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Human library drew large, questioning crowd

Courtney Garza / Staff Writer @courtneygdaily UNT students came to Willis Library with open-ended questions and open minds as they checked out “human books” and checked their stereotypes at the door. The human library concept is designed to have people with varying perspectives – a homosexuals, vegan, African American, feminist and

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    Former student a catalyst in local music scene

Former student a catalyst in local music scene

H. Drew Blackburn Senior Staff Writer @hdrewblackburn Ask Michael Briggs why he stopped studying computer science at UNT and he’ll smile coyly and say it just wasn’t for him. Bring up his day job as a web designer and he’ll dance around the question. “It’s not interesting,” Briggs said. “It’s

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    Random Netflix Rental: “Ruby Sparks”

Random Netflix Rental: “Ruby Sparks”

Preston Barta Film Critic @Barta_NTDaily Ruby Sparks (2012), 104 min. Rated R for language including some sexual references and drug use. Written by Zoe Kazan Directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris Starring: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Annette Bening and Antonio Banderas Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Synopsis Calvin Weir-Fields

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    The story behind Napster: an interview with Alex Winter

The story behind Napster: an interview with Alex Winter

Preston Barta Film Critic @Barta_NTDaily Downloaded, 93 min. Not Rated. Written and Directed by Alex Winter Starring: Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker Facebook: facebook.com/DownloadedDoc Twitter: @downloaded_doc Next month, the North Texas Daily will be in Austin, covering the South by Southwest Film Festival. One of the many films premiering is

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    Exhibition showcases invited students’ artwork

Exhibition showcases invited students’ artwork

Morgan Gentry Staff Writer @MGwiththedaily Art is a large part of the North Texas community, and the National Arts Education Association is continuing that growth with its invitational exhibition from Feb. 19 to Feb.21 in the North Gallery. The association will showcase artwork created by 20 artists in UNT’s student

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Catholic students react to pope’s resignation

Trent Johnson Senior Staff Writer Juggling homework, class and a social life usually concern most college students, but occasionally a global news story hits home. Catholic students at UNT are no exception as the news of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation from the papacy on Feb. 11 caught them off-guard and

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An unexpected art show for local glass maker

Will Jaeger Intern Christie A. Wood, UNT alum and owner of Denton’s Art Glass Ensembles, will show her stained glass art at theonering.net’s “An Unexpected Art Show” Friday in Los Angeles. The show will bring together art inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth stories. More than 30 artists from around

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    Spreading the courthouse love across Texas

Spreading the courthouse love across Texas

Courtney Garza Intern The ‘I Love Texas Courthouses’ campaign uses the romantic month of February to highlight the state’s collection of historic county courthouses and to bring awareness of their importance to the culture of Texas. The campaign’s goal is to get 2,000 signatures on their “love letter” to bring

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UNT hosts Second City improv stars

Morgan Gentry Staff Writer @MGwiththedaily The Winspear Hall in the Murchison Performing Arts Center filled up quickly Monday night as five actors from the Second City improv-based sketch comedy theatre got ready to take the stage. UNT’s Fine Arts Series brought the Denton community a full hour of constant laughter,

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Entrepreneur club kicks-off semester

Blessing Wokocha Intern @blessingwokocha The tantalizing aroma of piping hot pizza beckoned to the individuals around, signaling that food was available somewhere on the premises and a meeting was in progress. This was the way the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization commenced their spring kick-off at the Business Leadership Building the evening

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