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UT students combat native language loss
December 3, 2019
Multilingual students use language to connect to their native cultures and the world.
Students shed light on exploring gender identity, expression in college
November 22, 2019
Gender expression is one’s outward presentation of themself and how it may correlate to their gender. Each person is different, and identity and expression often, but don’t always, intersect. Kinesiology junior Angel Flores said it wasn’t until college that she was exposed to different gender identities.
Couple teaches Latin American music in low resource areas
November 19, 2019
As young students, Luz Elena Sarmiento and Ivan Valbuena benefited from programs that brought music education to their homes in Colombia for free. As a result, they were able to pursue careers in music. Now, they’re paying it forward with their own program.
Siblings start tamale business, aim to pay bills and save money
November 12, 2019
The smell of flour dough and chicken wafts around Lesly Reza Olguin’s apartment as she helps her brother Hector make dozens of tamales to deliver to students in the upcoming week.
The Latinx community looks to East Austin for authentic food
October 28, 2019
Images of tacos, tamales and chiles rellenos float across Ramiro De Los Santos’ mind, as he daydreams about the food he’ll eat when he returns home to Laredo.
‘Looking for Alaska’ leaves audiences cringing, crying and confused
October 21, 2019
Hulu’s new mini series, “Looking for Alaska,” tackles themes of death and uncertainty through the perspective of four teens.
Muslim women express themselves through their hijabs
October 21, 2019
Throughout her childhood, Syed said she rarely strayed from her one-piece black scarves. After her junior year of high school, she began experimenting with scarves of different colors and now enjoys the process of putting together different outfits.
Language barriers, cultural unfamiliarity leave female students vulnerable abroad
October 18, 2019
Female students studying abroad are using the buddy system and location sharing to keep themselves out of danger.
Maleficent’s story lost in mess of uninteresting characters, abandoned plot lines
October 17, 2019
Maleficent’s powerful presence is the only thing keeping audiences out of an Aurora-like slumber as characters return for Disney’s second installment of the series.
ACL puts emphasis on sustainable practices
October 11, 2019
A crowd of vibrantly dressed festival attendees stand in line at a hydration station at Austin City Limits Music Festival. They clutch their hydroflasks as they anxiously wait to fill their bottles and get to the first stage of the day.
Don't let price tags scare you off this Halloween season
October 1, 2019
Don’t break the bank this spooky season on a single Halloween costume.
Students turn to off campus housing for financial stability, independence
September 17, 2019
Groggy eyes focus on the red traffic light as Adriana Quintanilla, a fifth year sociology major, drives into Austin. The car radio flashes 4:36 a.m. as Quintanilla puts her foot back on the gas, hoping to avoid early morning traffic
Social media rise helps tattoo collectors, hurts small parlors
September 8, 2019
Last weekend, the Austin Tattoo Invitational brought artists and patrons together in celebration of tattoos. Tony Colón, artist and co-owner of Black Mass Tattoo, presented the event.