The Daily Texan

All content by Rainy Schermerhorn
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Fashion club: how to dress seasonally

September 17, 2012

Although Austin has experienced a mix of rain and mild temperatures this past week, summer can often seem like a never-ending season in central Texas. While many students opt for the ever-trusted Nike...

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Businesses find kick start online

September 12, 2012

Kickstarter is an online platform for raising funds through crowdfunding, a process in which individuals come together to financially support projects or organizations. It has recently gained popularity...

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Kiva allows students to microfinance philanthropies

May 3, 2012

Kiva, a nonprofit organization in which anyone can “lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world,” has recently gained attention for its approach on microfinance. Either...

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‘This Machine’ lacks unity

April 24, 2012

The Dandy Warhols may be based in Portland, but as an alt-rock band with almost 20 years of experience in the industry and a large cult following, they hardly fit the hipster label that’s grown to...

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Attention to details necessary for successful registration

April 19, 2012

Registration — the word alone is enough to induce a splitting headache in some students, along with the hassles, deadlines and frustratingly closed classes that come along with the process. Although...

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Gamers unite for fun

April 17, 2012

With summer quickly approaching, many video game enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the new gaming releases and announcements that often come with the heat wave. As gamers wait for summer titles to hit the...

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UT alumnus, local artists promote green message through recycled creations

April 12, 2012

Last month, the City Council unanimously voted to pass the bag ban ordinance, which means single-use plastic or paper bags will no longer be offered at retail stores beginning next year. However, many...

Vonnegut printed posthumously

April 3, 2012

“Basic Training,” a short, 22,000-word novella released through Amazon’s Kindle Singles program, is the newest posthumous release by acclaimed novelist Kurt Vonnegut. Although known primarily...

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Students become more involved with DIY projects

March 28, 2012

With the recent increasing popularity of websites like Pinterest, “do it yourself,” or “DIY,” projects have inspired many students to delve into their creative side. Through the...

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Dystopian short novella focuses on sexual repression

March 21, 2012

“I’m Starved for You,” a short novella released as a Kindle Single, is acclaimed author Margaret Atwood’s latest dystopian release. Perhaps the most terrifying thing about Atwood’s...

Artist exhibits multiple musical abilities

March 6, 2012

“We’ll dance like cancer survivors,” sings Andrew Bird in “Near Death Experience,” “Like we’re grateful simply to be alive” — lyrics that resonate...

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Authors revolutionize young adult genre with notable, popular works

February 23, 2012

With entire sections of book stores such as Barnes & Noble dedicated exclusively to the next big teen paranormal romance, many critics and readers alike have come to criticize the genre as having grown...

Pop music duo’s sophomore album stays true to roots, adds new pizazz

February 21, 2012

If Sleigh Bells’ 2010 album Treats came out with a rush of adrenaline, Reign of Terror is more of the aftershock to the eruption. Instead of shocking listeners with their unique blend of heavy metal,...

New UT Libertarian organization advocate Mises economics

February 15, 2012

The UT Mises Circle, a new organization founded by students Michael Goldstein, George McHugh and Jose Nino, focuses on economics in terms of “praxeology,” the logic of human action. Rather...

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New platforms, increased brevity have led to the de-evolution of blogging

February 9, 2012

It seems like just a few years ago, blogging was one of the biggest emerging trends on the Web — alongside embracing social media, companies such as Google, Adobe and BBC implemented blogging into...

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Social media, applications provide new student resources

February 1, 2012

Although many people use Facebook strictly as a way to keep in touch with friends and family, numerous developers have begun to take advantage of the social community Facebook has to offer by implementing...

Screenings at ‘short indies’ provide outlet for filmmakers

September 7, 2011

Editor's note: The embedded trailer for "short indies" contains explicit content. According to J.J. Castillo, creator and host of “short indies,” the biggest problem currently...

Social networking sites impact lives of students

September 1, 2011

With Facebook becoming a near-necessity in the lives of many college students, there’s no denying that social networking has transformed the way students keep informed about the lives of their friends,...