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Psychology professor researches Miranda Rights

Caitlyn Jones / Contributing Writer You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. These words are familiar to any person who has been arrested or seen the TV show “Cops,” but after research from a UNT

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Campus police take measures to prevent school shooting

Daniel Bissell / Staff Writer Since the Dec. 14, 2012,  shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.in Newtown, Conn., where 26 people were fatally shot, the U.S. has witnessed a dramatic crossfire of arguments over actions to prevent similar disasters from occurring again. Schools around the nation, including UNT, are taking precautionary

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Mayborn alumni gives back to school that brought him success

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer UNT alumni Mike Whitehead bequeathed $100,000 in his will to the Mayborn School of Journalism, creating the $4,000 a year C. Michael Whitehead scholarship for a student walking the same path he once trekked himself. Whitehead graduated from the Mayborn School of Journalism in 1981

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Travelling preachers cause ruckus among passing students

Joshua Knopp / Contributing Writer Multiple street preachers warned UNT students at the student union Wednesday afternoon that judgment was coming. The preachers’ signs specified “whoremongers,” “gangster rappers” and “Muslims,” among others, as those needing warning. Several students gathered in counter-protest, arguing against the preachers’ perspectives and beliefs. One preacher, Jesse

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    City council approves gas drilling ordinance for Denton

City council approves gas drilling ordinance for Denton

After meeting for more than five hours Tuesday night, the Denton City Council voted 5-1 in favor of the Gas Well Drilling and Production Ordinance. The Denton City Council faced more than 100 audience members as the fifth revision to the Gas Well Drilling and Production Ordinance was discussed. “So

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    Construction projects continue throughout campus

Construction projects continue throughout campus

Mearl Colaco / Intern UNT is currently undergoing multiple construction projects around campus, including renovations in Wooten Hall, the Science Research Building and with the Campus Lighting Project. The university’s facilities department is responsible for planning, renovating, maintaining and repairing of university buildings and facilities. According to the monthly Construction

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Consistency the reason for DCTA A-Train fare changes

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer The Denton County Transportation Authority issued A-Train fare changes as of January 14 to keep a consistent rate with the fluctuating fares of the surrounding transportation systems, Fort Worth’s T and Dallas’ Dart. The DCTA board of directors approved the changes in October, which

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Library purchases e-readers for student use

Rance Yordy / Intern To assist students in accessing online content like digital textbooks, the UNT library system has purchased multiple tablets that can be checked out by students. Ten iPads, five iPad Minis and seven Kindle Fires were purchased after the university was awarded $10,000 last September by the

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Former professor finds Sapling software enhances learning

Emily Bentley / Staff Writer As technology advances in all areas from warfare to entertainment, it is also making gains in the world of education. Students are increasingly finding their professors are assigning online homework as opposed to the traditional paper turn-in method. Recently, the Sapling Learning software has been

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Student’s hashtag garners worldwide attention

Jennifer Zhang / Intern Since its inception in 2007, Twitter has exploded into a source for news, premature celebrity deaths and parody accounts. It also gives dedicated Twitter users an opportunity to grab instant attention. Pre-political science sophomore Zachary Brown (Twitter handle: @Zach_the_mac) was able to harness the power of

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