” “Get Quotes,” or “Contact” pages direct you back to the main page.
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