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Celeste Hoover, General Life & Arts Reporter

Celeste is currently a Spring 2023 reporter for Life and Arts. This is her second year on the Daily Texan and she couldn't be more excited to practice journalism again! Celeste is a English and Rhetoric major with a certificate in Core Texts and Ideas. When she's not on the hunt for a story, she's probably on the lawn with a book in hand.

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Tat Tuesday: Student teacher finds philosophy, literature in tattoos

Tat Tuesday: Student teacher finds philosophy, literature in tattoos

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter October 23, 2023

Students sit down at their desks and open their copies of Oscar Wilde’s “Picture of Dorian Gray,” scanning paragraph after paragraph for a phrase to analyze, a passage to dissect or a quote that...

PB&J french toast from 24 Diner

The Texan’s guide to Austin’s French Toast

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter October 11, 2023

Imagine a breakfast that's like a warm hug on the taste buds, a sweet start to the day and a delightful bite of indulgence. In Austin, the French toast scene proves as diverse as the city itself, offering...

‘Dumb Money’ presents feel-good, if oversimplified, underdog story

‘Dumb Money’ presents feel-good, if oversimplified, underdog story

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter September 28, 2023

This review is spoiler free. “Dumb Money,” directed by veteran filmmaker and champion of the underdog Craig Gillespie (“I Tonya,” “Cruella”) offers a fast-paced, originative comedy dramatizing...

Gameday fits: tips, tricks for staying cool, fashionable

Gameday fits: tips, tricks for staying cool, fashionable

Celeste Hoover, General LIfe&Arts Reporter September 21, 2023

Fresh off three consecutive wins (including two successful home games), UT’s football season continues to prove fun to see in action. But as temperatures continue to rise during a hot and humid fall...

The Texan Recap: Transgender Youth Legislation, UT Creates a New Department

Aislyn Gaddis, Mason Rouser, and Celeste Hoover September 11, 2023

Editor's Note: This podcast was originally published on Spotify on September 10, 2023.  In this episode of the "Texan Recap," Audio editor Aislyn Gaddis talks with Texan reporters about the state law...

Sawyer Tedder, Lisa Moore, and Ashley Berry sit at Burdine Hall on Sept. 6, 2023

UT abre departamento de estudios de la mujer, género y sexualidad

Celeste Hoover and Hannel Suarez September 10, 2023

Nota del editor: Este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 7 de septiembre por Celeste Hoover y fue traducido al español por Hannel Suarez. En 1979, UT comenzó a ofrecer oportunidades para estudiantes...

Sawyer Tedder, Lisa Moore, and Ashley Berry sit at Burdine Hall on Sept. 6, 2023

UT opens new department for Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter September 7, 2023

In 1979, UT began offering opportunities for students interested in women, gender and sexuality studies. A silent history of LGBTQ+ and feminist academics precedes this by decades. However, only recently...

Six unique spots to spend your Bevo Bucks

Six unique spots to spend your Bevo Bucks

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter September 1, 2023

Bevo Bucks, which is a part of the dining hall package, means that mouthwatering pizza, comfy Co-op clothing and 24-hour slurpees are only minutes away from dorm halls, but with a little bit of creativity,...

The Texan Recap: Student Government, West Campus Ambassadors Program

Editor's Note: This podcast was originally published on Spotify on August 25, 2023. In this new series, we highlight a few important stories The Daily Texan reported that week. In the first episode,...

‘Oppenheimer,’ Nolan’s gripping biopic, delivers intense visuals, A-list cast

‘Oppenheimer,’ Nolan’s gripping biopic, delivers intense visuals, A-list cast

Celeste Hoover, Life&Arts General Reporter July 19, 2023

This review is spoiler free. Robert Oppenheimer first appeared on the big screen in 1946, when he starred in the 18-minute documentary “Atomic Power” and recited the infamous quote, “Now I am...

Aspiring veterinarian volunteers at Thailand elephant sanctuary

Aspiring veterinarian volunteers at Thailand elephant sanctuary

Celeste Hoover, Life&Arts General Reporter July 17, 2023

Surrounded by scalpels and bandages, aspiring medical students work hard to care for their ailing patients. Taking vitals, drawing blood and measuring heartbeats, they’re dedicated to their future professions....

