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Mayborn speaker Sebastian Junger shares lessons on tribes and combat
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What caused Colonial settlers to run away to join up with Native American tribes, and what does that have to do with recent combat veterans returning home to find themselves missing life in the war zone? Best-selling author Sebastian Junger explores the human need for the kind of strong, intimate bonds that can be found in tribal societies in his 2016 book Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

He recently spoke with staff writer David Tarrant for this Q&A, which has been edited for clarity and brevity.

Junger is scheduled to be the keynote speaker Saturday, July 22, at the...

Briefly: University of North Texas
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Elizabeth Burgin, a doctoral student studying counseling, is now a 2017 Tillman Scholar. 

The honor from the Pat Tillman Foundation recognizes and provides scholarships to members of the military, veterans and spouses. Her husband, Capt. Russ Burgin, is an ROTC instructor at UNT after serving in the Army.

Elizabeth Burgin is focusing her research on military health care and counseling. She is one of 60 students nationwide named to the 2017 class of scholars.

Fun Fact: How The Eli Young Band got its name
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I have said it time and time again that I am full of useless knowledge. It’s about time that I share some of that knowledge with you in a new blog called “Fun Fact Fridays!”From who wrote a song to just a random fun fact about an artist, you might be surprised by some of the things I have stored in my head.This Friday, I want to talk about the Eli Young Band. Did you know that there is not a single member of the band named Eli Young?Fun fact for ya: their name is just a combination of the founding two member’s last names — singer Mike Eli and guitarist James Young. The two met in college at the University of North Texas. Later,...

Discover Denton Welcome Center to celebrate birthday and Independence Day
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Happy Fourth of July! This is one of my favorite holidays. I'm not sure how it became a favorite as a kid — perhaps gathering with family at the lake, eating watermelon, homemade ice cream and shooting fireworks.

Wonderful memories, those are. As an adult, I think it's more the patriotism that swells in my heart among flags, fireworks and the national anthem. While I am always proud to be an American, that pride ramps up as we join together from coast to coast to celebrate our nation's beginnings.

History.com takes us back 241 years, to the day we were born: "In June 1776, representatives of the 13 colonies...

Local film pundits weigh the relevance of movie critics
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On June 8, filmmaker Alex Kurtzman set the entertainment world ablaze when he told Business Insider that movie “critics and audiences don’t always sing the same song.” Despite grossing more than twice its $125 million budget, The Mummy, directed by Kurtzman and starring Tom Cruise, was universally panned by film critics.

In response to the 15 percent approval rating from critic aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes, Kurtzman said he “made a film for audiences and not critics.” His statement reignited the prevailing debate over whether critics ultimately sway the public’s interest in seeing...

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