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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 Lauren Zimmer

Radio-television-film student balances rapping career with film school

Lauren Zimmer December 2, 2014

Troy Ogletree, radio-television-film junior, has more than 24,000 followers on Twitter. Ogletree is a rapper. He sings original songs, covers and remixes. After uploading a cover of “Can’t...


RTF student to create documentary following amputee mountain climbers

Lauren Zimmer November 26, 2014

Mitchell Schwartz admits he loves helping people, but he never expected to do so at 19,000 feet in the air. Schwartz, a radio-television-film junior, is creating a documentary following the Cloud Walkers,...


300: UT librarian discovers love of storytelling

Lauren Zimmer November 18, 2014

During her undergraduate years at the University of Florida, Brittany Rhea Deputy wanted to be in Disney parades and on Broadway. But she realized she was too tall to be Tinker Bell, and, once she graduated,...


UT theatre and dance student learns to break stereotypes

Lauren Zimmer November 12, 2014

As Oktavea Williams gathered her school supplies in the SAC, a book called “How to Be Black” fell out of her purse. Williams said the satirical book is being used in her “Performing Blackness”...


Italian club provides a welcoming environment for learning the language

Lauren Zimmer November 4, 2014

Students can travel to Italy without leaving the 40 Acres. They will not see famous biblical figures along the Sistine Chapel or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain, but anyone interested in speaking only...


Foodways of Mexico explains the history of savory Mexican cuisine

Lauren Zimmer October 28, 2014

Chiles rellenos, a traditional Mexican dish with poblano chiles fried in hot oil until golden, is a staple of the Mexican restaurant menu — but the dish has a place in Mexican culture just as important...


Members of the African American Culture Committee promote diversity through events

Lauren Zimmer October 22, 2014

The African American Culture Committee knows the importance of making a statement on campus. Members of the AACC hope to promote cultural diversity and bring African and African-American traditions to ...


UT music students run the Piano Project

Lauren Zimmer October 17, 2014

The fifth floor of the Butler School of Music is flooded with children waiting with their parents before starting their 30-minute music lesson. Some kids have conversations with other music students and...


Students studying abroad discover art, inspiration in Tuscany

Lauren Zimmer October 7, 2014

Seated on a bench outside UT’s Visual Arts Center, Cara Butler, Brigitte Chapman and Kristyn Coster laugh about how their trip to Italy was nothing like a European romantic comedy. “Scratch...


UT alumnus founds GoodPop and plans to sell popsicles at Austin City Limits Music Festival

Lauren Zimmer September 30, 2014

Outside the Austin City Limits Music Festival grounds in the pouring rain, Daniel Goetz was determined to sell at least four popsicles. Goetz only had a tent and a few packages of popsicles when he launched...


Music student finds a love for teaching

Lauren Zimmer September 23, 2014

Seated at a table in the SAC with a giant backpack full of sheet music and a flute, Cesar Dominguez admitted band kids are weird, and he became one. Growing up, he liked soccer and tailgates but never...


Theatre and dance student finds community of acceptance and creativity

Lauren Zimmer September 12, 2014

Brandon de Leon, theatre and dance junior, knew he was meant to be a performer from the time he was 5 years old. When de Leon’s family moved from McAllen, Texas, to Mexico, he was introduced to his...

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