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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

The Daily Texan

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Advertising sophomore Elly Kong takes notes during an animation discussion hosted by UT professors Dr. Lalitha Gopalan and Dr. Benjamin Bays in a film lab room on Thursday. During the Radio-Television-Film departments Animation Celebration, students attended a series of lectures like this one.

RTF Animation Celebration cultivates community, creativity

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter February 20, 2024

As students gathered around a screen boasting creative storylines and bold characters, Cindy McCreery, Radio, Television and Film interim chair and associate professor, admired the sense of community that...

Student art exhibit R.O.O.T.S creates space for Black artists on campus

Student art exhibit R.O.O.T.S creates space for Black artists on campus

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter February 14, 2024

A collection of artwork representing culture, diversity and self-expression lined the halls of the Gordon White Building on Feb. 3.  The UT Black Student Alliance’s Freshman Action Team partnered...

‘Music America: Iconic Objects from America’s Music History’ celebrates American culture

‘Music America: Iconic Objects from America’s Music History’ celebrates American culture

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter February 7, 2024

Next week, nestled into a U-shaped room, the LBJ Presidential Library will unveil a collection of artifacts representing the spirit and history of American music. Curated by the Bruce Springsteen Archives...

Keep It Classic promotes vintage clothing through Longhorn pop-up event

Keep It Classic promotes vintage clothing through Longhorn pop-up event

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter January 22, 2024

Just after midnight, a collection of chairs lined the perimeter of Fadebox Barbershop, marking the spots of dedicated thrifters. Braving the cold morning, the crowd anticipated a hunt for unique items...

Realistic New Year’s resolutions for a successful semester

Realistic New Year’s resolutions for a successful semester

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter January 17, 2024

As Longhorns return to campus with a renewed energy, many feel ready for a fresh start. The beginning of a new year brings the opportunity to reflect and rebuild, providing the perfect time for those who...

UT Dance students perform Eternal Bonds .2, a dance choreographed by Valeria Gonzalez on Nov. 8, 2023.

Valeria Gonzalez pushes boundaries with Eternal Bonds .2

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter November 10, 2023

On stage, a couple yells at one another in a passionate fight. Behind them, the shadow of a different couple hugging projects onto a large, white sheet. The good exists with the bad and the bad exists...

UT Austin alumni and co-founder of The Mosaic Workshop J. Muzaczs book ATX Urban Art featured at the ATX Urban Art Studio on Nov. 2. ATX Urban Art details the history and layers of street art in Austin.

ATX Urban Art highlights local street art

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter November 2, 2023

On a wall in West Campus sits a black cat, a rainbow, some wasabi and a smile with four stick legs. Further down the street, a frog adorns a preserved wall with the words, “Hi How Are You?”  For...

Four UT Faculty/Alumni featured in Austin Film Festival

Four UT Faculty/Alumni featured in Austin Film Festival

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter October 24, 2023

Every year, the Austin Film Festival boasts a collection of screenings, speakers and round table events that come together in a classic celebration of storytelling. As the festival amps up for its 30th...

Austin City Limit attendees pose in front of the iconic flag poles that are erected each year in Zilker Park on October 6, 2023.

Ways to experience Austin City Limits without breaking the bank

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter October 13, 2023

As Austin City Limits weekend two gears up, a second wave of music enthusiasts, Austinites and UT students flood Zilker Park. With three consecutive days of live music, ACL stands as a testament to the...

Fall activities around Austin that support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fall activities around Austin that support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter October 4, 2023

The start of October marks the arrival of many long-anticipated Austin traditions. As promises of fall begin to fill the air, students take on jam-packed weekends filled with rival football games, ACL...

UT folk-rock alum duo Briscoe release their first album, embark on tour

UT folk-rock alum duo Briscoe release their first album, embark on tour

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter September 25, 2023

Two weekends ago, a sold-out crowd flooded the Historic Scoot Inn, anticipating a night filled with nostalgic and soulful music. Bandmates Truett Heintzelman and Philip Lupton walked on stage, excitedly...

Camp Kesem provides community, support for children of parents with cancer diagnoses

Camp Kesem provides community, support for children of parents with cancer diagnoses

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter September 22, 2023

Clayton Smith runs as fast as he can, dodging blow after blow, until someone creeps up behind him. He tries to run away, but his brother hits him. With only seconds to wipe paint off his eyes, Clayton...

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