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All content by Michael Martinez

Stressed? Go outside.

December 3, 2018

Enchanted Rock, Pedernales Falls, Pace Bend Park and McKinney Falls are only a handful of the dozens of camping sites around Austin. These places offer an opportunity to relax, reconnect and revitalize. Not...

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Let’s tackle harmful power dynamics in Greek life

November 20, 2018

Social power dynamics pervade almost every aspect of Greek life, from who you talk to, to where you eat. Exclusivity, social climbing and displays of influence are common and accepted. However, these dynamics...


Party like a smarty: Diversify where you socialize

November 6, 2018

There are lots of parties in college: fraternity parties, co-op parties, Sixth Street parties, apartment parties, spirit group parties, sports team parties and many more.  When we socialize, we...


Vote intelligently not socially

October 25, 2018

We’re told on campus, we’re told by our friends and we’re told on social media to go out and vote. Voting, we’re told, is the culmination of political participation. It’s...


Let’s learn how to date

October 19, 2018

The four horsemen of the college hookup: Tinder, alcohol, parties and Netflix. These powerful and common tools often fail in finding a fulfilling relationship. Finding a relationship in college can...


Stop asking me about my major

October 8, 2018

You’re dumb or smart. You’re left-brained or right-brained. You’re artistic or analytical. You’re extroverted or introverted. You’re categorized, compartmentalized and...


A lunch a day keeps the loneliness away

October 1, 2018

We’re in a hurry. We have to study. We have tests, assignments and deadlines. We’re studious during the week and social during the weekend. We have our whole lives ahead of us. However, the...


Clean your Juuls this flu season

September 24, 2018

This winter, Juul will release new flavors — Mono Mango, Cold Cucumber and Tuberculosis Tobacco. Get your flavor free with any shared Juul.  When vapes and other devices are shared indiscriminately,...

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Rushing should happen students’ second semester, not their first

September 18, 2018

First impressions form relationships, set precedents and establish standards.  Your first year at UT holds no exception. Freshmen can feel everything from excitement to anxiety as they arrive on...