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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UNT plans residence hall project

By Jenna Duncan

DALLAS — There will be 500 new beds on the University of North Texas campus by summer 2018, the first of a two-phase residence hall project the university’s Board of Regents approved Friday.

Although there are no preliminary plans drafted, the project will be in two phases: 500 beds by 2018 for $44.8 million and another 500 beds at least a year later for $48.2 million. The estimated costs are based on the final calculations for the university’s newest dorm, Rawlins Hall, which opened last fall.

Administrators estimate construction on the second phase of the project will start in 2019 but could...

Tac on another win

By Brett Vito

Acheil Tac stared nervously at the rim after hoisting a shot as the final seconds ran off the clock in North Texas’ game against Southern Mississippi on Saturday at the Super Pit.

Terra Ellison cocked her head and leaned to the side, hoping to will her teammate’s last-ditch attempt into the net.

The ball bounced, bounced again and again before finally dropping through with 0.4 seconds left to give the Mean Green a thrilling 57-55 win against the Golden Eagles.

“I was lucky coach gave me the opportunity,” Tac said. “It was up there for a while before it went in. It felt good.”