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Varied clothing sizes leads to unhealthy body image issues

October 18, 2017

The little tags on the backs of clothing brands have big implications. Wiggling into smaller sizes in an attempt to enhance their self-image often leaves shoppers with the idea they’re simply not...


In face of rising pressures, UT students turn to study drugs

August 7, 2017

Editor's note: Names have been changed for the purpose of anonymity. It’s 9:00 on a Monday night. Allison's phone lights up: “Do u have addy?” After the biology junior,...

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Major decisions can lead to major confusion

July 28, 2017

When Rachel McCullough, communication sciences and disorders junior, applied to college, she decided to be an engineer. It only took a month and a half for that dream to change. According to UT’s...


Surf’s up in Austin at NLand Surf Park

July 3, 2017

Matt Thomson is a self-described fish out of water. His passion for surfing began at a young age, but, for a long time, living in Austin meant he craved for faraway, big ocean waves. That’s different...

Not just for hook-ups: students buzz about Bumble app

June 18, 2017

Note: Some names have been changed.  It’s a casual Friday morning. Pre-med junior Stephanie West draws complex carbon structures in her notebook. It’s uneventful — until she gets...


Emotional support animals provide relief

April 27, 2017

Coping with the stress of college can be challenging, but a few UT students have found a furry solution to their problems. Studies show interaction with therapy animals can decrease peoples’ levels...


Austin Farms

April 18, 2017


UT Farm Stand educates students on sustainability

April 17, 2017

Nestled between the concrete towers of Jester Dormitory and within Kinsolving’s courtyard lie two gardens where students plant and harvest sustainably grown produce. UT Farm Stand began in December...


UT student found strength to battle eating disorder through book

April 7, 2017

Jenni Schaefer was 4 years old when she first heard a voice in her head that said, “You are fat.” It took her about 18 years to stop listening. Though 4 seems like a shocking age, studies...


Mixed-race student researches media diversity

March 31, 2017

The most stressful part about standardized testing for Rachel Malonson wasn’t the test itself­ — it was bubbling in her race beforehand. “I wished I could select black and white...


Corporations drag down small businesses on Guad

March 30, 2017

The culture that defines student life doesn’t happen just on campus, but also right across from it on Guadalupe Street, or The Drag. From conversations over coffees at Caffe Medici to taking in live...


New Dell Medical School Landmarks Project examines relationship between art and health

March 8, 2017

A ghostly, clouded photograph of a young girl, hands adorned with wires and a hospital bracelet, stares at the viewer. But printed on a larger-than-life enamel panel, she is immortal. O N E E V E R...

Bullock Museum Celebrates Texas Independence Day

March 2, 2017

Ripped from the pages of history books, exhibits at the Bullock Texas State History Museum stand frozen in time as constant reminders of Texas’ unique history. Through a series of artifacts, first-hand...

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Miss Black UT 2017 empowers young women

February 23, 2017

On April 30, eight hand-picked contestants who have practiced for two hours, three nights a week for three months in a lecture hall will compete for the title of Miss Black UT 2017.   Miss Black...


Student artists balance classes and business

February 13, 2017

Inspiration struck business sophomore Monika Cavanagh on a family vacation to San Francisco when she purchased a necklace with a pressed daisy suspended inside — her favorite necklace to this day. The...