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All content by Brooke Sjoberg

Life and Arts associate editor finally leaves the basement, taking blanket with her

Brooke Sjoberg May 8, 2020

In seven semesters working at the Texan, I’ve written 100 stories. Story number 101 is my goodbye to this basement and its paper that have shaped my college experience.  All honesty, I dipped...


Student businesses suffer, move off campus in wake of closures

Brooke Sjoberg April 6, 2020

Closures of dormitories and a general lack of students on campus have left student-run businesses with two options: move operations or shutter until the fall.  For business freshman Kachi Akamelu,...


Adam Barton’s ‘The Boy Who Sold The World’ stands as sobering reminder for young entrepreneurs

Brooke Sjoberg March 30, 2020

Chronicling the rise of Australian technology entrepreneur Ben Pasternak, director Adam Barton’s “The Boy Who Sold The World” is a sobering look at how the tech industry is raising young people....


‘The Boy Who Sold The World’ director Adam Barton talks work with Ben Pasternak, SXSW cancellation

Brooke Sjoberg March 30, 2020

In his 2020 documentary, “The Boy Who Sold The World,” director Adam Barton follows Australian 20-year-old tech entrepreneur Ben Pasternak as he makes and sells viral apps. Barton began working with...

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Alumnus Paul Merryman talks ‘Outpost’ production, SXSW cancellation

Brooke Sjoberg March 26, 2020

Paul Merryman, UT radio-television-film alumnus and producer, was set to premiere his debut feature-length project, “The Outpost,” at South by Southwest this year. With the festival’s cancellation,...


These free resources are available to help students in their transition from classroom to online

Brooke Sjoberg March 20, 2020

As courses move from classrooms to chatrooms and students are asked to leave campus, several resources have become available to students. Both local and multinational businesses are offering specials...

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‘Emma.’ is a satirical, visual and casting delight

Brooke Sjoberg February 7, 2020

Based on the eponymous novel by Jane Austen and reimagined by the writer-director team Eleanor Catton and Autumn de Wilde, “Emma.” is a delightfully candy-colored satirical exercise in presumption.  The...

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‘To All The Boys 2,’ ‘Narcos’: Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in February

Brooke Sjoberg February 6, 2020

Netflix is pushing a horde of new releases for the month of February. Whether you’re looking for some comic relief or a new favorite for Valentine’s Day, there’s plenty of offerings rolling...

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You’re already procrastinating — here’s a selection of shows and movies to binge while you avoid your homework

Brooke Sjoberg January 29, 2020

One week into the semester and you’re already procrastinating. If you’ve already fallen behind on homework or aren’t quite ready to start that term paper yet, here are some top picks...

Halsey’s ‘Manic’ is for people who don’t like Halsey — and that’s a good thing

Brooke Sjoberg January 22, 2020

In her third studio album Manic, alt-pop princess Halsey works through the death, rebirth and growth of her identity as a young woman.  Halsey, whose legal name is Ashley Frangipane, has been open...

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Rebelution singer talks cannabis, reggae genre

Brooke Sjoberg October 15, 2019

Rebelution singer, guitarist and cannabis advocate Eric Rachmany said he is trying to challenge the way people think about cannabis through education and music. The reggae-inspired artist said he is...


ACL Weekend Two was really all about Childish Gambino, Lizzo

Brooke Sjoberg October 15, 2019

The second weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival had a frosty start, with temperatures dropping as low as 47 degrees Friday, Oct. 11. Festivalgoers braving the cold arrived in all forms of cold...

Q&A: Austin band Ley Line talks touring via public transportation

Brooke Sjoberg October 12, 2019

While touring in Brazil, Austin band Ley Line had their van break down not once, but twice.  They ended up using public transportation to get from one show to another as they traveled between Latin...


Savannah Conley Q&A: ‘There has to be a time where we can do what we want.’

Brooke Sjoberg October 11, 2019

Raised by a guitar player and a background singer, Savannah Conley has hopped from genre to genre throughout her journey as a musician.  With two EPs under her belt, the country-pop-folk singer...

