• Lunchtime Links

    Editor’s Note: With this daily series, the Life & Arts section hopes to complement your afternoon procrastination with a bundle of links from across the Web.

    Tailgating at Texas vs. Rice

    Check out the Statesman’s slideshow recap of UT tailgates at the game against Rice on Saturday.

     

    Everyone’s Upstairs Neighbors

    Ever wonder what your upstairs neighbors are doing to make so much noise? This video finally explains what’s really going on.

     

    Cheerleading squad’s 9/11 tribute

     

    In honor of 9/11, Texas’ Lumberton High School’s cheerleading squad performed a routine with sounds from the day of the attack playing in the background.  

     

    Chris Brown custody case

    On Friday, a judge in Houston granted Chris Brown joint-custody of his daughter, Royal.

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    Editor’s Note: With this daily series, the Life & Arts section hopes to complement your afternoon procrastination with a bundle of links from across the Web.

    Remembering 9/11

    In honor of 9/11, the New York Times released a series of videos named “Remembering 9/11.” The videos feature The Tribute in Lights, the completion of the Flight 93 Memorial in Pennsylvania and a letter that fell from the plane.

    Petition to save Hole in the Wall

    Located on The Drag since 1974, Austin's iconic Hole in the Wall's 10-year lease will be up for renewal in January 2016 and with a possible increase in rent, the venue's future is uncertain. Journalism professor Wanda Cash created a Change.org petition to save Hole in the Wall from closing down by making it a culturally significant landmark.

    Re-make of music video for “Put ‘em Up”

    On Monday, electrical engineering freshman Ben Sklar released his own music video for the recently viral UT-themed song “Put ‘em Up.” Be sure to watch the whole way through.

    “Where the hell is Matt?” video

    In 2003, video game designer Matt Harding traveled around Southeast Asia. Along the way, he and his friend decided to make a video of Harding doing a silly dance in the different places they visited and upload it to their blog. Then in 2005, the video went viral. In 2012, Harding released another video of his dancing travels but that time, he included the people he met along the way. Watch as Harding dances with a tribe in Zimbabwe, couples in Israel, children in Thailand and more.

    News to know

    Ensure your ability to pass a current events quiz by reading this list of 10 news stories by the University of Syracuse’s newspaper, The Daily Orange.

     

     
  • Lunchtime Links

    Editor’s Note: With this daily series, the Life & Arts section hopes to complement your afternoon procrastination with a bundle of links from across the Web.

     

    “6 Years” movie trailer

     

    Released Tuesday on Netflix, “6 Years” follows the six-year long love story of two college students as they struggle to keep their relationship afloat. Directed by Hannah Fidell, the film was shot in places around Austin, including UT campus and West Campus.

     

     

    What is the point of college?

     

    In this New York Times Magazine article, a New York University philosophy professor discusses whether there is a point to college through utilitarian and utopian perspectives.  

     

    Down to the River

     

    The Alcalde put together an interactive feature on UT alumnus Steve Davis, who created a fly fishing camp for survivors of child abuse, neglect or human trafficking. Read the story and view the fishing photos and videos here.

     

    Emoji Portraits

     

    A New York Times web developer made a tool that recreates your photos entirely with Emojis. Check out some celebrity creations and try submitting your own here.

     
  • Lunchtime Links

     

    Editor’s Note: With this daily series, the Life & Arts section hopes to complement your afternoon procrastination with a bundle of links from across the Web.

    UT Football 2015 ft. Charlie Strong

    There’s one more day until kickoff and it’s time to get hyped up for the big day. Watch this 2015 football preview to prepare for the Longhorn’s season debut.

     

    Companion App

    Whether you’re ending a late night at the PCL or going from one West Campus neighborhood to another, walking home can be dangerous. Download the new app Companion, created by five students at the University of Michigan, which enables you to request a friend or family member to virtually track your trek home through GPS.    

     

    Kanye West at the VMAs — Seinfeld Edition

    At this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Kanye West stood up on stage and ranted. But throw in a laugh track and the opening tune to Seinfeld and his speech is one you don’t want to miss.

    50 Things You Might Not Know About Austin

    From Matthew McConaughey’s arrest to Austin’s own bigfoot, here are 50 things about the city you may not have known.








     

  • Lunchtime Links

    Editor’s Note: With this daily series, the Life & Arts section hopes to complement your afternoon procrastination with a bundle of links from across the Web.

     

    “My All American” trailer

     

    Not many colleges were willing to take a chance on the now-legendary defensive back Freddie Steinmark until UT coach Darrell Royal came along. This November, Steinmark will be portrayed by Finn Wittrock ("American Horror Story") in "My All American," a film by Rudy screenwriter Angelo Pizzo. Until its release, you can check out the trailer here.

     

    18 microwave snacks you can cook in a mug

     

    From cheesecake to chilaquiles, here are a list of breakfast, dinner and dessert recipes you can cook using a few simple ingredients, a mug and a microwave.

     

    Books from UT alumni

     

    The Alcalde, the Texas Exes magazine, compiled a list of new books by UT alumni to read this month. Titles include “Death, Taxes, and Cheap Sunglasses” by Diane Kelly and “The Carriage House” by Louisa Hall.

     

    College calculator

     

    The Chronicle of Higher Education created a tool that calculates how much time it takes students to pay off college by working minimum wage. Type in your state, how much you earn per hour and how many hours you work a week to determine how many years you need to work to pay for a year’s worth of college.

     

    Notre Dame Freakbass

     

    Get pumped for the game this Saturday by watching this “embarrassing Notre Dame video,” featuring fans and cheerleaders singing to the lyric “We are Notre Dame.”

     

    Inheriting inequality

     

    The Austin American-Statesman created a three-part series that analyzes the legacy segregation has left on the African-American population in Austin.


     

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