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Climate change will greatly weigh on Texas, experts warn

Will Kosinski December 5, 2018

Texas and its economy will face some of the worst impacts of climate change if no action is taken to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution, experts say. The Trump administration released...


Deaf activist Nyle DiMarco brings message of perseverance, self-love to UT-Austin

Will Kosinski November 28, 2018

Students left the Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom Tuesday night with newfound knowledge of two signs in American Sign Language: “LOVE YOURSELF.” Deaf activist Nyle DiMarco spoke to around 500...


Flavored Juul pod prices spike following suspension of retail orders

Will Kosinski and Sami Sparber November 27, 2018

Students hooked on mango Juul pods must now pay more to get their nicotine fix in West Campus after Juul Labs announced Nov. 13 it stopped accepting retail orders for its flavored pods.The decision, part...


FDA restricts flavored tobacco products to combat youth access and appeal

Will Kosinski and Sami Sparber November 19, 2018

In an effort to curb “astonishing” increases in smoking and vaping among young people, the Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday a series of restrictions on flavored tobacco products. The...

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Proposition D provides funds for flood prevention

Will Kosinski November 13, 2018

Nearly a week after the City of Austin lifted a water boil notice resulting from catastrophic flooding, residents voted to expand water conservation and infrastructure projects. Voters in the Nov. 6...


Student and AISD candidate holds his head high

Will Kosinski November 8, 2018

Despite losing his race for Austin Independent School District 4 Trustee, Zachary Price said he does not regret his campaign, which was supported by multiple citywide groups, young voters, friends and...


New UTeam program to guide students of marginalized groups

Will Kosinski November 6, 2018

When Jacob Hood initially arrived at UT, he was intimidated to ask faculty for guidance because not many students from his hometown went to college. Now, as diversity director of the Liberal Arts Council,...


DisrupTexas awards $35,000 to UT Entrepreneurs

Will Kosinski October 29, 2018

Mechanical engineering senior Katherine Allen and Atreya Misra, electrical and computer engineering graduate student, won the DisrupTexas Undergraduate Pitch Competition and received $20,000 Friday to...


Students discuss the history, opinions on “The Eyes of Texas”

Will Kosinski October 29, 2018

At Gone to Texas, graduation and athletic events, students sing “The Eyes of Texas,” but some question if the cornerstone of school spirit is a lasting mark of UT’s racist history. The...

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‘BeVote’ app encourages student turnout for midterms

Will Kosinski October 18, 2018

A collaboration of researchers, professors and students are launching a new iOS app today to help and encourage members of the UT community to vote just before early voting begins on Oct. 22.  The...


Americans could lose voting rights if they don’t vote, Mother Jones reporter Ari Berman says

Will Kosinski October 12, 2018

Even though the number of registered Texas voters has sharply increased since March, voting rights reporter Ari Berman said the outcome of the upcoming midterm elections could potentially threaten voting...


Austin’s E4 Youth encourages creative pursuits

Will Kosinski October 5, 2018

Advertising junior Ricardo Villegas always wanted to pursue creative design, but said he felt pressure from family to choose a job more stable than advertising. He now works with Austin nonprofit, E4 Youth,...


New organization aims to create sustainable innovations

Will Kosinski September 20, 2018

As a textiles and apparel senior, Jihyo Kim was exposed to unethical aspects of the fashion industry. During her summer in South Korea, she created her own clothing brand, named “Ledoubles,”...


Greeks clean the aftermath of USC

Will Kosinski September 17, 2018

Forty-one pounds of waste were picked up around West Campus by a dozen volunteers Sunday following the Texas football victory over USC. The waste, split evenly between trash and recycling, was collected...


It is time for entirely accessible buildings at UT

Will Kosinski April 3, 2018

Despite all of the positive attributes of a world-class campus, access continues to weigh down UT. Specifically, there are barriers in dormitories and other buildings that prohibit disabled individuals...


The City of Austin Must Repave the Sidewalks of West Campus

Will Kosinski January 25, 2018

The sidewalks in West Campus are in dire condition. Walking through West Campus this past fall, I was appalled to find that some sidewalks are not handicapped-accessible at all. Sections are cracked to...


Famous architect gives lecture on innovation

Will Kosinski September 7, 2017

More than 300 people crowded the Jessen Auditorium to hear celebrated artist, architect and engineer Cecil Balmond discuss his innovative approach to architecture yesterday. In his “Informal Space”...

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