Hilltop Views

The Weeknd’s “My Dear Melancholy,” exposes darkness in heartbreak


April 2, 2018

If your Easter break was anything like mine, you were simultaneously eating Reese's Easter bunny chocolates and crying to The Weeknd’s March 30 release of “My Dear Melancholy,.” Abel is back with an especially despondent ...

‘Austin’ in Austin: Blanton installation utilizes sunlight to reveal city’s core


February 19, 2018

Crowds gathered at the University of Texas on Sunday, Feb. 18 as The Blanton Museum of Art held the grand opening of “Austin,” a 2,715-square-foot limestone building designed by the late Ellsworth Kelly. Fittingly, the piece is named af...

HOPE Outdoor Gallery to close in June

Matthew San Martin, News Editor

February 5, 2018

Last week the City of Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission unanimously approved the demolition of HOPE Outdoor Gallery, also known as the Graffiti Park. After an 8 - 0 vote, it was decided that the graffiti-covered concr...

Department of Visual Studies, Austin artist mural empowers Dreamers

Gianni Zorrilla, Life and Arts Editor

January 29, 2018

Upon returning to campus for the spring semester, St. Edward’s students, faculty and staff alike noticed a new addition to Hunt Dining Hall. The Department of Visual Studies, along with East Austin-based artist Gerardo Ar...

Artist Ai WeiWei’s ‘Human Flow’ examines plight of global refugee crisis

Gianni Zorrilla, Life and Arts Editor

November 13, 2017

More than 65 million people around the world have been displaced; a staggering number that continues to grow each day. Ai Weiwei's “Human Flow” examines the world refugee crisis through the lens of an artist—making for a pow...

‘Voice of the Egyptian Revolution’ captures national power struggle

Gianni Zorrilla, Life and Arts Editor

November 6, 2017

Last Thursday, St. Edward’s welcomed internationally renowned singer and activist Ramy Essam. Essam hails from Egypt and has become a prominent figure of social activism, frequently referred to as “The Voice of the Egyptia...



October 30, 2017

If you spot Julia Jackola across campus, you probably can’t help but catch a glimpse of her peacock tattoo decorated meticulously along the back of her thigh. On the side of her leg, lies a flower ink-work she designed herself.Jacko...

Colliding Spheres: Sexual misconduct allegations influence artistic works


October 30, 2017

As the allegations against Harvey Weinstein continue to grow, many of us have been forced to re-evaluate his work as well as that of other accused rapists throughout Hollywood. This naturally means that very few films are safe,...

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