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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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All content by Katie Chang
Hozier performs at Austin City Limits 2023 at Zilker Park on Oct. 8, 2023.

The best of Austin City Limits 2023

Mimi Calzada, Trisha Dasgupta, Katie Chang, and Logan Dubel October 16, 2023

Mother Nature took solace on Austinites and travelers from all around the past two weekends by providing festival goers with the first chill of Texas autumn for this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival....

Cigarettes After Sex performs at Austin City Limits 2023 at Zilker Park on October 8, 2023.

Liveshot: Cigarettes After Sex soothes weary festival-goers, ending ACL weekend 1

Katie Chang, Life&Arts Desk Editor October 9, 2023

Nighttime stars accompanied Cigarettes After Sex as the band emerged at the end of ACL weekend one’s final day. On the expansive Miller Lite stage, the trio entered without the pomp or frills of other...

Little Simz performing at the T-Mobile Stage at Austin City Limits on October 6, 2023.

Liveshot: Little Simz commands the stage, raptures audience with her ACL debut

Katie Chang, Life&Arts Desk Editor October 8, 2023

Against a trio of robe-clad silhouettes, Simbiatu Ajikawo, known by her stage name Little Simz, entered the stage. Dressed in an oversized button-up and a black tie, the rapper seized the audience’s...

Thee Sacred Souls performing at the Honda Stage at Austin City Limits on October 6, 2023.

Liveshot: Thee Sacred Souls bring their sweet soul sound to ACL

Katie Chang, Life&Arts Desk Editor October 8, 2023

Love imbued the air as Thee Sacred Souls brought a mix of 60s soul and 70s groove back to Austin. In orange-tinted sunglasses, collared button-ups and high-waisted slacks, the trio opened their ACL...

Kendrick Lamar performs on the American Express stage at ACL on Oct. 6, 2023.

Liveshot: Kendrick Lamar attempts to perform a full show despite his late arrival

Mimi Calzada and Katie Chang October 8, 2023

As thousands of festival-goers gathered around the American Express stage in anticipation of Kendrick Lamar’s slated 8:40 p.m. performance time, a message flashed on the screens on either side of the...

The Daily Texan’s guide to decor for any Wampus apartment

The Daily Texan’s guide to decor for any Wampus apartment

Katie Chang, Life&Arts Desk Editor August 23, 2023

It takes a good amount of time and perspective-shifting for many UT students to embrace living in West Campus. Windowless bedrooms and mass-produced furniture fall short of providing the rejuvenating refuge...

Wee’s Cozy Kitchen: Malaysian restaurant in back of gas station

Wee’s Cozy Kitchen: Malaysian restaurant in back of gas station

Katie Chang, General Life&Arts Reporter April 19, 2023

Take a peek into the Shell on 24th and Rio Grande Street. Behind a beer cave and shelves stocked with chips and champagne, there’s a small galley kitchen occupied by bok choy, bean sprouts and owner...

Stories of Stories: Old Main didn’t fall in vain

Stories of Stories: Old Main didn’t fall in vain

Katie Chang, General Life&Arts Reporter April 13, 2023

An iconic ideogram stands in the center of the Forty Acres. Breaking its silence every quarter hour, the landmark has kept careful watch over football rallies, demonstrations and commencement ceremonies...

Stories of Stories: Garrison Hall, Herbert Greene’s humble genius

Stories of Stories: Garrison Hall, Herbert Greene’s humble genius

Katie Chang, General Life&Arts Reporter April 6, 2023

Tucked behind a canopy of live oaks sits an understated edifice. The building’s dull colors and subtle ornaments don’t accrue the same fanfare as Battle Hall, its esteemed sister, but upon a closer...

Stories of Stories: Women’s gym hidden within UT’s STEM complex

Stories of Stories: Women’s gym hidden within UT’s STEM complex

Katie Chang, General Life&Arts Reporter March 30, 2023

Nestled between stone walls and concrete halls sits a small, rust-colored building with a double staircase and arched windows. Inside, students of all backgrounds conduct research and program robots.  But...

Stories of stories: Four giants of the Forty Acres

Stories of stories: Four giants of the Forty Acres

Katie Chang, General Life&Arts Reporter March 23, 2023

Giants grace the ground of the Forty Acres. It doesn’t take much to spot them. Stand at the corner of Whitis and 24th, and their towering trunks bulge with age. Walk along Speedway on a sunny day, and...

Stories of Stories: Lee Walker recounts fight for speedless Speedway

Stories of Stories: Lee Walker recounts fight for speedless Speedway

Katie Chang, General Life & Arts Reporter March 2, 2023

It all started with a walk. After a staff meeting, Lee Walker and Larry Faulkner, the then-president of UT, headed toward Speedway. However, instead of vibrant tabling, food trucks and droves of students,...

Essential study instrumentals for every type of midterm

Essential study instrumentals for every type of midterm

Katie Chang, General Life&Arts Reporter February 21, 2023

From writing history essays to building engineering reports, many UT students find themselves spending hours studying inside during midterm season. Listening to the right instrumental song can turn study...

Stories of Stories: behind Battle Halls blue doors

Stories of Stories: behind Battle Hall’s blue doors

Katie Chang, General Life & Arts Reporter February 16, 2023

In a normal year, when West Mall isn’t covered in scaffolding, a particular building feature allures graduates, couples, families and tourists alike. Walk down South Mall during golden hour and they’re...

Stories of Stories: Why there’s a marquee on the CVS building

Stories of Stories: Why there’s a marquee on the CVS building

Katie Chang, General Life & Arts Reporter February 9, 2023

When crossing Guadalupe on 24th, look closely. A red and green marquee adorns the building on the northwest corner, flashing bright against the night. Students, emptying their pockets of the money they’ve...

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