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UT students look to ASMR for relaxation, entertainment
May 6, 2019
From tingle-inducing taps on sound boxes to “mouth sounds,” autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) content has become a prominent part of many students’ lives.
Student-created app encourages students to pop social bubbles, make new friends
April 22, 2019
Through working with the UT Social Entrepreneurship Learning Lab, Yoon Lee created Pop, which utilizes user interests and availability to match students for hour-long periods to meet. Lee said his motivation for Pop stemmed from his interest in mental health.
UT student entrepreneurs found EnAIRgy to replace nicotine highs with higher energy levels
April 16, 2019
With the popularity of Juul e-cigarettes, UT students have bought into an addicting trend marking its presence on college campuses. Two students have set out to curtail nicotine addiction by creating and selling nicotine-free Juul pods through their company, EnAIRgy.
Astrology is pseudoscience for some students, super science for others
April 9, 2019
While some UT students label astrology as a pseudoscience, others use the discipline as a guideline for daily life, relationships and more.
UT students, professor talk value of the v-card
April 2, 2019
Despite having reasons that range from a busy schedule to a lack of interest in sex, virgins on campus face dealing with the taboo nature of their sexuality.
Students revive Design for America chapter to design, innovate, make change on campus
March 29, 2019
Brooke Reaves and Shoumik Dabir have revived the UT chapter of Design for America.
UT student Jonathan Wong develops web app to prevent food costs from eating up student budgets
March 27, 2019
Business honors and management information systems sophomore Jonathan Wong turned the shortage of accessible, affordable food options for off-campus students into a business. Last semester, Wong began drafting SwipeMeIn, a web app that allows off-campus students to purchase cheaper meals by paying on-campus students real money for their Dine In Dollars. The platform, expected to launch after spring break, also allows users to donate excess on-campus currencies to nearby food pantries.
New SXSW track recognizes budding opportunities in cannabis industry
March 8, 2019
As state laws about marijuana progress in the Unites States, investors, businesses and cannabis-savvy individuals have high hopes for a cannabis industry movement deemed the “Green Rush.”
Hopscotch: Light and Sound art exhibit brings light, playfulness to Austin community
February 28, 2019
Hopscotch: Light and Sound encourages people to put experiences over things and does so by showcasing unique, interactive experiences throughout its art exhibit.
UT students, professor discuss ups, downs of friends with benefits
February 21, 2019
College students often enter into “friends with benefits” relationships to deal with high libido while avoiding the commitment that comes with having a significant other.
21 Savage’s detainment, release sparks student discussion
February 14, 2019
British-born, Atlanta-raised rapper 21 Savage was released from detainment on bond, but still faces potential deportation.
Swayy: The one-stop, curated shop for college women, made by college women
December 5, 2018
For those struggling to find the perfect music festival garb, interview ensemble or game day outfit, Swayy has come to the rescue.
UT alumni use UT entrepreneurial resources, create mobile platform to improve group travel experience
November 28, 2018
UT alumni Diego De Stefano Ramos Arizpe (‘17) and Daniela De Stefano Pachon (‘17) founded Trip Loop, a platform for improved offline and online communication abroad and coordination meant for group travelers.
Blue Genie Art Bazaar continues to grant holiday shoppers’ wishes
November 19, 2018
For those looking for unique, locally made gifts this holiday season, a warehouse in North Austin with a giant blue genie on the roof may be the ideal shopping destination.
UT graduate Mark Floreani: Former student-athlete, current entrepreneur and COO
November 13, 2018
Mark Floreani, UT economics alumni and former student-athlete, is the COO and co-founder of FloSports, an Austin-based sports media company.
Woode Wood brings music, love, positivity to trail around Town Lake
November 7, 2018
Singer-songwriter Woode Wood is now a staple of the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike-Trail, where he performs for trail runners, walkers and cyclists alike every day.
Marathoners use UT experience to lead Olympic Trial hopefuls through 26.2 mile run
October 28, 2018
For 2016 Olympic Trial qualifiers and UT alumni Rory Tunningley and Will Nation, running 26.2 miles at 6:17 minutes per mile is not only a method of improving their own fitness, but also a way to help their female peers qualify for the 2020 Olympic Trials.
Honey Fest 2018 celebrates ‘elixir of the gods’
October 24, 2018
Honey: natural, sweet, versatile, long-lasting and packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Three years ago, Tara Chapman and Lindsey Peebles, founders of Two Hives Honey and Texas Keeper Cider, decided that honey needed to be celebrated for all of its benefits. Thus, Honey Fest was born.
ACL Festival stays rockin,’ rollin,’ greenin’
October 12, 2018
Austin City Limits music festival not only brings great music to the city of Austin but a positive environmental impact as well.
Black Star Co-op: A brewpub owned by the community for the community
October 3, 2018
Few businesses can sincerely claim to be community first, but Austin’s own Black Star Co-op does just that. Located at the intersection of Lamar and Airport Blvd., Black Star Co-op is the world’s first cooperatively owned and worker self-managed brew pub. The local business is known for its creatively brewed beers, vegetarian-friendly menu and unique business model. Black Star is cooperatively owned by members of the community who pay for a share of ownership and elect a board of directors.
Student musician Eric Loop may bring a refreshingly positive tone to your Spotify profile
September 26, 2018
Eric Loop, business honors and finance sophomore, has quite an impressive résumé. Between being an active member of a Christian fraternity, a Young Life leader, a founder of a service organization and co-host of a KVRX sports radio show, Loop somehow finds the time to develop and share his musical talent.
Graffiti Gala uses creativity to raise funds for the relocation of HOPE Outdoor Gallery
September 19, 2018
For years, artists, tourists and Austinites have visited HOPE Outdoor Gallery, commonly known as Graffiti Park, to express themselves artistically. The park is set to close in October but the upcoming Graffiti Gala is part of the movement to help fund the relocation of Austin’s beloved landmark.
The Pecan Street Festival gives Austinites a different historical view of Sixth Street
September 16, 2018
The annual Pecan Street Festival gives a historical context to the city of Austin in a family-friendly festival scene.
We run Austin: Three trails that are worth the sweat
September 4, 2018
Thanks to the variety of trails found around the city, Austinites can hit the ground running from nearly anywhere and for any distance. These are the trails that are truly worth the sweat.