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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 David Spector

Resurgence of 35 mm film encourages a new generation of photographers

January 19, 2017

After losing his uncle, graduate student Bucky Miller sifted through photos his uncle took over his lifetime and held each photograph in his hand. Having the physical photographs not only helped him cope...


Austin’s annual Women and Fair Trade Festival offers handmade goods from around the world

November 18, 2016

Indigenous Mayan women proudly show off their bright, century-old traditional looms, exploding with colors and textures. Around them, women from across the globe sell handmade jewelry and garments. On...


Monthly Playlist: Five artists to check out over Thanksgiving break

November 15, 2016

During Thanksgiving break, relax and celebrate the holiday over turkey, stuffing and these five up-and-coming artists.  Waveland  Waveland hails from New Orleans, but their slow-burning guitars...


Mariachi Ensemble brings a taste of Latino culture to campus

November 10, 2016

Elyanna Garcia stands with her guitar in hand on the steps of the Tower, adorned in a black and silver embroidered suit and sombrero. When she and the rest of her mariachi ensemble begin to play, they...

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Five local bands to look out for at Sound on Sound Music Festival

November 3, 2016

As the Sound On Sound Music Festival approaches this weekend in the Sherwood Forest, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the huge acts occupying the top of the bill. For some authentic Austin flavor,...


Freshman dance student wins $10,000 Live Más scholarship

October 28, 2016

Growing up in a military family that transferred from base to base, Khorii Tinson was used to movement. Amidst the constant changes, she found solid ground in dance.   “I was moving...


LGBT student finds acceptance in a panhellenic community

October 21, 2016

Editor’s Note: The name in this story has been changed to protect the source’s identity  When Matthew Bensen arrived on campus, he hadn’t come out and was unsure of his place...


Alumna brings diversity to Austin Film Festival through screenwriting

October 14, 2016

The murders of hundreds of Mexican women across the border from her hometown left a lasting impact on alumna April Sánchez’s community. Years later, Sánchez brought those women who...


Local artist creates immersive recycled worlds

October 5, 2016

Artist Calder Kamin was walking home from a bus station when she noticed a dead kestrel falcon under a window. From that moment forward, she refocused her art to show the impact humans have on the environment....

Iranian-American alumna creates art to reflect heritage

September 9, 2016

In the reflection of mirror shards scattered across the map of the Middle East, Sarah Madandar sees everything she left behind in Iran.  This piece is one of many creations Madandar, an Iranian-American...

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