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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Angela Lim, Life & Arts Senior Reporter

Angela is a journalism freshman who is currently serving as a Life & Arts senior reporter. She started out as a general reporter in Fall 2021. When she isn’t writing about music, Angela will usually be found listening and dancing to it. Her go-to boba order is a passion fruit green tea.

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Asian American communities connect to culture, express love through food

Asian American communities connect to culture, express love through food

May 5, 2022

As a child, Jennifer Ling Datchuk routinely helped her grandmother prepare a fresh batch of dumplings. With her grandmother’s homemade wrappers in hand, she placed a spoonful of filling and painstakingly...

9 Asian-owned businesses in Austin to support

9 Asian-owned businesses in Austin to support

May 3, 2022

  According to a 2021 survey published by the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with UT students, 89% of Asian-owned businesses in Austin experienced a loss of revenue during...

GRAE showcases polished sound, potential with nostalgia-themed debut album ‘Whiplash’

GRAE showcases polished sound, potential with nostalgia-themed debut album ‘Whiplash’

April 18, 2022

“Boxes,” the first track of GRAE’s debut album Whiplash, greets listeners with a four-second cacophony of mangled guitars in their left ear before diving into a bassline, which permeates the...

The Daily Texan’s spring playlist to accompany you outdoors

The Daily Texan’s spring playlist to accompany you outdoors

April 12, 2022

Hanging out at the South Mall to escape from a mountainous workload of assignments, projects and exams requires the perfect soundtrack. As students brave the final weeks of the spring semester, The Daily...

Waterloo Records celebrates 40th anniversary

Waterloo Records celebrates 40th anniversary

April 8, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the April 5, 2022 flipbook. Over the last 40 years, John Kunz, Waterloo Records owner and UT alumnus, witnessed lives change and history unfold inside his...

The Daily Texan’s March 2022 album picks

The Daily Texan’s March 2022 album picks

April 3, 2022
With the first quarter of 2022 wrapped up, The Daily Texan reviewed seven standout albums that arrived this past month.
QUIZ: Which SXSW artists should you watch for?

QUIZ: Which SXSW artists should you watch for?

March 23, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 11, 2022 SXSW flipbook. With a music lineup saturated with various acts, SXSW attendees have the opportunity to discover an overwhelming number...

The Daily Texan’s pre-SXSW playlist for festival-goers

The Daily Texan’s pre-SXSW playlist for festival-goers

March 23, 2022
he Daily Texan compiled a list of songs from the festival's lineup to get attendees in the mood for the week-long celebration of music. 
Festival freebies: Heres a list of free SXSW events

Festival freebies: Here’s a list of free SXSW events

March 23, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 11, 2022 SXSW flipbook. For many college students, splurging hundreds of dollars on a SXSW badge is the last thing on their minds. Fortunately,...

K-indie band SURL shares creative process, themes for future music

K-indie band SURL shares creative process, themes for future music

March 23, 2022

Having performed at music festivals in Germany and Thailand, South Korean band SURL’s dreamlike sound continues to reach the ears of listeners around the world, proving no boundaries to the potential...

Undergraduate computer science teaching assistants express frustration with low wages

Undergraduate computer science teaching assistants express frustration with low wages

March 21, 2022

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 4, 2022 flipbook. With sunken eyes glued to her screen, Nikita Sharma spends her nights meticulously reading through endless lines of code. The...

Alternative K-pop collective Balming Tiger talks unconventional sound, hosting Joyful Delivery showcase at SXSW

Alternative K-pop collective Balming Tiger talks unconventional sound, hosting Joyful Delivery showcase at SXSW

March 21, 2022
Balming Tiger, a rising alternative K-pop group, brought its intense energy to South by Southwest’s music festival, transcending conventional genres and expectations.
Afro-fusion artist TÖME talks power of music, embarking on new chapter

Afro-fusion artist TÖME talks power of music, embarking on new chapter

March 20, 2022

With a Canadian JUNO Award for Reggae Record of the Year under her belt, Afro-fusion artist TÖME has received acclaim for her distinct, rich sound inspired by her multicultural experiences. Her latest...

Sarah Kinsley shares artistic visions, confessional messages in EP The King

Sarah Kinsley shares artistic visions, confessional messages in EP The King

March 20, 2022

Inspired by the old cassettes, classical pieces and pop radio songs she listened to growing up, Sarah Kinsley took her time falling in love with music. The artist delivers an outpouring of soul-stirring...

