Student Activities/Organizations

Students feast, forge fellowship
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Mon, Nov 24, 2014 - 9:42am

One of Brenda Sweeten’s major concerns going into holiday breaks is what some students have or don’t have planned.

Sweeten is the adviser of the University of North Texas student group PUSH, which is an organization for foster care alumni — current UNT students who lived in foster care at some point in their youth. While some were adopted and have families, others aged out of the foster care system at age 18 and don’t have anywhere to go for the holidays.

Sweeten will host a Thanksgiving meal for these students, their spouses and children at her home tonight.

“Some of them may go home with boyfriends and...

Texas university student governments endorse Houston-Dallas high-speed rail service
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Mon, Nov 24, 2014 - 9:38am

Student government associations at Sam Houston State University and the University of North Texas issued resolutions this month in support of Texas Central Railway's proposal to build a high-speed rail line from Dallas to Houston.

Both organization's resolutions emphasized that the service would allow students to commute to campus and access professional development opportunities in Dallas and Houston, according to a press release from the National Association of Railroad Passengers (NARP). The association has a campaign underway to recruit "the next generation of transportation leaders."

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Students feast, forge fellowship
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Sun, Nov 23, 2014 - 10:18pm

One of Brenda Sweeten’s major concerns going into holiday breaks is what some students have or don’t have planned.

Sweeten is the adviser of the University of North Texas student group PUSH, which is an organization for foster care alumni — current UNT students who lived in foster care at some point in their youth. While some were adopted and have families, others aged out of the foster care system at age 18 and don’t have anywhere to go for the holidays.

Sweeten will host a Thanksgiving meal for these students, their spouses and children at her home tonight.

“Some of them may go home with boyfriends and...

North Texas immigrant advocates prayed for reforms
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Fri, Nov 21, 2014 - 2:53pm

Ramiro Luna can envision a day when immigrant mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters work and live in the United States without fear of deportation.

But if that doesn’t seem realistic right now, Luna doesn’t mind.

He’s used to being called a Dreamer.

“This is not political. It’s personal,” said Luna, a co-founder of the North Texas Dream Team, an activist group made up mostly of American-raised children of illegal immigrants — college students and graduates — who have pushed for immigration reform since about 2009.

Luna and many of...

UNT students ‘make music with ghosts’ at electronic fest this weekend
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Wed, Nov 19, 2014 - 11:36am

This weekend, the University of North Texas is hosting an electronic music festival that promises to reshape the common perceptions of computer-made music.

Graduate students from five colleges will perform original “electroacoustic” works on Friday and Saturday as part of the free 14th annual Electric LaTex festival.

Don’t mistake this event for a fist-pumping rave — it’s more a showcase of electronic sound design. Or as Andrew May, director of UNT’s Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI), describes it, “making music with ghosts.”

The term electroacoustic refers to “any music...