Outdoorswoman, travel enthusiast, lover of words and honors graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. In my free time, you can find me perusing online menus or hitting the trails.
Ola Podrida, a Texas-based indie-rock band known for their folksy acoustics and sparkly undertones, wowed audiences on tour over the summer and are guaranteed to make an impression at Fun Fun Fun Fest this year.
A local show is a great way to blow off steam when students finally get a break from the stresses of essays, tests and internship hunting. In the live music capitol of the world, there are plenty of options for entertainment. From indie to punk to dream-pop-psych-garage (yes, it’s a thing), each venue is unique in its flavor and audience. Here are just a few of Austin’s favorites.
Founded in 2009 by a group of friends, Texas Outdoorsmen is a campus organization with the purpose to connect Longhorns who share a passion for getting outdoors.
Ugly sweaters are known for copious amounts of red and green, reindeer, snowmen and Santas, and any sort of pom-pom, bow or felt applique. These babies aren’t just for kindergarten teachers or grandmothers anymore. In recent years, they have become a huge holiday trend for everyone young and old.
The University of Texas is home to some of the best athletes in the country, but few students recognize the niche of athletes on our campus that participate in one of the most awe-inspiring, leg thrashing, feet blistering, lung torturing sports known to man-kind: the ultramarathon.
If I was scared on the ground, it was nothing to how I felt when the door of the plane opened at 11,000 feet, and the 120 mph wind hit my cheek with icy force.
All Austinites know that our city holds a fair amount of top notch, sweet-tooth-satisfying dessert spots (Gourdough’s anyone?). Sometimes though, you might find yourself conflicted, craving something sweet but not wanting to consume an entire day’s worth of calories in one sitting. Lucky for you, there are delicious, healthy alternatives! Here are a few to get you started.
Wooing your sweetheart (or your sweet tooth) can be difficult sometimes, but usually chocolate is a fail-proof fallback. It is tasty indeed, but there is much more to this treat than meets the… mouth. Here are a few things to take note of before splurging on that heart-shaped box of decadence.
We have all encountered that one musical act that sticks with us because they use some sort of quirk or gimmick. From KISS’ face paint to Miley Cyrus’, well, you know, there are plenty of strange fashion choices to keep audiences entertained.
Have you ever been struck by a furious craving when you see a food advertisement in a magazine, on a billboard or on TV? Sometimes the food looks even more scrumptious on paper than it does in reality. This is because there are people working behind the scenes arranging the food and adjusting the lighting to make the food look as mouthwatering as physically possible – these experts are called “food stylists.”
Every year, Austin attracts music lovers from around the world to some of its most famous festivals: Austin City Limits, South By Southwest and Fun Fun Fun Fest. However, there is an abundance of smaller but equally awesome festivals that are often overshadowed by these giants, and you deserve to know about them. Here are just a few of the events that our wonderful city has to offer.
If you have ever been to a UT football game, you know that it is expected to “come early, stay late, be loud, and wear orange.” Longhorn fans bring a spirit that is untouchable by other schools. Clapping, stomping, yelling and horn-raising fill the gaps between rousing choruses of “The eyes of Texas are upon you,” and eruptions of “TEXAS, FIGHT!” from either side of the stadium.