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Adele sweeps Grammy Awards with 5 wins
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Mon, Feb 13, 2017 - 5:25am

By Mesfin Fekadu

LOS ANGELES — Even though Adele flubbed during her live performance at the Grammys, she walked away the belle of the ball: She took home five awards Sunday night, including album, record and song of the year.

She beat Beyonce in the top three categories with her comeback album 25, and repeated her accomplishments from 2012, when the British star also won album, song and record of the year at the Grammys.

She used her speech to honor Beyonce and her groundbreaking Lemonade album, which was also nominated.

“The way you make my friends feel, the way you...

NASA-sponsored learning camp at UNT launches imaginations into orbit
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Sat, Feb 11, 2017 - 11:28pm

By Matt Payne

On a bright, unseasonably warm February afternoon, 20 pairs of young, awestruck eyes gazed straight toward the sun.

That’s frowned upon by eye doctors, but these 20 youngsters equipped themselves with Eclipse Shades — glasses made with a black polymer filter that blocks all light except for that from the sun.

In practice for watching the solar eclipse that will occur on Aug. 21, the students stared into the sunlight. And, metaphorically speaking, into potential futures in science, technology, engineering and math.

“I learned so much I didn’t think was possible in science,” said Sanger ISD...

APEX Arts League Brings the Jazz at Ninth-Annual Festival
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Fri, Feb 10, 2017 - 7:12am

By Audrey Sellers

Get ready for a jazzed-up Saturday night—The APEX Arts League presents The One O’Clock Lab Band in concert on Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church for its ninth-annual APEX Jazz Festival.

The One O’Clock, under the new and exciting direction of Alan Baylock, is the premier performing jazz ensemble from the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies Program. The One O’Clock is a seven-time Grammy-nominated ensemble and has produced a multitude of great composers, performers and educators all throughout the world, recording more...

8 Simply Amazing University Buildings
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Sun, Feb 5, 2017

By Karen White

Outside the classroom, students and faculty can't help but stay engaged thanks to these stimulating university buildings. For more inspiration, check out our educational spaces board on Pinterest.

1. Pratt Institute’s film and video department by Jack Esterson...

15 years later, Smart shares story of abduction, hope
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Fri, Feb 10, 2017 - 12:02am

By Jackie Guerrero

Activist and former child abductee Elizabeth Smart spoke to a sold-out lecture crowd of University of North Texas students, alumni and guests Thursday night at the University’s Union Lyceum as part as the UNT Distinguished Lectured Series.

After being kidnapped and abducted at the age of 14, Smart continues to spread her message and share her story almost 15 years later, now married and pregnant.

Smart opened her lecture by talking about how people and their problems are “universal.”

“No matter who you are,” Smart said. “Where you are from, what stage in life you are in, we all have...