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March for Our Lives builds grassroots momentum at student volunteer meeting
March 4, 2018
After an unexpected showing of student volunteers, organizers for the Austin March for Our Lives event were forced to relocate their Saturday meeting from Mozart’s Coffee Roasters to a large picnic table overlooking Lake Austin — still, not everyone could find a seat.
Meet the high school students bringing #NeverAgain to Austin
March 2, 2018
While most high school seniors are focused on their futures after graduation, the organizers for the March for Our Lives in Austin are focused on the future of gun control after the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School.
University Democrats pull all-nighter to be first In line to vote
February 19, 2018
The University Democrats have spent the past few weeks encouraging students to get excited about voting, and now they’re putting their words into action.
Student groups hustle to energize voters ahead of coming primary elections
February 18, 2018
Only 30 percent of registered voters in the state turned out for the most recent primary elections in March of 2016, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s office. In an effort to reverse this trend of low enthusiasm for primaries amongst American voters, several student groups are making an effort to bolster voter turnout on campus.
Student art is held up next to iconic works of the past at the visual arts center
February 12, 2018
As a crowd of people assembled around his daughter’s painting, Tony Huang made a point of letting them know he was in town for one reason: to support his daughter, Kaelyn Huang, at her first appearance in an art show.
New film series offers students a chance to educate themselves about immigration
January 24, 2018
When it comes to migration, UT history professor Joan Neuberger wants people to know there’s more to the subject than the heated rhetoric coming out of Washington, D.C.
'Keep Composers Weird' reminds Austin that classical artists are not a thing of the past
January 18, 2018
Nathan Felix might not be a household name, but three up-and-coming composers are probably glad they know it.