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ventilator courtesy of Raghave Upadhyaya

UT grads design, develop cost-effective portable ventilator

May 8, 2020

With nothing more than what they could acquire from Amazon or Home Depot, roommates Raghave Upadhyaya and Adam Saleh have designed a ventilation device at a fraction of the cost of traditional ventilators.   Both...


Top 5 video games to play with friends while in quarantine

April 9, 2020

At this time, not much is certain. But as long the internet is up and running, video games are a way for us to socialize while social distancing. Many people do not have gaming consoles, but still want...

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Urban Roots gives Austin youth hands-on experience while growing fresh food for the city

March 11, 2020

For a few young people in Austin, confidence, community and carrots all come from the same place: Austin’s Urban Roots farm. Founded in 2008, Urban Roots is a farm-based youth leadership program...


Texas Roller Derby League gives members confidence, community

March 5, 2020

The Texas Roller Derby League consists of Austin’s most cutthroat skaters. In roller derby, five skaters from each team are on the track at a time. Each competitor is on a pair of roller skates...

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Austin photographer awakens beauty

March 3, 2020

As a photographer and businesswoman, Riley Blanks uses her camera to bridge gaps and build community. In 2018, Blanks, 29, founded Woke Beauty, a photography brand and business based in Austin that...


512 Rage Room offers unconventional stress relief

February 20, 2020

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. At 512 Rage Room, that trash becomes another man’s therapy. From smashing cars with a sledgehammer to throwing axes at painted targets, 512...