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UT-Austin students promote sustainable search engine Ecosia

UT-Austin students promote sustainable search engine Ecosia

Carolyn Parmer April 12, 2021
Three UT students began the UT Ecosia campaign last fall to promote student usage of Ecosia, a search engine that uses most of its advertising revenue to plant trees in environmentally damaged areas across the world.
Fearless (Taylor’s Version): A nostalgic callback to a generation-defining album

Fearless (Taylor’s Version): A nostalgic callback to a generation-defining album

Fiza Kuzhiyil April 11, 2021

If you owned a radio in 2008, you heard a song from Taylor Swift’s album, Fearless. We danced to “You Belong With Me” at middle school dances and tried to shake earworms like “Love Story”...

UT Guild of Carillonneurs plays music from Tower, contributes to campus community

UT Guild of Carillonneurs plays music from Tower, contributes to campus community

Dina Barrish April 11, 2021

A lone student with sheet music enters the UT Tower. He takes the elevator to the 27th floor, climbs five flights of stairs, walks past the clock room, switches on the lights and switches off the computer...

Production crew of Apple TV+ series ‘Servant’ talks working with M. Night Shyamalan, collaboration

Production crew of Apple TV+ series ‘Servant’ talks working with M. Night Shyamalan, collaboration

Noah Levine April 11, 2021

The Apple TV+ series is back for more thrilling chills. “Servant” is an Apple TV+ original series currently in its second season on the streaming service. The suspenseful show, led by showrunner...

Students reflect on volunteering at COVID-19 vaccination sites

Students reflect on volunteering at COVID-19 vaccination sites

Fiza Kuzhiyil April 9, 2021

As the sun beat down on the line outside of Gregory Gym, student volunteers helped guide people to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. On the way out, an elderly man stopped to thank volunteer...

UT professor’s Etsy shop ‘Marvelous Mashups’ inspires, brings humor

UT professor’s Etsy shop ‘Marvelous Mashups’ inspires, brings humor

Grace Robertson April 9, 2021

“The Simpsons’” Maggie Simpson is just a baby who loves TV. But with Robert Reece's artistic vision, she becomes Marvel’s Venom atop a Spider Pig hybrid as if it’s a horse, her pacifier whipping...

How students’ love languages changed during pandemic

How students’ love languages changed during pandemic

Ikram Mohamed April 9, 2021

Separated by 180 miles and the COVID-19 pandemic, Jazmine Necessary and her partner sit together on FaceTime almost every night. “Sometimes (FaceTiming) feels like another screen to look at,” government...

UT-Austin Campus Environmental Center opens seed swap in UT Tower

UT-Austin Campus Environmental Center opens seed swap in UT Tower

Grace Robertson April 8, 2021
This semester, the Campus Environmental Center’s subgroup Half-Pint Prairie is collaborating with another subgroup called Microfarm to set up a table next to the Billie L. Turner Plant Resources Center, UT’s biodiversity center in the Tower, to hand out seeds, pots and other gardening materials.
UT-Austin students avoid social media, experience college life from atypical lense

UT-Austin students avoid social media, experience college life from atypical lense

Zoe Tzanis April 8, 2021
Some UT students choose to stay off social media platforms for their mental wellbeing and to avoid misinformation.
Thomas Casler

Where to get your post-pandemic cut

April 6, 2021

Rapunzel-length locks and mullet comebacks have become iconic pandemic looks. But with the state of Texas opening up vaccine distribution to every adult, students who have gone months without a haircut...

UT barista Stanley Sutton spreads positivity with acts of kindness

UT barista Stanley Sutton spreads positivity with acts of kindness

Sofia Treviño April 6, 2021

After a trip to the Union Coffee House, a student immediately alerts the Kinsolving GroupMe. She finally found the person a devoted group of residents had been on the lookout for — Stanley the barista. No,...

UT-Austin students, faculty discuss physical reactions to COVID vaccine

UT-Austin students, faculty discuss physical reactions to COVID vaccine

Ikram Mohamed April 6, 2021

After her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Kristen Schank experienced a headache, fever, chills and a rash the size of an orange just below the injection site on her left arm.  “The rash...