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All content by Rachel Huynh
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KIPP provides much needed support for marginalized students in the community

November 20, 2014

Editor’s Note: The name of Huynh’s mentee has been changed. Just past dawn every Thursday, a few cars full of Plan II Honors students make the 20-minute journey through East Austin to the...

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9/11 taught me a new definition of patriotism

September 10, 2014

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was as far removed as an American could possibly be — in more than one sense of the word. I was about 2,000 miles away from the attack, cheerfully working on a handout in my...

Limited access to tickets and venue’s small size shut students out of Civil Rights Summit

April 10, 2014

When it was first announced that four of the five living presidents would be coming to UT, the campus was electrified. We were on the brink of a historical landmark, and students would get to see it play...

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Start the habit early, give to the University as a student

March 26, 2014

For the first time in UT history, there will be a time-restricted giving campaign that focuses primarily on raising funds from current students instead of alumni: “40 Hours for the Forty Acres”....

Why Editorial Board was wrong on toilet paper legislation

February 26, 2014

This paper’s editorial board recently published an editorial criticizing Student Government for its upcoming legislation in favor of two-ply bath tissue on the basis that the issue was a trivial...

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Why McCombs students should support Millennium lab changes

January 27, 2014

Rarely do infrastructure changes galvanize business students to the point of petition. The McCombs School of Business’ Millennium Lab transition is the exception. Though the plans to convert the...

UT’s trademark rules need adjusting

December 2, 2013

The glowing Tower; burnt orange; the signature longhorn outline. These are all marks that will always be inextricably tied to the 40 Acres. They are more than just images — they serve as symbols...

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Now that it’s open to all majors, McCombs’ Career Expo is still a success

November 13, 2013

This past September, there was a palpable change in the air during the latter part of McCombs’ signature Undergraduate Career Expo. All seemed ordinary — there was the usual mass of black suits...

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This Halloween, know what your costume could mean

October 30, 2013

“I’m a mouse, duh.” Virtually every female college student can recognize this line from the movie “Mean Girls,” spoken by Amanda Seyfried’s character as she exasperatedly...

In shifting culture of business, women can have the advantage

October 17, 2013

It’s a well-established fact that women only earn 77 cents for every dollar earned by men in equal positions. Such figures are cited often in this day and age, and the crusade to break through the...

LGBTQ students need better housing options on the 40 acres

September 26, 2013

Overwhelmed. Intimidated. Confused. These are the feelings that mark the first few weeks of freshman year. Dorms, however, serve as safe havens for the hordes of new students in those first few weeks....