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Mahalia talks inspirations for ‘Love and Compromise,’ honesty, authenticity at ACL

Brooke Sjoberg October 11, 2019

Since writing her first song at age eight and signing with a record label at 13, English artist Mahalia has been making music by and for the heart.  Largely focusing on relationships, Mahalia’s...

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Goodenough to win: UT professor awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Nataleah Small and Brooke Sjoberg October 10, 2019

At 97 years old, John Goodenough is the oldest person to be awarded a Nobel Prize. On Oct. 9, the UT engineering professor, along with Stanley Whittingham of Binghamton University, State University...


Guide to navigating buses, shuttles to ACL Fest

Brooke Sjoberg October 4, 2019

As one of the largest annual events held in the city, Austin City Limits Music Festival draws crowds which can make simply navigating to Zilker Park an intimidating experience.  Attracting about...

Apple iPhone Event 2019: What students need to know

Brooke Sjoberg September 13, 2019

Creative and digitally savvy students may be interested in new iPhone and iPad features. On Tuesday, the Apple iPhone Event unveiled a refreshed iPhone and iPadOS which are particularly useful for on-the-go...


5 thrift stores easily accessible by public transit

Brooke Sjoberg August 29, 2019

Austin is home to both independent and chain thrift shops that boast thousands of pre-owned options to revamp anyone’s wardrobe. However, for particularly savvy students, there are a few select...


These campus resources can help students relax, mentally and physically

Brooke Sjoberg August 28, 2019

Returning to campus after summer can leave students physically and mentally strained. However, there are resources on campus that can help put students at ease. In particular, Gregory Gym and the Counseling...


Of course Taylor Swift’s Lover is good — here’s why

Brooke Sjoberg August 26, 2019

As her first foray into music production with a new label, Taylor Swift’s Lover truly captures the mood for 2019 — love. Self-love, love for friends, love for family and love between lovers...


‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ is as polarizing as it is fun for UT students

Brooke Sjoberg July 9, 2019

Fans of the cult favorite Harry Potter series were gifted their own augmented reality mobile game on June 21. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite provokes strong reactions from both fans and former fans of the...


What incoming freshmen need to consider about orientation

Brooke Sjoberg June 11, 2019

Heading off to college is the subject of Hollywood films, Broadway musicals and even a song or two. This week, however, it’s real life for incoming UT freshmen at their orientation.  For...

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Chris Morris brings dark humor back to the big screen with ‘The Day Shall Come’

Brooke Sjoberg March 16, 2019

Based on 100 true stories involving Homeland Security and the FBI, Chris Morris’s “The Day Shall Come,” is an acerbically funny and thrilling satirical follow-up to “Four Lions.” “The...

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‘Knock Down The House’ tells Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s story, other’s meteoric success

Brooke Sjoberg March 13, 2019

In 2016, after the Presidential election, many were looking for a story of hope and inspiration. Director Rachel Lears found that hope and inspiration in the insurgents who began campaigning for the next...

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HBO’s ‘Running With Beto’ is engaging documentary with unique access

Brooke Sjoberg March 12, 2019

In the 2018 midterm elections, one Texan gained supreme star power by campaigning in all of the state’s 254 counties and understanding social media. David Modigliani’s “Running with Beto”...

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Woody Harrelson, Kevin Costner make perfect pair in “The Highwaymen”

Brooke Sjoberg March 11, 2019

Director John Lee Hancock said “The Highwaymen” was 15 years in the making. It is worth every second. Hancock’s Netflix revival of the 1967 biopic “The Highwaymen” chronicles...


Anna Akana and Lynn Chen manufacture joy in ‘Go Back to China’

Brooke Sjoberg March 10, 2019

Emily Ting’s semi-autobiographical film “Go Back to China” is a smart comedy that tackles, with a dry wit, real issues of factory labor in China and the difficulty of finding a job in...


