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Student battles cancer with support from friends, family
September 17, 2017
Every senior faces hurdles before graduation. For accounting and philosophy senior Michael Mott, the long list of senior year hurdles is punctuated by a battle with bone cancer.
Boiz of Austin rule the city's drag kingdom
September 12, 2017
The crowd at Elysium screams, squeals and swoons for the same performers every month with the same vigor as preteens do at an Ed Sheeran concert.
Friend-finder app helps students connect on campus
September 5, 2017
When more than 50,000 students are busy hustling from class to class, it can be difficult to get to know anyone. That’s one reason why Tony Daher created Patook, an app designed to help people create platonic friendships.
Student finds love, hopes to change the world
April 30, 2017
The thought of finding love in a foreign country sounds like the beginning of a far-fetched fairytale, but that’s exactly what happened to Olga Dorman when she took a vacation from her home in Belarus to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Local homes tour keeps Austin weird, housing affordable
April 18, 2017
From tree houses to converted metal storage units, the only thing the houses featured in the Weird Homes Tour have in common is the attention they attract from passers-by.
Bidi Bidi Banda celebrates Selena’s 46th Birthday at The Highball
April 9, 2017
Last year, The Highball faced its biggest crowd ever when over 1000 people showed up to hear Bidi Bidi Banda, Austin’s own Selena tribute band.
Sociology professor encourages students to listen for opportunity’s knock
April 3, 2017
Most people might shudder at the thought of ghostly encounters, but for sociology professor Michael Hirsch, it’s just another day at work.
Decades-old physics student organization encourages science majors
March 27, 2017
UT’s Society of Physics Students has been around since the ’70s but has never been more committed to helping science, technology, engineering and math students explore the possibilities of their degree.
UT mentorship organization makes fundraising magic happen
March 20, 2017
One of UT-Austin’s student organizations is dedicated to mentoring disadvantaged middle school students and has already attracted dozens of volunteers.
March 9, 2017
The city of Austin can already be a difficult place to navigate, but during South By Southwest, it‘s even more confusing.
Disney fan club creates whole new world for UT students
March 6, 2017
According to the story of Peter Pan, all children, except one, grow up, but that’s not true for members of Disneyy Club Texas.
Polish students connect through shared heritage
February 28, 2017
Though Poland is an ocean and half a continent away, UT students have brought some of Polska to campus.
300: Warm coffee and warm hearts, the story of a working mom
February 21, 2017
Students and faculty at the Belo Media Center recognize the manager of Cappy’s Place for her warm smile, but they don’t know that when the cafe closes, her job as a mom begins.
Teji’s manager serves up warm smiles and history
February 15, 2017
Teji’s on Guadalupe makes a point to be a student-friendly environment, but it’s not the free Wi-Fi that keeps students coming back. It’s the one face that sticks around for almost the entire day, minus a cigarette break or two.
Electronic music brings students together
February 12, 2017
Nothing makes a party worse than a low turn-out and bad playlist, but thankfully that’s something UT’s Electronic Music Club will never have to worry about, since the club is a platform for electronic music fans to make friends and for DJs to develop their skills.
Austin Students for Global Peace helps students weather Peace Corps application
January 31, 2017
Applying to the Peace Corps is almost like entering a beauty pageant. Potential volunteers must be intelligent, hardworking and have an earnest desire for world peace.
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