Student Activities/Organizations

Torn in Middle America
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Thu, Nov 6, 2014 - 7:45pm

An Oklahoma couple grapples with the suicide of their openly gay son in Broken Heart Land.

The University of North Texas Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Studies Program will screen the 2014 documentary at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 184 in UNT’s Radio, TV, Film and Performing Arts Building, at 1155 Union Circle.

The documentary by filmmakers Jeremy Stulberg and Randy Stulberg follows the parents of Zack Harrington, who committed suicide at age 19 after the family’s hometown of Norman, Oklahoma, bogged down in a hot debate over the city’s proposal to recognize a whole month as LGBT History Month....

Campuses take on Quidditch
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Wed, Nov 5, 2014 - 12:12pm

treaks of red and yellow flash across the field as students try to grasp a makeshift broomstick between their legs. They rush from one end of the field to another, trying to get the ball through the goal to get a point.

This isn’t an awkward version of football. This is Quidditch.

Quidditch has steadily gained traction across university campuses as a semicontact sport inspired by the Harry Potter series. Several students found this as a new way to exercise and hang out with their friends.

“It’s a really strategic game, as well as a physical one,” art senior Ryan Farrell said. “Quidditch is multifaceted, and...

Gender-Neutral Restrooms Open at UNT
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Mon, Oct 27, 2014 - 10:25pm

On Friday, UNT officially began making its students' daily bodily activities a little less uncomfortable, with the opening of several gender-neutral restrooms on campus. The move comes as part of the yearlong push by the university to combat campus discrimination. The school has committed $100,000 toward building gender-neutral restrooms. Restrooms already exist in dormitories, but will now expand to public buildings.

"UNT being a state school, this is all an initiative driven by the student body in...

UNT students sign up to make a difference
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Mon, Oct 27, 2014 - 11:10am

Hundreds of University of North Texas students are signed up to do volunteer work on Saturday for the university’s Make A Difference Day.

An estimated 1,000 to 1,200 students will volunteer at more than 20 sites, with work ranging from trash pickup to organizing donated items at local Goodwill locations. Some students will also work at local schools, including UNT’s campus.

The event is organized by the university’s Center for Leadership and Service and is part of a larger national movement.

‘FrackNation’ to screen at UNT, director to visit
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Mon, Oct 27, 2014 - 10:55am

The University of North Texas College Republicans will present a screening of the documentary FrackNation at 5 p.m. Tuesday, and director Phelim McAleer will answer questions after the screening.

The screening will be in Room 73 of UNT’s Business Leadership Building, 1307 W. Highland St.

FrackNation documents McAleer’s search for the truth about hydraulic fracturing, a technique used by the oil and gas industry to unlock oil and gas reserves in shale and other geological formations.

The filmmaker confronts “green...