Student Life

For the people that live there, these West Campus mansions are simply the place they call home. With 25 to 60 people living under the same roof, it’s definitely a unique college living experience.

When students need a little extra help finding a place to call home, they have the option of hiring a student real estate agent.

Living with other people can be difficult, whether you’re sharing space with a good friend or a stranger. Because it is such a new and strange experience for some, horror stories are common. 

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

The UT-Austin Sublets/Roommate Finder page is out to your rescue. This Facebook page has been connecting students in search of potential roommates since 2012.

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.

To combat rising energy demands during the winter season, Longhorn Life has put together some tips for keeping students’ utility costs low and more cash in the warmth of their pockets.

Editor's Note from the 2014 Housing Guide edition

Last semester, two UT students launched a new student organization that allows college students with a passion for music to share their knowledge with local elementary school children.

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. 

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.

It’s clear that admission to a concert has become, in some cases, more expensive than rent. So what exactly is the deal with these prices, where does your money go and why do people keep buying?

From those crappy teen bands, to transcendent artists we prefer today, band merchandise has never left the scene. Why is that?

Editor-in-chief Ali Killian gives a preview of the Holiday Guide Edition.

Whether its music, books or technology you’re looking for, we’ve got the scoop on the next big gift that’s sure to please this year.

See what our top picks are for clothing, accessories, and homemade goodies are for the 2013 gifting season.

As students look forward to the winter break, a few took time to reflect on their favorite childhood holiday memories and traditions.

Perhaps the most important thing about this time of year is that we have reached the small, one-month-long window of opportunity to wear the tackiest sweaters we own.

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.

Fashion inspiration: Rachel Zoe

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.

We get the lowdown on fashion from students on campus.