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Open Door Service fills bellies and hearts
April 16, 2019
Each Saturday at 6:50 a.m., Open Door co-coordinators Wanda and C.L. Evans start the first shift of Open Door Service. Regardless of weather or time of the year, Open Door provides access to a clothing closet, free meal and community for the homeless population in Austin.
Merry Jane and the Fondas bring punk-rock to a stage near you
April 8, 2019
Merry Jane and the Fondas finds support and friendship in the music community as they grow as a band.
Emotions run high, dry as students face 2020 election
April 2, 2019
Students’ outlooks on the upcoming 2020 presidential election vary in the current political climate.
Downtown Daze: SXSW makes work hectic for downtown Austin employees
March 13, 2019
For Austinites holding down jobs in downtown, SXSW makes the day-to-day routine anything but ordinary.
This Old Wood offers stylish sustainability in home decor
March 3, 2019
As historic buildings decay across that landscape, a need to preserve Texas' rich history has been met by the artisans behind This Old Wood, an Austin-based business specializing in refurbishing building materials into unique decor.
Minding the Drinking Age Gap in ATX
February 24, 2019
With 21 and up as the rule for admission at many music venues and hangout spots, friend groups can be split down the middle for who can go where.
Austin Cave Festival tackles rising water worries
February 17, 2019
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s cave festival offers hands-on exploration and conservation education.
Women of Flatbed at Elisabet Ney: A Continuing Female Legacy
February 5, 2019
A fairy tale home might seem like an unlikely place for a strong show of feminism, but “Women of Flatbed: A Retrospective” showing in the idyllic space of the Elisabet Ney Museum is just that.
Eats in East Austin fill the belly without breaking the bank
December 7, 2018
With the food and entertainment options available in sight of the Tower or Capitol, it’s possible for students to meet their needs without leaving the campus bubble.
Homeless, struggling artists find hope in creativity
December 2, 2018
The Art From the Streets showcase, an annual art sale featuring “homeless and struggling” artists. Artists speak about their experience working in the showcase. The showcase took place on Dec. 1 and 2 this year.
Steel meets sky in Austin’s Zilker neighborhood
November 29, 2018
In the heart of Austin, find city views and nature havens in the Zilker neighborhood.
Art from the Streets marks quarter plus century of service
November 25, 2018
Art from the Streets prepares for its 26th year showcasing homeless artists.
Hunk of Burnet Love Part 2: Strip mall with a soul
November 25, 2018
Burnet Road businesses charm with character and convenience.
Expansion and impact: Austin’s Community First! Village strengthens fight against homelessness
November 12, 2018
Homelessness is a problem in Austin. However, unlike many urban areas, Austin has an innovative approach to solving this issue. The Community First! Village at 9301 Hog Eye Road is a permanent housing community for formerly homeless individuals.
The Scoop on the Loop Part 2: East North Loop
November 7, 2018
The eastern section of North Loop has neon signs, food trucks and vintage stores embody all the things that visitors and residents find so quirky and fun about Austin.
Austin’s title as live music capital contested by musicians
November 2, 2018
“Austin, Texas: Live Music Capital of the World” — this phrase is on Austin’s website, at the airport and around the city. For many, Austin is a concertgoer’s paradise, but what’s the experience for artists who make the music?
Elisabet Ney Museum offers inspiration in art and the story of a life
November 2, 2018
In the early days of settlement in Texas, it took grit to make it for men and women alike. German-American sculptress Elisabet Ney had enough grit to not only make it, but make beautiful art as well.
The Scoop on the Loop Part 1: West North Loop
October 24, 2018
Records, vintage clothes and coffee make a Holy Trinity of a hip afternoon. What more could Austinites ask for? Plants, maybe. The 200 block of North Loop offers not only the trinity of Breakaway Records, Blue Velvet Vintage and Epoch Coffee, but also Flourish, a small succulent shop which appeared on the scene a little over a year ago.
Halloween costume how-to for non-basic boos
October 23, 2018
Halloween has long been one of the only times of the year when people actually want their skin to crawl. In a world chock-full of characters to choose from, here are some interesting and easy alternatives to commonplace or potentially appropriative costumes.
Part Two: Hyde and go seek out some of Hyde Park's best stops for meals, snacks
October 19, 2018
With Victorian homes shaded by decades-old trees, Austin’s Hyde Park already looks the part of an idyllic hideaway.
