beauty, op ed

What Real Beauty Means to Us

by Sarah Davidson “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” –Audrey Hepburn So much of our self-worth seems to be tied into our perception of ourselves, and in turn our beauty. As children, […]

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op ed

Why I Dress Up for Class

by Natalie Berry I’m the girl who wore a cropped, tweed blazer on the first day of fifth grade. Just to clarify, this was my first day of school in a town where I was the new kid. Did I also mention that this fashion choice didn’t score me any brownie points with the cool […]

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atx, style

Witchy Woman: A Look into Strega Fashion

by Sydney Burris Photos by Micaela Hannah You wake up in the morning and stumble to your closet. As your eyes adjust to the light, you grab the first t-shirt you find, throw it over your head, and slip on a pair of jeans. Done! You’re dressed for the day! It’s as simple as that […]

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style, video

21st Century Girl

by Estefania Monarrez Welcome to the life of the 21st Century Girl. In a world where oppression and injustice still exist; women continue to be underappreciated and devalued. We stand up for what we want and believe in: equality and love. Grunge in itself was a way for people to express their thoughts on subjects […]

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atx, features

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection

by Jordan Steyer Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stopped by the LBJ Presidential Library to speak about the opening of her exhibit “Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection.” She made history when she was sworn in as secretary of state in 1997, becoming the highest-ranking woman in the United States government. Albright grabbed […]

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#sparktravels: Catalina Island

by Ayu Sofyan It’s the Catalina Wine Mixer! My childhood, my home, and my entire heart; California is always as magical as everyone makes it out to be. Just like the movies, it’s a site for famous tourist attractions, with endless Hollywood Stars, Pacific Coast beaches, the hills of San Fran, and much more. But […]

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food + drink, travel

#sparktravels: Paris in 36 Hours

by Caroline Frankenfeld written while listening to the “Midnight in Paris” movie soundtrack This past summer I had the opportunity to study abroad for two months in Sevilla, Spain where I was able to speak Spanish daily with my host familia, take Sevillanas dance classes, and study at their university.  While our beloved Austin does […]

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Matte Lipsticks That Won’t Break the Bank

By Tatiana Lopez One of the most difficult problems I have encountered as a student is managing my budget and satisfying my beauty addiction. When I started college, I became a beauty junkie because the artistic freedom of Austin inspired me to express myself through makeup, and matte lipsticks were one of my first obsessions. […]

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