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BODY

Written by Marielle Glasse. Graphic by Emma Robinson. – In the body of an arrow is a man. He lays down with his arms to his sides, like a board in the desert. His stomach is carved out all the way to his feet. This eternal hunger that rules him is an arrow too. A hollow grinds in him like […]

Anissa Reyes 0

Restaurants Fight to Stay Afloat in Austin’s Competitive Market

Written by Bismarck Andino, Jayla Ball, Emily Hyatt, and Anissa Reyes. Graphic by Emma Robinson. – Austin’s rapid growth is challenging the food service industry as business owners struggle with today’s competitive market, staff turnover, and the high rate of property taxes and rent, an industry official said Nov. 19 in an interview.  “It is tough out there,” said Kenneth […]

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Rage

Written by Marielle Glasse. Graphic by Quynhmai Tran. – There was a day when  The night wet the grass and  My feet came Stomping in to crush it all all those little green sprouts mocking our growth  So we decided to play god We kissed concrete  We hit the ground to  break it before    It fell out from under […]

Kate Diller 0

I Carry You With Me

Written by Kate Diller. Graphic by Quynhmai Tran. – I never was much for wearing jewelry every day. I wear a watch on my left wrist, over the spot I plan to remember one of you with a tattoo. Some days, I’ll wear a necklace, one from Ryan, or Turkey, or you. There’s a ring I love, made from a […]

Bismarck Andino 0

Food Insecurity Forces Hunger Management, UT Outpost Aims to Mitigate

Written by Bismarck Andino. Graphic by Emma Robinson. – Despite having access to eight dining locations throughout campus, some students at the University of Texas at Austin go to classes without eating a meal. Jalesha Bass, communication and leadership and journalism double major, is one student whose eating patterns have been disrupted due to financial stress. Bass said her experience […]

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The Truth

Written by Kate Diller. Graphic by Quynhmai Tran. – I can’t think. I’m not sure I can feel any part of my body. Nothing is solid around me. I can’t feel the world. Where did it go? And then suddenly, there it all is. The air surrounds me again; I can feel the gases slide past my skin like water […]

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Animal Overpopulation at Austin Animal Center

Written by Bismarck Andino. Graphic by Emma Robinson. – With a 20% increase of homeless animals this year and only 19 full-time animal care employees to care for them, the Austin Animal Center has experienced chronic overcrowding for the past two years, an Animal Advisory commissioner said Oct. 14 during a meeting where the Commission approved a set of amendments for no-kill practices.  Austin […]

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Heidegger, Poetry, and Environment

Written by Noah Van Hooser. Graphic by Emma Robinson. – Although looming climate catastrophe has induced a flurry of policy proposals, impassioned punditry, and even occasional existential reorientations, it seems all varieties of environmentalism have not gone quite far enough. All too often, the language of possible ecologies inherits the baggage of reform. It is not that the very ground […]

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Coils

Written by Kate Diller. Graphic by Emma Robinson. – He didn’t hear the footsteps behind him, hadn’t heard the bodies fall. The glass came to his lips, smooth liquor gleaming in the light from the moon above him. The shadows slipped forward, blades in hand. They faltered, though, when he turned to face them, setting his glass down on the […]

Praveena Javvadi 0

College of Comparison

Written by Praveena Javvadi. Graphic by Emma Robinson. – For most people, college is the last time that they will be completely surrounded by people their own age. For that reason, university campuses can develop interesting dynamics and politics unique to the college environment. Some of this can be great, like good meme pages and inside jokes across campus. But […]

Art & Lifestyle 0

You Can’t Kill the Undead: The Twilight Renaissance in 2019

Written by Frida Silva. Graphic by Emma Robinson. – When the Twilight films first started being released, expressing any positive feelings for the movies meant enduring endless shame and online harassment. Just like any other pop culture phenomenon with a fan base consisting of mainly teenage girls, Twilight generated endless memes and jokes at the expense of the franchise and […]

Cameron Waltz 0

Dueling Vignettes

Written by Cameron Waltz. Graphic by Emma Robinson. – A Warm Embrace I hold him close. Don’t leave me for the World yet.  You’re far too young to leave my arms. The great, wide world is one of danger and loss.  I tug you back to rest, but you won’t let me hold you down. I wish I could keep […]

Rohin Balkundi 0

Diwali: Christmas in October

Written by Rohin Balkundi. Graphic by Quynhmai Tran. – Christmas in October? Let me explain. The Indian Festival of Lights, better known as Diwali, is a five-day festival that is always held in October (since the Indian calendar is approximately 360 days to that of the 365-day Gregorian calendar, the actual day differs year by year). Diwali is seen as […]

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Movement

Written by Kate DillerGraphic by Emma Robinson – “Suddenly, or perhaps imperceptibly slowly, my lungs are empty. I cannot find air, even as my chest heaves, trying to draw it in.” – The desk beneath me is shockingly cold, distracting me momentarily from the scene before me. My attention doesn’t stray for long though, the sharp scent of blood drawing […]

Alyssa Hiarker 0

Trash Makeover Challenge Inspires Local Artists to Create Sustainable Fashion

Written by Alyssa Hiarker. Graphic by Quynhmai Tran. – Dressed in superhero tights and capes, fashionmongers and environmentalists alike traveled to the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs on Sept. 14 for Texas Campaign for the Environment’s ninth annual Trash Makeover Challenge.   The Trash Makeover Challenge, a fashion show and silent auction, used local artists’ sustainable fashion designs to showcase the […]