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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
DET81 RECORD There's a good reason for the mandatory helittetrule: the game is all in good Inn. but tilings can get Competitive and aggressive, Lightfoot said. "We kind of get looked at funny by a lot of cyclists and a lot of people ill town, he said, "We're not all avid cyclists. A great number of the people who plaj are faculty or teachers." About 30 to 50 cyclists meet up Outside the UKE Language Building on Tuesdays. at 9 p.m. for Tuesday Bike Might. The group Cruises the streets of Denton, choosing different routes. "The culture for it here is underground,'' said Howard Draper; a local bike activisit who runs the blog Bike Denton. "I tend to not blog about all those tilings on Bike Denton because I don't to want to ruin it. I don't want define I be culture for everybody else." Bike accidents Denton resident Casey Sparks, a friend hdusi^ of Lightfoot's, was hit by a car April 27 on Locust Street while lie was riding home from the Denton Arts and Jazz fest. Sparks passed away six...
Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
CM THE RECORD HOME SWEET HOME DENTON'S QU S 0 BUSINESSES BY BEINf PEYTON Dentonites don't have to venture far from the comfort of.their own residences to find themselves at home. Many of the city's most popular restaurants, bars and clubs are in old, often historic, houses. Offering a refreshing change of pace from cookie culler style restaurant chains are these one of a kind in-house businesses, each with its own character and ever-evolving story. Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant If you ever pay a visit to Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant, you'll most likely find yourself enjoying a relaxing and intimate candlelit dinner. Forty years ago, a trip to 82"! N. Locust St. would have been a less pleasant experience. The house, built in 1938, was occupied b\ L.W. MacKenna Dentist's office in the 1960s after its initial residents moved out. A handful of other businesses set up shop in the former home before it became one of Denton's most well- known restaurants. Owner Giuseppe Brownell said he k...
Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
CM THE RECORD The blend of modernism and Texas traditionalism evident in some of Denton's most iconic buildings can be attributed to the singular style of O'Neil Ford, a longtime Denton resident who was one of the most renowned and prominent architects in the U. S. In his lifetime, Ford was appointed in the Sational Council on the Arts by President Lyndon B. Johnson and remains the only human to ever be given the title of National Historic Landmark. Ford, who died in 1982, is behind the distinguished design of I lie Little Chapel in the Woods at Texas Woman's University, the gazebo that still stands on 1THT campus near the Language building, renovations at the Emily Fowler Public Library and many other buildings in tlie city. Ford's Stray Born in Pink Hill, Texas, Ford moved to Denton in 1917. His Texas roots heavily influenced his architectural design style, said Peggy Biddle, director of the Dfinlufi County Gourthouse-pn-the- S quare Museum. "Because Texas is known for its heat, m...
Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
DET81 RECORD A BREAK FROM REALITY DEMTONITES UNITE OVER GAMES. COMICS BY KATIE OLSON There exists an unfortunate stereotype of certain segments of modern American youth: sitting alone in a basement, spending hours with either a stack of comic books or a computer buzzing from the effort of running the latest video game. However; in Denton, watching televised video game competitions, playing Dungeons and Dragons and dressing up like character from comic books aren't individual pursuits, but community events that bring together all walks of life. Vigilant Video Gamers BRT computer science graduate Joey Lietchy started ''Barcraft'' in Denton, when he realized that there was a sizable group of people with a shared interest of watching online gamers duke it out by playing a strategy game, "Starcraft,'' that calls on mastering economy management and about 100 different units, each with very specific attributes. Barcraft brings together dozens of Dentonites at venues around Denton to watch ...
Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
CM THE RECORD spring semesters to play table top and card games that fall outside of the norm — the. club rarely whips out "Scrabble" or "Battleship." "When people think board games they think 'Monopoly and that's not really what we re about,'' saidTINT Gamers' President and journalism senior Michael Hutehins: "A lol of I he games we play are European- style board games that are mainly about economy or building something." The group plays game such as "Scltiers of Catan," "Magic: llie Gathering" and i iccasii it i;iIK "I 'i >ki •! 11< hi. Hutehins said the gamers usually attract the most attention when playing Malijong, a heated four- player game similar to rummy. T3MT Gamers' Glub is registered as a sports club, and Hutehins said the group is thrilled to see newcomers take a shot at a tabletop game. "Hook to it as it were as giving the sports club family something they wouldn't normally have," Hutehins said. "We get people who normally wouldn't come to the rec center evenif t...
Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
ON THE RECORD RESEARCH FLYING HIGH PROFESSOR HELP'S CONSERVATION EFFORT BY EMILY HOPKINS In about 15 years, ll m • population of South Asia's Oriental White-backed Vulture declined by 99 percent — from millions to less than HUM*) - killed by a Contamination of the birds' food supply. It started with cattle, who, shortly after being treated for arthritic symptoms with an anti-inflammatory drug, would die. Vul- tures who feasted on the dead cattle would die within 24 hours, again and again, dete- riorating the species' population and mo- tivating scientists to investigate. Researchers at OiTT are trying to under- stand the factors of endangerment and ex- tinction and to aid in reversing the trend. Assistant professor of biology Jeff John- son has been studying avian species since 1998, and is currently focusing on endan- gered birds of prey such as hawks, falcons, eagles and vultures. Conservation is tire main focus of John- son's work, His research is used in conser- vation managemen...
Page 25 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
ON THE RECORD GOING WITH THE FLOW HOW DENTON GETS ITS WATER SO TASTT BY UFA PEYTON For.residents of Denton, some: of the best-tasting water in the countn is always on tap. The city was a top-5 finalist in the U.S. Conference of Mayors" 2011 ''BestTasting City Water-in America" contest, and the state of Texas recently awarded Denton with ''superior" water status. Two separate water treatment facilities are constantly at work, churning millions of gallons of natural water into a superior product that meets the demands of almost 120,000 residents. Lake Ray Roberts Water Treatment facility operator hen Blount said water quality is tested .every fifteen minutes to ensure the water's excellence is never compromised, a process he called a cut above tire spot-checking conducted by bottled water companies. As water moves through the various stages of the treatment process, it gradually becomes cleaner and has a visibility similar to that of a swimming pool. "It's always inviting," Blount sai...
Page 26 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
DET81 RECORD A LOOK UNDER THE HOOD PETERBILT MOTORS PLANT IN DE BY JASON YANG E arth is under attack. While the planet is in a state of chaos, four asteroids; hurtle through space. Struggling to conceal robotic, humanoid forms after making their fiery landings, the asteroids- turned-alien-robots morph into cars for cover. While most of the robots from the movie "Transformers * choose speed over size, their leader, Optimus Prime, selects heavy duty, blue truck with a red flame decal - model 379 by Peterbilt Motors, manufactured at the company's plant in Denton. The fictional robot commanders choice is sensible,Peterbiltis one ofthree major American truck manufacturing companies, and a Torluiic top-.160 company. Founded in 1939, Peterbilt opened its manufacturing facility in Denton in 1980. By 1993,.Denton was also: home to the company's headquarters and its lone IIS. manufacturing plant. With 1,500 to 1,700 nonunion workers, Peterbilt is the 8th largest employer in Denton County acco...
Page 27 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
CM THE RECORD WAYS TO STAY THRIFTY OPINION BY H. DREW BLACKBURN 1_E D'S AFFORDABLE FINDS W e have all heard tile tired phrase "One persons trash is another person's treasure," before. I lowiAm those words ring particularly true in Denton, Texas. With a surplus of thrifty stores, it is virtually impossible to not pick up some affordable, prized items while out shopping. Here are some places you should be scouring for treasure. Mad World Records 115 W. Hickory St. Mad World Records is Denton's lone record store. There are definitely a large number of places that sell records and have a wider selection, but at Mad World you'll get specificity and the chance to listen to some great music as you peruse the store. Mad World has both new releases and classics in stock, as well as a quirky used record section full of hidden gems. A huge section of CDs from local bands and a vintage Atari game system are stowed away in the back. Recycled Books 200 Locust St. When nerds die, it's entirely pos...
Page 28 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
DET81 RECORD WHERE ARE THE Y NOW? LARRY MGMCRTRY BY NADIA HILL \\ filer and IINT graduate Larry Me- M ii i'ti'v s first found success by writing an 840-page West- fern epic criticizing the genre he be- came famous in. After writing more than 20 nov- els including the Western classic "Lonesome Dove/* winning an Oscar for his work on the "Brokeback Moun- tain" screenplay, suffering and surviv- ing a heart attack and nursing himself back to health, McMurtry returned to his hometown in Archer City, T\. Writing a Sequel to his bestseller Lonesome Dove inspired a new chap- ter in his life, and he went on to turn the original novel into a successful Series: While piecing together his lifelong dream of transforming a town into multiple bookstores full of rare, used works, McMurtry found a new lease on life. Archer City now boasts four build- ings with mare than a million books collected from around the world, and continues to grow under McMurtry's watch. Writing fiction was McMurtry's life ...
