Fifty-four years ago, the CVS on the Drag was the Texas Theatre, a popular place for students to go, as long as they were white. With its doors closed to African-American students, the theater became the site of a series of peaceful protests in an effort to integrate.
Imagine investing $100 into a bank account that grows with interest over time. If the account had the same growth rate as the number of black people in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, it would gain just $2 in 45 years.
TEDxAustin was nearly everything Kevin Foster, associate professor of African and African diaspora studies, expected it to be — informative, thought-provoking and intriguing. The only problem: Nearly all the speakers were white.
In the munch-debated war on “hipsterdom,” mason jars have been a casualty, and it’s time they re-enter positive mainstream consciousness. Mason jars have suffered through association, but, in reality, they’re actually about the coolest vessel to eat or drink out of.
With its abundance of trees, campus contains several ideal nooks where the “outdoorsy-type” — or even just the lazy type — can study, sleep or improve their balance. Students don’t have to leave campus and go to Pease Park or Zilker to enjoy a day outdoors.