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As Austin expands, black residents are pushed outward
December 7, 2017
Once home to a bustling black enclave, Austin’s urban centers have instead become a haven for white suburbanites, according to some, pushing native residents out.
UT joins forces with Mexico in search for clean energy
November 29, 2017
A gray blanket settles over a rapidly expanding Mexico City as factories and automobiles continue to pump noxious levels of carbon dioxide emissions into the air. A few months ago, the city’s government surpassed the recommended ozone limits set by the World Health Organization — the first time in a decade.
Behind the delicious foods, Thanksgiving has a dark side
November 21, 2017
The environmental impact of a turkey feast for eight is approximately 44 pounds of carbon dioxide, a gas that contributes significantly to global warming. At the root cause of all this damage are a few of the staples that make up our dinner table this Thursday.
UT organization aims to increase student voter turnout come election day
November 6, 2017
A 2-hour wait stretched outside the election booths on a sunny morning last November as UT students waited eagerly to cast their ballots. The same night, students gathered after sunset to watch the election results roll in.
UT Marine Sciences Institute rebuilds after Harvey wreckage
November 3, 2017
Solar panels littered the beach after Hurricane Harvey blew through Port Aransas. A month later, the UT Marine Sciences Institute continues to recover.
Psychology professor to discuss evolution of sexual attraction in upcoming talk
October 27, 2017
As students swipe through endless profiles and DMs flood their inboxes, it may seem that dating apps have made hooking up more attractive than ever. But according to psychology professor David Buss, casual sex isn’t a new phenomenon.
UT student educates rural Indian women about menstrual hygiene
October 17, 2017
On a past trip to a remote Rajasthani village, Devika Kumar, a Plan II and international relations and global studies freshman, noticed that many women were unfamiliar with proper menstrual hygiene.
Missing for hundreds of years, $1.7 million red violin comes to Bates Music Hall
October 13, 2017
A nearly 300-year-old burgundy-stained violin, once bought for $1.7 million and ubiquitously known as the “Red Violin,” is coming to Austin.
Hamilton House in Symphony Square tells story of former slave turned legislator
October 8, 2017
On a bustling Saturday night, an unusual triangular house goes overlooked by concert-goers dressed to the nines as they hasten through Symphony Square.
Local artists celebrate ‘fun art’ at Recycle Reads Library and Bookstore
September 27, 2017
Somewhere between the refined realm of fine art and informal illustration lies the whimsical world of Fun Art.
Senior lecturer pens nonfiction book comparing two London killers
September 17, 2017
In the winter of 1952, murderer John Reginald Christie prowled the streets of London as the worst incident of air pollution in the city’s history suffocated its own victims. While the world fixated on the first killer, the second curiously receded from history’s collective memory.