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PERIOD UT hosts drive to promote free menstrual products across UT

Natalie Venegas August 10, 2019

A student organization advocating to end the stigma surrounding periods will host a donation drive the week before sorority recruitment to promote their goal of getting free menstrual products provided...


UT students create new dining menu website

Natalie Venegas August 6, 2019

Incoming UT students can now make faster and easier dining selections through a new menu website created by three computer science students. “I saw that the dining menu was already accessible...


MoveOutATX makes moving out easier for students in West Campus

Natalie Venegas July 26, 2019

Students moving out can leave their unwanted furniture and houseware at donation stations across West Campus with the help of an organization working toward zero waste.  MoveOutATX is implementing...


New housing website created by UT student will help make subleasing easier

Natalie Venegas July 17, 2019

A new housing website launched by computer science senior Andrew Young will help UT students find and sublease apartments more efficiently. Students choose to sublease their apartments for various reasons,...


New organization aims to support student parents at UT

Natalie Venegas July 16, 2019

After giving birth at the start of her freshman year, Ellen DeCastro had to miss the first three weeks of school. When she returned to campus, DeCastro said she struggled to find the information she needed...


‘Fueled by stories of students who spoke out’: How student activists helped get free tuition for low-income students

Natalie Venegas July 16, 2019

Student activists are calling for more recognition amid UT’s recent decision to cover tuition for low-income students starting in fall 2020. After experiencing his own financial aid struggles,...


Fine arts team transforms McCombs wall into a skyscape mural

Natalie Venegas July 11, 2019

A skyscape painted in shades of blue, orange, purple and yellow now covers a once-blank concrete wall outside the McCombs School of Business after a team of students worked to transform it last semester. Karen...


Mental health podcast helps educate students

Natalie Venegas July 2, 2019

Through an original podcast, one Dell Medical School resident hopes to bring awareness to mental health issues and educate students who are struggling with their mental health. Gregory Scott Brown is...


UT Students learn about intersection of race and education

Natalie Venegas June 25, 2019

A new approach to a UT-Austin course is helping students learn about the history of American education by studying the intersection of race and education in Austin.  Luis Urrieta, a professor of...


Longhorn Alumni Band marches in France for D-Day’s 75th anniversary

Natalie Venegas June 19, 2019

The Longhorn Alumni Band recently completed a feat more than two years in the making: performing during the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France.  Over 300 band members took part in the...


Kerbey Lane’s new restaurant adopts healthier menu

Natalie Venegas June 13, 2019

Kerbey Lane Cafe is a UT staple best known for its queso and comfort food. But their new restaurant branch, High Note, is serving up health-focused dishes, such as vegan cubans and quinoa falafels. Forty...


Racing toward the finish line: Longhorn Racing reveals competition vehicles

Natalie Venegas April 29, 2019

Longhorn Racing revealed the three vehicles Saturday ­— one combustion, one electric and one solar — that they intend to compete with on the racetrack in a national competition this summer.  Longhorn...

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New initiative helps women in STEM negotiate salaries

Natalie Venegas April 24, 2019

As part of a new initiative, the UT Natural Sciences Council hosted a national workshop on Tuesday to help women in STEM negotiate their salaries.  The American Physical Society hosts the traveling...


Artineering seeks to build bridge between art and engineering majors

Natalie Venegas April 15, 2019

Engineering and art majors joined forces during Sunday’s Artineering event to create sculptures and raise money for Her Future Coalition. Artineering, an event organized by UT’s Theta Tau...


Longhorn Rocketry Association faces challenges amid NASA competition

Natalie Venegas April 9, 2019

The Longhorn Rocketry Association was chosen to compete at this year’s NASA Student Launch. Although members said they faced many obstacles that ultimately prevented them from participating in...


Precious Plastic Texas Showcases Shredding Machine at SXSW

Natalie Venegas March 26, 2019

The end of this year’s SXSW festival brought important opportunities for Precious Plastic Texas, the UT chapter of a global organization focused on eliminating and recycling plastic waste.  During...


Cockrell Engineering launches Texas Inventionworks program

Natalie Venegas February 25, 2019

Texas Inventionworks, a program dedicated to teaching research and innovative projects to engineering students, officially launched Thursday at the Cockrell School of Engineering.  Director of...


Facing Challenges as a First Generation STEM Student

Natalie Venegas February 18, 2019

STEM has a reputation for being one of UT’s most challenging fields of study, but for first-generation STEM students, tough classes aren’t the only obstacle they face. According to the Student...


UT Hosts Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Natalie Venegas February 4, 2019

In an effort to preserve indigenous languages, UT’s Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America hosted a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon last Friday in the Perry-Castañeda Library.   In...


Undocumented student overcomes financial struggles to finally graduate at UT

Natalie Venegas and Maria Mendez May 3, 2018

Five years ago, Eveling was shocked by her housing bill for her first semester at UT. Looking at the thousands of dollars she owed the University, she wondered what she would do. “My tuition was...

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