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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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All content by Lauren Velez

15 years later, Tiff’s Treats owners reflect on sophomore year at UT

Lauren Velez December 5, 2014

During winter break of his sophomore year, UT alumus Leon Chen asked his crush on a date, and she stood him up. Nearly 15 years later, he owns a successful business with his wife — the same girl...

Thanksgiving brings volunteer opportunities for students

Lauren Velez November 25, 2014

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, many Austinites are looking to get into the holiday spirit by giving back to the community. Students who want to get involved have many volunteer opportunities...


Leading Ladies: UT alumna uses her passion for yoga to help heal others

Lauren Velez November 19, 2014

Mardy Chen had only been living in New York City for two years when the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, rocked the nation. For many people, 9/11 was a frightening event. For Mardy, a UT alumna, it...


TBT: 15 years ago, chat rooms dominated the world of online romance

Lauren Velez November 13, 2014

In this day and age, it is not uncommon for students to look for relationships on dating apps, such as Tinder. Some claim the app and others like it mark the end of romance, but the “end of romance”...


UT students intern at an Austin high school for international students

Lauren Velez October 20, 2014

Every Thursday at International High School, each staff member wears a college T-shirt. The tradition is an important one — its purpose is to encourage students to believe that they, too, can one...

Not That Kind of Tour: Lena Dunham makes a stop in Austin

Lauren Velez October 14, 2014

Donning a messy blond bob and a shirt reading “Uncool,” Lena Dunham took to the altar of the Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Austin on Sunday evening.  “I haven’t...


The Campus Job seeks to help students build their resumés

Lauren Velez October 9, 2014

Whether students are looking for a job as the brand ambassador for Red Bull or as a freelance photographer for The New York Times, The Campus Job aims to connect students with real-world opportunities. “The...


Austin City Limits Music Festival weekend one recap

Amanda Booth, Lauren Velez, and Lauren L'Amie October 6, 2014

Clad in Converse tennis shoes, shady hats and countless metallic temporary tattoos, festival-goers welcomed the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival with open arms. With a lineup just...


With this year’s lineup, ACL gives in to the EDM trend

Lauren Velez October 2, 2014

Catering to the demand of an increasingly popular genre of music, this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup features more electronic artists than ever before. Since 2009, ACL has included...


New app hoping to enhance downtown experience launches at UT

Lauren Velez September 24, 2014

Waking up after a trip to Sixth Street with no recollection of the night can make for a scary morning. The creators of “Drunk Mode,” an app recently brought to UT, want to help students make...


Chevrolet announces UT-edition truck

Lauren Velez September 11, 2014

Chevrolet announced its plan Sept. 4 to release a UT-edition Silverado in October as a part of their long-standing partnership with UT Athletics. Chevrolet’s product specialist Ben Reinke...

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