Wendy Davis, a state senator from Fort Worth, became a household name overnight when she talked nonstop for 11 hours in an attempt to kill abortion legislation. While her filibuster failed, she emerged victorious.
Texas is split over propositions to impose stricter regulations on abortion providers. Some students say stricter abortion regulations would make the procedures more costly for students, others say the tougher, the better.
Come 2014, Austin will be split into 10 areas and voters will be able to elect a city council representative from each area. To get there, new district lines must be drawn, and a UT student is helping to create them.
Many UT students take unpaid internships to fulfill degree requirements or to gain professional experience and improve their job prospects. However, unpaid internships may be hard to find if a ruling by a federal judge stands.