UNT Working to Retain More Black Male Students

The University of North Texas is taking on a troubling statistic. The school found that it is retaining just over 73 percent of its African American male students. But several campus groups are trying to make a difference.

Joshua Okpara says the campus environment drew him to UNT.

“The best part of the college experience is you write your own story," said Okpara, a senior marketing major.

But like many college students soon find out, you can’t write that story alone.


Argyle ranch helping trauma survivors gets marketing help from UNT

An Argyle ranch that helps people and animals when other therapies fail is getting help itself from a group of University of North Texas marketing students.

Founder Bob Williams started Ranch Hand Rescue Counseling Center and Animal Sanctuary nine years ago as a combined rescue facility for animals and therapy center for trauma survivors who don’t respond well to traditional counseling. The organization’s mission is strong, but the group struggles in other ways.

“They have great potential, but the messaging is confusing,” said Robin...

UNT students promote community through combination of offbeat sports

Sun, Sep 4, 2016 - 11:51pm

The University of North Texas is often revered for the spirit of its active and free-thinking students — a charge that applies to those both in and out of the classroom.

At the grassy area in front of Clark Hall, this principle is put into practice as students gather Sunday for the marriage of two lesser-known, but equally interesting pastimes: AcroYoga and slacklining.

“It’s an exciting physical and mental challenge,” senior geography student Will Primrose said of his discipline of slacklining. “Plus, it’s great exercise.”

Slacklining is the act of walking in midair across webbing tied between two trees....

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Cash-Strapped College Students In Need Of Free Food Pantries

Wed, Apr 27, 2016 - 8:00am

For many cash-strapped college students, school is a daunting and overwhelming time.

Now, many community colleges and universities are reporting that financial strains are causing many of the students to go hungry. For example, The University of North Texas in Denton is one of a handful of schools across the state that’s battling campus hunger by offering a food...

Humble resident named Miss Texas International

Fri, Apr 22, 2016 - 8:00am

Humble resident Taylor Ashworth wasn’t sure what emotion she felt first — shock, happy, elation — when the emcee called her name as the winner of Miss Texas International.

“I was shaking, crying and was the best moment in my life; I didn’t know how to feel because I was so happy and wanted to cry,” Ashworth said. “It’s been a whirlwind of events and out of this world. I’m from Humble which is a small town. I’m a small town girl with big dreams.”

She was crowned during the Texas International Pageant held April 10 at the Granville Arts Center in Dallas.

Ashworth, who graduated from St. Pius X High School in...

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