Page 29 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
CM THE RECORD FROM SUN BELT TO C-USA T ATHLETICS MOVING CONFERENCES BY RYNE GANNOE & KYLE HARTY The Mean Green nation is moving. I NT \ihlclic.s will join Confer- ence: USA officially on July I. 2013, leaving behind the Sun Belt Con- ference for good. UNT has been a member of the Sun Belt, which includes no other Texas uni- versities, since 2001. UNT now has the opportunity to build new, local rivalries, •Ti ns is validation that the progress we have made in our athletic programs in conjunction with our university's aca- demic reputation has made Us a suitable for high standards of Conference USA," Athletic Director Bick Villarreal said in a press release. "Conference USA pro- vides a great partnership with several schools in our geographic proximity and will help all of us create outstanding re- gional rivalries:" Also joining Conference USA are Florida International, Louisiana Tech, University of Texas. San \iiloniu. Uni- versity of North Carolina Charlotte and, most recently,...
Page 30 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
DET81 RECORD HANDMADE MADE EASY GRAD GRAINS, SELLS GOODS AT HO BY MICHELLE HEATH Corey Troiani taught himself how to make soap one night while living in the dining room of his I >n ill lev's apartment. "I did some research and attempted to figure it out over night, and I did,''Troiani said. ""Sort of." Troiani, who graduated from HIT this spring with a bachelor s degree in anthro- pology, uses a cold-process soap-making technique, which involves mixing various heated oils with water and lye. He blends everything in a kitchen mix- er he borrowed from his dad and uses an assortment of essential oils for different mitts and colors. Troiani s original concern vvas making chemical-free soap for his skin, but con- tinued experimentation eventually lead to the Creation of Bernard Street Hand- made Goods. I If runs I lie business from his house at 1112 Bernard St., selling all- natural products at an affordable price. Troiani's inventory sits on a bookshelf in his home and includes all-n...
Page 31 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
CM THE RECORD BY THE NUMBERS 18.500.000 5 GALLONS OL WATER USED PER DAY IN THE CITL OF DENTON 75 TURBINES OPERATE AT WOLF RIDGE WIND FARM GENERATING 112,5 MW OF ELECTRICAL POWER 223 Bottles OF JIM BFAM SOLD AT KY LOU'S II 15 RESEARCH CLUSTERS ATUNT NUMBER OF SCHOOLS JOINING CONFERENCE USA D GRAPHICS BY S VM WTI IA GUZMAN & PARNIA TAHAMZADEH JUNE 2012 3'
Page 32 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 15 June 2012
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 July 2012
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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 July 2012
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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 July 2012
' ATI IF RECORD li 4 ON THE RECORD STAFF EDITOR IN CHIEF PAUL BOTTONI MANA3ING EDITOR ALEX MACON RHOTO EDITOR JAMES COREAS MULTIMEDIA S, DESICN EDITOR SAM WTU \ GUZMAN FROM LERTO RIGHT: JAMES COREAS, PAUL BOTTONI, SAMANTHA GUZMAN, ALEX MACON SENIOR STAFF WRITERS Nicole Balderas Ashley Grant SENIOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS Desiree Cousineau Amber Plumley STAFF PHOTOGRAPHERS Nicole Arnold Tyler Cleveland STAFF DESIGNERS Parnia Tahamzadeh Andrew Tellez FAFF WRITERS Pablo Arauz Caroline Basile H. Drew Blackburn Ashley-Crystal Firstley Ryne Gannoe Kyle Harty Michelle Heath Nadia Hill Emily Hopkins Ben Peyton Jason Yang SPECIAL CONTRIBUTOR Sean Gorman CORRECTION: In June's issue of On The Record magazine, the story "Denton's Bike Culture" incorrectly stated that Denton resident Casey Sparks died after being hit by a car while riding his bike. No vehicle was involved in the accident that killed Sparks, who struck his head after falling from a bike and died in the hospital days later. The story ...
Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — On the Record — 13 July 2012
GST' THE: RECORD I CHANGING OF THE GUARD DONUTS NOT JUST FOR THE GROWN-UPS BY MICHELLE HEATH Something's changed at Denton Square Donuts. The donuts are still square, art still adonis the walls and I lie coffee is still brewed, every morning. Rut now two teenagers and a 20-year old are calling mo st of the shots. Denton resident Jackie Strausz and her three children - Camden, Hunter and Jett Resselman - bought the donut dispensary on.Mayl, Twenty-year-old Camden, a vocal performance sophomOreatTexasWoman's University saw the shop was up for sale in a Facebook post April 18. Camden emailed the Owners to let them know she and her.brothers were interested..A week and a half later, the family had a pastry store to call their own. "Everything was pretty spontaneous and unexpected." Car rid en said. KI definitely didn't think I would become an owner of Denton S quare Donuts." Camden, along with Hunter, 18, and Jett, 14, combined their savings, to pay for about three-quarters of the' shop,...