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Creating Campus: UT students should give the 'Pickle' a second chance
February 12, 2018
The Perry-Castaneda Library is met with more widespread contempt than any other building on UT’s campus.
Creating campus: sexist architecture led to better living
January 29, 2018
Ever since UT opened its doors in 1883, women have enrolled alongside men. However, while they were academically equal to men, women were relegated to living half a mile off campus in the Scottish Rite Dormitory, while male students lived in the centrally located Brackenridge Hall.
Creating Campus: Was Jester designed by a prison architect?
January 23, 2018
Towering above neighboring buildings on the south side of UT’s campus, many students joke that the dull, dreary-looking Jester Center looks like a prison.
Creating Campus: Tower Tales
January 18, 2018
With only six of its floors available to students, why do we christen the Tower the “Main Building” of our university?
City planning experts say West Campus high rises aren't the problem, but the solution
December 6, 2017
High rises are quickly taking the place of the quirky condos that used to keep West Campus weird, pulling rental rates up with them.
Ellsworth Kelly’s masterpiece could become the chapel UT-Austin never had
October 30, 2017
While walking near Jester, you may have noticed the building that looks like the Microsoft Windows logo met a traditional Christian chapel. “Austin,” the newest architectural addition to the Blanton Museum of Art, took a winding path before landing on the 40 Acres.
A tale of two restaurants: Halal Guys & Halal Bros
October 20, 2017
When UT students think of halal food, most think first of the gyro over rice at Halal Bros, which has served the campus community since 2010, but most aren’t aware of the dish’s origin story.
UT community discusses cultural appropriation on campus
October 11, 2017
The rise of social media platforms puts fashion at the world’s fingertips, but as styles go in and out, they’re often embraced before consumers ever process their implications.