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Ceramic gnome named Taquito brings community, creativity to UT sports clubs
December 7, 2018
To this day, a ceramic gnome named Taquito sits on the sports club desk in Gregory Gymnasium, waiting for clubs to check him out along with their travel binder for away games.
Sonja Kever’s oil portraits paint fresh perspective on homelessness in Austin
November 28, 2018
In 2015, Sonja Kever spent a year painting oil portraits of the homeless. Today, her portraits remain displayed in Austin to raise awareness of community homelessness.
Animatronic residing at UT brings President LBJ beyond the grave
November 18, 2018
In the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, also known as the LBJ Presidential Library, visitors expect to see artifacts, letters and even photos of the 36th president himself. However, few expect to see him practically in the flesh.
Remaining moonlight towers shed light on Austin’s history
November 15, 2018
Beginning in the late 1800s, moonlight towers lit up cities worldwide. Now, after cities have dismantled most of them, only 17 remain standing. They are all located in Austin.
Spirit group Texas Blazers to cultivate learning, diverse meals for Eastside
November 8, 2018
The new members of Texas Blazers plan to build a garden for Eastside students to learn about healthy eating and sustainability, and a fund for those on the free/reduced lunch program.
Interactive pop-up art exhibit connects art to social media
October 30, 2018
The Art of Ice Cream Experience, an interactive pop-up art exhibit in South Austin that opened Oct. 12, showcases immersive art. This exhibit was created to be seen, photographed and even touched.
Austin Detours brings immersive murder mystery experience to Sixth Street
October 25, 2018
Every Saturday, Austin Detours partners with a Manhattan theatre company to host a murder mystery tour on Sixth Street, with an aim to bring unique entertainment to Austin.
Local micro-home business aims to make smart houses intelligent
October 16, 2018
With the tiny house movement under way, local micro-home business Kasita transforms the idea of a smart house to one with intelligence.
Architecture sophomore shares how Egyptian Orthodoxy influences her life, work
October 9, 2018
Judy Labib, an Egyptian Orthodox architecture student, shares how her heritage has influenced her life and the way she approaches architecture.
South Austin’s beloved dance hall closes, community reflects
September 30, 2018
This past weekend, Rosemary Follis officially closed the doors of Dance Across Texas, a dance hall in South Austin, which will eventually be converted into a brewery.
Local artists to connect, convene at Asian Pacific American Artist Meet Up
September 25, 2018
This Saturday, Color Arc Productions — a nonprofit arts organization supporting diversity — will be hosting an Asian Pacific American Artist Meet Up for local Asian Pacific American artists to come and support one another as they navigate the waters of the Austin artist scene.
With ‘Vibrant’ app, the mood ring goes digital
September 18, 2018
Last semester, UT students created Vibrant — a color-based mood-tracking app that encourages users to routinely check up on their mental wellness — and plan to continue working on the app this year. The app’s logo is meant to resemble a mood ring.
Representation for Asians in media expands, Austin responds
September 9, 2018
With the recent release of films putting Asians in the spotlight, the Asian community in Austin speaks up on what this means for the culture here at UT and in Austin.