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Student honors family, Chinese culture through tattoos

Mirya Dila, General Life & Arts Reporter November 29, 2022

Young Tina Feng watched as her grandma’s delicately crimped paper lanterns floated above the Yangtze River in China, captivated by their soft, warm glow.  Years later, Feng found herself laying flat...

Liveshot: The Backseat Lovers enthrall fans with a back-to-back performance of their sophomore album

Liveshot: The Backseat Lovers enthrall fans with a back-to-back performance of their sophomore album

Mirya Dila, General Life&Arts Reporter November 15, 2022

A warm orange haze washed over the Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater as Utah-based indie band The Backseat Lovers took to the stage and began playing the soft opening chords to “Silhouette,” garnering...

Liveshot: Declan McKenna blends experimental British rock, alt-pop with Southern blues at Empire Garage concert

Liveshot: Declan McKenna blends experimental British rock, alt-pop with Southern blues at Empire Garage concert

Mirya Dila, General Life&Arts Reporter October 21, 2022

Inside the tightly packed Empire Control Room and Garage, fans pressed together against the barricade craned their necks in hopes of catching a glimpse of headliner Declan McKenna before the start of his...

“Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” struggles to balance conflicts, flesh out characters

“Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” struggles to balance conflicts, flesh out characters

Mirya Dila, Life&Arts Reporter October 11, 2022

Sony Pictures’ 2022 live-action comedy “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile” follows the story of the titular anthropomorphic singing crocodile (Shawn Mendes) abandoned by his owner in the attic of a New York...

Liveshot: Goth Babe, Sarah and the Sundays bring vibrant energy to ACL Fest Nights show at  Historic Scoot Inn

Liveshot: Goth Babe, Sarah and the Sundays bring vibrant energy to ACL Fest Nights show at Historic Scoot Inn

Mirya Dila, General Life&Arts Reporter October 11, 2022

Soft hues of pink, purple and blue washed over the Historic Scoot Inn crowd, which buzzed with excitement as white flashing lights flooded the venue. Sarah and the Sundays took to the stage, kicking...

Thrift pop-up event strives for sustainable, accessible fashion options within the UT community

Thrift pop-up event strives for sustainable, accessible fashion options within the UT community

Mirya Dila, Life and Arts general reporter September 26, 2022

Braving the morning rush, a sea of half-awake students sifts through racks of clothing, plastic hangers softly clacking against each other, as they pick out pieces and show off their finds. The Campus...

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Tat Tuesday: Celebrating heritage, identity with tattoo

Mirya Dila, Life and Arts general reporter September 20, 2022

With her right palm outstretched to the sky, Tasha Anslyn watches the sunlight dance against the etched image of a young Asian woman adorned with flowers on her wrist. When Anslyn selected a predrawn...

UT engineering students reflect on cooperative internship opportunities, challenges

UT engineering students reflect on cooperative internship opportunities, challenges

Mirya Dila, Life & Arts Reporter September 12, 2022

Patrick Munson shivered against the bitter May winds of North Dakota, staring out onto the barren fields and wondering what the next six months away from the warmth and familiarity of his life in Austin...

UT alumni rebrand local West Campus restaurant, center around culture, community

UT alumni rebrand local West Campus restaurant, center around culture, community

Mirya Dila, Life&Arts Reporter September 8, 2022

Behind a dimly lit bar, Enrique Palacios meticulously slices ripe watermelon and honeydew into bite-sized cubes, angling his knife against the rinds to gather every last piece of fruit. As he neatly stacks...

UT student centers cooking accounts around friendship, relays cultural identity

UT student centers cooking accounts around friendship, relays cultural identity

Mirya Dila, Life and Arts Reporter August 8, 2022

As Lance Bolastig brought a pot of pork ribs to a boil, he slowly added in a tangy tamarind mix before generously seasoning with black pepper, garlic and onions. Despite being thousands of miles away from...

My Brilliant Friend: Personal newsletter celebrates the intricacies of friendship

My Brilliant Friend: Personal newsletter celebrates the intricacies of friendship

Mirya Dila, Life and Arts Reporter July 14, 2022

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the July 12, 2022 flipbook. Kelly Wei said she keeps a Pinterest board dedicated to things that remind her of her best friend, Eunice (Camille) Bao. It’s...

Tat Tuesday: Nicolette Beguerisse’s ode to furniture, floral drinks

Tat Tuesday: Nicolette Beguerisse’s ode to furniture, floral drinks

Mirya Dila, Life & Arts Reporter July 2, 2022

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in the June 27, 2022 flipbook. Sitting in the Ikea parking lot with her friends, Nicolette Beguerisse listened to the stutter of a plastic straw inside her...

A college student’s Austin nightlife summer bucket list

A college student’s Austin nightlife summer bucket list

Mirya Dila, Life & Arts June 23, 2022

As the blistering Texas heat kicks up to triple digit weather, Austinites turn to the city’s nightlife for relief. However, high prices and age restrictions can often discourage those on a student budget...

Joseph Mayang, UT Alum and owner of flan business Charming Chango, poses next to a box with his homemade flan.

UT-Austin alum connects cultural storytelling to small business

Mirya Dila, Life & Arts Reporter June 16, 2022

The scent of caramelized sugar clung to the summer air. Young Joseph Mayang followed his Lola around the kitchen as she taught him how to make their family's Filipino-style leche flan. While meticulously...

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