“I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter” shows Erin Lee Carr has serious documentary chops

Brooke Sjoberg March 10, 2019

Each story has two sides. Director Erin Lee Carr is trying to tell both in “I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter.” The HBO documentary follows the trial named, in which...


Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s “What We Do In The Shadows” is worth the five-year wait

Noah Levine and Brooke Sjoberg March 9, 2019

The latest installment of “What We Do In The Shadows” is an FX series, whose pilot premiered at SXSW. The premiering pilot is based on the film of the same name, released in 2014. The mockumentary...

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Jordan Peele further cements himself as a master of horror with ‘Us’

Noah Levine and Brooke Sjoberg March 9, 2019

“I Got 5 on It” is also a song about how many times people will want to see this movie. Academy Award-winning director Jordan Peele’s second film “Us” is a psychological...

Hulu ‘Fyre Fraud’ documentary demonstrates how easy it is to be scammed on social media

Brooke Sjoberg January 23, 2019

A viral photo featuring a pitifully catered cheese sandwich and side salad made the rounds on Twitter in late April of 2017. However, this wasn’t a #cookingfail — this was Fyre Fest. Hulu Original...

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Fyre Fest to fireball: Netflix documentary tackles festival creator’s wire fraud

Brooke Sjoberg January 22, 2019

The Fyre Fest debacle of 2017 is one of the most publicized cases of wire fraud in modern history. Marketed by influencers and models, the music festival promised a luxury private island experience with...


Austin Design Week to provide cost effective learning opportunities for students

Brooke Sjoberg October 29, 2018

Looking to boost a resumé? How about fill a portfolio? For students, professionals and enthusiasts of design, Austin Design Week provides free workshops and connections to the industry. Austin...


Texas Book Festival 2018: Nonbinary author Sandy Allen talks about featured work

Brooke Sjoberg October 23, 2018

The Texas Book Festival in Austin has been connecting readers with authors from all over the country and the world since 1995. From its humble beginnings, the festival has grown to include hundreds of...


5 ways to prevent burning popcorn and getting buildings evacuated

Brooke Sjoberg October 18, 2018

Popcorn is a notoriously easy snack to make, but it can pose a certain challenge to some and may trigger a smoke detector or two. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the UT Tower was evacuated because burnt popcorn set...

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Season 2 of ‘Big Mouth’ takes humorous approach to childhood mental development

Brooke Sjoberg October 9, 2018

Ever wondered what a monster with a permanently flaccid penis for a nose looks like? “Big Mouth” is here to satisfy that curiosity. The latest installment of Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg’s...

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Top 5 Austin City Limits food vendors to satisfy your festival munchies

Brooke Sjoberg October 5, 2018

Austin City Limits may be known as a showcase of good musicians, but the vendors featured in the festival are some of the best local eateries. Ranging from ice cream and popsicles to two different pizza...

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‘Lessons From Dunblane: Notes from a School Shooting’ teaches a teary lesson in gun violence

Brooke Sjoberg October 3, 2018

As the trauma of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting fades from public memory, the wound is continually reopened and replaced by the latest mass shooting. In the six years since, Vox  reports 1,860...


Netflix welcomes comedy pro with ‘Norm MacDonald Has a Show’

Brooke Sjoberg September 26, 2018

In the newest Netflix talk show, original series “Norm MacDonald Has a Show” lacks the extra segments and bands common on most talk shows but is just as entertaining through the power of a...


UT alumni share tips for starting student-run businesses

Brooke Sjoberg September 26, 2018

Having recently launched his company in 2016, Ellomix, UT business and cultural studies alumnus Neil Tanner said he used the skills and connections he cultivated on campus to get his business off of the...


Moody College of Communication opens extra section of closed course at students’ urging

Brooke Sjoberg September 21, 2018

Radio-television-film senior Rajinee Buquing needed to take the introductory cinematography course before graduating. There was just a small problem — there was only one section of the class. It...

