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Creating Campus: UT students should give the ‘Pickle’ a second chance

February 13, 2018

The Perry-Castaneda Library is met with more widespread contempt than any other building on UT’s campus. James Holliday, an architecture senior, recognizes the PCL’s problematic reputation,...

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Creating campus: sexist architecture led to better living

January 30, 2018

Ever since UT opened its doors in 1883, women have enrolled alongside men. However, while they were academically equal to men, women were relegated to living half a mile off campus in the Scottish Rite...

Creating Campus: Was Jester designed by a prison architect?

January 24, 2018

Towering above neighboring buildings on the south side of UT’s campus, many students joke that the dull, dreary-looking Jester Center looks like a prison. Some even believe that a few of the dormitory’s...

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Creating Campus: Tower Tales

January 19, 2018

The Tower is the most notable building on campus, but what makes this icon famous other than its 29 floors? With only six of its floors available to students, why do we christen it the “Main Building”...

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City planning experts say West Campus high rises aren’t the problem, but the solution

December 7, 2017

High rises are quickly taking the place of the quirky condos that used to keep West Campus weird, pulling rental rates up with them. The price of living in West Campus has only increased, and as the...

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Ellsworth Kelly’s masterpiece could become the chapel UT-Austin never had

October 30, 2017

While walking near Jester, you may have noticed the building that looks like the Microsoft Windows logo met a traditional Christian chapel. “Austin,” the newest architectural addition to the...

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A tale of two restaurants: Halal Guys & Halal Bros

October 20, 2017

When UT students think of halal food, most think first of the gyro over rice at Halal Bros, which has served the campus community since 2010, but most aren’t aware of the dish’s origin story. Halal...

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UT community discusses cultural appropriation on campus

October 11, 2017

The rise of social media platforms puts fashion at the world’s fingertips, but as styles go in and out, they’re often embraced before consumers ever process their implications. Recent trends...