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‘It’s all a stepping stone:’ students seek to understand colorism in Ghana through summer research

May 8, 2019

In  Ghana, women of color are bleaching their skin despite the country’s ban on the products. This practice is one manifestation of how colorism is impacting the world.  A team of students...

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‘I just feel so lucky to have the opportunity’: Student musician reaches worldwide audiences, handles fame

May 1, 2019

When Sloan Struble released his first album on Spotify in September 2018, he had no idea that what he wrote, recorded and produced in his bedroom in Aledo, Texas, would be heard by over 350,000 people...

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A coffee a day keeps the money away: Students battle desire for coffee, its financial implications

April 23, 2019

In an average week, Roxanne Springman, art and entertainment technologies sophomore, spends anywhere from $20 to $50 on coffee. According to a 2016 Acorns survey, she’s not alone. The average...

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Students without social media share alternatives for connectedness

April 17, 2019

Although social media encourages connectivity, some students choose to limit their use of these platforms. Between short-term breaks from social media and longer refrains, students who choose to stay...

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Local Austin business brings homemade twist to cookie delivery

April 11, 2019

While companies such as Tiff’s Treats have become a staple for students craving quick and convenient sweets, a local cookie delivery service entered the market to provide a homemade alternative. Born...

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March Madness creates competition between basketball fans, nonfans

April 3, 2019

For some, the end of March simply means the beginning of spring. For others, it’s a time where schedules must be adjusted to make room for hours on end of college basketball.  March Madness...

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‘Tidying up’ sparks joy for students, Western culture

March 26, 2019

For many Americans, decades of consumerism leaves homes cluttered and families overwhelmed. A Netflix Original show is hoping to change that.   “Tidying Up” features Japanese organizing...

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Ice, Ice Beauties: New spirit group supports UT ice hockey team

March 25, 2019

Although most of the hype surrounding college ice hockey follows the season, a new spirit group is ensuring support for UT’s team lasts year-round. Texas Ice Beauties formed in February 2019 to...

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New food pantry combats student food insecurity

March 25, 2019

Some students go to class hungry after pulling all-nighters and not having time to grab a quick bite. Others go to class hungry because they aren’t able to afford food. Joining existing campus...

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Immerse yourself in a new reality at SXSW

March 8, 2019

Technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality can feel futuristic and out of reach. South by Southwest is bringing these technologies to Austin’s own backyard. These...

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Immerse yourself in a new reality at SXSW

March 8, 2019

Technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality can feel futuristic and out of reach. South by Southwest is bringing these technologies to Austin’s own backyard. These...

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Longhorns, Aggies unite for common goal: Reinstate the rivalry

February 28, 2019

Justin Tucker’s 2011 kick secured a win for UT, marking the last memory of the intrastate rivalry between UT and Texas A&M. Eight years later, both sides are fighting for the game’s revival. The...

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‘I know my value’: UT student entrepreneur discusses path to success

February 22, 2019

When Juan Trevino moved to Texas from Mexico as a child, his family sought the American dream. Through childhood challenges to keep up with the country’s economic standards and thrive financially,...

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Jackbox Games provides game night alternative

February 15, 2019

Game nights are traditionally viewed as friends and family gathered around a table and pulling out a board game or deck of cards to compete. But developers, such as Jackbox Games, are changing this narrative. Jackbox...

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Fair trade purchases fight labor trafficking worldwide

February 1, 2019

Each year, workers all over the world perform backbreaking labor for unfair compensation. Although the issue may seem foreign, many everyday purchases, even those at UT, contribute to labor trafficking...