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The Sound of UT: Kyle Kistner

The Sound of UT: Kyle Kistner

Morgan-Taylor Thomas April 6, 2021

After playing guitar in Nuclear Nation, his first band in high school, Kyle Kistner knew he had found a way to express his musical talents and strengthen friendships through music. Before he knew it, Kistner...

Never left home: Students describe ‘mentally draining’ nature of living at childhood homes

Never left home: Students describe ‘mentally draining’ nature of living at childhood homes

Dex Parra April 6, 2021
For many students, the traditional college experience has been confined to their childhood homes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and remote learning.
Local Austin artist creates clock piece representing COVID pandemic

Local Austin artist creates clock piece representing COVID pandemic

Hanaa Irfan April 6, 2021
Local multimedia artist Madeline Irvine used a box of washers as a central element in her seven monthlong abstract art project called “Pandemic Clock.”
Petroleum engineering students consider different career paths as market crashes

Petroleum engineering students consider different career paths as market crashes

Fiza Kuzhiyil April 6, 2021
Due to a large loss of employment within the Texas oil and gas industry, some students hoping to enter the once-booming industry have pursued further education or shifted career paths entirely.
‘Concrete Cowboy’ explores father-son relationship, Philadelphia’s cowboy culture

‘Concrete Cowboy’ explores father-son relationship, Philadelphia’s cowboy culture

Grace Barnes April 4, 2021

“Concrete Cowboy” earnestly explores Philadelphia’s Black cowboy subculture and the relationship between an estranged father and son. Although its coming-of-age narrative is predictable, strong performances...

Nonprofit Red Beans & Ricely Yours provides homemade food, comfort to those in need

Nonprofit Red Beans & Ricely Yours provides homemade food, comfort to those in need

Zoe Tzanis March 31, 2021

It’s Saturday afternoon. The kitchen smells strongly of southern spices and sautéed onions. In stained aprons and bulky safety goggles, Chris Cubas and Maris Clegg spend hours prepping vegetables, cutting...

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ stars Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry talk acting with monsters, character inspirations, returning to theaters

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ stars Julian Dennison, Brian Tyree Henry talk acting with monsters, character inspirations, returning to theaters

Noah Levine March 31, 2021

The time has come for iconic monsters Godzilla and King Kong to face off yet again on the big screen. Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Godzilla vs. Kong” is in theaters and available to stream on HBO Max...

UT-Austin students discuss how the term ‘womxn’ can cause harm

UT-Austin students discuss how the term ‘womxn’ can cause harm

Carolyn Parmer March 30, 2021

Efforts to be inclusive can sometimes leave people feeling more separated than ever.  Advocates of the term “womxn” believe it is more inclusive of those who don’t identify with the cisgender...

Making their marks: Four UT women filmmakers who are impacting the film industry

Making their marks: Four UT women filmmakers who are impacting the film industry

Thomas Casler March 30, 2021

From the steps of the UT tower to Hollywood film studios, the UT radio-television-program boasts an impressive roster of alumni that have gone on to excel in the film industry.  With Women’s History...

‘Solidarity instead of charity’: Parisa Mahmud raises $800 for mutual aid group by selling her photos of snowy Austin

‘Solidarity instead of charity’: Parisa Mahmud raises $800 for mutual aid group by selling her photos of snowy Austin

Dex Parra March 30, 2021

Trekking through over six inches of snow, Parisa Mahmud used her newest camera lens to capture a rare Texas sight — iconic Austin landmarks blanketed in a seemingly blissful layer of white. In reality,...

UT students break into food industry with new, innovative app FrenchFry

UT students break into food industry with new, innovative app FrenchFry

Morgan-Taylor Thomas March 30, 2021

If they weren’t eating at Chick-fil-A, Zaheer Pirani and his three roommates inevitably started their daily quarrel about where to eat. Tired of arguing with his friends, Pirani chose to solve the problem. “At...

‘Drag on The Drag’ provides welcoming atmosphere, free entertainment for UT-Austin students

‘Drag on The Drag’ provides welcoming atmosphere, free entertainment for UT-Austin students

Dina Barrish March 28, 2021

Dressed in a gown adorned with glued-on sunflowers, a wig and seven-inch heels, Celia Light performed in drag for the first time at the Dobie City Limits Festival in 2018. Just seconds into her live performance,...