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Artist Dani Leventhal brings experimental videos to campus

February 3, 2015

A crying baby, a storage building and a chicken pecking at ice all have one thing in common — they play a part in artist Dani Leventhal’s short experimental video “54 Days this Winter,...

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Healing Origami members alleviate stress through paper folding

January 27, 2015

For many students, papers lead to late nights full of frustration, but, for members of UT’s Healing Origami club, paper offers an escape from the everyday stresses of student life. Since 2007, the...

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Singing talent not required for new UT choir

January 21, 2015

The Whistling Choir, a new ensemble of UT students, strays away from traditional means of making music — this choir whistles instead.  The group, founded last December by three music students...

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Graduate student participates in Japanese street fashion group

December 5, 2014

Kelly Ruiz, costume design graduate student, dresses up once a week in Lolita — a Japanese street fashion. When she wears it out, people in their 20s usually just look at her and keep walking. “What’s...

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UT alumnus to lend Lego replica of DKR stadium to University

November 24, 2014

Standing at 3-and-a-half feet in a Chicago apartment, the UT Tower stands tall. Not far in a guest bedroom lies a 2-and-a-half foot tall Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. UT alumnus Drew Finkel created...

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UT all-girl a cappella group to compete in International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella

November 21, 2014

When human relations junior Courtney Penry took the stage during a recent a cappella performance, she was terrified. Her usual singing partner was sick, and she knew she could not do this alone —...

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Filmmaker explores Brazilian culture in screenings

November 10, 2014

Gabriel Mascaro is an installation artist, script writer and up-and-coming documentary filmmaker. He may not be well known in the United States, but his films and installations are popular in Brazil because...

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Latino-based fraternity hosts Día de los Muertos celebration

November 3, 2014

In preparation for Día de los Muertos, students from various campus organizations gathered to paint tiny 3-D skulls for their altars. The skulls are not decorations meant to spook passerby —...

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Texas Sfx creates gory looks using special effects makeup

October 28, 2014

Members of Texas Sfx often leave meetings all bloody and bruised up — after applying a bit of makeup and liquid latex. Economics junior Christopher Beckham is the founder and president of Texas...

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Radio Coffee & Beer brews up community in South Austin

October 27, 2014

Standing outside Radio Coffee & Beer, Jack Wilson, UT alumnus and owner of the store, is busy bouncing a baby in his arms while chatting with a friend. Wilson is surrounded by people sitting on lawn...

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Celebrating Argentina showcases Argentinian culture on campus

October 16, 2014

Argentinian music drifts from the Quadrangle room on the third floor of the Texas Union, where Tango In Orange, the University’s tango club, meets each week. The LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies...

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Digital media artist brings work to Gates Dell Complex

October 10, 2014

Casey Reas, a digital media artist and professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, can paint a picture with technology. His unorthodox medium is what brought his two-part wall mural, “A...

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ACL prompts some Austin residents to open up their backyards

October 3, 2014

Just as New York City residents know to leave their homes by New Year’s Eve to avoid the hectic holiday, Austin residents know that driving or parking anywhere in the city during the Austin City...

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Japanese Street Fashion Club starts on campus with the help of students

September 23, 2014

Sitting down and drinking tea, social work senior Michelle Merritt wears a frilly pink blouse and fluffy skirt while her handmade flower crown sits on top of her pale-colored wig. In the span of 15 minutes,...