Written by Mubarrat Choudhury. Late last year, the Division of Student Affairs conducted an online survey with the National College Health Assessment in order to understand the health issues and concerns of college students. The survey found some troubling results regarding mental health, such as over 80% of the UT student body feeling overwhelmed or exhausted with academics. This specific statistic […]
Written by Annyston Pennington. “October, 2007. The Santa Ana winds are shredding the bark off the eucalyptus trees in long white stripes,” Maggie Nelson began, reading from her latest novel, The Argonauts, at an event on Monday, September 18th. Nelson, an author and critic, was invited for a reading and discussion hosted by the University of Texas’s Dr. Ann Cvetkovich for […]
Written by Sarah Lynn Neal. Social networking, for many people, has displaced the newspaper. We are given the ability to track current events occurring around the world through a device we hold in the palms of our hands. The age of sharing information has reached its height, and we are in the thick of it. As for social media’s ability to provoke […]
Written by Frances Molina. **Latin@ is being used in place of Latino/Latina in order to synonymously acknowledge both men and women in the Latin@ community as well as gender neutral and gender fluid Latin@ people** From September 15th to October 15th, the United States recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month. Besides being the only national month of recognition fortunate enough to straddle […]
It would seem no surprise if a college student, when asked, was unable to think of the name of a single female philosopher from history. Today there are not many barriers which blatantly exclude women or minorities from philosophy, but these groups are still shockingly underrepresented relative to other fields of study.
Written by Kristi Kamesch. It is unexpected to find liberal arts students who take predominately STEM courses, but it turns out that a select few do exist as pre-med CoLA students. A study published in Academic Medicine “A Liberal Arts Education as Preparation for Medical School: How Is it Valued? How Do Graduates Perform?” indicated that liberal arts educated students are perceived as […]
Written by Olivia Mizell. The Syrian Refugee Crisis has been plastered across news outlets in the last couple of months. However, the media has been glossing over this solemn situation for four years. In 2011, a sector of the Arab Spring began anti-government demonstrations that quickly turned violent. In 2015, there have been approximately 220,000 killed, mainly civilians, and greater than […]