Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

All content by Liliana Hall

Texas men’s swimming falls short of gaining fifth consecutive NCAA title

Liliana Hall March 31, 2019

Texas head coach Eddie Reese is the only college swim coach to win four NCAA titles in four different decades. But for now, four will have to do. Heading into the 2019 NCAA men’s swimming and...


Rookie Drew Kibler outswims Olympian

Liliana Hall March 30, 2019

At the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship in Minneapolis, Texas fell behind in third place on day two, just behind Indiana and NC State. One year later, the fourth-ranked Longhorns...


Haas sets new NCAA record, claims third title of his career in 500-yard freestyle

Liliana Hall March 29, 2019

The fourth-ranked Longhorns are working towards their fifth-straight NCAA title and 15th overall this week at the 2019 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas...


Texas Men’s Swimming leaves Big 12 Championship with 40th consecutive title

Liliana Hall March 3, 2019

In his 40 years at Texas, head coach Eddie Reese has brought home 39 consecutive conference titles. Saturday, his team claimed number 40. But it’s no surprise that the winningest team at Texas...


Vines leads pack in 400-yard individual medley, posts NCAA’s 10th fastest time

Liliana Hall March 2, 2019

Freshman Braden Vines has come a long way since he placed fifth in the 400-yard individual medley against Texas’ top-20 SEC opponent Tennessee in November. In just three months, he has cut nearly...


Freshman Daniel Krueger earns first individual Big 12 Title

Liliana Hall March 1, 2019

As the fourth-ranked Longhorns work towards their 40th straight conference title at the Big 12 Championships this week, freshman Daniel Krueger shoots for something smaller — his first Big 12 title. At...


Amid Venezuela’s turmoil, Aitor Fungairiño finds his diversion

Liliana Hall February 27, 2019

Aitor Fungairiño didn’t dream of being a swimmer as a kid, but once his family was forced to leave Venezuela, it became his only option.  Fungairiño’s family decided to...

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Corps Multiple touches on the concurrent feelings of belonging, individuality in ‘(UN)ROOTED’

Liliana Hall December 7, 2018

Belonging, identity and the mind-to-body relation with its inherent connection to humankind are among the themes at the core of the French company, Corps Multiples’, first production in the United...

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Chula League aims to sustain, fuel arts for elementary children in East Austin

Liliana Hall November 30, 2018

Art programs are a vital part of adolescence, but the time allocated for fine art programs in public schools is often insufficient. Then came Chula League. Chula League is a nonprofit organization formed...


In Zilker, new Austin meets old Austin

Liliana Hall November 28, 2018

Zilker holds more cultural value than its namesake park, known as the venue for Austin City Limits Music Festival. The 78704 zip code extends south from Lady Bird Lake to Barton Skyway. Aside from the...


Hunk of Burnet Love Part 1: Hidden Gems in Rosedale

Liliana Hall November 15, 2018

Burnet Road easily becomes as congested as North Lamar Boulevard during rush hour, but away from the main drag and tucked back into the Rosedale neighborhood sit a few gems that embody Burnet Road’s...


The Scoop on the Loop Part 2: East North Loop

Liliana Hall and Anna-Kay Reeves November 8, 2018

The eastern section of North Loop is business after business operating beyond the ordinary, and selling products that let people do the same. Its neon signs, food trucks and vintage stores embody all...

The Scoop on the Loop Part 1: West North Loop

Liliana Hall and Anna-Kay Reeves October 25, 2018

Records, vintage clothes and coffee make a Holy Trinity of a hip afternoon. What more could Austinites ask for? Plants, maybe. The 200 block of North Loop offers not only the trinity of Breakaway Records,...


Part Two: Hyde and go seek out some of Hyde Park’s best stops for meals, snacks

Anna-Kay Reeves and Liliana Hall October 19, 2018

With Victorian homes shaded by decades-old trees, Austin’s Hyde Park already looks the part of an idyllic hideaway.  Not only does the neighborhood have the look, it’s full of quaint,...


Cat Power’s new album Wanderer is brilliant harmonization of weird, beautiful

Liliana Hall October 17, 2018

After six years of radio silence from singer-songwriter Chan Marshall, better known by her stage name Cat Power, she explores the different realms of sounds and moods through her 10th studio album Wanderer. Originally...


Part One: Hyde and Go Seek

Liliana Hall and Anna-Kay Reeves October 11, 2018

Hyde Park has a reputation for being quaint and quirky. With an eclectic assortment of small businesses from bakeries to restaurants to a theatre, Hyde Park lives up to the hype. The neighborhood’s...


Dolce Vita to close doors by end of October

Liliana Hall October 11, 2018

While you’re saying your goodbyes to the chicken fried steak at Threadgill’s on West Riverside, start saying your goodbyes to Dolce Vita located in Hyde Park. The two beloved establishments...

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Locally based artists to watch out for at ACL

Liliana Hall October 5, 2018

Before you camp out in front of the main stage to snag a front row spot for Paul McCartney, explore the festival grounds because Austin’s local music scene will be well represented at Austin City...


