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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 […]

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Throwback to Tribune: “Race and Law Enforcement”

Written by Jacob Hood. Images by Texas Tribune. The panel for “Race and Law Enforcement” convened on September 24th at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center for the sixth annual Texas Tribune Festival. The panel consisted of Art Acevedo, Chief of the Austin Police Department, Marc Levin, Director of the Center for Effective Justice and Right on Crime at […]

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Southern Hospitality in Question: Texas and its Newest Citizens

Written by Amina Amdeen. While I removed my shoes at the door of a one-bedroom apartment, the scent of basmati rice and biryani spices suddenly overwhelmed me. Surrounded by the fragrances of my childhood, I felt at ease. I knew the family inside was an Iraqi family. Since the beginning of this year, 7,802 refugees have arrived in Texas, more than any other state […]

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Throwback to Tribune: Perception, Reality, and the Black Student

Written by Varun Hukeri. A Democratic Mayor, a nonpartisan Mayor, and a former Republican Congressman walk into Hogg Memorial Auditorium to debate the state of black America.   “The State of Black America” was among the panels presented at the Texas Tribune Festival hosted at the University of Texas at Austin in September. The panel featured Democratic Mayor of Atlanta […]

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Students Reflect on YCT Bake Sale

Written by Abigail Rosenthal. Like any academic institution, the University of Texas hopes to engage students, open up perspectives, and facilitate conversations around new ideas in order to produce tomorrow’s leaders, scholars, and Fortune 500 CEOs.  This can and should occur everywhere on campus –– in classrooms, dorms, and outside on the way to class. As the Young Conservatives of […]