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Life and Arts

UT New Theatre Festival highlights collaboration between graduate, undergraduate programs

UT New Theatre Festival highlights collaboration between graduate, undergraduate programs

Tyler Pullum, Senior Life&Arts Reporter February 22, 2024

Participating in a theater production requires an “all hands on deck” approach, and UT Theatre and Dance takes this concept to a new level. Every year, the department hosts the UT New Theatre (UTNT)...

‘Dune: Part Two’ – too grand for its own good

‘Dune: Part Two’ – too grand for its own good

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter February 22, 2024

“Dune: Part Two” arguably remains the most anticipated sequel of the last three years. After the success of “Dune,” director Denis Villeneuve heads back into the world where his last film left...

Vince Young speaks to students in the WCP on Tuesday.

Vince Young distinguished speaker at Campus Events and Entertainment’s Black History Month Event

Sarah Cooley, General Life&Arts Reporter February 22, 2024

Over 100 students filed into the William C. Powers Auditorium to hear from the man who led the Longhorns to their first Rose Bowl victory 19 years ago, and now sits in the College Football Hall of...

Alumni association uses Texas Spirit performance to cheer on students, encourage further support

Alumni association uses Texas Spirit performance to cheer on students, encourage further support

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter February 22, 2024

When Amy Porter cheered at UT, she worked three different jobs while balancing rehearsals, performances and classes. Despite UT’s Spirit Program’s decades of history, 2022 proved the first year an...

Austin music scene through eyes of UT musicians

Austin music scene through eyes of UT musicians

Isabella Capuchino, General Life&Arts Reporter February 21, 2024

Home to more than 250 venues and famously crowned the “Live Music Capital of the World,” Austin's future music scene lies, in part, in the hands of UT musicians. The Daily Texan asked three students...

‘Lisa Frankenstein’: underrated masterclass in 80s rom-com, horror, nostalgia

‘Lisa Frankenstein’: underrated masterclass in 80s rom-com, horror, nostalgia

Ryan Ranc, Senior Life&Arts Reporter February 20, 2024

“Lisa Frankenstein,” directed by Zelda Williams (“Kappa Kappa Die”) and written by Diablo Cody (“Jennifer’s Body,” “Juno”), follows Lisa Swallows (Kathryn Newton) after her mother’s...

Longhorn artist Farah Narejo poses in front of her self portrait hanging in Medici Roasting on Feb. 16, 2024.

Studio art sophomore explores collective history through multimedia art

Layla Dajani, General Life&Arts Reporter February 20, 2024

Amidst the steady hum of study groups with a view of pedestrians walking along The Drag, Farah Narejo researched her culture’s history from a corner table in Cafe Medici, half a world away from where...

American Spirit director Christopher Yates and producer Sabrina Zahir stand in front of West Campus Market, a filming location on Feb. 17, 2024.

New scene from movie set in West Campus evokes nostalgia in Longhorns

Rylie Lillibridge, General Life&Arts Reporter February 20, 2024

Scrolling through X, Brenda Alvarez didn’t expect to see a clip of a movie set in West Campus on Film Updates, a popular account with over 800,000 followers. “It just popped up on my feed … I...

Senior Kate Snedeker cheers for runners in the Austin Marathon running for Snedeker’s charity, Gray for Glioblastoma, on Feb. 18, 2024.

Senior’s nonprofit ‘Gray for Glioblastoma’ raises over $10,000 at Austin Marathon

Chloe Ching, General Life&Arts Reporter February 20, 2024

At a booth stationed on Guadalupe Street, youth and community studies senior Kate Snedeker cheered on runners during the 5K, half-marathon and full marathon. Alongside volunteers, she gave out water and...

Creative Arts + Theatre Committee presents ‘Deadly Night at the Opera’ improv show

Creative Arts + Theatre Committee presents ‘Deadly Night at the Opera’ improv show

Joey Clark, General Life&Arts Reporter February 20, 2024

Ten suspects stand on the stage shrouded in dark curtains, eager to prove their innocence and not so eager to reveal the motives they might have for the murder. Campus Events + Entertainment’s Creative...

Advertising sophomore Elly Kong takes notes during an animation discussion hosted by UT professors Dr. Lalitha Gopalan and Dr. Benjamin Bays in a film lab room on Thursday. During the Radio-Television-Film departments Animation Celebration, students attended a series of lectures like this one.

RTF Animation Celebration cultivates community, creativity

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter February 20, 2024

As students gathered around a screen boasting creative storylines and bold characters, Cindy McCreery, Radio-Television-Film interim chair and professor, admired the sense of community that animation fosters.  The...

CS Roadshow officers (clockwise from top left) Allen Ting, David Tang, Kunal Mody, Peyton Ausburn, Sujitha Seenivasan, Faiza Rahman, Taara Bhaskaruni and Letizia Fazzini stand in front of the Gates-Dell Complex on Tuesday.

Traveling ‘roadshow’ ignites students’ curiosity in computer science

Sabrina Ye, General Life&Arts Reporter February 15, 2024

Light boards spring to life with vibrant patterns, igniting the curiosity of a group of middle schoolers and immersing them in a captivating demonstration. Prior to this display, the students discovered...

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