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UT Bollywood fusion dance teams share experiences at national competition

UT Bollywood fusion dance teams share experiences at national competition

Meera Hatangadi, General Life&Arts Reporter April 20, 2023

When Bollywood fusion dance team Texas Talaash walked on stage at Knight Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina, applause echoed throughout the room. The team took to the stage right after a performance...

The Daily Texan’s playlist for finals season

The Daily Texan’s playlist for finals season

Meera Hatangadi, General Life&Arts Reporter April 13, 2023

With finals week approaching, stress runs high as students finish up the semester with final exams, projects and essays. The Daily Texan compiled a list of bright and upbeat songs sure to emanate positive...

Professor Gray Garmon, director of the Center for Integrated Design, poses with a copy of a newsprint created in Co-Designing for Peace.

Co-designing for Peace class explores methods for peace in inclusive, collaborative environment

Meera Hatangadi, General Life&Arts Reporter April 11, 2023

Throughout history, peace usually follows the end of war and conflict. But for UT professor Gray Garmon, the concept of peace could encompass a much larger scope.  “We don't define love as the opposite...

Engineering majors showcase unique talents at Engineers Week event, Dr. Ramshorn Talent Pageant

Engineering majors showcase unique talents at Engineers Week event, Dr. Ramshorn Talent Pageant

Meera Hatangadi, General Life&Arts Reporter February 27, 2023

Sounds of music, dancing and laughter emanated through the halls of the William C. Powers Student Activity Center on Friday as engineers gathered to showcase their talents at the Dr. Ramshorn Talent Pageant. As...

Bananarchy: from Plan II thesis to booming food truck

Bananarchy: from Plan II thesis to booming food truck

Meera Hatangadi, General Life&Arts Reporter February 22, 2023

One night in 2008, Anna Notario and her housemate binge-watched “Arrested Development.” Inspired by the show’s famous frozen bananas, they conceived the idea of opening a frozen banana stand in Austin.  On...

Wellness Labs provides a safe space for student dialogue about mental health

Wellness Labs provides a safe space for student dialogue about mental health

Meera Hatangadi, General Life & Arts Reporter February 20, 2023

Skyler Kawalek said she sought a group at UT where she could share her experiences with mental health without fear of judgment. She said she found this community in Wellness Labs. “I (grew up) feeling...

Add these Desi R&B artists to your playlist

Add these Desi R&B artists to your playlist

Meera Hatangadi, General Life&Arts Reporter February 8, 2023

As Desi artists make waves in Western music spheres, Desi R&B — a South Asian subgenre of R&B — continues to garner attention from large audiences, Desi and non-Desi alike. For individuals...

On Jan. 21, 2023, an acapella group preforms at the South Asian Acapella Competition called Jeena. The Indian Student Association donated all proceeds to charity.

Indian Student Association holds South Asian acapella competition Jeena, donates proceeds to charity

Meera Hatangadi, Life&Arts General Reporter January 23, 2023

The William C. Powers building on UT campus brimmed with an amalgamation of South Asian and Western music at The Indian Student Association’s 6th annual Jeena competition on Saturday.  Jeena, one...

UT alum Aishwarya Addepalli combines Indian dance with mainstream music

UT alum Aishwarya Addepalli combines Indian dance with mainstream music

Meera Hatangadi, General Life&Arts Reporter January 19, 2023

When UT alumna Aishwarya Addepalli started making videos on TikTok as @aishuadd, she said she never thought it would grow to encompass the nearly 750,000 followers she reaches today. “I was just bored...

Campus food truck USA Halal provides students a taste of home

Campus food truck USA Halal provides students a taste of home

Meera Hatangadi, Life and Arts General Reporter January 12, 2023

When Ali Hussain opened his late-night food truck USA Halal near the McCombs Graduate School of Business in 2020, most students stayed indoors due to the pandemic. Hussain’s business faced a major impact...

Texas Stalking Project aims to create resources on campus for students being stalked

Texas Stalking Project aims to create resources on campus for students being stalked

Meera Hatangadi, General News Reporter November 15, 2022

A new UT project called the Texas Stalking Project will be operational by 2023 with the goal of being a resource to students experiencing stalking and cyberstalking. Taking a multidisciplinary approach,...

Student group raises money at Saanj charity event to feed children in India

Student group raises money at Saanj charity event to feed children in India

Meera Hatangadi, General News Reporter November 1, 2022

Student fundraising group Seva raised $2,300 to feed children in India at a charity event celebrating South Asian culture on Oct. 28.  The sounds of music, cheers from the crowd and aromatic scents...

Study finds stress in relationships can affect people’s perceptions of their partners

Study finds stress in relationships can affect people’s perceptions of their partners

Meera Hatangadi, General News Reporter October 26, 2022

A recent research article posted in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal by Lisa Neff, UT associate professor of human development and family sciences, found that during stressful times,...

Robot dogs to roam campus as part of a UT research project

Robot dogs to roam campus as part of a UT research project

Meera Hatangadi, General News Reporter October 26, 2022

While some students have seen the albino squirrels around campus, all students will have the opportunity to see robot dogs on the Forty Acres in upcoming years. Scheduled to begin early next year, the...

Neuroscience major Khushi Bhakta speaks at an ADPAC meeting on Oct. 6, 2022.

ADPAC hosts the Asian American Leadership Institute to explore the intersectionality of identity, leadership

Meera Hatangadi, News Reporter October 9, 2022

Oct. 6 marked the first session of the Asian American Leadership Institute, where every Thursday at 5 p.m. for six weeks, a cohort of around 20 students gather over snacks to discuss topics related to...

Bilingual program addresses health disparities in East Austin

Bilingual program addresses health disparities in East Austin

Meera Hatangadi, General News Reporter October 5, 2022

UT’s Latino Research Institute partnered with the YMCA of Austin to produce ¡Salud, Salud!, a bilingual program addressing health disparities in Austin’s “Eastern Crescent” over the course of...

Texas commission recommends basing community college funding on student success outcomes

Texas commission recommends basing community college funding on student success outcomes

Meera Hatangadi, News Reporter September 27, 2022

The way community colleges are funded may be revamped to make student success outcomes play a bigger part in determining fund allocation, according to a draft released at the Sept. 12 commission meeting...

Trash aftermath of Texas vs. Alabama game requires three-day clean up

Trash aftermath of Texas vs. Alabama game requires three-day clean up

Meera Hatangadi, News Reporter September 18, 2022

The Texas versus Alabama game last Saturday broke turnout records with 105, 213 attendees, but also came with an unprecedented amount of trash —  and a clean-up that took place over the course of three...

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