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    UNT alumnus judges teen cupcake challenge

UNT alumnus judges teen cupcake challenge

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer Sprinkles, icing and fondant acted as weapons of warfare during the Denton North Branch Library’s teen cupcake battle. The springtime-themed competition took place on Saturday and was modeled after Food Network’s TV show Cupcake Wars, public services librarian Juli Gonzalez said. Eight teams presented an

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UNT student and family killed in Mesquite

Areli Chavez/Intern The life of a 21-year-old UNT student was cut short along with her brother and father  after they were shot and killed by their 43-year-old mother and wife  on March 9 before she turned fire on herself, investigators said The bodies of criminal justice sophomore Paulina Vazquez, 18-year-old

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Upcoming project to analyze effectiveness of message deliveries

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer Victor Prybutok, associate dean at the Toulouse Graduate School, is putting together a team of undergraduates to determine the best method of conveying an anti-binge drinking message. The students will use a traditional method, such as a YouTube video prepared by the Centers for Disease

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    Inaugural exchange broadens teaching horizons for students

Inaugural exchange broadens teaching horizons for students

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer Teachers in training are crossing international borders as part of an inaugural exchange program in the College of Education. Four students from the University of Seville are visiting from Spain to spend four weeks as student teachers in Denton schools, said Lisbeth Dixon-Krauss, associate dean

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    Fort Hood east gate dedicated to Frank W. Mayborn

Fort Hood east gate dedicated to Frank W. Mayborn

Daniel Burgess / Contributing Writer Frank W. Mayborn, media mogul, philanthropist and major financial contributor to UNT, was honored with a memorial and the renaming of the east gate at Fort Hood on Monday in Killeen. Mayborn was instrumental in the decision to locate the base in Central Texas. Until

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    Mandatory CPR classes proposed

Mandatory CPR classes proposed

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer Two Texas politicians have introduced a bi-partisan bill that would require high school students to take a 30-minute CPR course before graduation. If Republican Rep. John Zerwas, a medical doctor, and Democratic Sen. Juan Hinojosa’s bill passes, every high school graduate will learn basic CPR and

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Psychological appeals of social media pages

Andrew Freeman / Staff Writer Two Facebook pages named “UNT Compliments” and “UNT Confessions” have caught a lot of attention from the student community the last couple of weeks, both centered around posts students can make anonymously. UNT Confessions was created in mid-February as a page where UNT students can anonymously

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    PLP innovation helps develop analytical thinking skills

PLP innovation helps develop analytical thinking skills

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer The Professional Leadership Program is developing a new concept that aims to help students cultivate and exchange ideas with their peers and professional companies. “It would be what I’d call a pilot,” director Billy Johnson said. “The idea is to get the students that we have

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Spring break safety tips for college students

Joshua Knopp / Staff Writer With Spring Break coming up, there are several ways that college students can have safe, fun breaks, said student services coordinator at the health and wellness center Noelle McIntyre. If students are planning on traveling, or just staying in a familiar place, safety is a necessity,

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Smoking ban hasn’t received reported violations

Stephen Young / Contributing writer It’s been more than two months since UNT became completely smoke-free. Students, faculty and staff are still adjusting, but despite a near total lack of administrative enforcement, the effects of the policy are being noticed. UNT’s “Smoke-Free Campus Policy,” which includes all university buildings and outdoor

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