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Students struggle to sell textbooks after high expenses, little use

May 2, 2019

With few places that buy back expensive textbooks at a fair price, going to freshman orientation in a trench coat and asking kids if they want to buy textbooks might seem like a better option. Textbooks...

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Lifesaving Austin startup CPRWrap launches nationally

April 4, 2019

Felicia Jackson worked as a medical professional and was CPR certified, but she froze and was unable to act when her 2-year-old son stopped breathing in the backseat of the car. Her husband was able to...

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Women’s History Month display writes women back into history

March 6, 2019

UT libraries aim to project female voices and write women back into history, to combat the historical tradition of female voices being present but not always heard.  In celebration of National...

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SAFE’s Austin Drop-In Center aids survivors of human trafficking

February 26, 2019

Texas has the second-highest rate of human trafficking cases reported annually. Now, survivors have somewhere to go. The SAFE Alliance is a merger between Austin Children’s Shelter and SafePlace....

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Q&A: The Aces discuss debut album, influences as all-female group

February 19, 2019

All-female band The Aces hope to convey a message of positivity and girl power as they embark on a headlining tour to promote their debut album When My Heart Felt Volcanic. The Aces are composed of...

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‘Black Panther’ Oscar nominations break barriers in black representation

February 14, 2019

With the upcoming 91st Academy Awards on Feb. 24, the seven nominations for “Black Panther,” including Best Picture, is a culturally historic moment for the Academy and black filmmakers. “Black...