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BoJack Horseman maintains relevancy with #MeToo and asexuality

Brooke Sjoberg September 17, 2018

The legacy of intelligent, socially conscious comedy lives on in the fifth season of Netflix Original “BoJack Horseman.” The beginning of the season finds BoJack (Will Arnett) entering into...

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‘Atypical’ captures autistic experience but lacks diverse perspectives

Brooke Sjoberg September 11, 2018

Picking up where its first season left off, the latest iteration of Netflix Original “Atypical” captures the autistic experience with exceptional clarity . As a person with autism, “Atypical”...

Living through the gap: When scholarships are not enough

Brooke Sjoberg September 7, 2018

Christina Lopez, an English and international relations and global studies junior, received a scholarship from the Liberal Arts Honors Program to help cover tuition costs. She will not receive the funds...


Dupes will keep you from being Naked as discontinuation leaves store shelves bare

Brooke Sjoberg September 4, 2018

Urban Decay shook the makeup world with the release of their original Naked 12-pan eyeshadow palette in 2010. The product went on to become one of the best selling, most widely known and imitated eyeshadow...


5 simple dorm meals for when you’re too lazy to walk to J2

Brooke Sjoberg August 31, 2018

Each year, college students across the nation leave the luxury of home-cooked meals behind and venture into a life of finding sustenance in the cafeteria or dorm microwave. After leaving the nest,...

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Netflix original ‘The Innocents’ is a not-so-innocent look at love from the edge of a cliff

Brooke Sjoberg August 30, 2018

Told in shades of gray under cloudy skies, Netflix original “The Innocents” takes a compelling story to a dark place full of unexpected twists and turns. Upon turning 16, June McDaniel (Sorcha...


How the zodiac signs will handle their first day of classes

Brooke Sjoberg August 29, 2018

It is the first day of a new semester, and depending on your birthday, you may be ready to take the day head-on or forego academic pursuits in favor of a good Netflix binge. For a sneak peek into your...


To all the teen films I’ve watched before, you’ve met your match

Brooke Sjoberg August 27, 2018

In the digital era, the handwritten letter is a dying breed of communication. However, in the Netflix original movie, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before,” the handwritten letter is the...


Cinco de Mayo celebrations stray from holiday’s original roots

Brooke Sjoberg May 4, 2018

To those unfamiliar with the holiday, Cinco de Mayo is something of a mystery clouded by misappropriated advertisements and corporate sponsorships. To provide some clarity for those who are not clear on...

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‘Candy Jar’ is a sweet treat during sour times

Brooke Sjoberg May 1, 2018

Ben Shelton’s Netflix Original “Candy Jar” is a sweet addition to the teen film genre, a fanciful examination of the modern education system and its effect on the social adjustment of...

4 tips to survive finals and kick your fears to the curb

Brooke Sjoberg April 30, 2018

With final exams creeping on the heels of students, the mounting pressure to succeed may drive students to study according to a “learning style” they have been assigned earlier in their education...

Review: Stoners and students alike will love ‘Dude’

Brooke Sjoberg April 27, 2018

In the Netflix Original film, “Dude,” writer and director Olivia Milch explores life after high school through a haze of pot smoke. The 4/20 release tackles complicated concepts such as grief,...

Alchemy displays magic of musical performance for longhorns

Brooke Sjoberg April 23, 2018

Longhorns joined one another this past Friday in the dark comfort of the Texas Union Theater to share in a bright, colorful experience which shed light on the magic of music in the lives of their peers. Hosted...


Buzz on Austin bees, how UT students can do their part in conservation

Brooke Sjoberg April 19, 2018

The hype surrounding the honey bee may have student beekeepers abuzz with conservation ideas, but this type of bee is not the only one which requires attention in Texas. With a rise in temperature comes...


Thinkery21’s ‘Sounds and Sips’ is an out-of-the-box approach to exploration for adults

Brooke Sjoberg April 11, 2018

The Austin Children’s Museum is giving adults an opportunity to explore the physicality of sound, with a little booze thrown in for kicks. An offshoot of the Austin Children’s Museum, the...


