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A peek at the artists of ACL

A peek at the artists of ACL

Kyle Chitwood, Life and Arts Reporter

October 17, 2019

Austin City Limits hosted more than 140 artists on nine stages over two weekends in its 17th annual music festival. Artists from all over the globe came to the Live Music Capital of the world to showcase their talents. Performers showed as much diversity in their nationalities as they did genres of...

“Common” experience event brings record-breaking turnout

“Common” experience event brings record-breaking turnout

Abby Gutierrez, Life and Arts Reporter

October 16, 2019

Common inspired the Texas State community to find and share their own truths by referencing his journey of living life through movie roles, song lyrics, memoirs and community activism. As Distinguished Lecturer for the 2019-2020 Common Experience, Common spoke on this year’s theme of “truth.”...

Breaking the stigma of epilepsy

Breaking the stigma of epilepsy

Ivy Sandoval

October 15, 2019

The Texas State Office of Disability Services held the second epilepsy training Monday, Oct. 7. The session was the third event ODS will host in the LBJ Student Center as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This was the second time the Office of Disability Services has hosted...

Fourth annual Step Up for State raises over $195,000

Fourth annual Step Up for State raises over $195,000

Abby Gutierrez

October 15, 2019

Step Up for State raised over $195,000 to fund projects and scholarships, helping students further their studies and pursue their dreams at Texas State. Step Up for State is an annual online giving event hosted on the Texas State website. Alumni and Texas State community members are encouraged to...

ACL weekend two: Day three concludes ACL 2019

ACL weekend two: Day three concludes ACL 2019

Kyle Chitwood, Life and Arts Reporter

October 14, 2019

Blue skies and sunny weather made its way to the grounds of Zilker Park as a warm farewell to close out Austin City Limits 2019. ACL treated attendees hospitably throughout both weekends by providing hydration stations all around the festival grounds, a hammock area for those in need of rest and free...

ACL Weekend Two: Day two hosts Childish Gambino’s ‘very last show’

ACL Weekend Two: Day two hosts Childish Gambino’s ‘very last show’

Kyle Chitwood, Life and Arts Reporter

October 13, 2019

Feelings of fall set into day two of ACL with temperatures consistently in the 60s. Fans had a full Saturday to look ahead for performances from Billie Eilish, 21 Savage and a highly anticipated show by Childish Gambino. Shows began at 11:30 a.m. with The Barton Hills Choir performing at the Austin...

ACL Weekend Two: Day one’s cold can’t keep crowd cool

ACL Weekend Two: Day one’s cold can’t keep crowd cool

Kyle Chitwood, Life and Arts Reporter

October 12, 2019

Artists were eager to bring the most energy to the stage after Austin City Limits kicked off its second week of performances with what have by far been the coolest temperatures seen this fall. The “Star Wars” theme song played as gates opened at 12 p.m. Friday with temperatures well into the 40’s....

‘Joker’ Review

‘Joker’ Review

Caleb Watkins, Life and Arts Reporter

October 11, 2019

As big of a comic book movie nerd as I am, I was not excited for "Joker" when I heard it announced. Joaquin Pheonix is one of my favorite actors and the "Joker" is one of my favorite villains. However, I did not feel the need to have a "Joker" origin story that will not tie into the D.C. cinematic universe....

A closer look at the bands of ACL

A closer look at the bands of ACL

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 10, 2019

PALM SPRINGSTEEN Palm Springsteen was once a file name—one among many. The band could have been titled Santana Monica. The band, which started out as a one-man-show, performed Friday, Oct. 4, at ACL Weekend One. Nick Hinman, Palm Springsteen frontman, has been a musician since he was a ch...

A first-timer’s perspective: ACL do’s and don’t’s

A first-timer’s perspective: ACL do’s and don’t’s

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 10, 2019

I have lived in Austin for about seven years and until last weekend, the closest I had gotten to the Austin City Limits music festival was via Instagram. Excited as I was to go to ACL 2019, I was equally nervous and had no idea what to expect. After some trial by fire, I quickly learned what it takes...

ACL Weekend One: Lizzo, Cardi B and Mumford and Sons finish out day three

ACL Weekend One: Lizzo, Cardi B and Mumford and Sons finish out day three

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 7, 2019

After two full days in the sun, Weekend One wound to a close with a gentler, folky, acoustic aura than the days prior. However, day three also promised hype, which it certainly delivered. ACL day three got an early, loud start with singer-songwriter Kevin Garrett on the Miller Lite stage, grunge metal...

ACL Weekend One: day two features international artists and massive crowds

ACL Weekend One: day two features international artists and massive crowds

Laura Figi, Life and Arts Editor

October 6, 2019

Despite all odds, ACL day two brought even more hype than the day prior. The second day of the festival featured Diamente Eléctrico on the T-Mobile stage, a Colombian blues-rock band dominating the music scene in their home country. Ingrid Andress, country-pop artist, performed on the BMI stage and...

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