What's a hungry student to do? This is one of the defining questions of the collegiate experience, but for those who make their home West Campus, the answer may be as simple as taking a walk around the corner to the nearest bakery.
The hostel sits on top of Thai Noodle House, located right across the street from the UT campus, and doubles as a gallery for aspiring artists. Andy Ward, 2011 UT alumnus and owner of Drifter Jack’s, opened the hostel in early October 2013, right in time for the Austin City Limits Music Festival.
Rent continues to rise in popular areas such as West Campus and East Riverside, even with the addition of new apartments. Rising demand, the incoming medical school and larger class sizes are some of the possible explanations as to why rent has not decreased.
Longhorn Life sat down with Edward Fair, a practicing music and entertainment attorney in Austin, who is also an adjunct professor in the Butler School of Music and the School of Law at UT to talk about the evolving music business in the age of new media, challenges being faced by the music industry and music copyright issues.
UT students pride themselves on living in a city with such a thriving local music scene. What many students may not know is that the music they hear echoing out of restaurants, bars and venues around the city is often being made by their peers.