Revival Coffee serves beverages with a side of community benefit

Brooke Sjoberg April 9, 2018

Now under new ownership, the former Vintage Heart Cafe has found life as Revival Coffee. With community-oriented business practices, Revival Coffee partnered with Austin Pets Alive, Casa Marianella...

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Food fight: Austin’s food trucks trail behind Houston’s

Brooke Sjoberg April 4, 2018

Despite the fervor surrounding the food trucks and trailers lining city streets and filling lots, Austin’s food trucks rank behind Houston’s in terms of ease of operation, according to a survey...


‘Santa Clarita Diet’ season 2 is a literal bloodbath

Brooke Sjoberg March 28, 2018

The latest season of Victor Fresco’s Netflix Original, “Santa Clarita Diet,” is a gory exploration of sitcoms, zombie cinema and a family holding together through difficult circumstances...


Austin residents look back at Aqua Fest with fondness, suggest new outlook for future festivals

Brooke Sjoberg March 28, 2018

On the shores of what is now Lady Bird Lake, the Austin Aqua Festival ushered in a tradition of large Austin festivals which lives on today. Looking back on the festival 20 years after its final season,...


A love letter to its genre, “Blood Fest” lives up to its name

Brooke Sjoberg March 19, 2018

Intensely introspective and self-critical, Owen Egerton’s “Blood Fest” is a hilarious addition to the genre of horror-comedy, with a twist ending no one in their right mind would expect. “Blood...

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“1985” a black and white AIDS crisis story told in shades of gray

Brooke Sjoberg March 19, 2018

In a heartbreakingly beautiful, yet stripped-down interpretation of the mid 1980’s, Yen Tan’s “1985” tackles the difficulty of finding one’s place in the world against the...

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“More Human Than Human” misses the mark of its premise, presenting a harsh future with AI

Brooke Sjoberg March 17, 2018

Seeking to tell a more intimate story through artificial intelligence, directors UT alum Tommy Pallota and Femke Wolting present a harsh future for AI, although their focus is not so much on the technology,...

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“Most Likely to Murder” takes a chance with an unlikeable protagonist and unthinkable plot

Brooke Sjoberg March 16, 2018

With a horribly unlikeable protagonist and a different approach to Thanksgiving, Dan Gregor’s “Most Likely to Murder” is what happens when a child writes a murder mystery for stoners...

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“The Unicorn” brings zest and humor back to discussions of sex and consent

Brooke Sjoberg March 16, 2018

In a decade marked by an evolution in the discussions being had about sex and consent, director Robert Schwartzman’s “The Unicorn” makes a strong statement which captures the results...


Netflix documentary begs thought before ADHD sufferers “Take Your Pills”

Brooke Sjoberg March 16, 2018

Being a drug of choice for students over the last decade, adderall and similar amphetamines present a simple solution to the complicated issue of ADHD at all stages of life. Alison Klayman’s Netflix...


“You Can Choose Your Family” leaves Gaffigan reaching for jokes

Brooke Sjoberg March 16, 2018

There is some truth to the statement, “the bigger they are, the harder they fall,” even in film. Sadly, even Jim Gaffigan can’t save the show in Miranda Bailey’s “You Can...


“Vaudeville: Immigrants Get the Job Done” brings 20th-century art to 21st-century space

Brooke Sjoberg March 7, 2018

Exploring vaudeville as a mirror for self-examination in a time of great debate surrounding immigration, “Vaudeville: Immigrants Get the Job Done” is sure to be provocative and compelling.  The...


SXSW directorial debuts to watch out for

Brooke Sjoberg March 7, 2018

While there are many South by Southwest alumni returning to share their latest films, the festival presents an opportunity for new and unknown directors to make their debuts to large audiences. The 2018...

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First three episodes of ‘The Looming Tower’ explores American intelligence actions leading up to 9/11

Brooke Sjoberg March 6, 2018

In their latest Hulu Original, “The Looming Tower,” creators Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright portray the impact of a late 90s rivalry between the CIA and FBI on United States...

