October

A Stretch

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It’s funny how much we take out of ourselves to make the best of a situation, the best of a project, or even a person. We all try to stretch ourselves to new lengths in order to become better people. In this case, NuView is no different. This name, which started as a newsletter in order to bring news on the events of Merchandising inc, became a e-zine, a blog, and now an online magazine, which acts as a fashion website. A new view every so often, a change motivates people to keep moving and not get comfortable in one spot. Never quite having found a set home, the NuView name in itself symbolizes its ever-changing role. I think that’s why Subrina Hossain, the original creator of NuView (stay tuned for Ask the Alum on Oct. 24th) named what was then a newsletter— the name in itself allows for development and adjustment.

The team at NuView magazine has an undeniable energy to create something great, but most importantly something fresh. It shocked me how motivated the team was when we had our very first meeting. The content that will be unveiled week after week is meant to give you a positive push to try and become a better version of yourself through the inspiring interviews and thought-provoking stories. Our goal for this magazine is to encourage our readers to grow by observing new perspectives on fashion, career, art, music and more.

Each month we will start again to create an incredible round of questions for students here at UNT who are defying the “status quo” and doing their own thing, whether it be studying abroad at an unforgettable place, working at a strong company while still in school, designing a line of clothes and making a profit, or even just styling their home in an unexpected way. To offset these perspectives, there will be conversations with our industry professionals, people who have “made it,” so to speak, but are still looking to keep improving in their craft. Thirdly, in our features section, our writers will cover the scene on uprising music and uncover covert events within the DFW area, so readers can stay in-the-know when happenings emerge. And lastly, a few of our team members have special columns including Taylar Gomez and Carolina Gonzalez, who will be sharing lookbooks, videos, and travel diaries, and Michaela Bull, who will showcase her photography through photojournalism pieces.

From the people who contribute their talents, knowledge, and viewpoints to the final product of articles that reach the site, NuView is a magazine for people who want to be stretched. Because without a little push, a little change in our ways, there is no room for a NuView.

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November

Outdoor Voice

 

There’s a simple moment in everyone’s life (whether they’ve lived it or not), where they have an epiphany of finally understanding who they are. It’s as if a weight is lifted off their shoulders and they are able to stand a little taller because they know why they act the way they do, what they truly love and what separates them from everyone else. It’s in that moment some people take that new understanding, accept it, but keep it deep inside. Others take the knowledge in and openly vocalize their new found purpose. These are the people we, at NuView, listen to. As a cohesive team, we are always looking for those individuals to interview, shoot, and partner with. Each person that we cover and content that we post this month, there is a strong story behind the uniqueness and unashamed attitude they posses.

Our generation is known for its narcissistic patterns and though I deny being categorized under this egotistical title, I believe there is truth in being so in love with oneself that there is no thought of changing one’s identity. To contrast, the only way for one’s outlook on individualism to actually be heard is if outsiders, the people who see diversity or incongruity, are willing to listen. Whether it is a girl who mixes her two opposed passions while at college, or a designer who creates clothes for real women, not models, or even a band that comes from different backgrounds to make music they love— as society we must understand that these people only succeed if we accept their distinctiveness.

There’s an up and coming activewear company called Outdoor Voices that founded their name on the common act of a mother telling a child, who is being loud to use their “indoor voice,” but the child just can’t contain their excitement. This phrase is still relatable now because we are still told, as young adults into our elder years to contain our feelings, passions, and beliefs. I think it’s finally time to disrupt the stillness and hear everyone’s roar (not to reference Katy Perry’s best selling song).

This month we hope to neglect those tiny voices and listen to the ones that are so loud it hurts. From the people we interview to the ideas we write, we refuse to minimize their voices and our own. When reading the issue throughout the following thirty days, remember to welcome the differences and accept the fact that we are not all the same, for if we were, there would only be silence.

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Art by Michelle Hinojosa (Follow Michelle on Instagram at @michelle_josa)