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Standardized test-optional application process raises questions
November 2, 2020
UT waiving standardized testing requirements for the 2021-22 application cycle made some prospective students feel left behind.
UT alum chosen as first researcher to fly aboard commercial spacecraft
October 25, 2020
UT alumnus Alan Stern and his research team were the first chosen to conduct NASA-funded research aboard a commercial suborbital spacecraft as a part of the NASA Flight Opportunities Tech Flight Program.
UT-Austin students include pronouns on screen to help foster inclusive environment
October 16, 2020
Virtual learning programs allow students to display their pronouns during classes and extracurricular activities, which some students hope becomes a widespread practice.
UT-Austin students experience Wi-Fi connectivity problems with virtual learning
September 22, 2020
Some students have reported experienced issues with their Wi-Fi during online classes, leading to missed quizzes and learning opportunities as they attempt to connect.
UT-Austin students design masks to help keep community safe, fashionable
September 21, 2020
Hewitt has donated $350 of the proceeds she has made from her Etsy shop selling masks to local nonprofits, such as the Austin Justice Coalition, Connections and Black Queer Lives Matter in ATX.
Law students create organization to support Black Lives Matter movement, connect peers to volunteer opportunities
June 28, 2020
Law Students for Black Lives, directed by Alyssa Gordon, Ayo Adaranijo and Sheela Ranganathan, aims to use the trio’s legal knowledge to support the Black Lives Matter movement by educating their community and supporting other law students.
UT student creates app to support Black community in Austin during Black Lives Matter protests
June 12, 2020
A few months back, Earl Potts Jr. began creating a Black business directory app to help other Black students find a sense of community. Now, he’s reopened production on the app.
Short film commemorating UT Tower shooting hits close to home
February 26, 2020
Filmmaker Karl Shefelman created a short film based on his young childhood experience with the UT Tower shooting.
UT student saves life on presidential campaign trail
February 3, 2020
Government junior Parisa Mahmud traveled to Iowa over winter break to canvass for the Warren presidential campaign with college students from all over the United States. While knocking on doors in Polk City, Iowa, Mahmud stopped Iowa resident Carly Routh from attempting suicide.
Artist alumna continues to find support in UT community after graduation
January 31, 2020
When she was little, UT alumna Alex Guillen recreated the designs from Disney movie posters, which her mom would later copy and send to friends. Years later in college, she would be asked to design movie and theater production posters for fellow students.
Alumna’s YouTube channel provides insight into Black college experience at UT
January 23, 2020
After being an avid fan of video tutorials during her teenage years, UT alumna Lynette Adkins started a YouTube channel in 2018. Shortly after posting her first vlog, Adkins noticed that her viewership increased quickly.
Organization teaches entrepreneurship abroad
December 8, 2019
The Exponentialists, a UT-based nonprofit, helped Colombian students recognize their ability to pursue business for social good during a weeklong program.
Team of UT students launch self-defense device Pocket Punch to improve student safety
November 25, 2019
Looking into their pockets and backpacks, four UT students realized they had nothing to protect themselves with in a dangerous situation.
Students graduating in fall can’t ‘walk the walk’ to get their diploma
November 11, 2019
Some fall graduates that are moving away from Austin face challenges with attending the only commencement ceremony offered to them in the spring.
Gameplan for Winning at Life course helps students learn valuable life lessons
November 7, 2019
UGS course shows students the importance of vulnerability and handling rejection.
Students raise awareness about district lines that split student vote
October 28, 2019
An invisible line runs through Guadalupe Street. Every day students walk to class and cross it. Government senior Hamza Sait said it divides the 21st and 25th Congressional Districts — and the student vote.
Not all that glitters is gold: Some struggle to afford UT Ring Ceremony
October 17, 2019
What chemistry junior Nicole Kim didn’t know was that the celebratory ring ceremony tradition would end up costing her hundreds of dollars in unanticipated expenses and a ring upgrade she wasn’t looking for.
Best 24-hour diners to try after a night out
October 6, 2019
If you’re looking for midnight comfort food, Austin has it covered.
Vegan, gluten-free friendly vendors server options at ACL this year
October 4, 2019
This year, being conscious of dietary restrictions is trendy, so food vendors at Austin City Limits Music Festival are bringing it to the table. As more awareness has been brought to dietary restrictions, vendors are following suit and offering vegan and gluten-free options to festivalgoers.
Student organization tackles fast fashion through art exhibits
September 27, 2019
An unconventional form of student protest has popped up around the Forty Acres this fall. From placing a bed in the middle of West Mall to hanging fabrics from trees above the turtle pond, UT organization Fashion Anonymous has mastered the art of subtle advocacy.
Students highlight positivity, happiness through gratitude journaling
September 11, 2019
Scroll through Rachel Walters’ Instagram page, and you will find a detailed online public diary about her life. Unlike typical Instagram accounts, this one is dedicated solely to expressing gratitude.