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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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UNT officially smoke free with new policy

Ben Peyton / Senior Staff Writer UNT is officially smoke free after the smoke free campus policy became active on January 1, 2013, effectively forbidding anyone from smoking tobacco products on campus or UNT property. The policy does not make the campus completely tobacco free, but does limit the use

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Police Blotter

Rance Yordy / Intern Thursday, January 3, 2013,12:24 p.m.: Property was turned in at the UNT Police Department. Friday, January 4, 2013,1:52 A.M. – A 21-year-old male was arrested for public intoxication at 300 South Welch St. He was sent to the Denton County Jail. 12:38 P.M. – A 25-year-old

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    Brief: Fiery 18-wheeler crash shuts down I-35 access road

Brief: Fiery 18-wheeler crash shuts down I-35 access road

Tim Cato / Senior Staff Writer An 18-wheeler drove off of Interstate 35E around 1 p.m. Monday afternoon and fell on top of a passing car on the access road below. The vehicles caught fire after the impact, but both drivers were uninjured, Denton Fire Captain Heath Hudson said. “The

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