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Month: December 2017

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A Step Toward Sustainability

Written by Hayley Wood. Shades of pretentiousness, urgency and obscurity tint the topic of sustainability. As a pillar of science, the amount of available data can be overwhelming. As a pillar of morality, it can seem too rooted in hippy-dippy secularism. As a pillar of human existence, it can be seen as either too intimidating or not important at all. […]

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The 21st Century Muslim

Written by Hira Vayani. Careful, condemned, curious are some words I would describe my experience as a 21st century Muslim. “… You terrorist,” yelled a driver as I walked near the UT campus. On my way to the mosque one night, a man reprimanded me because I decided to wear a religious symbol, a headscarf. While Austin may appear liberal, […]

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Redefining Computing: How Supercomputers are Changing Research

Written by Varun Hukeri. For the past sixteen years, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin has pioneered technological innovation and leadership, setting itself up as the gold standard among colleges and universities nationwide. That’s why it was fitting when, in 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced a $30 million award to the […]

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De-Gentrify Your Rhetoric

Written by Brooke Quach. We roll into Austin at 40 miles per hour, caught in the traffic of ACL, but still eager to explore our second home. My friend and fellow UT classmate points to the east of I-35 and states matter-of-factly that this area is the ghetto of Austin. It’s where you don’t want to be, where you’re most […]

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“Dream Over”: The Repeal of DACA

Written by Yulissa Chavez. Image by Yulissa Chavez.  Back in September 2017, President Trump called to end the program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which protected an estimated 800,000 young adults who were  brought to the United States as children. With the program now coming to an end, these individuals are now eligible for deportation, regardless of their criminal […]

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A Brief Survey of the Modernist Canon

Written by Nathan Allen Pastrano. “Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.” – Richard Wright Writing is more than just for entertainment purposes. It is a way to speak truth. The early 20th century marked a turning point in literary history for marginalized groups, particularly in the United States, […]

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Hot Chocolate with Charities

Written by Shae Carey. On Monday, November 27th, the Fall 2017 new members of the Liberal Arts Council put on an event called “Hot Chocolate with Charities” that enabled students to connect with different charities while sipping on hot chocolate provided by Texas Coffee Traders. The event had the highest non-Council attendance in Liberal Arts Council history. Eighteen charities attended […]

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Obtaining the Best: The Acquisitions Process of the Harry Ransom Center

Written by Shae Carey. On the corner of 21st and Guadalupe Street lies a building that houses the collections of some of the greatest authors in the world. One might wonder how the University of Texas is able to obtain the materials of such prestigious figures, including John Steinbeck, Gabriel García Márquez, Jack Kerouac, Lewis Carroll, David Foster Wallace, and […]