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‘Paddles with a Purpose’ team of breast cancer survivors find community in dragon boating
February 11, 2020
The dragon boating team, Paddles with a Purpose, formed in July and applied for a nonprofit license in August, making it the first breast cancer survivor team in the Austin area. They are composed of 35 breast cancer survivors from Round Rock to San Marcos, ages 40 to 82.
How UT-Austin became the No. 6 best college for veteran students nationwide
February 6, 2020
UT was ranked No. 6 best school for student-veterans in the nation.
Q&A: Art Markman talks how to beat back-to-school slump
January 28, 2020
The post-holiday funk is real, and professor Art Markman knows how to help students avoid it.
Dating app Swoovy allows potential couples to connect though service
January 22, 2020
Organizations that rely heavily on volunteerism are then left high and dry and struggle to maintain participation beyond the holidays. One Austin-based dating app, Swoovy, is looking to change that by matching singles through service work.
‘Bad Boys for Life’ even when it’s time to retire
January 21, 2020
Twenty-five years after Michael Bay released the first film of the “Bad Boys” series, Martin Lawrence and Will Smith unite one last time as Miami detectives who take names, crack skulls and, hopefully, retire.
The Onion co-founder talks comedy, fake news
January 21, 2020
On Thursday, The Onion founder Scott Dikkers talked to the Texan before his performance at the Fallout Theater.
Grammy-nominated local band, the Black Pumas, perform at Longhorn City Limits
December 2, 2019
A drizzle threatened to turn into a downpour of rain as the Longhorns finished their season with a win over Texas Tech on Nov. 29. Fireworks burst above the stadium while just next door, the Black Pumas prepared to take the stage at Longhorn City Limits.
San Antonio’s Fuerza Unida educates and empowers garment workers in Austin
November 25, 2019
“The struggle of Fuerza Unida has shown me a lot,” Casares said. “It is a struggle trying to educate our women, but it has shown me how to be a better mother, a better grandmother, a better person.”
UT honors student takes on professional modeling, 2020 Olympics
November 14, 2019
After her sophomore year in the business honors program and running track and field at UT, Kendall Baisden left her comfort zone to run professionally for Team USA. After years on the track, she’s back on the Forty Acres.
‘Charlie’s Angels’ proves women are stronger together
November 12, 2019
Elizabeth Banks’ star-studded cast in her “Charlie’s Angels” reboot takes on female empowerment while paying homage to the original TV series and movies.
‘What’s your Twenty?’ New app brings students together
November 12, 2019
The Twenty app has arrived on the Forty Acres, and it's not another social media app. It's an app that makes users more social.
UT alum turned cinematographer shoots Austin Film Festival movie
November 5, 2019
Charlie Pearce, UT photojournalism and radio-television-film graduate was known on the set of “A Room Full of Nothing” for his willingness to do anything to get the shot.
Retiring athlete translates her art to track, gives Olympics her all
November 1, 2019
Neither the thrill of racing past the finish line nor the training it takes to get there are why Magnolia Howell runs. She runs because it’s an art form. This year, she’s taking her final lap.
Students plan to fight for no tampon tax at National Period Day in Austin
October 18, 2019
This weekend, hundreds of people dressed in red will storm Republic Square with signs demanding “No tax” and asking, “When did bleeding become a luxury?” This rally will be one of many across the United States in honor of National Period Day.
Come early, stay loud, bleed burnt orange: The story of Longhorn Hellraisers
October 17, 2019
Covered in paint and sweat, the Longhorn Hellraisers stand in the front row at the student section every game to cheer Texas on. They arrive when the gates open and stay until well after the countdown clock buzzes.
More than just Professor McConaughey: a look inside his class 'Script to Screen'
October 15, 2019
"The DNA of the class is Matthew," Script to Screen professor Scott Rice said.
