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    The drag that is COVID-19

The drag that is COVID-19

Submitted by Gabriel Belmonte Pulsing neon lights cut through the dark air leading up to the stairs of the famous Rose Room inside Station 4, the Dallas club giant. Behind two cloudy glass doors lies a high-energy room. People are sitting, standing and hollering as a stunning drag queen twirls

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    New student organization aims to help students realize their potential in the fall

New student organization aims to help students realize their potential in the fall

In her time at UNT, biology senior Pariya Ghofrani has served on multiple executive boards, maintained a high level of campus involvement and a high 00. She credits her ability to find balance between several types of responsibility with her interest in the concept of neurology and how people can

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    Grace Like Rain provides support and community for the homeless

Grace Like Rain provides support and community for the homeless

Some families have been left without funds to pay for their housing amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Grace Like Rain, a Denton nonprofit, has taken initiatives to support families in need through providing housing or rental assistance.  “We are a nonprofit that works with families that are facing crisis or [are]

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    House of Vintage showcases merchandise online for residents

House of Vintage showcases merchandise online for residents

Many small local businesses are struggling due to the spread of COVID-19. Despite closures and shelter-in-place guidelines, businesses like House of Vintage are able to maintain operations through their online presence. House of Vintage is a small, online-based store in the Denton area led by Shawn Bullock and her husband,

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    Active Minds provides mental health resources for members during pandemic

Active Minds provides mental health resources for members during pandemic

As students deal with the changes caused by COVID-19, many students have experienced struggles with mental health, so Active Minds has been providing support for students to help them get through the rest of the semester. The UNT student organization aims to break the stigma surrounding mental health in college students.

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    Salsa with Jo continues to foster community through virtual dance lessons

Salsa with Jo continues to foster community through virtual dance lessons

Teaching salsa dance classes in front of a webcam in his home has become the new normal for Denton salsa instructor Jairo Rojas. Rojas has been teaching salsa since 2015 through Salsa with Jo, but for the first time, he has had to shift to entirely online teaching for his

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    UNT alumna explores past experiences through artwork

UNT alumna explores past experiences through artwork

In order to interpret and explore past traumatic experiences, UNT alumna and artist Leah Flook curates illustrations and sculptures to process her thoughts and emotions.  “I really make my work based off this experience I had when I was 18 in 2011,” Flook said. “I was living in a house

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    UNT professor brings awareness to injustices in Egypt through her award-winning film ‘489 Days’

UNT professor brings awareness to injustices in Egypt through her award-winning film ‘489 Days’

From March 25-29, Denton held its annual Thin Line Festival, an event for musicians, filmmakers and photographers from all over the globe. Due to the effects of the coronavirus, the music portion of the festival was canceled with the filmmakers and photographers moving their hard work to an all-digital format.

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    A preview of Sweet Tooth Hotel’s “Intangible”

A preview of Sweet Tooth Hotel’s “Intangible”

The smell of fresh paint hangs in the air. Seven rooms of vivid walls in every color have been converted into creative spaces for six fiber artists and a muralist/illustrator. The artists are preparing for the interactive installation, “Intangible,” at Sweet Tooth Hotel. The installation is unique in that it

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    Rose Costumes donates masks to those in need during COVID-19

Rose Costumes donates masks to those in need during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has led several businesses to change their workflow entirely. For Rose Costumes employees, this workflow adjustment includes spending their days sewing masks to donate to places in need through its new movement called the “Mask Makers’ Initiative.” The usual business has halted at Rose Costumes for the

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