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Wendy Davis Holds Voter Registration Event

Wendy Davis Holds Voter Registration Event

March 26, 2018

As seniors approach adulthood, many look forward to exercising their rights as new voters and taking part in the political process. To help provide an avenue for young adults looking to register to vote, St...

Norway Becomes Champion of Winter Olympics with 39 Medals

Norway Becomes Champion of Winter Olympics with 39 Medals

March 2, 2018

Norway, the tiny Scandinavian country with just over 5 million people, took home 39 Olympic medals from the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, with 14 of those medals being gold. While certain powerhouses in th...

Beloved Bollywood Actress Dies at 54

Beloved Bollywood Actress Dies at 54

February 28, 2018

This past weekend was a sad time for the Bollywood community.  On Sunday, Feb. 25, several news sites reported that famous actress Sridevi Kapoor had died from a sudden cardiac arrest. The death shock...

Austin’s Graffiti Park to be Demolished

Austin’s Graffiti Park to be Demolished

February 8, 2018

On Jan. 29, 2018, Austin’s Historic Landmark Commission approved the demolition of the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, informally known as Graffiti Park, in an 8-0 vote without discussion. The gallery, locate...

“Justice for Zainab” Brings Attention to Sexual Assault

“Justice for Zainab” Brings Attention to Sexual Assault

February 8, 2018

On Jan. 5 in Kasur, Pakistan, 7 year-old Zainab Amin went missing while going to a religious tuition center near her home. Four days later, her body was found in a heap of trash, brutally tortured, ra...

Chinese Scientists Successfully Clone Primates

Chinese Scientists Successfully Clone Primates

February 2, 2018

In 1996, Dolly the Sheep went down in history as the first mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell. This meant that she was the first creature in the same biological kingdom as humans to become an ...

TEDxYouth@Austin 2018 Registration Opens

TEDxYouth@Austin 2018 Registration Opens

January 29, 2018

Technology. Entertainment. Design. These are the ideals and foundations for TED, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing informative talks to the world. On Saturday, Feb. 17, TEDxYouth@Austin bring...

Cell Phone Addiction Found to Change Chemistry of the Brain

Cell Phone Addiction Found to Change Chemistry of the Brain

January 25, 2018

The apparatus of our new-aged society, the object which keeps us and the rest of the world closely interconnected, yet divides us in the simplest of social situations: the cellphone. Chronic cellphone us...

California Suffers From Series of Mudslides

California Suffers From Series of Mudslides

January 25, 2018

California, the victim of grave natural disasters as of late, has recently suffered yet another tragedy: a series of mudslides on January 9, 2018. These devastating mudslides were especially damaging becaus...

13 Captive Children Rescued From California Home

13 Captive Children Rescued From California Home

January 23, 2018

Imagine being shackled in your room. The handcuffs painfully rub into your dirty wrists after years of torment, caked with dust, urine, and other unimaginable substances. You lie there on the floor, not...

US Suffers From IV Bag Shortage

US Suffers From IV Bag Shortage

January 17, 2018

Although commonplace in medical dramas, IV bags in the United States are currently growing rarer and rarer, meaning patients suffering from illness as innocuous as the flu will have to suffer through lon...

US Temperatures Drop Dangerously Low

US Temperatures Drop Dangerously Low

January 17, 2018

For the first time in about ten years,  Austin has experienced longingly awaited snowfall not only once, but twice during this winter season. The snow may come as a shock to Austin, but to the northern ...