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Two UT teams make it to finals in national Walt Disney design contest
February 4, 2019
Two teams from The University of Texas at Austin fly out today to compete in the final round of this year’s Walt Disney’s Imagineering Imaginations Design Contest. The six finalist teams will fly to California, where they will display their projects to Imagineering executives and judges and compete for cash prizes.
Global film screening event highlights significance of Holocaust education
January 28, 2019
Nearly 100 people of all ages gathered in somber remembrance to watch “Who Will Write Our History." The film screening, held on the 74th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation, was part of a global event to commemorate the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust.
Netflix brings serial killer Ted Bundy back to life in mediocre docuseries
January 27, 2019
Director Joe Berlinger released Bundy’s docuseries on the 30th anniversary of his execution last Thursday.
Netflix’s first Oscar-nominated film ‘Roma’ is cinematic masterpiece
January 23, 2019
Oscar-winning director of “Gravity” and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” Alfonso Cuarón could score 10 more awards with his latest film, the Netflix original “Roma.”
Q&A: UT alumna discusses experience on NBC athletic game show ‘Titan Games’
January 23, 2019
UT sociology alumna Ashley Huhn (‘12) takes the bull by the horns competing in NBC’s new show “Titan Games,” inspired and hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
UT Theatre and Dance perform politically challenging dystopian play 'Wellesley Girl'
May 1, 2018
“Wellesley Girl” challenges the nation’s lack of citizen participation and increasing polarization.
Senior design exhibition 'Catalyst' encourages conversations for change
April 25, 2018
Senior design students hang up their projects on the walls in “Catalyst,” an exhibit at UT’s Visual Arts Center designed to evoke pause for thought and a greater understanding of the world.
'The Simpsons' addresses a decade old controversy with Apu character
April 18, 2018
On April 8, “The Simpsons” addressed a long standing controversy through an episode titled “No Good Read Goes Unpunished,” sparking massive talk about Indian American representation in the media.
Review: ‘6 Balloons’ tells a believable story of the chaotic consequences of heroin addiction
April 11, 2018
With “6 Balloons,” writer and director Marja-Lewis Ryan delivers a film that truly works when it’s slowed down, leaving room to breath in the details. Although brilliant and beautiful, these slow moments soak up all the substance that could’ve been used to make a longer film.
Students reflect on complex racial experiences
April 5, 2018
Theatre sophomore Savanna Cole said she was boarding the bus to go home when she noticed an antsy white woman shifting nervously at the sight of her.
‘Game Over, Man!’ is another flick swept into Netflix’s trash heap
March 25, 2018
Instead of watching all 101 minutes of “Game Over, Man!,” just stick to the two-and-a-half-minute trailer.
Hook ‘em Arts promotes fine arts as an integral part of the college experience
March 21, 2018
Every Monday in The Loft of Bass Concert Hall, a passionate group of students gather as Hook ‘em Arts to promote and connect students to Texas Performing Arts.
Conference speakers you won’t want to miss at this years SXSW
March 7, 2018
Like any other part of the festival, SXSW’s speaker conference is enough to make any attendee feel like they may miss all the high points. Fret not, for The Daily Texan has a list of the speakers you won’t want to miss across SXSW this year.
The Peterson Brothers take their soulful performances around the country
March 7, 2018
As a part of the “Live Music Capital of the World,” brothers Glenn and Alex Peterson have been bringing their own style as The Peterson Brothers to Austin and around the country since 2009.
Drowning in midterm stress? Here are five shows that can ease the pain
February 26, 2018
To ease the pain and misery of midterms and mid-semester projects, here is a list of five shows on Netflix to help slow down and unwind.
UT Theatre and Dance challenges its audience with ‘Enron’ and its all-women and non-binary cast
February 19, 2018
UT Theatre and Dance brings a unique twist to "Enron" with an inventive cast of all women and non-binary actors and imaginative display.
'Altered Carbon' is powerful, unique science fiction thriller
February 12, 2018
Unique storytelling is hard to come by in the 21st century as studios rely more on the same money-making tropes rather than sticking their necks out for original content. But the rich fictional universe and unpredictable storyline in “Altered Carbon” tests the legitimacy of this blueprint.
Music education adapts to technology and a competitive job market
February 5, 2018
It’s not hard to see that music education may be waning. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, music teaching jobs are growing at 6 percent with a median annual salary of $50,110.