UNT General

"Barrel Monsters" are Back on I-35E

Wed, May 6, 2015 - 12:21pm

A 20-foot-tall Lego man, an elephant, and a construction cone UNT Eagle are just a few of the monsters parked along Interstate 35E this spring.

For the second year in a row, AGL Constructors and the 35Express Project revealed the Barrel Monster campaign Tuesday morning.

Workers on the 30 mile, $1.4 billion construction project made the giant creations out of construction cones and other pieces of safety equipment in observance of the construction industry’s National Safety Week.


Therapy dogs to the rescue

Sun, May 3, 2015 - 4:15pm

The semester is winding down and the stress level is building. That can mean only one thing for UB students: therapy dogs to the rescue!

The dogs are back in town, returning to the UB Libraries for the eighth edition of Stress Relief Days, an event where students can get away from their textbooks to relax with a four-legged friend.

Students can find the dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4-6 in B-15 on the lower level of the Health Sciences Library (HSL) on the South Campus.

The following week the dogs will travel to the North Campus. They will be available for head pats and belly rubs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May...

Georgetown students take pledge to end 'urinal privilege'

Thu, Apr 30, 2015 - 12:22pm

The two latest trends sweeping colleges and universities across the U.S. are a demand for gender-neutral bathrooms and peer-to-peer shaming of "privileged" students.

At California Polytechnic University, students recently held a “shit-in” to demand that administrators add more “all gender” restrooms to the 17 existing locations on Cal Poly’s campus. Despite an impending budget crisis, the University of North Texas allocated $100,000 last fall to renovate old restrooms and...

Holding down the fort

Wed, Apr 29, 2015 - 12:53pm

Jim Hammond has a passion for history. You can hear it in the way he talks about numerous historic forts throughout Texas. He’s especially keen on Fort Belknap where, in January, he and his wife, Amber, became the facility’s new caretakers. Originally from the East Texas town of Athens, Hammond left at age 21 and, as he puts it, bounced around from college to college. He spent a significant portion of his time in Denton at the University of North Texas, but it wasn’t until he attended Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls that he earned his bachelor’s degree in 2010, and then got his master’s degree in history at MSU in...

Boom Goes the Radio: Why Dallas’ Classic Hip-Hop Station Is the Best in Town

Tue, Apr 28, 2015 - 11:04am

On the drive home from work not long ago, this is what I heard on Boom 94.5: Craig Mack’s “Flava in Ya Ear” (unfortunately not the remix with Notorious B.I.G.), Ludacris’ “Southern Hospitality,” J-Kwon’s “Tipsy,” House of Pain’s “Jump Around,” Heavy D’s “Big Daddy,” finally the Biggie Smalls I was craving via “Sky’s the Limit,” Jay Z’s “Encore,” Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby,” Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” UGK’s “Tell Me Something Good,” and—sort of incongruously—Newcleus’ “Jam On It,” a single from 1984 that barely qualifies as hip-hop as most people know it today.

Can you hear all of those songs on Spotify or...