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Throwback to Tribune: “One on One with Beto O’Rourke”

Written by Christina Lopez. The “One on One with Beto O’Rourke” convened on September 23rd, 2017 during the seventh annual Texas Tribune Festival. O’Rourke is a Democratic congressman from El Paso, Texas, who has been making waves throughout the state after he announced his “longshot race” for the Senate against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in 2018. Texas Tribune CEO Evan […]

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“Iron” by Siqi Jiang

Written by Siqi Jiang.  Originally published in the POWER issue, Jiang was the winner of our 2017 Creative Writing Contest. Image: “The Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature and Science for young readers,” pub. by James Nisbet & Co., 1896. Arguments, they are like rock-paper-scissors. As surely as rock beats scissors; Beasts, They are weak to my sword. Sharpen yourself, […]

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Changing the World? (Yes, You Are.)

Written by McKenzie Hohenberger. Originally published as part of the Spring 2017 “Power” Issue. What starts here changes the world. It gave us chills at orientation. We cheered when the class president closed his speech with it at Gone to Texas. We, the proud students of this acclaimed university, claim it as a truth. Sometimes, however, it might ring a […]

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A City Divided

Written by Robyn Yeh. Photos by Robin Yeh.   In the early 1900s, the US Supreme Court passed a series of policies that inhibited zoning minorities to certain areas. The South responded by creating new policies that enforced racism. In 1928, a “Negro District,” where schools and public services were more readily available for African-American citizens was created. Decisions made […]

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Student Empowerment in the Age of Trump

Written by Varun Hukeri. Originally published as part of the Spring 2017 “Power” Issue. There is no doubt that 2016 has been one of the most momentous years for American and global politics. From Brexit to the election of Donald Trump, this past year marks a radical shift in the power paradigm that has long dominated the political landscape since […]

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The Power of the Mind

Written by Jacob Hood. Originally published in the Spring 2017 “Power” Issue. The Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) at the University of Texas seeks to provide counseling at lower costs than other health care providers in Austin, while offering students a multitude of helpful services. For example, the CMHC gives students the chance to use their crisis line, participate […]

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Trevor Noah at Bass Concert Hall

Written by Amina Amdeen. Originally published as part of the Spring 2017 “Power” issue. “Turns out, once you go black you can go anywhere else.” The audience erupts with laughter. “For the first time in American history they’re asking the black man to stay,” Trevor Noah continued. Trevor Noah is not a political commentator, pundit, or confirmed expert. He is […]

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Misconceptions About English Majors

Written by Nathan Allen Pastrano. “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespeare There is a common misconception that majoring in English is completely useless when it comes time to step foot in the job market. While it is true that there is an abundance of jobs waiting […]

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Prejudices of the Past

Written by Christina Lopez. My childhood was written in windblown dirt against my neighborhood’s sidewalks. The infrequent rainstorms left a brown aroma upon the earth, the citadel of mountains surrounding the city were composed of brown dirt. The brown was in my brother’s skin, my mother’s hair, and my father’s eyes. The brown was everywhere. As a Hispanic born in […]

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A Culture of Silence

Written by Rebekah Edwards. Originally published as part of the Spring 2016 “Narrative” Issue. Slut shaming, victim blaming, and blatant dismissal have created a culture of silence and shame regarding sexual violence on college campuses. Recently, schools across the country have been called out on rampant sexual violence, including UT where a reported 18.5% of female undergraduates experience sexual assault. […]

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Pockets Full of Change

Written by Grace Schrobilgen. Images and designs by Shelby Stebler and Sophie Hollis. As cousins Shelby Stebler (UT Austin sophomore) and Sophie Hollis (Wake Forest University sophomore) laid on a beach three years ago, complaining about their cell phones constantly falling out of their too-small pockets, they had no idea it would evolve into a business venture-turned-political statement. Their company, […]

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Children’s Series: Building a Generation of Book Junkies

Written by McKenzie Hohenberger. Childhood literacy, like most childhood hobbies and skills, bears an invaluable developmental responsibility. What starts as flipping through a picture book quickly transforms into the liminal body of literature called children’s series. This specific area of literature streamlines every last bit of its utility toward building a reader. Children’s series cater to a need for stability, a […]

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Policy, IUPRA, and a New Political Climate

Written by Jacob Hood. On November 8th, 2016, America saw a shift in the political atmosphere. On January 20th, 2017, a new national reality was ushered in, leading to an uproar of protest and political tension. Central to the overwhelming anxiety surrounding this new administration is a concern about policy. The changes being made to policies already in place– and the […]