Making new friends when coming to college can be somewhat of a nerve-wracking and scary experience, but a new generation of UT students is making friends digitally. A group of incoming freshmen have started using the hashtag “#UT18” on social media sites to make connections.
It’s a new school year. Now is the time to reinvent web personalities and start down a new path of enlightenment. As a helpful push in the right direction, here is a selection of Twitter accounts to follow that will tune up anyone’s web presence and eradicate Twitter feed self-doubt.
As the class of 2018 arrives on the 40 Acres, the dorms are being flooded with anxious freshmen waiting for the moment they get to meet their new roommates and determine who gets the bed next to the window. But while campus maintains a fluid ecosystem of students entering and leaving UT, the city of Austin does not have an admissions office to keep population in check.
August was filled with strange and exciting album release announcements. From Aphex Twin’s weird blimp over London to Taylor Swift’s Yahoo live stream atop the Empire State Building, several artists have given music lovers something to look forward for the rest of the year. The Daily Texan made a list of some highly anticipated, end-of-the-year releases from around the musical spectrum.
Making annual plans to survive on a ramen noodle, futon mattress, cheap thrills budget may be the biggest college cliche of all, but year after year it is something students tend to do incorrectly, especially at large urban universities like UT.
A 2012 study from the journal “Consciousness and Cognition” attempted to answer this question using the Remote Associates Test, in which subjects are given three words and asked to find another word they all connect to.