SXSW presents opportunities for women-led startups to learn and grow

Brooke Sjoberg March 6, 2018

South by Southwest is a good business opportunity for startups, and although most corporation-sponsored contests for funding are over, there are still great avenues for women-led startups to gain knowledge...

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‘Ugly Delicious’ tells a beautiful story about culture through food and friendship

Brooke Sjoberg February 27, 2018

Taking common foods and tracing them through their popular and traditional culture, David Chang’s Netflix Original “Ugly Delicious” serves up an introspective, visual conversation...

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Q&A: Animation sensation Ron Campbell discusses his work on “Yellow Submarine,” inspirations and future endeavors

Brooke Sjoberg February 23, 2018

For decades, children have enjoyed cartoons such as “Scooby-Doo,” “The Yellow Submarine,” “Winnie the Pooh” and “Rugrats.” Having played a major role in...

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“Everything Sucks!” fails to live up to its name, delivers on laughs

Brooke Sjoberg February 20, 2018

“Everything Sucks!” does not live up to its name. Showrunners Ben York Jones and Michael Mohan’s Netflix Original parody of the ‘90s drops their captive audience into 1996 with...


‘Wazir of Oz’ enchants and ensnares with a new twist on a classic tale

Brooke Sjoberg February 19, 2018

Alumna Susan Gayle Todd is bringing the bedtime stories her husband told their children to life on stage. Written by Todd, “The Wazir of Oz” takes the classic narrative of “The Wizard...


Coach Snoop takes to the gridiron in new Netflix Original

Brooke Sjoberg February 15, 2018

Directed by William J. Saunders and Rory Kaupf and written by Kaupf, Netflix Original “Coach Snoop” offers a rare picture of iconic rapper Snoop Dogg in a drug and alcohol-free environment...


Rhino horns won’t make you horny this Valentine’s, but a nice box of chocolates might

Brooke Sjoberg February 14, 2018

Foods such as strawberries and chocolate might be innocent separately, but together on a Valentine’s night, they might evolve from more a tasty treat to a potential aphrodisiac. According to Human...


‘On Body and Soul’ by Ildiko Enyedi captures human hunt for companionship

Brooke Sjoberg February 8, 2018

“On Body and Soul” is the kind of mystical romance drama you won’t find in American theaters, mostly because it is of Hungarian origin. Written and directed by Ildikó Enyedi, “On...


UT Austin art students roll in the dough for new exhibition

Brooke Sjoberg February 5, 2018

With softly milled flour sifting through their fingers, two art students spread the white powder across the concrete floor of UT’s Visual Arts Center. Globs of dough lay waiting on the floor...

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Students see more inclusive future in new LGBTQ studies minor program

Brooke Sjoberg February 1, 2018

Many students were not actually aware of the LGBTQ Studies Program until days after its launch. In fact, many more students weren’t even aware of its predecessor, a certificate-only program established...


‘Wanders of the Night’ traces path to inspiration

Brooke Sjoberg February 1, 2018

For a self-declared insomniac, it is an unfortunate circumstance to fear the night sky. “Wanders of the Night” is a 136-page collection of poetry, written by sociology sophomore Keilah Granados...

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‘The End of the F***ing World’ sheds a dark light on teenage strife

Brooke Sjoberg January 26, 2018

A bloody coming-of-age story for the next generation of moody, intolerable psychopaths, “The End of the F***ing World” is funny, honest and graphic. Based on the graphic novel by Charles...


Third Thursdays open window into world of Blanton

Brooke Sjoberg January 22, 2018

Despite the association of Austinites with art culture, art museums remain inaccessible to disadvantaged residents. To preserve the city’s artsy reputation, the Blanton Museum of Art maintains free...


Review: ‘Bright’ turns dull in attempt to discuss race politics

Brooke Sjoberg January 18, 2018

In an effort to give the classic buddy cop film dynamic a fantasy makeover a la “Men in Black,” director David Ayer’s Netflix Original “Bright” presents racism in a magical...


