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Spring breakers lend helping hand across nation

Alex Byrd Staff Writer At the halfway point of the semester, it is likely that “Vacation” by The Go-Go’s plays in the minds of excited spring breakers heading to the beach or the haven that is South by Southwest. However, for 30 years, students all over the United States have

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SXSW Review: ‘Evil Dead’ Is Gruesome Fun

Preston Barta Film Critic @Barta_NTDaily Making its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival, Fede Alvarez’s new rendition of Sam Raimi’s cult hit, “The Evil Dead” (1981), may not be “the most terrifying film you’ll ever experience,” as the film’s poster and trailer promises, but it’s an enjoyable

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Professor brings comic books to classroom

Trent Johnson Senior Staff Writer @NTDailyTrent Settled in an office brimming with crumpled comic books, superhero posters and the occasional piece of memorabilia, communications professor Shaun Treat pieces together his upcoming Comic Studies Conference. The convention will take place at 3 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday in room 110

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Film contest challenges locals and students to tell stories of Denton

Courtney Garza Staff Writer @courtneygdaily A 30 to 60 second video that “tells the story of the original and independent people in and around Denton” could earn Denton students and locals up to $500. The Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting their second “I Am Denton” video contest as

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    Dentonite donates money for long-term English scholarship

Dentonite donates money for long-term English scholarship

Michael Wood Intern @mwoodNTDaily  With its nationally distributed American Literary Review journal and the recently awarded $10,000 Rilke poetry prize, the UNT creative writing program is working toward establishing national attention. Their latest accomplishment is the founding of the Voertman Prize, which rewards excellent writing from a graduate student. Denton

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    Game-on for nostalgia buffs

Game-on for nostalgia buffs

Will Jaeger Intern Video games have come a long way since the arcades and home consoles of yesteryear. Gamers today enjoy technological marvels like Call of Duty, Gears of War and BioShock, with game-play and graphics that would have been unimaginable when this industry was in its infancy. However, there

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SXSW “Prince Avalanche” review and Q&A

Preston Barta Film Critic Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars The South by Southwest Film Festival continued with a screening of “Prince Avalanche,” the latest movie by David Gordon Green, starring Emile Hirsch and Paul Rudd as Lance and Alvin, two highway roadworkers spending the summer of ’88 working away from

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    Q&A with former student and author Colin Winnette

Q&A with former student and author Colin Winnette

H. Drew Blackburn Senior Staff Writer Former UNT student Colin Winnette has seen a mild degree of success in the literary world. The 28-year-old Denton native and San Francisco dwelling Winnette is the author of three books: “Revelation”, “Animal Collection”, and the forthcoming “Fondly,” which will be released in August.

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Cheapskates event teaches frugality

Blessing Wokocha Intern Since Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” started climbing the music charts, it seems that saving money by wearing and buying other people’s clothes is now the hip and cool way to live. Denton is the home to more than a dozen thrift stores, from Plato’s Closet, Twice as a

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35Denton: The Best and the Worst

Trent Johnson Senior Staff Writer Opinion The Best: Man, Man Man was the real thing – Performing last on Friday night at the Hive, Man Man brought a crazy stage show, which prompted wild “mosh-like” reactions from the crowd. Coupled with the band’s interesting sound, Man Man got The Hive

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