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Senior design student Ashwara Pillai won the Travis County I Voted sticker design contest. This sticker was used during the 2022 election cycle.

Student design wins Travis County voting sticker

November 18, 2022

Ashwara Pillai landed back in Austin from India feeling jet-lagged and delirious when she received an exciting email — her illustration would decorate Travis County’s 2022 voting stickers. This...

As prices to live in West Campus keep rises, students seek relief

As prices to live in West Campus keep rises, students seek relief

November 18, 2022

People know West Campus for its convenient proximity to UT, its massive student population — and over the past few years —  its booming rent prices.   Rent in West Campus hasn’t increased as...

Engineering, social work students fundraise for construction projects in India, Costa Rica

Engineering, social work students fundraise for construction projects in India, Costa Rica

November 17, 2022

For Zachary de Haaff, engineering isn’t just formulas and calculations. Next summer, instead of traveling to a vacation destination, the civil engineering junior will trade sun and sand for a saw, applying...

Historical film screens at PCL, director/producer answers questions

Historical film screens at PCL, director/producer answers questions

November 16, 2022

For Ann Kaneko, what started as an art film became a complex, deeply-rooted historical piece with threading points of view. Kaneko started working on her five-year project in 2017, taking many trips to...

Liveshot: The Backseat Lovers enthrall fans with a back-to-back performance of their sophomore album

Liveshot: The Backseat Lovers enthrall fans with a back-to-back performance of their sophomore album

November 15, 2022

A warm orange haze washed over the Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater as Utah-based indie band The Backseat Lovers took to the stage and began playing the soft opening chords to “Silhouette,” garnering...

UT student Nikki Shah showcases art at the Front Market

UT student Nikki Shah showcases art at the Front Market

November 15, 2022

Signatures, comic book heroes, song lyrics and street signs all converge to create Nikki Shah’s characteristic art pieces. From behind a table displaying her prints, Shah, a business analytics and economics...

UT alum stars in “The Inspection,” “King Richard,” motivated by authentic representation, thrill of acting

UT alum stars in “The Inspection,” “King Richard,” motivated by authentic representation, thrill of acting

November 15, 2022

Eman Esfandi warms up with stretches and breathwork as if he’s about to play a tennis match. However, instead of heading to the court, Esfandi prepares for the cameras.  The UT economics alumnus...

CMT Awards move to Moody Center for 2023

CMT Awards move to Moody Center for 2023

November 14, 2022

The lights will dim on the Moody Center stage this spring as the Country Music Television Awards go live from their new home in the live music capital of the world. The awards show previously broadcasted...

Wakanda Forever: The Black Panther lives on in sequel

Wakanda Forever: The Black Panther lives on in sequel

November 11, 2022

This article is spoiler free. It’s been over four years since Marvel fans experienced another mystical sunrise in Wakanda. The collaboration from Grammy award-winning singer Rihanna and Nigerian singer-songwriter...

UT Fencing Places First in their First Competition of the Year

UT Fencing Places First in their First Competition of the Year

November 11, 2022

After 12 hours of physical exertion, UT’s Fencing Club (UTFC) scored the winning point for their first tournament of the season. The team flooded the area of the match embracing, high-fiving and cheering...

Miss America contestant hosts anti-censorship podcast

Miss America contestant hosts anti-censorship podcast

November 10, 2022

Alex Steele draws a deep breath, gathers her notes and leans into the microphone. Ready to record the second episode of her podcast, Steele begins with a message she hopes will inspire her listeners.  “Together,...

Student artist Zak P talks success of viral song, relationship with music

Student artist Zak P talks success of viral song, relationship with music

November 9, 2022

For Zak Pham, music naturally intertwined with his life from childhood. The advertising junior said he started going to live shows with his mom and sister at 9 years old. His house in Houston also became...

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