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UFC: Biggest stars bring crowds, also serve as biggest detriments

@jacksondayjr

April 30, 2018

Filed under Showcase, Sports

Conor McGregor and Jon Jones both have had incredibly successful and controversial careers. Both have won titles twice in the UFC and both have been stripped of their belts as champions rather than being beaten by an opponent.No...

‘1985’ makes bounds in film representation, normalizing social differences

@ninarochawrites

March 18, 2018

Filed under Life And Arts

It is easy to forget the extent of social progress while living in the present. However, those attending the screening of the movie “1985” were transported into the past and reminded of struggles gay men faced 33 years ago.T...

‘Austin’ in Austin: Blanton installation utilizes sunlight to reveal city’s core

@christineliza3

February 19, 2018

Filed under Life And Arts

Crowds gathered at the University of Texas on Sunday, Feb. 18 as The Blanton Museum of Art held the grand opening of “Austin,” a 2,715-square-foot limestone building designed by the late Ellsworth Kelly. Fittingly, the piece is named af...

Literature professor provides first edition education for all students

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January 29, 2018

Filed under Life And Arts

You may recognize Dr. Alan Altimont on campus by a few markers. I think of him as a mix of Robert De Niro and Santa whilst wearing a fashionable bowtie--he’s been into wearing bowties for the past 15 years now.Altimont teac...

‘Under The Skin’ marks a turn in Brand’s career

@ecarlatejulliet

December 4, 2017

Filed under Life And Arts

Russell Brand, known for his raunchy comedy and as the subject of Katy Perry’s revenge songs, has quietly turned his life around. In his new podcast, “Under The Skin,” Episode 32 dives into the issue of stigmatized mental...

Colliding Spheres: Sexual misconduct allegations influence artistic works

@SaintCanaan

October 30, 2017

Filed under Life And Arts

As the allegations against Harvey Weinstein continue to grow, many of us have been forced to re-evaluate his work as well as that of other accused rapists throughout Hollywood. This naturally means that very few films are safe,...

‘Lady Bird’ kicks off Austin Film Festival with growing pains, bone sprains

@drfunkenstein12

October 28, 2017

Filed under Life And Arts

Growing up and getting older is marked by various amounts of pain. Heartbreak, the end of friendships, and a loss of interest are just a few of the many hardships that litter the teenage years. From a memorable intro of tears ...

Undergrad internship leads to digital marketing position for St. Ed’s grad

Lisa Siahaan

April 20, 2017

Filed under Blogs

I’ve always been ambitious in everything I do. I believe this has to do with the strong female role models I grew up with. My grandmother took care of the last three children on her own after my grandfather passed away. They li...

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