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UT students remain unaware of medical amnesty laws
December 9, 2018
When finance junior Chandler Simmons was a freshman in 2016, he and his roommates threw a party in their West Campus apartment. At the end of the night, he found a motionless girl on the bathroom floor. Simmons was not aware that UT grants amnesty to underage students should they take a person to receive emergency services due to alcohol poisoning, so he and his friends took longer to react to a dire situation.
Frozen in place: Student sexual assault survivors share what life is like dealing with PTSD
November 30, 2018
When Julia is having a bad day, she may be in class, but, for more than half of the day, she’s mentally checked out.
Lack of access to healthcare in earlier chapters of life carries over into college
November 18, 2018
Connor Smith was a freshman in high school when his family lost their health insurance. By junior year, his mental health had deteriorated. Due to his family’s inability to pay for health services, he began to self-medicate using Xanax purchased off the black market.
ASL proficiency promotes camaraderie on women’s cross country team
November 6, 2018
When only .0015 percent of the population uses American Sign Language (ASL), the odds that more than a fourth of the women’s cross country team at UT knows ASL are much higher than average.
Pease Park Conservancy releases plans for park renovation
November 5, 2018
The Pease Park Conservancy group plans to make the park more accessible for all of Austin while focusing on sustainability.
Austin’s 5th First Annual Polkapocalypse keeps polka music tradition alive
October 25, 2018
Described as “Pythonesque” and a “wacky time,” Polkapocalypse is Austin’s only polka festival — and it’s happening this Sunday at the Elisabet Ney Museum.
Trump’s trade restrictions on Syria impact Austin’s Arabic Bazaar in Hyde Park
October 14, 2018
Recent sanctions against Syria from the Trump administration have not only impacted those living in Syria, but a local Austin store owner as well.
Dana Saltalamachia: A living example of recovery after trauma and addiction
October 7, 2018
Saltalamachia, a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor intern at Integral Care and volunteer at the Austin Harm Reduction Coalition, has been through trauma that is unfathomable for most people. She spent part of her childhood in an abusive foster care family and part of it in the hands of her abusive grandmother.
Why do some women see feminism as a dirty word?
May 3, 2018
Why do some women not support the mainstream feminist movement?
Austin-based organization provides syringe access services to help save lives
April 23, 2018
Although the opioid use in the United States continues to be ever-present issue, organizations such as the Austin Harm Reduction Coalition, also known as the AHRC, provide care and minimize the risks in order to the save the lives of those who use opioids.
UT Austin students recount bad mental health experiences while taking birth control pills
April 17, 2018
For some, the pill can clear up acne, regulate menstrual cycles and alleviate cramping, but for others it can also cause mood swings and severe emotional distress.
'MotherWitch' challenges typical representation of women of color in theater
April 15, 2018
Family relationships are already complicated enough, but adding magic and witchcraft to the mix makes everything all the more complicated.
Boteco brings an authentic piece of Brazil to Austin
April 15, 2018
When Fernando Marri came from Minas Gerais, Brazil, to the United States to study English, he did not imagine he would one day open a food truck in East Austin inside a revamped FedEx delivery truck.
Local and national blood drive organizers advocate for donation
April 1, 2018
Although many are hesitant to bite the bullet and let the needle poke them, listening to the stories of these survivors may give eligible blood donors the courage to donate.
Everything you need to know about the upcoming Lyrids meteor shower
March 30, 2018
Seeing a meteor shower is a classic bucket list item for many people. You’ll be able to cross it off the list later this month. The next Lyrids shower will take place April 16-25, although the peak will be early on the morning of April 22, which will be visible here if you can drive a bit and get away from Austin’s light pollution.
You can’t have it all with Adderall
March 26, 2018
In college, competition is steep, and it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. For students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, there are even fewer hours in the day, as some of those precious productivity hours slip away with inadvertent daydreams in the corner of the library.
Got problems with your tummy? If you’re feeling gutsy, try this tea
March 19, 2018
A layer of slime on any food looks unappealing, not to mention possibly dangerous. However, there is one drink where a layer of slime is an essential ingredient.
Alzheimer's patients take a walk down memory lane with the help of a paintbrush
March 4, 2018
Watercolors and decoupage collages aren’t just for kids — they can reap all kinds of benefits for the elderly.
Alternative Ink: How Emily Nogood got her start in tattooing with stick and pokes
February 22, 2018
Most people who opt to get a tattoo wind up in a dentist chair, watching a machine drill into their skin until it bleeds.
Big Wy’s Brass Band will release an EP in late February
February 16, 2018
From Westlake High School to Marfa, Louisiana, Guatemala and Costa Rica, the UT students in Big Wy’s Brass Band have performed all over the world.
Pakistani musicians and UT faculty will perform together at SXSW
February 5, 2018
Every year, artists of all genres travel from far and wide to perform at South by Southwest.