ACL Fest 2019, new and improved
October 4, 2019
Since 2002, Austin City Limits Music Festival has lined up a diverse set of acts. Originally a two-day event with 67 artists, ACL has grown since its creation. Here are some of the improvements that have hit ACL Fest.
Mysteries of Littlefield Home unveiled
October 2, 2019
David Gracy, Littlefield family descendant and professor emeritus, said the spookiest part of the house is the painting of George Littlefield hung in the entryway. “His left eye follows you wherever you go,” Gracy said.
The inside scoop on local musicians
September 30, 2019
For many Austin bands and musicians, it’s not feasible to make playing local music their only source of income.
Art student brings color to TCBY's walls with mural of Austin
September 27, 2019
After a blistering afternoon, Art Institute of California-San Diego sophomore Lane Ontiberos packed his paint, brushes and ladder in the trunk of his car. He pulled up to ice cream and frozen yogurt shop TCBY on MLK Boulevard. But Ontiberos was not there for a cold treat — he was there to paint a mural.
Kendra Scott Institute to open spring 2020
September 25, 2019
Kendra Scott, designer and CEO of her eponymous jewelry company, unveiled the plans for her UT Austin Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at a campus event on Tuesday.
Kendra Scott x UT Austin: Future of Female Leadership
September 24, 2019
Empowering women to lead and encouraging the world to follow is the theme for a free event hosted by The University of Texas and Kendra Scott.
What happens outside of the studio: Student discusses stereotypes men in dance face
September 16, 2019
Whispers followed Atticus Griffin. They chattered about his color guard performances and chuckled when he said he wanted to perform for the rest of his life, but in the dance studio, the whispers fell silent.
7 Fashion Trends for Football Season
September 9, 2019
These are tips from Raquel Greer Gordian, an Austin-based image consultant and personal stylist, on how to combat the heat and safety restrictions while staying on trend.
Celebrating 2019 National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 8, 2019
Austin boasts many cultural events that celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Here is a guide for this months' can't-miss events.
Q&A: Time management is dead, says Maura Thomas
September 6, 2019
Overwhelmed. Overworked. Overtired. These are modern-day wounds that Maura Thomas — author, speaker and trainer in work-life balance — strives to heal every day. Thomas’ work focuses on how to master attention management, or as she calls it, “the new time management.”
Much Ado About Modernist Networks: The Annette Campbell-White Collection
September 2, 2019
From Aug. 24, 2019 through Jan. 5, 2020, Campbell-White's private collection, Modernist Networks, is displayed at the Harry Ransom Center. Made up of letters, books and manuscripts, the collection features Modernist writers such as Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway and more
A Longhorn’s guide to the Hill Country
August 27, 2019
For a last-minute "treat yourself" weekend, a one-day escape or road trip, check out the list below with must see places at accessible costs and locations in the Hill Country.
Student, professors share tips on how to navigate Austin transportation
August 9, 2019
After venturing from campus for the first time her sophomore year, Hannah Burbank quickly realized she was sitting on a bus that was taking her anywhere but where she wanted to go. For those new to navigating Austin, it’s not uncommon to experience similar issues while learning to traverse the city efficiently.
FaceApp raises concerns about privacy for UT students
July 30, 2019
After several Hollywood stars posted edited photos portraying their face with wrinkles, gray hair and sagging skin, the application behind the images, FaceApp, went viral. However, the app’s ties to Russia have raised security concerns, including a warning from the Democratic National Committee ahead of the 2020 election cycle.
UT law professor Erin Martinson announces run for Travis County District Attorney
July 22, 2019
Erin Martinson, an adjunct professor at the UT School of Law, announced earlier this month she is joining the 2020 primary race for Travis County District Attorney.
Author discusses ‘The Socialist Manifesto’ with UT students
June 26, 2019
Several dozen UT students, Austinites and volunteer hosts from the local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America gathered on campus Wednesday evening to learn about modern socialism from one of the subject’s most prominent writers.