Estudiantes de Austin por una Sociedad Democrática protestan contra la decisión de acción afirmativa de la Corte Suprema

Estudiantes de Austin por una Sociedad Democrática protestan contra la decisión de acción afirmativa de la Corte Suprema

Celeste Hoover and Esteban Elias July 17, 2023

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 10 de julio por Celeste Hoover y fue traducido al español por Esteban Elias. "UT es un 5% negro y 21% hispano/latino, Texas es un...

Austin Students for a Democratic Society protests Supreme Court affirmative action decision

Austin Students for a Democratic Society protests Supreme Court affirmative action decision

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter July 10, 2023

“UT is 5% Black and 21% Hispanic/Latino, Texas is 12% Black and 39% Hispanic/Latino,” Jules Lattimore through a megaphone to a crowd of tourists and families outside the gates of Texas Capitol...

A Lady Bird legacy: The Drag premieres podcast on life of first lady

A Lady Bird legacy: The Drag premieres podcast on life of first lady

Celeste Hoover, Life&Arts General Reporter June 26, 2023

A southern-style string melody and train whistle sound somewhere in the distance as the voice of student host Jade Emerson marks the first episode of The Drag’s “Lady Bird” podcast. “In a private...

Student entrepreneur finds community in religious startup

Student entrepreneur finds community in religious startup

Celeste Hoover, Life&Arts General Reporter June 19, 2023

Editor's note: A previous version of this article misspelled Trenton Balcombe's last name. The Texan regrets this error.  Growing up in Dallas, finance junior Trenton Balcombe found support and love...

Escape exams with these local food truck finds

Escape exams with these local food truck finds

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter April 18, 2023

Final exams are an ideal time for students to take a step back, relax a little and enjoy some delicious eats. Tap into a new side of the Austin dining scene with unique, local food trucks begging to be...

A student walks past the Austintatious mural on the wall of the UT Co-op on the morning of April 10. Councilman Zohaib Zo Qadri presented the original three artist of the mural with an award last week to celebrate 50 years of the mural.

University Co-Op’s “Austintatious” mural celebrates 50 years of student creativity

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter April 10, 2023

Striking, colorful and undeniably eye-catching, the University Co-Op’s “Austintatious” mural stretches across the store’s exterior on the corner of 23rd St. An enduring testament to Austin's unique...

On March 28, UT-Austin associate professor Monica Muñoz Martinez poses outside of a history building on campus. Recently, Martinez was named USA Today Woman of the Year.

Profesora de historia de UT nombrada Mujer del Año de USA Today

Tess Harmon, Celeste Hoover, and Alexa Leon April 10, 2023

Nota del editor: este artículo se publicó por primera vez el 30 de marzo por Tess Harmon y Celeste Hoover, y fue traducido al español por Alexa Leon.  El proyecto Mujeres del Año de USA Today reconoció...

Affleck’s, Damon’s ‘Air’ celebrates creativity, innovation in sports

Affleck’s, Damon’s ‘Air’ celebrates creativity, innovation in sports

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter April 5, 2023

Ben Affleck’s and Matt Damon’s latest film collaboration “Air” follows Nike’s struggling basketball department in 1984 and its efforts to sign a young Michael Jordan and save the division from...

On March 28, UT-Austin associate professor Monica Muñoz Martinez poses outside of a history building on campus. Recently, Martinez was named USA Today Woman of the Year.

UT history professor named USA Today Woman of the Year

Tess Harmon and Celeste Hoover March 30, 2023

USA Today’s Women of the Year project recognized UT professor Monica Muñoz Martinez as a national honoree for her work shedding light on the history of Mexican Americans in Texas during the 20th...

Off the Cuff: University Fashion Group builds viral community on TikTok

Off the Cuff: University Fashion Group builds viral community on TikTok

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter March 23, 2023

A UT student smiles as she points out each element of her carefully curated outfit to the camera, from her thrifted denim skirt to her pink tank top adorned with ruffles and gold sequins. She giggles as...

