Arts & Life

    Mariachi Aguilas echoes traditional sounds of Mexico

Mariachi Aguilas echoes traditional sounds of Mexico

In the music building, a group of student musicians play traditional Mexican music. Mariachi music is hummed by the strings of violins, vihuelas and guitars blend with the staccato of trumpets. The voices of boys and girls sing in Spanish about stories of the country just down south. Elliott Johnson,

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    UNT’s new stepping organization gets the Green Lite

UNT’s new stepping organization gets the Green Lite

Stepping looks a lot like a dance — it has fluidity, formations and lots of footwork. For members of the new organization Green Lite Steppers, stepping is much more than the sounds their feet make. Step has been a prominent part of black culture for many years, and dates back to

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    Jewelry-maker with lupus inspires others through her life and art

Jewelry-maker with lupus inspires others through her life and art

Editor’s Note: The interview with Maritza Uzcategui was translated by her daughter-in-law, Maria Rojas. Moving her hands across the table, Maritza Uzcategui feels around for another bead. She looks forward as she patiently adds the final touches on the necklace. Smiling, she runs her fingers over the piece to feel

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    Creatives in Denton County come together through Cross Timbers Artist’s Guild

Creatives in Denton County come together through Cross Timbers Artist’s Guild

Denton is known for its arts scene, but it is not something found on the Square or the walls of the art building at UNT. It can also be found 13 miles down the road from Denton. The Cross Timbers Artist’s Guild is a group of different artists living in

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    UNT CARE Team acts as “catch all” support system for students

UNT CARE Team acts as “catch all” support system for students

Editor’s Note: Source “Mitchi” requested her full name to not be disclosed and, therefore, will be referred to by a pseudonym in the story. College can be rough, and on top of other issues life throws at people, things can get overwhelming. When those things start to interfere with school,

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    Fashion design students learn how to make it work in rigorous program

Fashion design students learn how to make it work in rigorous program

On the second floor of the new art building, dozens of fashion design students are hard at work designing, sketching, cutting and pinning. Competitive and intense, UNT’s fashion design program does not formally accept students until the end of their sophomore year. “In my head, I kind of just imagined

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    UNT debate team encourages campus conversation despite budget cuts

UNT debate team encourages campus conversation despite budget cuts

Dating as far back as 1901, UNT’s debate team is one of the oldest organizations on campus. Competing around the country on the national level, the team has brought home numerous awards and produced many success stories. “We’re having a banner year,” director of debate Brian Lain said. “For the

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    Denton Moto Collective fuels biker scene for locals

Denton Moto Collective fuels biker scene for locals

By Brennan Dufrene At an early morning meeting on a chilly Sunday, the roar of a dozen motorcycles echo just outside of West Oak Coffee Bar on the Square. The group of bikers come in to grab a cup of joe at one of their main hangout spots, led by

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    Alumnus represents UNT as first artist-in-residence at The Epic facility

Alumnus represents UNT as first artist-in-residence at The Epic facility

Sitting at his pottery wheel, Horacio Casillas molds the clay into the shape of a bowl. Light pours from the window into his studio as the 27-year-old creates the smooth, balanced pot before he takes it off the wheel. Casillas learned the skills of his craft in the art building

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    Mx Kerr Hall crowns a new queen, celebrates LGBTQ+ community

Mx Kerr Hall crowns a new queen, celebrates LGBTQ+ community

A line trailed along the wall through the art gallery in the Union. The Lyceum was so packed that at least 50 people had to be turned away. This is the popularity of Mx Kerr Hall, an annual drag race for and by UNT students. Public relations senior Dylan Asher

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