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Veterans survey aims to create smooth transitions into college

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer The UNT psychology department is in the process of using personal experiences of student veterans to provide a better transition-friendly college environment through an anonymous survey. The “Veterans’ Experiences Transitioning to Students Survey” began last June and aims to reach 200 participants by mid-April. “My

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Predatory lending on the rise, presents issues for Denton

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer During the ongoing financial crisis, predatory lending practices offering quick paydays and car loans have been increasing in volume. Denton City Councilman Kevin Roden said he has noticed a rise in the number of these businesses popping up around Denton. He said disadvantaged demographics are the

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UNT will train Libyan scientists to identify remains

Melissa Wylie / Senior Staff Writer Libyan scientists will travel to the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth later this year to receive training to identify an estimated 20,000 human bodies found in recently discovered mass graves. Following the end of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi’s 42-year reign in 2011, mass

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Contest nets ninth place finish for NAHB

Jennifer Zhang / Intern UNT’s National Association of Home Builders  chapter recently sent five students and mentors to the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas, Nev. that was held Jan. 22-25. There, the team placed ninth among 31 other teams. Intensive English Language Institute junior Mahsa Mahdavian, graduate student Brad Tatum

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Diet drinks build better buzz in new study

Olivia Sylvain / Intern Recent studies show that alcohol mixed with diet or artificially sweetened drinks may increase intoxication. Northern Kentucky University psychology professor Cecile Marczinski performed a three-session lab study where participants were given alcoholic drinks with different mixers. The results from the study showed that those who consumed

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Alumnus named in Forbes “30 under 30” list

Tim Cato / Senior Staff Writer Many words describe Graham Douglas: identical twin, creative director, UNT alumnus, winner of the 2012 Cannes Grand Prix for Good award, and most recently, a member of the Forbes 30 under 30 club. Douglas, a 2005 UNT summa cum laude graduate, was a member

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Grant will help improve Denton neighborhoods

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer The neighborhood project matching grant has been resurrected by the city of Denton after six years to provide aid in completing neighborhood improvement projects throughout the city. According to the city council, the grant matches city and neighborhood resources to complete neighborhood-proposed projects that foster

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UNT participating in national recycle competition

Porschia Paxton / Intern For the fourth consecutive year, UNT will be participating in the annual RecycleMania competition that is supported by Keep America Beautiful. The recycling program began on Feb. 3 and will continue through March 30. Office of Sustainability coordinator Nicole Cocco said the program is a friendly

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UNT professor educates the public about green energy

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer UNT biology professor Ruthanne Thompson has redefined the term green energy for many by informing them that it can not only cause less impact on the environment, but save money as well. Thompson, through funding from the State Energy Conservation Office, began working on

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Greek Life investigation continues, student still in serious condition

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer The serious injuries sustained by accounting junior Dustin Starks in the early morning hours of a party at the Delta Sigma Phi house last month have spurred strong reactions across the board. Police and Emergency Medical Services responded to a 911 call around 4:30

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