Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

All content by Danielle Ortiz

Up your festival fashion game in time for Austin City Limits

October 10, 2018

Music festivals aren’t just a time to hear good tunes, but also an opportunity to flaunt the bold and colorful styles that may not be appropriate for class. Austin City Limits brings out some of...


Austin’s first recreational ax-throwing venue is bullseye

October 3, 2018

Alcohol and sharp objects may seem like a bad combination, but Urban Axes, Austin’s first and only axe-throwing venue, proves it’s a brilliant alternative to bowling or mini golf. Behind...


CBD oil offers all the chill without the high

September 14, 2018

CBD oil, short for cannabidiol, is popping up in products ranging from smoothie add-ons at JuiceLand to Willie Nelson’s new line of CBD infused coffee grounds. The trend’s increasing popularity...

Austin’s Laissez Fair Vintage Market incorporates fashion and charity

May 4, 2018

In a city full of farmers markets and artisans, some Austinites may not know about the booming vintage scene. So when Maria Oliveira found out that Austin lacked a market where vintage lovers could unite,...


Dimension Fashion Show features designs of UT students from the classroom to the catwalk

April 26, 2018

For more than 50 years, senior UT textiles and apparel students have showcased their technical and artistic prowess by dazzling audiences with radiant prints and colors through their clothing collections...


Silk Club’s zine bridges art and activism within Asian-American community

April 20, 2018

When one thinks of activism, a picture of people standing in the street holding signs is what probably comes to mind.  But where do artists, poets, photographers and writers fit into this picture?  Many...


Austin Intercultural Network brings the world to the runway

April 10, 2018

Coco Chanel said the world is the runway, but for the five designers who showcased their clothes at the Austin Intercultural Fashion Show, the runway should reflect the world. The stereotypical image...


Seventh annual Texas Vegfest event set for Saturday

April 6, 2018

Hosting a plant-based festival in a state known for brisket and barbecue may seem risky, but since everything’s bigger in the Lone Star State, many argue there is plenty of room for a Texas-sized...


Veganism extends beyond diet — learn more about vegan tattoos and why they’re all the rage

April 1, 2018

Many vegans are used to asking for vegan options at restaurants, but during the process of getting a tattoo, the last thing people would expect is that tattoos have a distinction between vegan and non-vegan. Despite...


Cost of convenience: Is grocery delivery worth it?

March 27, 2018

In a world where virtually anything can be delivered to your doorstep in a matter of minutes, buying groceries through an app is the latest convenience at your fingertips. According to a report by the...

Six ways to make the most of your spring break in Austin

March 9, 2018

While some students jet off to sunny beaches, others will be staying in Austin this spring break. While taking a tropical vacation may be fun, Austin is still a great place to be. If you need some inspiration...


Minimalists substitute clutter with clarity to simplify life

February 28, 2018

There’s a feeling of tranquility and purpose inside one Austin apartment that escapes most other living spaces. It doesn’t have a TV, a bed frame or a couch. That’s because Dara Zycherman,...


Have an abundance of clothes? Here’s how to get the most for your old threads

February 21, 2018

Spring is right around the corner, and while clearing out your closet can be good, making money off your gently used clothes is even better. With a rising number of sites and stores dedicated to selling...


From movie night to date night: Last-minute outfit ideas for Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018

Whether you’re single, in a relationship or somewhere in between, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to wear a cute outfit no matter what you have planned. Luckily, 2018 is the time...


Austin’s first food hall Fareground offers a new high-class dining experience

February 7, 2018

In the heart of downtown Austin, the iconic stairstepped 111 Congress building contains a new addition to unite both foodies and millennials alike.  With modern wooden accents and high ceilings,...


UT alumna turns passion for food into a full-time job

January 25, 2018

When Jane Ko announced she was going to host her first food crawl at 2013’s South by Southwest, she didn’t expect 10,000 people to sign up. “Many were telling me I was going to ruin...

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