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All content by Alyssa Jingling
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Fluidity and phases: How to navigate the identity binary

October 7, 2019

I’m lucky enough to have never needed braces. I’ve got great teeth — naturally pretty white, and all except one are uncrooked. I was probably about 16 years old when I started comparing...

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Shopping locally for produce benefits Earth, small farms

August 11, 2018

With colorful produce everywhere, farmers markets are perfect for buying healthy and fun ingredients. They’re more than a fun foodie experience, though. Farmers markets directly benefit small farmers....

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Students need to thrift, shop sustainably for new clothes

August 11, 2018

A new school year brings fresh new looks to show off. These looks, however, often use a lot of harmful plastic that fill our landfills and pollute our water. As we shop for new clothes this year, it is...

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Prioritizing sleep brings academic, health benefits

August 11, 2018

From school stress to having fun at parties, it can be difficult for college students to get enough sleep. That doesn’t mean sleep should be neglected, however. It is important that students try...

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Eating well while living on campus is possible, with a little work

August 11, 2018

The freshman 15 is no joke. It is possible, however, to eat healthy while navigating the 40 Acres with limited time and money. With just a little planning in advance, students can find and create quick,...

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Students need to know how to respond to sexual assault

July 31, 2018

According to a study by the Association of American Universities, 23.1 percent of undergraduate females will experience sexual assault during college. Depending on the type of misconduct, only between...

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Students should respect the rules of the road, even on a scooter

July 18, 2018

Austin summers are no joke. When it’s this hot, the last thing anyone wants to do is power walk across campus to class or take a stroll through downtown. Thankfully, you can pick up a dockless scooter...

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Students should still commit to not wasting plastic bags

July 13, 2018

Austin is full of hippies. Here, we hug our trees, make our businesses small and keep our city weird. That’s why the plastic bag ban has worked so well for us. Because of a Texas Supreme Court ruling...

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Support LGBT students through education

June 21, 2018

There are more than 50,000 unique identities coexisting on the 40 Acres. Even the most woke people probably don’t understand all of them. In light of June being Pride Month, take some time to learn...