LAUNDRY DAY talks creating album We Switched Bodies, developing sound

LAUNDRY DAY talks creating album ‘We Switched Bodies,’ developing sound

March 19, 2022

Growing up in bustling New York City, LAUNDRY DAY surged onto the music scene in 2018, traveling to sold out shows and working with top producers as teenagers. Now, four years since their debut, the quintet...

Singer songwriter, Mini Trees talks creating her living room pop sound, expanding her artistry

Singer songwriter, Mini Trees talks creating her living room pop sound, expanding her artistry

March 17, 2022

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Mini Trees, also known as Lexi Vega, imbues journeys of discovery into each of her songs. Vega views Mini Trees as a project that encapsulates her changed relationship...

SXSW Live Shot: Strawberry Guy forges impressionist soundscapes at first American showcase

SXSW Live Shot: Strawberry Guy forges impressionist soundscapes at first American showcase

March 17, 2022

After ear-shattering performances by previous acts, the first notes of Debussy's “Arabesque 1” suddenly began floating around Cedar Street Courtyard. Strawberry Guy made his presence known, painting...

Lizzo talks ‘Watch Out For The Big Grrrls,’ amplifying self-love in SXSW keynote session

Lizzo talks ‘Watch Out For The Big Grrrls,’ amplifying self-love in SXSW keynote session

March 16, 2022

Arms extending toward a packed Austin Convention Center auditorium during her keynote session at South by Southwest, Lizzo’s infectious energy had the crowd shouting a self-love mantra to themselves...

flipturn talks upcoming single ‘Playground,’ connecting with their audience

flipturn talks upcoming single ‘Playground,’ connecting with their audience

March 16, 2022
The Floridan quintet flipturn will perform at Esther’s Follies on March 17 at 9 p.m. ahead of the release of their new single, “Playground,” March 25.
El Paso artist Flores shares upcoming projects, Mexican American identity in music

El Paso artist Flores shares upcoming projects, Mexican American identity in music

March 14, 2022

Bringing the experiences of her Mexican American community to the forefront, Flores uses music to incite social change. Through R&B slow jams and reflective lyrics, she shows how growing up in El Paso...

AOMG artists will take over Elysium at SXSW

AOMG artists will take over Elysium at SXSW

March 11, 2022
Hailing from South Korean record label AOMG, five hip-hop and R&B artists will make their first stop in Austin for their Above Ordinary USA tour. While you’re at SXSW, catch their three and a half hour set on March 18 at the Elysium. 705 Red River St.
Artist Susannah Joffe talks first EP The Punch ahead of SXSW

Artist Susannah Joffe talks first EP The Punch ahead of SXSW

February 25, 2022

In a fluorescent, rose-colored room, Susannah Joffe’s cold gaze pierces through her heartbreak. The radio-television-film and Plan II senior courageously shares her untethered state of mind through her...

Raveena comforts listeners, radiates enlightenment in ‘Asha’s Awakening’

Raveena comforts listeners, radiates enlightenment in ‘Asha’s Awakening’

February 16, 2022
The album’s whimsical concept follows the story of Asha — a Punjabi princess the artist created — as she undergoes a millennia-long journey of enlightenment among the cosmos.
Upcoming student-produced Chinese drama ‘Butterfly Knot’ incorporates traditional Chinese ideas while exploring themes of love, transformation

Upcoming student-produced Chinese drama ‘Butterfly Knot’ incorporates traditional Chinese ideas while exploring themes of love, transformation

February 15, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Feb. 11, 2022 flipbook. After seeing loved ones come and go in the fall semester, Katherine Zhang poured her emotions into her writing. Incorporating...

The Daily Texan’s Valentine’s Day playlist to sweep you off your feet

The Daily Texan’s Valentine’s Day playlist to sweep you off your feet

February 10, 2022

Spending Valentine’s Day with a special someone? Beyond arranging the flowers and gifts, set the mood by updating your playlists. With Valentine’s Day preparations already underway, The Daily Texan...

New student organization cultivates space for passions in mycology

New student organization cultivates space for passions in mycology

February 8, 2022

Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Feb 4, 2022 flipbook. While rummaging through UT’s course schedule archives over the years, Ali Shirazi discovered BIO 329, a medical mycology class...

‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ introduces open-world experiences to beloved game series

‘Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ introduces open-world experiences to beloved game series

February 1, 2022

As players begin their adventure in the first accessible area of “Pokémon Legends: Arceus,” a giant, fire-eyed level 40 Rapidash will charge at them and instantly hyper beam their team to a pulp....

What Starts Here: Students discuss University motto, future endeavors

What Starts Here: Students discuss University motto, future endeavors

February 1, 2022

Born and raised in Texas, Tavi Singleton said she never saw the world beyond the Lone Star State’s borders until she took a trip to California last summer and felt her horizons widened by the bustling...

The Daily Texans winter playlist to keep you warm

The Daily Texan’s winter playlist to keep you warm

January 28, 2022
As the months grow colder and Austin sees freezing temperatures, The Daily Texan compiled a playlist to accompany students on winter days spent both indoors and outdoors.
Students recall their ‘Plot Twist,’ unexpected encounters that sparked growth

Students recall their ‘Plot Twist,’ unexpected encounters that sparked growth

January 25, 2022
As Longhorns embark on a new chapter of their lives this semester, The Daily Texan asked students to share serendipitous moments that changed their lives.
Fickle Friends relive lost time, youth in Are We Gonna Be Alright?

Fickle Friends relive lost time, youth in ‘Are We Gonna Be Alright?’

January 18, 2022
Four years after the release of their debut LP, "You Are Someone Else," Fickle Friends returned to the music scene with the 12-track collection "Are We Gonna Be Alright?" on Jan. 14.
Four Austin-based spots for your Filipino food fix

Four Austin-based spots for your Filipino food fix

December 17, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the October 26 flipbook. Food plays a central role in Filipino culture. When someone asks a family member if they’ve eaten, their words express love and...

Filipino students share Christmas memories, traditions

Filipino students share Christmas memories, traditions

December 1, 2021

As a child, Patrick Domingo woke up during the quiet hours of dawn in time for the 5 a.m. start to Simbang Gabi, a series of Catholic holy masses that occur during the nine days leading up to Christmas. The...

‘Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’ delivers nostalgic experience, struggles to find middle ground

‘Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl’ delivers nostalgic experience, struggles to find middle ground

November 23, 2021

On Friday, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl released on the Nintendo Switch systems. The games, set in the Sinnoh region, follow the Pokémon Company blueprint that’s worked for the past...

Student business owners showcase creations at markets

Student business owners showcase creations at markets

November 18, 2021

Feeling bored during the beginning of the pandemic, Sienna Johnson, a radio-television-film sophomore, emptied her closet filled with the vintage clothes she collected. She started selling her clothes...

Ed Sheeran opens his heart in ‘Equals,’ follows formula

Ed Sheeran opens his heart in ‘Equals,’ follows formula

November 2, 2021
The album showcases Sheeran's signature lyrics, but ventures into other genres as well.
RINI makes listeners see stars in debut project, ‘Constellations’

RINI makes listeners see stars in debut project, ‘Constellations’

October 20, 2021

In the saturated R&B industry with its signature smooth sound, it’s difficult to identify artists who successfully set themselves apart from other musicians in the genre. However, RINI loves to...

Students discover passion for dance on campus

Students discover passion for dance on campus

October 13, 2021

While crowds of students hurry down Speedway trying to get to class, Zack Zhang puts his earbuds in and immerses himself into the rhythm and groove of a new song, his arms flowing with each beat as he...

Student organization encourages Asian American, Pacific Islander conversations, invites further action

Student organization encourages Asian American, Pacific Islander conversations, invites further action

October 6, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 24 flipbook. As their freshmen classmates hurried to choose from more than 1,100 student organizations, Kelly Wei, Abby Ong and J...

‘Squid Game’ stuns with brutally high stakes, receives international praise

‘Squid Game’ stuns with brutally high stakes, receives international praise

October 6, 2021

In the secluded, dystopian world of “Squid Game” run by masked billionaires, a simple game of Red Light, Green Light could lead to your death. “Squid Game” gained exponential popularity since...

UT students share their experiences taking time off from school

UT students share their experiences taking time off from school

September 30, 2021

As he washed dishes at Chipotle following a Thanksgiving week hockey practice in New York, Ian Denning’s mind raced with the possibilities of other career paths he could pursue. “I was hating life...

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