Features

Associate Editor Andrew Huygen bids farewell to Longhorn Life, and offers a preview to the Summer Preview edition.

Between sweat, humidity and swimming, it’s nearly impossible to keep a full face of makeup from melting off during the summer.

Camp Kesem is a five-day camp for kids whose families have been affected by cancer and a national non-profit organization with 59 chapters in universities all across the nation.

As appealing as sitting around and watching Netflix all summer long may sound, you could have a more memorable one if you stay productive.

An official part of Texas' state park system, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area offers a variety of options to interested visitors including hiking, rock climbing, bird-watching and camping.

Technology can actually help; several smartphone apps are now targeted towards helping people stay healthy.

Our editor previews the content of the Health & Fitness issue.

There is no one way to sleep correctly, as long as one gets a minimum of six hours of sleep during any 24-hour period of time, according to Patricia Carter, an associate professor in UT’s School of Nursing.

Students that participate in RuffTail Runners check out a friendly canine from the shelter and run with them around Town Lake before bringing their new friend back to the shelter where they wait to be adopted into a forever home.

Situated near the northernmost end of North Lamar Boulevard, Walnut Creek boasts a wide range of winding trails and a healthy number of park facilities that make it an attractive destination for most anyone interested in a day at the park.

Pain. This was the first word that came to mind while imagining my upcoming yoga experience.

The editor's note for the UTMost 2014 edition of Longhorn Life.

With the number of trendy boutiques that have sprung up around the city, the question isn't so much of finding a shop as it is of finding the right shop to suit your personal tastes.

Austin boasts a broad assortment of tattoo parlors that exist to satisfy the demands of the local populace, and this level of demand has allowed for some meaningful variety to flourish.

Start-ups are more art than science at the Longhorn Startup Studio.

One hundred and fifty eight. That’s how many people local economist Mark Sprague estimated were moving here, to Austin, Texas, every day.

In a city where change has become the norm, there are still a few neighborhoods in Central Austin that harken back to decades past. But even those areas are proving that the sort of change Austin is undergoing can be felt everywhere.

Gender-inclusive housing has been a widely debated topic across campuses for a couple of years now. 

If a dog could craft a perfect living environment, it might look a lot like Austin.

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.

Spring break’s overlap with the South by Southwest music and film festival offers students on a budget an ideal way to gain free access to festival passes that can cost as much as $1,695. 

GRAMMY U, created by The Recording Academy, is a growing community of college students between the ages of 17 and 25 who are pursuing careers in the recording industry. 

There is no doubt that the music industry is not only vital to Austin’s cultural scene, but also to its economy.

Editor's Note from the January 2014 Local Music Edition