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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....

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...

Brazilian exchange student explains the differences between Brazil and the United States

Maria Bueno

March 10, 2017

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Every time I tell someone I'm from Brazil, I am immediately bombarded with questions such as, "Oh, so do you speak Spanish?" or, "Do you have chicken in Brazil?” or, “Do you see wild animals on the streets?" Of course, there...

Festivals that help keep Austin weird

Tara Hauwert

February 23, 2017

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South By Southwest One of the Austin’s famous music festivals, SXSW is only a month away! Over spring break from March 10-19, more than 150 artists from more than 26 different countries will perform at different indoor and...

Culture police

GiGi Connor

February 15, 2017

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Cultural appropriation: the adoption or use of elements from one culture — in most cases, one that is continually being systematically oppressed — by members of a different, superior culture. People all around the world —...

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