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What to know before voting in March primary election

What to know before voting in March primary election

Laurel Pinchback, General News Reporter February 19, 2024

The Texas primary election will take place on March 5 with early voting running from Feb. 20 to March 1. Polls will be open on election day from 7 am to 7 pm. It is crucial for students to vote because...

SB 17 defunds university-sponsored study abroad programs geared primarily to Black and Latinx students

SB 17 defunds university-sponsored study abroad programs geared primarily to Black and Latinx students

Christian DeBrady, General News Reporter February 19, 2024

This story was removed because the previous content was misleading and inaccurate. The following paragraph describes what was originally stated in the article and is followed by each respective correction. Previously,...

Younger Americans are being diagnosed with cancer at higher rates, study finds

Younger Americans are being diagnosed with cancer at higher rates, study finds

Mara Ramazanoglu, General News Reporter February 16, 2024

Younger Americans are being diagnosed with certain types of cancer at higher rates, according to a study published on Jan. 17 by the American Cancer Society. Adults under 50 are receiving cancer diagnoses...

A plane enters gate 25 at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Feb. 14, 2024.

Austin airport checkpoint closes for construction amidst growing city population

Julian Petzold, General News Reporter February 16, 2024

One of four security checkpoints at the Austin airport closed last week, marking the beginning of an expansion project set to last until late 2026. To accommodate a growing number of passengers every...

Student Government approves survey gauging interest in evening classes

Student Government approves survey gauging interest in evening classes

Maryam Ahmed, Senior News Reporter February 16, 2024

UT Student Government approved a survey geared towards “non-traditional students” that will measure student interest in evening classes on Jan. 23.  Non-traditional students include students with...

New UT program aims to increase teacher retention

New UT program aims to increase teacher retention

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter February 15, 2024

Rowdy teenage students filled the chairs of Katie Holbrook’s early 2000s classroom when she began teaching. When she struggled to get the teenagers to pay attention and take notes, Holbrook’s mentor...

Texas increases higher education funds by $4.3 billion

Texas increases higher education funds by $4.3 billion

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter February 15, 2024

Higher education institutions in Texas saw a $4.3 billion increase in state-allocated funds during  the 88th legislative session, according to a national report.  The report from the State Higher...

The UT Tower viewed from the Turtle Pond on October 6, 2023.

$1 billion from UT fundraiser set to directly support students

Angela Santos, General News Reporter February 15, 2024

UT is the first university in Texas to raise $1 billion to directly support students.  The fundraising is part of the 10-year “What Starts Here” campaign that began in 2016. To date, the University...

21st Street co-op on February 14th, 2024.

Co-op housing rates to increase around $100 per month amid financial struggles

Olivia Dilley, Senior Reporter February 15, 2024

CollegeHouses, a cooperative housing organization of seven co-ops, is raising rent costs across the board for more than 500 residents — the first time it’s done so since COVID-19. Rates differ...

Texas NAACP President Gary Bledsoe discusses with a collegue on Feb. 13. Attending the Texas Student Caucus hosted by the Onyx Honor Society, Bledsoe discussed his thoughts over the SB 17 legislative decision affecting Black communities.

‘Before I leave, please shake my hand’: students and officials gather to discuss effects of SB 17

Pili Saravia, Senior News Reporter February 15, 2024

Make voices heard, come together with allies, vote down the entire ballot and attack the thing universities care about the most: funding, speakers said at the Texas Student Caucus hosted by the Onyx Honor...

Pedestrians cross Guadalupe Street at 26th Street in Austin, Texas on Thursday.

Austin Transit Partnership applies for federal money to construct Guadalupe transit mall

Aaron Sullivan, Senior News Reporter February 15, 2024

The Austin Transit Partnership began working on an environmental review earlier this year to qualify its Project Connect light rail development — including the potential transformation of Guadalupe Street...

Texas Supreme Court hears arguments against bill that bans gender-affirming care for youth

Texas Supreme Court hears arguments against bill that bans gender-affirming care for youth

Ren Leija, Senior News Reporter February 15, 2024

The Texas Supreme Court heard legal arguments on Jan. 30 regarding Senate Bill 14, a state law prohibiting doctors from prescribing gender-affirming care for transgender youth after a Travis County district...

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