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.
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.
Longhorn Life found sophomore pre-nursing student Tré Miles rocking an Etsy shirt and pants he cut from 21men. Miles easily put together an ensemble that was bound to turn heads by accessorizing his outfit with a hat from his former high school’s theatre department, Leighelena sunglasses and shoes from Target.
Since it’s getting a bit colder, nutrition and pre-pharmacy junior David Daramola carries around a beanie to keep warm. He carries spray deodorant, hand sanitizer, a hair brush and a few papers for school.
Mallory Hublein, a local band stylist, told Longhorn Life about the exciting and complex world of styling. One thing became clear very quickly: there’s no such thing as a typical day in the life of a band stylist.
It’s become so commonplace that it actually has its own name: festival fashion. Events like Coachella and Austin City Limits are not in want of high-waisted denim and flower crowns, so Longhorn Life is here to help you break out of that festival fashion rut.
After having paid for tickets, festivalgoers still need to worry about transportation, food, drinks and late night shows. During this time, money tends to disappear, valuables get lost or rain ruins your belongings. Here are a couple tips that might improve the festival experience for both you and your wallet.
Stock up Before and After
There are at least two undeniable facts of any major music festival in Austin: people buy food at the festival because they get hungry, and food is more expensive at festivals than vendors outside.
Erma Halilovic, junior, civil engineering major
Halilovic carries around Smith’s Strawberry lip balm, a mini stapler, sunglasses (to keep the Texas sun in her eyes to a bare minimum), a USB drive, iPhone, calculator, umbrella, keys, a few journals, a water bottle and a mini Aquaphor.