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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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All content by Amanda Booth

Students write and perform UT-themed carols

Amanda Booth December 5, 2014

After watching an a capella show on campus, business freshman Santiago Rosales and a group of friends came up with UT-themed lyrics to the tune of Christmas carols and wrote them on napkins. What started...


Department of Theatre and Dance premieres “Fame” with help from guest director

Amanda Booth November 21, 2014

In preparation for the opening night of “Fame The Musical,” theatre and dance students worked to perfect a human staircase, a synchronized body-percussion routine and their costume changes.  Adapted...


UT student creates news-aggregation website for younger readers

Amanda Booth November 11, 2014

Mbiyimoh Ghogomu said he wants to help the younger generation better understand the world. The sociology senior along, with his childhood friend Dylan Dement, founded the website The Higher Learning. Their...


In gubernatorial race, accents change by locations

Amanda Booth October 31, 2014

Although the accents of gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott are different, both of their ways of speaking have been molded by the same demographic: teenage girls.  According to...


Students make mark in technology community in just twenty-four hours

Amanda Booth October 24, 2014

A computer science student’s dream becomes reality for two days at HackTX when the SAC fills with hundreds of students working diligently on their laptops, playing video games and talking with tech representatives.  At...


UT Harry Potter Alliance advocates for social justice

Amanda Booth October 13, 2014

Students passing through the West Mall last week may have noticed a small, inconspicuous table holding a large pitcher of golden liquid and a can of whipped cream. For those who stopped by, it meant a...


UT alumna Christine Chen creates independent films

Amanda Booth October 8, 2014

Christine Chen does not want to become the next Michael Bay. She doesn’t want to lose her audience with too obscure of a message either. Instead, when the UT alumna makes films, she tries to find...


Austin City Limits Music Festival weekend one recap

Amanda Booth, Lauren Velez, and Lauren L'Amie October 6, 2014

Clad in Converse tennis shoes, shady hats and countless metallic temporary tattoos, festival-goers welcomed the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival with open arms. With a lineup just...


Former ‘The Voice’ contestant joins student body

Amanda Booth September 24, 2014

Electrical engineering freshman Juhi Prathak didn’t know she was auditioning for “The Voice” until a week before her audition. But, after hearing her sing, judge Adam Levine asked to...


Georgetown Professor of the Year comes to Texas

Amanda Booth September 5, 2014

After a 21-year career at Georgetown University and being named the University’s 2014 Professor of the Year, geography professor Timothy Beach began his UT teaching career this fall. The award...

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