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    TWU’s Smash Brothers Alliance aims to create accepting space for gamers

TWU’s Smash Brothers Alliance aims to create accepting space for gamers

Though the campus is otherwise hushed on Saturday evenings, laughter rings out from room 501 of the TWU Administrative Conference Tower as students watch their on-screen counterparts clash in a frenzy of action. TWU’s Smash Brothers Alliance, an organization created for and by Super Smash Bros. enthusiasts, hosted their second

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    Despite accident, the show will go on for UNT alumna

Despite accident, the show will go on for UNT alumna

Before graduating from the UNT College of Music last spring, 22-year-old composer Mason Bynes received an early graduation gift — an acceptance letter from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Getting into a top performing arts school was cause for celebration, but it was Mason’s journey during her undergrad years that made it

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    Denton Music and Arts Collaborative aims to increase healthcare access for musicians

Denton Music and Arts Collaborative aims to increase healthcare access for musicians

The Summer Hangout event for the Denton Music and Arts Collaborative, a nonprofit organization aimed at subsidizing healthcare for musicians, had multiple bands play over the weekend to raise funds for its cause. It was also held in memory of DMAC’s co-founder Andy Knapik, who died in January. The nonprofit is

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    Denton heavy metal band Creeping Death ascends to first co-headliner tour

Denton heavy metal band Creeping Death ascends to first co-headliner tour

After signing with entertainment conglomerate eOne last year, Denton death metal band Creeping Death has embarked on its longest nationwide tour to date this summer alongside Boston-bred counterparts Fuming Mouth. The band has been together since 2015. Trey Pemberton, lead guitarist and UNT alumnus, said the members’ collective passion for

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    Artist brings light to Chicanx culture and spirituality through art

Artist brings light to Chicanx culture and spirituality through art

Featured Image: Nineteen-year-old artist Serena González begins work on a new embroidery project in the CVAD building on April 26, 2019. Originally from San Antonio, González said she is very spiritual and likes to represent that in her paintings and other artwork. Photo by Samuel Gomez Serena González dresses in

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    Husband and wife duo find creative outlet in jewelry making

Husband and wife duo find creative outlet in jewelry making

Featured Image: Shawn Zeigler laughs with a customer at the Firefly Forge booth at the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival on April 28, 2019. Zeigler owns the jewelry business with her husband, Sean. Together they have been selling their creations at the festival since 2006. Photo by Samuel Gomez Shawn B.

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    Yoga instructor creates safe space for queer and trans people

Yoga instructor creates safe space for queer and trans people

As you enter the room, attendees are greeted with a mat, a tie and a smile. The chime of the cymbals and the start of the music means class is ready to begin. Every Saturday, Queer and Trans Inclusive yoga class takes place at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship and creates

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    TWU Barnes & Noble Storytime aims to expand literacy for children

TWU Barnes & Noble Storytime aims to expand literacy for children

Despite the presence of nearly 30 small children, the Children’s Department of Denton’s Barnes & Noble is relatively hushed Friday morning as Madison Ellis, vice president of Texas Woman’s University’s chapter of the Association of Texas Professional Educators, reads “Pete the Cat” to a crowd of attendees. Throughout the summer,

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    Denton Black Film Festival & UNT collaboration about solidarity, organizer says

Denton Black Film Festival & UNT collaboration about solidarity, organizer says

The Denton Black Film Festival and the University of North Texas holding a free screening for the movie Hidden Figures at Alamo Drafthouse this Sunday is just as much about unity as it is about the historical contributions of African-American women who helped put men on the moon, said film festival

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    Denton musicians join forces for music that packs a punch

Denton musicians join forces for music that packs a punch

Black Sabbath’s heavy metal music brought Denton musicians Bailey Chatman and Alex Gillen together during a concert. Since then, the now engaged couple has teamed up to form punk duo Heavy Pulp. Fans of local band Pearl Earl may recognize Chatman as the group’s drummer and Gillen plays in multiple

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