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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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All content by Briana Zamora

UT alumnus anticipates release of art book

Briana Zamora January 29, 2015

Editor's note: The article below has been revised since its original publication. When published, the article included three quotes copied verbatim from a USA Today article titled "Texas...


300: Serving with a smile

Briana Zamora January 27, 2015

Each day, hundreds of students flood Teji’s — a narrow, dimly lit restaurant — and place their order with Brian Beavers. No one knows that the quiet, polite man filling orders day after...


UT alumnus looks forward to release of debut novel

Briana Zamora January 23, 2015

After 18 years of working in a newsroom, UT alumnus Antonio Ruiz-Camacho only knows how to write at one speed: quickly. As a result, when Ruiz-Camacho turned his attention to writing a novel —...


TBT: The novelty gag gifts of seasons past

Briana Zamora December 4, 2014

The holiday season has returned and, with it, the culture of gift giving. Soon, millions of Americans will be trudging through malls and outlets, partaking in the annual gift shopping tradition. Some holiday...


Leading Ladies: Alumna owns boutique and designs fashion line CsillaWear

Briana Zamora November 26, 2014

Upon entering through Csilla Somogyi Boutique’s tall wooden doors, customers are greeted by vibrant colors and patterns. Abstract oil paintings, scarves, photographs of fashion shows, high-end dresses...

Multimedia performance celebrates medieval manuscript

Briana Zamora November 19, 2014

Undergoing a 600-year odyssey as rich as the content of the book itself, the “Sarajevo Haggadah”, a medieval illuminated manuscript and Jewish prayer book, has withstood near destruction at...

Campus Character: Monique Evans takes year off from UT as reigning Miss Texas

Briana Zamora November 3, 2014

Before her pageant career began, Monique Evans, reigning Miss Texas 2014, never imagined she would be able to effortlessly deliver a speech, much less deliver speeches to large audiences on a daily basis.  Evans,...


Halloween thrillers and new horror classics

Briana Zamora and Alex Pelham October 28, 2014

Halloween is upon us and with it comes a perfect excuse to indulge in the cinema of the disturbing, the horrifying and the campy. With hundreds of horror films to choose from, The Daily Texan has compiled...


Independent book publishers visit Texas Book Festival

Briana Zamora October 27, 2014

For an estimated 40,000 attendees, the Capitol and the surrounding downtown area became a literary wonderland over the weekend during the 19th annual Texas Book Festival.  More than 80 exhibitor...

Leading Ladies: Mona Lee Fultz passes on 40 years of acting experience to her students

Briana Zamora October 22, 2014

UT alumna Mona Lee Fultz thought majoring in acting would translate to an easy ‘A.’ But then she received her first lead role. After memorizing hundreds of lines and doing weeks of background...


‘The Book of Life’ is a visual feast honoring a traditional narrative

Briana Zamora October 20, 2014

Inspired by Mexico’s Day of the Dead holiday and traditional Mexican folk art, “The Book of Life” is a visual feast as well as a jaunty ride. Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has...


Leading Ladies: UT alumna runs Las Palomas Mexican restaurant

Briana Zamora October 15, 2014

When UT alumna MariCarmen Dale unlocks her restaurant door every morning and flicks on the lights in the kitchen, she finally feels at home.  MariCarmen began working at Las Palomas Restaurant-Bar...


ACL hosts art vendor Iona Handcrafted Books

Briana Zamora October 3, 2014

The sounds of tearing, ripping and hammering echoed throughout a small studio hidden behind an old bread factory off of Tillery Street. Surrounded by haphazardly-thrown scraps, leather bits and rusted...

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UT alumna publishes second book of poetry

Briana Zamora October 2, 2014

There was never a moment in Carrie Fountain’s life when she realized she was going to dedicate herself to poetry. There was no grand epiphany, no trumpets, no flashing lightbulb. It just happened.  Fountain...

“The Boxtrolls” takes simple story to great heights

Briana Zamora September 30, 2014

Loosely based on a beloved 2005 children’s picture book by Alan Snow, “The Boxtrolls” proves a quirky and delightful spectacle sure to entertain kids and parents alike. The stop-motion...


Challah For Hunger bakes to fight hunger

Briana Zamora September 24, 2014

Every Tuesday afternoon, the Topfer Center for Jewish Life is engulfed in a thick cloud of fumes coming from a small kitchen at the end of the hall. Twenty students in aprons, packed tightly around counters...

Mario Leos, UT Powerlifting President

Longhorn Powerlifting president Mario Leos strives to bring success to team

Briana Zamora September 15, 2014

It is Monday evening and Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium is silent except for the sounds of stifled groans and clanking weights, reverberating off the cinder block walls of a small basement...

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