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UT student reflects on LGBTQ identity in his fraternity
September 7, 2017
When he was handed his bid to the fraternity, the first thing Henry* said was, “I’m gay.”
UT student conveys struggle with her sexuality in her sorority
September 7, 2017
During a full sorority chapter meeting, one girl asked if everyone felt comfortable with an LGBTQ individual becoming a member of the house.
LGBT member of sorority recounts appreciation of sisters' acceptance
September 7, 2017
After being involuntarily outed as bisexual to her entire sorority, Quinn* said her sisters' responses shocked her.
Celebrate National Mutt Day at local pet-friendly places
July 30, 2017
Between its many dog parks and pup-friendly patios, Austin is known to welcome pets and people alike. Take the advantage of the city’s most paw-pular bars, restaurants and activities to celebrate your pooch today, on National Mutt Day.
BABES FEST combats gender inequality by celebrating women in the arts
July 28, 2017
Women make up half of music festivals’ attendees, yet only 5 to 19 percent of their performers are female. Women make up 51 percent of today’s visual artists, yet earn 81 cents to every male artist’s dollar. BABES FEST, an all women’s performance festival, attempts to combat these statistics.
UT alum use social media experiment for cross country road trip
July 11, 2017
Some students use their summer vacations to take a relaxing trip to the beach, but recent UT graduate Ari Gootnick took an alternate route by turning his summer vacation into a social experiment.
A celebration of Austin’s past and present LGBT activists
June 25, 2017
Austin is well-known as a haven for the LGBT community and has for a long time been invested in LGBT rights and activism.
Mod Sun reflects on Free Press performance
June 11, 2017
Mod Sun, a rising rapper, rocker and author from Minnesota, was one of the opening acts at Houston’s Free Press Summer Festival last Saturday.
Love Yourself event inspires women to put themselves first
May 4, 2017
Though women in the workforce are often encouraged to abandon elements of the femininity in hopes of success, some Austin professional women are encouraging others like them to see their womanhood as an invaluable asset.
Proud of her heritage, UT student commits to immigrant identity
April 30, 2017
Fleeing the Holocaust, economics sophomore Ayala Huber’s grandparents sought refuge and built a life in the state of Israel before it gained its independence in 1948.
At Hunt to Table, guests experience true foraging and resource education
April 21, 2017
Taking the concept of farm to table a step further this Saturday, Austin foodies will hunt and harvest an entire meal from meats and vegetables they procured themselves.
Cinema fraternity independently produces stand-alone TV pilot
April 10, 2017
Shooting at 17 separate locations throughout Austin, including where Richard Linklater shot “Boyhood,” is the dream for some aspiring filmmakers. But some UT students have already made this their reality.
Young Jewish professionals link faith to their careers through Jewish Learning Fellowship’s new program
April 3, 2017
Careers in business are often shadowed by anxieties of perpetuating corruption and greed, but by using the framework of Jewish ethics, Jewish Learning Fellowships teaches members how to conduct and run businesses morally.
Made by women for women, CraftHER Market inspires a community of feminine strength and partnership
March 30, 2017
The wage gap and other issues affecting women motivate organizations like #BossBabesATX to host events to help women feel supported in their professional lives.
Round Up’s purpose changes lives on and off of campus
March 24, 2017
Day drinking, 2000s one-hit-wonder performers and students running amok in West Campus are usually the images that the words “Round Up” conjure up — not community service.
Local Austin hostels provide eclectic community vibe
March 9, 2017
Austin is known for keeping it weird, and there is no better way to encapsulate that reputation than by staying in one of Austin’s hostels during the city’s famous entertainment festival.
Interfaith communities come together with strength in numbers
March 9, 2017
Though the anti-Muslim flyers stapled across the West Mall and the vandalism of the Texas Hillel building were clearly intended to frighten, religious leaders on campus have come together in showing mutual interfaith support.
UT jazz pianist enchants audience, peers
March 3, 2017
Austin Thomas’ hands dance across ivory piano keys in a chaotic whirlwind, but the music they create is clear and harmonious.
Bathroom Bill cause for transgender student concern
March 1, 2017
For many people, choosing which bathroom to use is a non-issue, but for those who don’t identify with their sex assigned at birth, going to the restroom is a source of insecurity and potential ridicule.
Texas DAPA provides support for addicts, advocates safe drinking
February 23, 2017
While most professors look down upon the typical college party scene, one UT professor turns that condescension into a source of education for her students.
UT Chabad House provides home away from home
February 9, 2017
Every Friday evening, the UT Chabad House welcomes Jewish students with the scent of homemade challah and matzo ball soup.
Students open Co-op food truck serving acai bowls
February 1, 2017
Dwindling interest and growing boredom with academia led two students to take their educations out of the classroom and launch their own company.
UT student uses blog to share passion for live music
January 29, 2017
Ever since she was a preteen, Elah Shalev would wait hours, general admissions ticket in hand, to be in the front row of every concert she saw.