Student Activities/Organizations

Group protests killings by police

Fri, Feb 13, 2015 - 11:57am

About a dozen members of a campus feminist group gathered outside of Willis Library at the University of North Texas on Thursday morning. They held signs reading: “Black women matter” and “No justice. No peace. No racist police.”

The Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, a student-led group, was regularly drowned out by a bigger and louder Mean Green basketball pep rally about a hundred yards away, but the students doggedly told the stories of black women and girls killed by police.

Each story ended with the speaker declaring: “We remember your name. We remember your story.”

Christy Medrano, a senior in...

Five Fresh Big/Little DIYs

Mon, Feb 2, 2015 - 12:31pm

The bond you have with your big or little is one that has no comparison. A big often acts as a mentor, guiding their little through their college career, helping them grow academically and emotionally. If you are debating what to get the girl who already has everything, you can never go wrong with creating some of these easy, yet trendy crafts.


“I had recently discovered that I liked making collages, so I wanted to try it out as gift, and I simply used all things related to Sigma Lambda Gamma to put it together. “ -Kerissa Manns, University of North...

King’s legacy marches on

Tue, Jan 20, 2015 - 11:43am

Calls to service and the significance of historic civil rights efforts were among the themes that ran through Denton’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy Monday.

Residents on Wilson Street watched from their porches and front yards as people of all ages and backgrounds marched, holding signs with King’s image and quotes. They sang gospel songs like “This Little Light of Mine.” One marcher carried a boombox in hand, and from it came King’s voice, his speeches.

“I think it’s wonderful,” Susie McAdams said of the sights as she marched. “It’s great, and I love the fact that it’s not only African-Americans....

Climate activists gather to launch local chapter

Thu, Jan 8, 2015 - 11:01am

Activists hope to launch a local chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby, an international nonprofit dedicated to creating the political will to address climate change, in Denton this week.

The chapter launch is one of six planned nationwide in the next few weeks. Denton and other new chapters planned in California, New Hampshire and South Carolina would join 222 chapters formed across the globe since 2007.

An initial meeting is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday in Room 176 of the Environmental Education, Science and Technology Building at the University of North Texas.


Adding guns will not help

Thu, Dec 18, 2014 - 9:06am

About 36,000 students nationwide have joined an organization seeking the right to carry concealed weapons on college campuses.

Our hope is the effort will fail — on Capitol Hill and in the state capital, where these students have an ally in Rep. Heath VanNatter of Kokomo.

The group called Students for Concealed Carry on Campus argues students and faculty members who are licensed to carry concealed weapons should be allowed to pack their guns along with their textbooks.

A student at the University of North Texas started the movement after an upperclassman went on a rampage at Virginia Tech, killing 32 people...