Anthropos Arts provides free music mentorship opportunities to Austin youth

Liliana Hall October 4, 2018

In a music driven city, it is easy to get swallowed whole by the industry. Despite barriers young musicians face, the nonprofit organization Anthropos Arts does not want money to be an obstacle that prohibits...


Austin public pools may be able to outlive their expiration date

Liliana Hall September 18, 2018

Deep Eddy and Barton Springs Pool fulfill the classic community pool vibes for most Austinites, but the days of walking down the block barefoot with your neighbors to the local pool could be ending. Austin’s...

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One of Austin’s favorite dance duos is back with new album See You Later Simulator

Liliana Hall September 13, 2018

Austin-based duo Ghostland Observatory, featuring Aaron Behrens and Thomas Ross Turner, is ready to dive back into the soaring electro-pop world that they sidelined for nearly a decade with the release...

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Bands brought to us through Sofar Sounds

Liliana Hall September 7, 2018

Sofar Sounds does not just organize secret showcases all around the world ­— they also share help bring new artists into the spotlight. In Austin alone, music lovers can expect four to five shows...


Got some new ink? Here’s how to take care your fresh tattoo

Liliana Hall August 31, 2018

Everyone’s skin heals differently, and when treating a new tattoo, it can be stressful to figure out what works and what doesn’t. Ultimately, the tattoo artist will have the most useful advice,...

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Money-saving options for buying textbooks

Liliana Hall August 29, 2018

Buying textbooks can be especially stressful when you also have tuition, rent and a car bill to pay off, but don’t allow them to be the source of your debt because you are too unmotivated to find...


Deals and Discounts on and off The Drag

Liliana Hall August 27, 2018

As the semester approaches and students unwillingly say their goodbyes to home-cooked meals, panic sets in as they realize they only know how to make Easy Mac. Before you start binge-watching videos on...


The top four free things to do in Austin this summer

Liliana Hall May 4, 2018

The weather may be making it feel like it is time for summer vacation, but your finals schedule says otherwise. However, with summer right around the corner, there are a handful of free events to take...


Ballet Austin celebrates diversity on International Dance Day

Liliana Hall April 27, 2018

Dance is a common language, whether you are a skilled salsa dancer or an expert dance mom. However, even if you prefer to watch from the side, the art of dance unites at Ballet Austin as the group prepares...

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UT mariachi director to retire after a whirlwind career in music

Liliana Hall April 24, 2018

Since fourth grade, Ezekiel “Zeke” Castro, 78, had a passion for music, but it was not until age 30 that his love for mariachi music took center stage. Castro, now the director of UT’s...


Mexican culture dances in Austin with ‘Bajo La Luna’

Liliana Hall April 19, 2018

Knee pain becomes part of the gig when dancing flamenco, a traditional Spanish dance. This pain ultimately pushed Rodolfo Mendez, a dancer who performed on the cement floors of clubs in Spain for nearly...


A glimpse into the makers behind this year’s CraftHER Market

Liliana Hall April 11, 2018

In a world where a woman makes 80.5 cents for every dollar a man makes, #bossbabesATX is providing a platform to sustain visibility for female creatives in Austin.  CraftHER Market is a biannual...


Two brothers are cooking up a taste of the border in Hyde Park

Liliana Hall April 9, 2018

From working on a marijuana farm in California with a dream to zigzagging the border in a van from San Diego to the Gulf of Mexico, Miguel Cobos’ life centered around a passion for making tacos like...


Performance Park brings Tarot to real time at the Vortex

Liliana Hall March 29, 2018

After three years in the making, Performance Park is now live at the Vortex. Conceived and directed by Bonnie Cullum, Performance Park is an interactive game, original musical, art installation and...


Austin’s hidden bars await your arrival. But how do you get in?

Liliana Hall March 23, 2018

Shhhh… What’s the password? Austin’s hidden bars and speakeasies provide a unique experience away from the chaos of Sixth Street, but if you’re looking for an easy entrance,...


Local chef combines French and Texan influences to make novel galettes

Liliana Hall March 6, 2018

Bon Appetit, y’all. Everyone knows what a crepe is, but co-owners of French Tex Cuisine, Frederic Jagu and Lala Elliott, are changing the game with the French taco at their food trailer in south...


Don’t be a cycle-path, lock up your bike

Liliana Hall March 2, 2018

If you find yourself reporting your bike stolen to the Austin Police Department, chances are you will never see your bike again. According to the APD, nearly 800 bikes were reported stolen last year,...


Sofar Sounds is changing the music culture one secret show at a time

Liliana Hall February 20, 2018

Last Saturday, dozens of people showed up at the Blu Dot, a furniture store in downtown Austin — and it wasn’t because there was a sale on ottomans. Sofar Sounds used the location as a venue...


Need a Valentine’s Day event to attend in Austin? We’ve got you covered — date or no date.

Liliana Hall February 14, 2018

Whether you are madly in love or proudly kicking it on your own, there are many events around town this Valentine’s Day where you can dance your heart out with a significant other or your best friends....


Local independent bookstore unites a community through cultural exchange

Liliana Hall February 7, 2018

In the digital era, bookstores are dying off.  But Resistencia is not your typical bookstore. One of the longest-running Chicanx, Latinx and indigenous-centered book stores in the world, Resistencia...

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