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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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travel

Here’s Your Guide to Traveling in Texas on a Budget

by Caitlin Rounds As a college student, I constantly find myself dealing with the urge to pack up and travel the world. However, finding the time and money are my two biggest challenges. Traveling doesn’t have to be expensive and it doesn’t have to mean leaving the state. Here are five affordable vacations and day […]

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features

Lindsay Stewart Won Dimension — And That’s Just the Beginning

by Joanne Xu Photography by Peter McCain Hair & Makeup by Jessica Teran Models: Gabby Tan, Ron Wayne, Ebanie Griffith, Haoqing Geng Lindsay Stewart strides into Starbucks right on time, somehow simultaneously looking like she threw on the first thing in her closet and deliberately calculated every part of the ensemble all at once. She’s made […]

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food + drink

REVIEW: Rise Biscuits & Donuts, Who is She?

by Natalie Berry Photography by Maddy Murray The Overview. Opening just weeks ago in the much-coveted Drag spot previously held by Fuzzy’s Tacos, Rise Biscuits and Donuts is shaking up the UT food scene. The fast-casual breakfast and lunch joint began in Durham, NC in 2012 and currently boasts 17 franchise location across the southeastern […]

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op ed

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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style

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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style

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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