Part One: Hyde and Go Seek
October 10, 2018
Hyde Park has a reputation for being quaint and quirky. With an eclectic assortment of small businesses from bakeries to restaurants to a theatre, Hyde Park lives up to the hype. The neighborhood’s historic streets are full of nooks and crannies to explore, but knowing where to start can be a challenge. Here is your guide to “the musts” in one of Austin’s oldest neighborhoods.
‘The Flame’ burns up the poetry scene
October 9, 2018
“The Flame,” Leonard Cohen’s collection of posthumously published poems, lyrics and drawings makes the last years of the musical great’s artistic efforts available to the public in a beautiful and melancholy form.
2018’s 'Little Women' is awkward in a big way
September 30, 2018
The latest modern-day version of Little Women falls flat.
Modern movement: CapMetro, Austin’s transportation progress with times
September 24, 2018
Austin’s transportation provider, Capital Metro, is working alongside the city of Austin to provide faster, greener transportation by testing cutting edge technology such as electric buses and autonomous transit.
Cookbook Bar & Café fuels downtown study sessions
September 24, 2018
You’ve most likely read “To Kill a Mockingbird,” but have you had a Tequila Mockingbird? Thanks to Cookbook Bar & Café, Austin Central Library is your one stop shop for both.
Savvy spending for good times on a budget
September 12, 2018
“I’m so broke right now.” As if there’s a time when you’re not. Being broke doesn’t have to mean missing out if you play it smart. With technology at our fingertips and a bit of resourcefulness, it’s no paycheck, no problem when it comes to exploring Austin.
Safe in the city: Awareness is key
September 9, 2018
For many UT students, moving to Austin means navigating an entirely new set of challenges, from transportation to personal safety, all without the small town hospitality they grew up with. City and campus resources are a student safety net for anyone on the 40 Acres.
Heavy Hitters: Austin’s derby girls skate circles around norms to Keep Austin Weird
September 5, 2018
Austin’s roller derby scene is booming on a larger-than-Hollywood scale with the city’s roller derby league, TXRD, serving as the inspiration for not only a film, but a book and reality show as well.
Here’s how to get a bigger bang for your (Bevo) bucks
August 29, 2018
Bevo Bucks are easy to spend and important to save - make a Bevo budget
Looking for a scenic space to get some work done? Try these five campus study spots
August 28, 2018
For many campus dwellers, intensive study sessions often happen in one of two places: a cramped dorm room or the cavernous PCL. Either one might do the trick, but a change of scenery could give you the energy boost you need to pass your first exam.
Broads in Austin team up in name of art and activism
May 1, 2018
Broad Studios, a collective empowering female creators, opens in June.
Students walk the line between using social groups as a community, not a crutch
April 25, 2018
Are UT's students too immersed in their student organizations?
Busk and be busted: Austin street artists are limited by law
April 16, 2018
In a city that prides itself on creativity culture, some independent artists struggle to walk the line between sharing performances and abiding by the law.
Roadhouse Relics’ neon puts Austin art in a new light
April 9, 2018
The bright lights of the big city glow a little brighter at the corner of South 1st and Annie Street. It’s here, behind the iconic “Greetings from Austin” mural, that artist Todd Sanders operates his studio and gallery.
Lonestar Round Up brings the wonder of the open road curbside
April 2, 2018
Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, seafoam green and hot rods — these things can belong to no era other than the 1950s.
Minor tragedy resolved: Spanish department will introduce certificate programs
March 26, 2018
To muscle your way into the real world, it takes a resume with an impressive flex. In preparation for this tango with the job market, students spend time on internships, research and, of course, learning another language.
Five SXSW events that will restore your faith in the future
March 5, 2018
A lot of things are said to be happening that make the future seem about as appealing as the last slice of leftover pizza: You know it’ll be stale, but you’re going to eat it anyway.
The curious case of the involuntary volunteer: students struggle to stay motivated doing required volunteer work
February 26, 2018
From Greek life to spirit groups to campus clubs, volunteer hours are required across the spectrum of student organizations.
Before you can get lost in a book, you’ll get lost in the library
February 20, 2018
If you find yourself in the Perry-Castañeda Library, also known as “The Pickle,” looking to check out a book, you may find yourself in a pickle of a whole different sort.
As religious attendance dips, faith connections remain important for students
February 12, 2018
In a study of religious practices of college students, The Cooperative Institutional Research Program found that college students are becoming increasingly detached from religion.
In the age of online everything, love fights to remain genuine
February 8, 2018
For those who have grown up in the internet age, flirting has evolved from passing notes in class to sliding into DMs.
Fact versus finsta: the search for authenticity on the Internet
January 29, 2018
Finsta accounts, which are usually private, highlight the less picturesque and more personal moments of an Instagram user’s life.