Days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Carver Museum celebrates Civil Rights leader’s legacy

Brooke Sjoberg January 16, 2018

Last Friday, Movetia Salter watched “Selma” for the first time in the theater of the George Washington Carver Museum and Genealogical Center. “It was hard, because I was born in Alabama,...

BizNetwork creates new opportunity for international business

Brooke Sjoberg December 11, 2017

The McCombs School of Business hopes to connect current students and alumni from across the world with their newest project, Longhorn Global BizNetwork. The Longhorn Global BizNetwork, a Facebook group...


Students seek guidance to make campus inhospitable for white supremacy

Brooke Sjoberg December 7, 2017

A diverse room of students discussed on Wednesday afternoon how to make college campuses inhospitable to white supremacy with George Ciccariello-Maher, associate professor of global studies and modern...


UT researchers talk equity and social justice in STEM education

Brooke Sjoberg November 20, 2017

STEM education is not truly fair for young black children, said Fikile Nxumalo, an assistant professor in the department of curriculum and instruction, during a Friday presentation about findings of institutional...


UT panel discusses freedom of speech on campuses

Brooke Sjoberg November 16, 2017

A contentious debate on the difference between protected and unprotected speech brought over 100 students and faculty to discuss and hear arguments from all sides of an ongoing national conversation. The...

Budd Innocence Center celebrates opening after receiving endowment

Brooke Sjoberg November 9, 2017

Students, faculty and members of the public met on Wednesday evening in the UT School of Law to celebrate the opening of the Budd Innocence Center, a program within the school dedicated to overturning...


Lululemon executives talk work experience and opportunities in panel

Brooke Sjoberg November 6, 2017

Lululemon executives discussed career advice and the apparel industry on Friday during a panel facilitated by the Division of Textiles and Apparel. The panel of designers, store managers, department...


Venture firm founder Eric Tarczynski shares experience with students

Brooke Sjoberg November 2, 2017

Students with an entrepreneurial streak found themselves sitting around a coffee table on Wednesday evening in the Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency Co-Lab for an intimate discussion with Eric Tarczynski,...


UT professor talks nightmare peacocks and human mating behavior in new book

Brooke Sjoberg October 30, 2017

The mating habits of the animal kingdom really aren’t so different than what we see at UT, said evolutionary psychologist David Buss during a Friday lecture. “We can compete with each other,...


Jefferson Davis statue to stand alone in Briscoe Center

Brooke Sjoberg October 26, 2017

Confederate statues removed from South Mall over the summer will not join the Jefferson Davis statue in the Briscoe Center for American History said Ben Wright, associate director for communications, in...

Free speech panel explores reach on college campuses

Brooke Sjoberg October 23, 2017

The line between hate speech and protected speech often gets blurred, said professors, students and alumni in a panel concerning the reach of free speech on campus. In the Friday discussion, panelists...


Rutgers University professor speaks about North Korea

Brooke Sjoberg October 16, 2017

Not everything is as it seems when it comes to North Korea, said Suzy Kim, an associate professor of Korean history at Rutgers University. In a presentation on Friday titled “North Korea: Beyond...


Dan Rather returns to UT in second lecture of the year

Brooke Sjoberg October 12, 2017

The second-floor auditorium of the Belo Center for New Media fell silent as former CBS anchor Dan Rather took the stage to discuss his journalistic career Wednesday night. R.B. Brenner, director of...

Performance and citizenship intersect in Shakespeare and Za’atari

Brooke Sjoberg October 5, 2017

In the Syrian refugee camp Za’atari, children were performing Shakespeare’s “King Lear” and painting murals as an escape from the Syrian Civil War, said Bart Pitchford, theatre...


Public health workers concerned about efficacy, impacting disaster response and relief

Brooke Sjoberg October 2, 2017

Health care workers are reluctant to come to work during a disaster because they doubt their effectiveness in recovery and response efforts, said Johns Hopkins University professor Daniel J. Barnett in...

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