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Q&A: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

May 6, 2015

Editor’s Note: Some answers were edited for length and clarity. The Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars is an African band comprised of six members. They said their music sounds reminiscent...

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Tropical Productions celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage month at CelebrASIA festival with hula dancing

May 2, 2015

For Tropical Productions founder Keito St. James, hula dancing isn’t just about grass skirts and coconut bras.   St. James founded Tropical Productions, a national touring Polynesian dance...

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INSPIRE seeks to mentor women with leadership aspirations

April 21, 2015

Each year, about a dozen freshmen women get the opportunity to spend their next three years doing one thing: inspiring.   INSPIRE is a three-year-long program open to freshmen that aims to provide...

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Doctorate student conducts research about involuntarily ‘outed’ teens

April 20, 2015

Last year, interpersonal communication doctorate student Robert Carroll watched a video on the Internet that showed parents kicking their son out of the house after someone outed him as gay. This clip...

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Planned community serves homeless population, features Alamo Drafthouse theater

April 10, 2015

Combine a chicken coop, a community garden, permanent tents and a drive-in theater, and you get The Community First! Village — a master-planned community serving Austin’s homeless population. In...

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300: Emergency coordinator David Chambers stays calm in difficult situations

April 7, 2015

Editor’s Note: In 300 words or fewer, this series spotlights people in our community whose stories typically go untold. With a big smile on his face, David Chambers, coordinator for Student Emergency...

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Five Easter services to check out in Austin

March 31, 2015

Whether you’re looking for a close-to-campus Easter service or one located at a historical Austin park and museum, these different locations and ministries offer a variety of options to mix up the...

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‘Homeless Jesus’ sculpture prompts $100,000 in donations to charity

March 26, 2015

The man lies on a bench on Brazos Street near Central Presbyterian Church. At first glance, he looks like a real person — passersby typically avert their eyes — but the man is actually a...

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Austin hostels will host artists and musicians during SXSW

March 13, 2015

As celebrities make their ways to penthouse suites for South By Southwest, a large number of festival-goers will call Firehouse Lounge & Hostel and Drifter Jack’s Hostel home for the week. When...

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Q&A: Directors discuss Mr Little Jeans music video, now nominated for SXSW Music Video Competition

March 13, 2015

Editor’s note: Some answers were edited for length and clarity. Directors Ian Schwartz and Cooper Roberts’ music video for “Good Mistake” by Mr Little Jeans is nominated for...

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Musical group HarmoNation focuses on collaboration and creativity

March 6, 2015

Come one, come all: musical group HarmoNation is recruiting. Whether you've performed on stage or only in your shower, HarmoNation is happy to take members of all musical backgrounds and experience...

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Q&A: Gioia Timpanelli, guest speaker and renowned storyteller, discusses tradition of storytelling

March 3, 2015

Editor’s note: This Q&A has been edited for clarity and brevity. Gioia Timpanelli, often referred to as the “Dean of American Storytelling,” is an award-winning author and believer...

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UT alumnus works with The Art of Living to make meditation fun

February 25, 2015

For UT alumnus Sanjeev Mathur, a community outreach volunteer at The Art of Living Center in Austin, meditation is about having fun. “Seriousness is dangerous,” Mathur said. “Treat...

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The Orange Bike Project offers free bike repairs for students

February 17, 2015

Flat tires, rusty chains and punctured tubes — a biker’s worst nightmare. UT’s Orange Bike Project is here to help. The Orange Bike Project, a student-run organization, works to educate...

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Chi’Lantro opens first brick-and-mortar location

February 4, 2015

For Chi’Lantro owner Jae Kim, five food trucks just weren’t enough. Kim, whose Korean and Mexican food enterprise already consisted of five food trucks, opened a new restaurant on South...