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Students to serve up menu with Blythe Beck

Mon, Oct 17, 2016 - 7:51am

Chef Blythe Beck is no shrinking violet.

The executive chef and co-owner of Pink Magnolia in Oak Cliff in Dallas specializes in Southern food with great big flavor profiles, and the chef will make the trek back to Denton to for the Guest Chef Day at the University of North Texas’ Club at Gateway Center.

Beck, a UNT alumna, will cook with UNT hospitality students for lunch April 5 at UNT’s Gateway Center, 801 North Texas Blvd. Diners will be seated between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Hospitality students invite a culinary master to work alongside them on campus each semester, and this spring’s pick is Beck, known...

Police routinely read juveniles their Miranda rights, but do kids really understand them?

Wed, Jun 1, 2016 - 2:50pm

BY Lorelei Laird

Attorney Sherri Jefferson still remembers a juvenile criminal case that, she says, "really works me up."

Her 14-year-old client, suspected of participating in an armed robbery that led to murder, did something unusual for someone his age: He asked questions when the police read him his Miranda rights.

He asked what the “right to remain silent” meant; the officers couldn’t explain it beyond what was on their card. He asked whether he could have his parents with him; they said no (which is legally permissible in Georgia). And when he asked what it meant that anything he said...

Rangeford Resources names Duncan president, COO

Mon, May 23, 2016 - 7:03pm

Rangeford Resources Inc. has appointed Marc L. Duncan as president and COO.

Duncan previously served as president and COO of Contango Oil and Gas and subsidiaries from 2005 until February 2014. Duncan has over 35 years of experience in the energy industry and has served in a variety of domestic and international management positions relating to natural gas and oil exploration. Aside from his domestic experience, Duncan worked and resided in Dubai, Ecuador, Africa, Indonesia, China, UK and Ukraine developing the assets with local government entities and foreign partners. He served as president and COO for USENCO...

College grads, take heart: You're entering best job market in years

Mon, May 23, 2016 - 5:04pm

by Jill Cowan

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, the denizens of Southern Methodist University’s campus seemed to move at a leisurely pace.

A few cyclists clicked along the pathways and the stately brick buildings, with their bright white colonnades, were quiet. Commencement had taken place a few days earlier.

But for Regina James, the busy season was getting into full swing.

“There are still students who are in transition. They’re either waiting to hear back about offers — there’s a little anxiousness there — or they’re students that maybe just didn’t get around to the search, so they’re starting to reach...

Beyond the aesthetic

Mon, May 23, 2016 - 3:18pm

By Julian Gill 

Lecturer Laura Storm of the Merchandising and Digital Retailing department, spoke on how more college students are embracing vintage clothing and resale shops. 

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