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The 10 Most Insta-Worthy Murals in Austin

by Jennifer Ellis Along with live music and breakfast tacos, Austin, Texas is known for its murals. If you haven’t seen at least fifty Instagram posts in front of the iconic “I love you so much” mural, you’ve been living under a rock. With so many unique pieces of art and expression, it sometimes becomes […]

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OPINION: When I Realized the Dark Side to Creativity Isn’t Always Dark

The viewpoints expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the opinions, viewpoints and official policies of Spark Magazine. by Niti Majethia Graphics by Esther Shin “No great genius has ever existed without a strain of madness,” – Aristotle The link between creativity and mental illness is a discussion worth having in the fast-paced, relentless […]

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Are “New” Fashion Trends Really Just Fads?

by Jessica Teran How often has something made a debut into the fashion world only to be, in some way, shape or form, oddly familiar? Quite frankly, this has become the epitome of fashion. While the core of fashion focuses on the ideal basics — t-shirts, blue jeans and denim jackets — everything else is […]

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The Party of the Year, Every Year: The Met Gala

by Kyler Wesp The first Monday of May. Outlandish costumes only the most elite can pull off. The “Oscars” of fashion. All these are synonymous with one event: the Met Gala. Every year on the first Monday of May, the Metropolitan Museum of Art puts on the most exclusive, lavish, well-dressed party of the year, […]

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Spark Magazine Issue No. 10: Release Party Lookbook

by Madison Hager Creative Direction by Ida Kamali Photography by Emma Hollingsworth & Veronica Tien Models: Ayu Sofyan, Grant Kanak, Ida Kamali, Isaiah Garcia, Jade Fabello, Maddy Murray, Onome Amudo In partnership with Prototype Vintage “Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express […]

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A Look at The Handmaid’s Tale

by Rachel Luo Photography by Marybeth Schmidt Models: Tonya Chen, Jillian Westphal Hair & Makeup by Genna Miller, Rachel Cook Styling by Rebecca Wong, Sarah Graham O’Malley The words are met with silence: “Who led them on? Whose fault was it?”  Then in unison, all of the Handmaidens raise their arms and point at the sole girl […]

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The Making of Dimension

by Daniela Perez & Paddy Ghaemi It’s 11:53 PM on April 17th; Tuesday is about to turn into Wednesday. Students at the University of Texas at Austin students are about to turn in to sleep. And simultaneously, spectacular fabrics are being turned into finalized garments. The sound of sewing machines and tired laughter flow through […]

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