Friday, April 9, 2010

Shorthorn Shots of the Week 4/9

This week I shot a little bit of everything from huge maps of proposed bike trails to a day without shoes with a little of my usual sports thrown in for good measure. I started the week by revisiting an old shoot I did with the African Percussion Ensemble to promote a story about the director starting a study abroad program to Africa. On Wednesday, a conference room in Arlington City Hall was packed full of people eager to see the new proposal maps for hiking and biking trails that will extend throughout Arlington if passed. The plans will also feature some much needed safety measures for bicyclists by creating new bike lanes on frequently traveled streets. Thursday was an interesting day. An assignment fell through and at the last minute I picked up the story of the UTA Volunteers hosting their first One Day Without Shoes march through campus. The march was part of global effort by TOMS Shoes to raise awareness the hardships that face children in developing countries without shoes. My usual sports pictures are of baseball and tennis, two sports that I am still trying to get the hang of. Now off to focus on some schoolwork and whatever next week brings. Enjoy.

Professor of world music Dr. Michael Varner, left, directs the African Ensemble during a practice session on Feb. 25 in the Fine Arts Building. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Professor of world music Dr. Michael Varner drums along with the percussion ensemble during a practice session on Feb. 23 in the Fine Arts Building. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Matt Young, right, discusses the current bike route proposal with Linda and Johnnie Showalter of Arlington on Wednesday at Arlington City Hall. The Showalters have started riding bikes more often and wanted clarification on the proposed route’s location behind their home. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Many attendees at the meeting expressed the need for North and South Arlington to be connected with safer accommodations for bicyclists. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Around 20 students with bare feet participated in the UTA Volunteers’ first annual One Day Without Shoes march on Thursday at the UC Mall. Participants gave out fliers promoting awareness as the marched through the Central Library Mall and back to the University Center. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Participants drew a variety of designs including flowers, stars and magic marker replicas of TOMS shoes. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Senior Dmitry Minkin lunges for the ball during a doubles match against Utah on Friday at the UTA Tennis Center. Minkin and his partner, Mindaugas Celedinas, lost their match 8-6. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

Junior first baseman Logan Bawcom waits for the ball while trying to pick off Golden Eagles base runner Tyler Saladino (23) on Tuesday during the Mavericks’ loss to Oral Roberts at Clay Gould Ballpark. The Mavericks will begin a three-game away series against Southeastern Louisiana on Friday. (The Shorthorn: Andrew Buckley)

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