Friends. Club members. Co-workers. There are so many people to think of during the holidays; how do we even begin to deal with getting everyone a gift? The age-old solution: gift-giving games.

Affording expensive holiday gifts for every person in our lives isn’t possible—especially on a college student’s budget. Go easy on yourself by trying these cheap alternatives, all $10 and under, that are great for giving to a big group of friends or for playing games like White Elephant and Secret Santa.

Having a holiday party is easy, but having an awesome holiday party takes work – and a little help from the experts. Even if you’ve never hosted a party before, you can throw the soiree of the semester if you follow a few of these tips.

Student chatter around the 40 Acres

Senior Ben Freed knew what it was like to advertise a student group on campus with little effect. So, he began with a simple Facebook page, and, after a bit of trial and error, he co-founded — with advertising sophomore Jason Tennenbaum (pictured) — Free At UT.

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month and although the month is over, there is still time to help support the cause. The annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Austin will take place Sunday, Nov. 13.

Being the wimp that I am, I was nervous about reviewing The House of Torment. However, I knew that attending one of the top five haunted houses in America would be a great start to conquering my fears.

We asked our funny friends over at the Texas Travesty to give us their top choices for a college-aged trick-or-treat wish list.


Not really feeling the black cat or witch costume this year? Try one of these up-to-date costume ideas ripped straight from the headlines or raid your closet for some free, quirky alternatives.

Horror flicks, cheesy festivals, girls in racy costumes — ugh. It’s that time of year again.

While some of you with three-day passes to Austin City Limits Music Festival this weekend will take the time to rest up and refuel after dark, many attendees don’t want the party to end after the last act. Either way, fear not: fortunately, Austin has an array of activities to check out on a daily basis.

From event suggestions for the non-festival-goers to who's seeing who at ACL, we've got your weekend covered.

The variety of activities available in Austin can be overwhelming, especially when you’re knee-deep in textbooks and syllabi. If you are spending your summer in here in the Capitol city, then it is time to make some headway on your Austin to-do list.