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The High Five
7:36 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Holy Cow! Macaulay Culkin's Band, The Pizza Underground, Is Coming To Dallas

Macaulay Culkin during his younger years.
Fan Pop

Five stories that have North Texas talking: Macaulay Culkin’s band is coming to Dallas; UNT scores big in the Heart of Dallas Bowl; the top Texas albums of 2013, and more:

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Education
11:44 am
Thu December 12, 2013

UNT Selects Neal Smatresk, A Nevada College President, As Its Next Leader

Neal Smatresk will be the new president of UNT.
UNT

The University of North Texas System Board of Regents voted unanimously today to name Neal Smatresk president of UNT.

Smatresk succeeds V. Lane Rawlins, who announced in March that he would retire at the end of the year.

Rawlins will stay on until Feb. 3, when Smatresk will start work.

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Education
8:13 am
Thu November 21, 2013

UNT Students Make Rap Video That Goes Viral: 'School So Fly That The Haters Don't Stop'

The University of North Texas in Denton has produced a rap video that’s been watched more than 30,000 times on YouTube.
YouTube/UNT

UNT is one mean green rappin' machine.

The University of North Texas in Denton has produced a rap video that’s been watched more than 30,000 times on YouTube.

In UNT Rap Anthem, UNT students trash other North Texas schools: “Take a lesson from this mean green master. These other Texas schools are like a natural disaster.”

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The High Five
7:04 am
Thu November 21, 2013

UNT Produces Viral Rap Video: 'School So Fly That The Haters Don't Stop'

The University of North Texas has produced a rap video that’s been watched more than 30,000 times on YouTube.
YouTube/UNT

Five stories that have North Texas talking: UNT produces a rap video; a Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler trade; Sulphur Springs is home to one of America’s best bathrooms, and more.

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Education
4:06 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

TAB Wants Perry To Veto Bill That Reduced Number of Year End Tests

TAB President/CEO Bill Hammond, with microphone, at higher education forum in Dallas
Bill Zeeble KERA News

The Texas Association of Business (TAB) wants Governor Rick Perry to veto the education bill that reduced end-of-course high school exams from fifteen to five. But given how many lawmakers voted for the measure, odds seem against it.  

                    

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Bah Humbug
12:41 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

What's The Worst Christmas Song Ever, And Why?

Even the cats howl at some of these holiday songs.
Russ Flickr

We consulted UNT’s Steve Wiest, the jazzman who directs the famed One O’Clock Lab Band, about the particulars of terrible tunes. Turns out, there is an explanation.

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Sports
11:56 am
Wed December 5, 2012

Are Cities Like Dallas To Blame For The Hockey Lockout?

Former Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco hangs his head during his last leg with the team.
Kaz Andrew flickr

Pro hockey might have to slash its entire season as a lockout that started last September drags on. So why can't hockey kick up the revenue it needs for sustainable profit? Maybe because of cities like Dallas that lack a broad, enthusiastic fan base, says Todd Jewell, a sports economics professor at the University of North Texas in Denton.

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Health/Science
6:00 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Going Green: The Practical Payoffs Of Kenaf

UNT scientists Dr. Nandika D'Souza and Dr. Michael Allen are transforming the kenaf plant into a building material.

A plant that grows quickly and cheaply in Texas may become an alternative to building materials that are non-biodegradable, and may someday change the way businesses like Brown's Boat Repair in Mesquite operate. 

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Education
1:23 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Plano Teen Could Win Big Science Prize

Andrew Xu of San Francisco, Kevin Chang of Plano and Kevin Tian of Austin, won the $6,000 team scholarship at the Siemens Foundation?s regional competition in math, science and technology last weekend in Austin. (Photo courtesy of the Siemens Foundation)

Dallas, TX – 16 year-old high school junior Kevin Chang, from Plano, could win a prestigious national science contest later this morning. The top prize is $100,000 in scholarship money. KERA's Bill Zeeble talked to Chang in Washington D.C., the site of the finals.

Chang attends the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, a kind of specialty high school at UNT. The teen says he's loved mathematics from elementary school days.

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