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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Student-run theater company produces interactive play

October 9, 2014

In an effort to challenge the typical theater format, UT’s Uh Theatre Company is capitalizing on audience participation in a new-immersive experience. In their production of “For Sale by Owner,”...

Column: The Beard Theory

September 26, 2014

Last semester, I fell in love with a beard. No, that isn’t a typo. I met a boy — let’s call him Harry — and I liked him solely for his well-trimmed facial hair. At first, I didn’t...

Redefined Dance Company keeps hip-hop alive

September 15, 2014

Not far removed from the buffet lines of J2, a group of UT students learn the refined techniques of robotic dancing. The members of Redefined Dance Company work to keep hip-hop dancing alive by participating...


Student kayaking enthusiasts offer friendship and cake

September 10, 2014

For the past few months, architecture juniors Joanne Koola and Zoe Brown have been recruiting students for their new student-run club — Canoeing and Kayaking Enthusiasts, better known as C.A.K.E.  Koola...


Students shine on YouTube

September 8, 2014

The most popular YouTubers tend to rely on high-tech devices to record their videos, bringing in millions of views with high-definition cameras and studio lighting. But for radio-television-film sophomore...


How to live on a student budget at UT

August 25, 2014

Making annual plans to survive on a ramen noodle, futon mattress, cheap thrills budget may be the biggest college cliche of all, but year after year it is something students tend to do incorrectly, especially...


‘Tower’ shows 1966 shooting from ground

May 2, 2014

Most films about the 1966 UT Tower shooting focus on Charles Whitman, but “Tower” shifts the perspective to the people on the ground. “Tower” is a documentary directed by Keith...


‘Sewn on the Street’ raises awareness with sweatshop art installation

April 22, 2014

While brainstorming for their next interactive art project, textile artists Rebecca Layton and Monika Jakubiak knew they wanted to create a space for discussion about where mass-produced clothes really...


Ghost Bikes disappearing around Austin

April 15, 2014

A white cross on the side of the road is a universal message of a fatal car crash, but, in Austin and several other cities around the country, a white painted bike is a memorial used to represent the death...


The Contemporary Austin hosts Five x Seven art sale

April 2, 2014

In most contemporary art galleries, the walls are lined with pieces of different mediums and dimensions, with the largest works competing for attention from visitors. At The Contemporary Austin, the...


Social Cycling immerses cyclists on rides

April 1, 2014

Cycling groups in Austin were previously seen as exclusive. As the scene grew, cycling groups started to open and shift from a competitive view to an open community.  Since 2009, the Social...

SXSW authors to leave their mark at book signings

March 7, 2014

Authors from different professions are coming to SXSW Interactive to share their latest novels, covering topics from film creation to a take-over of technology. This year, SXSW Interactive has chosen...


Access Austin group helps UT students discover the city

February 25, 2014

While many students find themselves indoors, drifting between schoolwork and sleep, members of Access Austin, a new club at UT, are exploring Austin in search of the spark that makes this city memorable. Access...


KUTX MapJam festival focuses on local acts

February 14, 2014

While most music festivals in Austin are filled with national touring artists, the second annual KUTX MapJam puts the spotlight on local acts.  “This is a day-long moveable music festival...


New Charles Long exhibit incorporates almost all of the senses

February 10, 2014

While most artists focus on a singling in on one sense of the viewer, Charles Long allows the viewer to feel, touch, smell and hear his exhibit, CATALIN.  “This is immersive and all sensory;...


The Long Center’s Miracoco luminarium lights up Austin

January 27, 2014

For the third year in a row, the Long Center for Performing Arts and the Architects of Air are joining forces to bring together the Miracoco, the most elaborate, advanced luminarium so far.  The...

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