If the Longhorn Band plays “The Eyes of Texas” again, it won’t be because senior drum major Ally Morales conducted it. UT’s alma mater has faced intense criticism from members of the Longhorn community due to its racist origins and recently, several band members have said they won’t play “The Eyes of Texas.”
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.
Typically, incoming students attend an in-person orientation where they stay in dorms, participate in information sessions, attend social events and register for classes. Because of the pandemic, this year’s orientation is occurring virtually, and the price was cut in half.