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The Intersection of Sports & Fashion: a Platform for Expression

by Madison Hager With Super Bowl LII and the Winter Olympics just around the corner, the time to talk about sports is now. While the sports themselves are interesting enough, we are going to shift our view to some of these athletes’ fashion choices and how they are sparking a larger conversation. Athletes are in a […]

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#sparktravels: An Unlikely Oasis

by Emily Deen “Why are you driving hundreds of miles into the middle of the desert to see a Prada store that isn’t even open?” After telling people of our plans to drive to Marfa, Texas, this was a phrase that I heard more than a few times. And honestly, I never really had an […]

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The Importance of Reading Beyond the Syllabus

by Sarah Davidson Our daily lives can keep us pretty busy. We find our time dividing among work, class, gym, friends, and family… In what little time remains, we may try to build skills and foster hobbies. As such, it’s no surprise that we miss some of the great pleasures in life, simply by not […]

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Looking Back to Where Political Activism Meets Fashion

by Kyler Wesp In the past couple of years, it has become common to see a group of people with protest signs held high, sweat dripping down their faces, standing outside a government building for a cause for which they feel passionate. Some say there hasn’t been a time like this since the 1960s, but in […]

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APA! Thrift: The Intersection of Fashion + Philanthropy

by Natalie Berry In a city like Austin, where there are an abundance of quirky thrift and vintage stores, the market can be hard to enter. But at just eight months old, Austin Pets Alive! Thrift is thriving. Store Manager Oliver Jolis spearheaded the development of the store after moving to Austin with the intention […]

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#sparktravels: Sevilla, Spain

by Caroline Frankenfeld (Zara lovers… this one’s for you.) As I walk out of my apartment this morning and zip up my new down coat to brace myself for 21 degree weather (don’t worry… it feels like 11), I couldn’t help but think back to my summer paradise – the wonderful city of Sevilla, Spain. […]

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Holiday Art Markets: Local Gifts for Fashion Fiends

by Natalie Berry With finals ending later than ever, it is easy to get wrapped up in studying, stressing, and packing for home. For many of us, finals consume most of our thoughts and energy, leaving us scrambling to buy holiday gifts at the last second. In an effort to help all you last-minute-gifters, I […]

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Technology is Changing the Way We Shop

by Joanne Xu In partnership with The Retail Vault I am welcomed into Chottie Hamilton’s contemporary Austin apartment by the smell of a home-cooked dinner. You can imagine my delight, considering the last “meal” I had consumed was a cup of ramen. Chottie has invited me three floors down (I happen to live in the same apartment […]

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