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What You Need to Know About Influenza

What You Need to Know About Influenza

January 7, 2020

For what can appear as a mild ailment, seasonal influenza outbreaks pack a big punch. Each year the flu sweeps through the U.S. in the winter and spring months, leaving hundreds of thousands dead. It ...

Everything You Need to Know About Impeachment

Everything You Need to Know About Impeachment

December 11, 2019

The impeachment proceedings against President Donald J. Trump (R) have been front page news over the last couple months.The catalyst of the inquiry was the leak of notes about a call between Trump and ...

Devastating Bushfires Ravage Australia

Devastating Bushfires Ravage Australia

December 3, 2019

For the past two weeks, bushfires have been raging across the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland spawning a path of destruction and fear. Almost 130 bushfires are burning in the area, with t...

Fairmont Hotel Tree Lighting Benefits Dell Children’s

Fairmont Hotel Tree Lighting Benefits Dell Children’s

December 2, 2019

Music, sweet smells, and children’s laughter filled the air at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel in downtown Austin on Sunday, Dec. 1. The event consisted of a compli...

Instagram Removes Likes Feature

Instagram Removes Likes Feature

November 12, 2019

Starting this week, Instagram is planning to test the removal of the likes feature for “some” users. Likes, otherwise known as hearts, will then disappear from chosen users Instagram's feed and user...

#Team Trees Creates An Online Movement

#Team Trees Creates An Online Movement

November 9, 2019

 For a decade now, scientists have warned us of the impending doom known as climate change. A rapid rise in industrialization combined with the overuse of natural resources has increased carbon dioxide em...

Students Create Petition to Cancel School After Halloween

Students Create Petition to Cancel School After Halloween

October 30, 2019

Every year before Halloween, petitions are created by students trying to convince districts to cancel school on the day following the “holiday”. This year, one of these petitions is targeted at Round ...

U.T. Professor Becomes Oldest Nobel Prize Laureate

U.T. Professor Becomes Oldest Nobel Prize Laureate

October 16, 2019

In 2019, Professor John B. Goodenough of the University of Texas at Austin’s engineering department became the oldest Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner at the age of 97.  Goodenough is not only the oldest Nobel reci...

Annual Cricket Invasion Hits Austin

Annual Cricket Invasion Hits Austin

October 15, 2019

Almost every year around the autumn season, crickets appear seemingly from nowhere and cover the entire city of Austin. They usually appear during this period thanks to rain and cooler temperatures du...

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrates Culture

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrates Culture

October 10, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is a month in which Hispanic and Latino Americans are recognized for their contributions and their important presence in the United Sta...

Boston Straight Walk Galvanizes Citizens

Boston Straight Walk Galvanizes Citizens

October 1, 2019

“Finally, straight people will have their voices heard,” proclaimed associates of Super Happy Fun America (SHFA),  a right-wing organization which strives to empower the “oppressed straight major...

Students Attend Howdy Modi Rally

Students Attend Howdy Modi Rally

September 30, 2019

Last Sunday, President Donald Trump met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public rally in Houston. With over 59,000 attendees, including multiple US senators and congressmen, the significance...