Future of tech: How to experience AI at SXSW

Future of tech: How to experience AI at SXSW

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter March 9, 2023

South by Southwest brings a variety of panels, presentations and interactive events exploring the new frontier of tech: artificial intelligence.  Audiences can expect a broad slate of events, from...

Love you a Latte: Explore Austin through unique drinks

Love you a Latte: Explore Austin through unique drinks

Celeste Hoover, General Life & Arts Reporter March 5, 2023

With generic chain-brand coffee shops on every block in Austin, finding a drink both tasty and new can be difficult. But with midterm season coming to a close and a well-deserved spring break on the horizon,...

Philosophy senior Emma Guerrero sits outside of the Littlefield House on Feb. 27, 2023. Guerrero was recently cast as the lead for the UT play Cult Classic Vacation.

Of many hats: student musician finds community in UT theater

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter February 27, 2023

As the lead singer of Laredo-based rock band The Jolly Ranchers, Emma Guerrero can confidently step up to a microphone. However, it wasn’t until the philosophy senior landed the lead in two on-campus...

UT neurodiversity program advocates for education and connection

UT neurodiversity program advocates for education and connection

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter February 20, 2023

Skyler Allen takes a deep breath and settles down into a comfortable chair across from their Longhorn Transition, Inclusion, Empower, Success Neurodiversity Support coach.  At their biweekly meetings,...

Celebrate Black History Month with these Austin Events

Celebrate Black History Month with these Austin Events

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter February 13, 2023

While people in Austin can learn about Black history year-round by reading anti-racist literature, learning from Black scholars, supporting Black-owned businesses and more, events on campus and around...

UT alum’s surrealist video artwork displayed at the Blanton

UT alum’s surrealist video artwork displayed at the Blanton

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter January 30, 2023

Dripping honey, a disembodied blonde ponytail and a luna moth accompany recordings of the natural sounds of Texas in Virginia L. Montgomery’s “Pony Cocoon,” showcased alongside two other video pieces...

Tat Tuesday: Student explores local art through tattoos

Tat Tuesday: Student explores local art through tattoos

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter January 23, 2023

Though Avery said they always knew they wanted tattoos, the timing of their first one resulted from a spontaneous visit to local tattoo parlor Ink Empire with friends. “I've always known that I wanted...

Women’s, non-binary ultimate team advocates for equity in sports

Women’s, non-binary ultimate team advocates for equity in sports

Celeste Hoover, Life&Arts Reporter January 9, 2023

As the captain of the UT Women’s and Non-Binary Ultimate Frisbee Club, Julia O’Connell said she has always been concerned about fairness in her sport. When she saw gender equity might be under threat...

Miss America contestant hosts anti-censorship podcast

Miss America contestant hosts anti-censorship podcast

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter 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,...

Lige Leavens presents to fellow students at Armchair Philosophys meeting on Oct. 24, 2022.

New philosophy organization embraces unique perspectives

Celeste Hoover, General Life&Arts Reporter October 31, 2022

Philosophy senior Aidan Mollhagen believes the theory that there is only one lasagna in the world.  As vice president of the student organization Armchair Philosophy, Mollhagen attempted to defend...

Sofia Ortiz Neidhart shows her 11th tattoo, a spinal tattoo of a jellyfish, constellations, and celestial patterns.

Tat Tuesday: Student connects with tattoo artist

Celeste Hoover, Life & Arts general reporter October 18, 2022

Surrounded by geometric constellations and celestial patterns, a jellyfish swims along public health junior Sofia Ortiz Neidhart’s spine. Her 11th tattoo, the design is a tribute to the immortal sea...

Ballerina, senior UT student to compete in Country Dance World Championships

Ballerina, senior UT student to compete in Country Dance World Championships

Celeste Hoover , Life & Arts general reporter October 7, 2022

Former ballerina Eva Kahn keeps a busy schedule. When taking a break from writing her undergraduate thesis discussing causality and absurdity in quantum theory, the math and humanities senior trains for...

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