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Vanishing Austin

Milla Cypert and Tara Hauwert

April 5, 2017

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Every time I walk through the city I love, I am saddened at the disappearance of the icons that shape Austin. Only a ghost is left of the famous Snow Beach in my memory as I watch the skeleton of a building replace it. The loving...

A review to Donald Trump’s start to his presidency

Nelson Aydelotte

March 31, 2017

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It has been an interesting first few weeks for America’s new president, from fake news to Russian ties, it seems like the only thing the White House is contributing so far is drama. But what has been overshadowed by several...

Dancer expresses opinion on sport

Hadley Waldren

March 29, 2017

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To begin I would like to say that dance is what I love to do and this rant only reflects a tiny bit on my life. So continuing with my story, Dance is very difficult mentally and physically. Although many people think it’s simple...

Us and them — bipartisanship is faltering in U.S. politics

Conor O'Bryon

March 24, 2017

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Now we bring you (roughly accurate*) coverage of an argument on Capitol Hill:   Democrats: “Hey, stop repealing Obamacare. You are such complete morons.”   Republicans: “Are not. You’re the morons....

Jewish student rants on anti-Semitism

Raine Lipscher

March 23, 2017

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  Last night I posted a picture on one of my social media accounts of me holding an old DVD cassette tape that said “The History of the Jews”. In this photo I should mention that I was giving a big happy smile with...

School of rock

Grace Cotter

March 23, 2017

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Music has always been a big part of my life. I've been singing as long as I remember, and I've been taking piano for six years. Since we live in Austin, there are many different ways to grow your musical abilities, and my favorite...

Student shares experience with migraines

Julia Rasor

March 23, 2017

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It starts with a throb, just above the right side of the temple, which grows across the forehead with a heat that drains your strength. Lights become dense and heavy — too painful to look at. Sound becomes unbearable, as the...

Students give opinion on “girl code”

Shelby Sperling and Annakate Kelley

March 23, 2017

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Ladies, this one's for you. We know maneuvering through relationships can be difficult and confusing. So we asked some girls for answers to the questions we all have.   Featherduster: How can you be the best wingwom...

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