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Have You Done Your Homework Yet?

One of the most common speculations about colleges is that the assignments are nothing like what you did in high school. No more book reports, no more vocabulary worksheets, no more posters graded based on the amount of glitter used for the title… Is it really true? Are those glory days of easy A’s over? Yes. But no fear, readers! Every now and then, UT professors do chunk a high and mighty deuce towards high schools with some truly left-of-center assignments. Here are just a few of them this year:

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March 19, 2008 | | By Ha | Comments Off

Relationship Issues…?

Dear Histamines,
Hey baby. Do you have a minute for me? You’ve always been so wonderfully attentive… But look. I think… we need to talk. Oh no, don’t panic; it’s nothing like that, not like the time when Tonsils and I got in a fight and we- well, it’s no matter now. I’m just feeling really vulnerable and upset with… you know… your last episode. Oh don’t give me that look- you KNOW what I’m talking about, Histamines.

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March 16, 2008 | | By Ha | Comments Off

Spring Break!

Happy Spring Break everyone! I am headed to Breckenridge, Colorado for the week. It should be exciting, I have not been skiing in forever. Although, I have to admit that I am a little nervous – we will be driving up there and it’s a 16-hour drive! I promise to post lots of pictures when I get back and share some stories. Have a safe and fun break everyone, I’ll see you all next week!

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March 7, 2008 | | By Alex | Comments Off

A Week in Hecticville

Ive had an absolutely, ridiculously busy week. It was almost exactly a semester ago when I wrote about my catnap in the library during mid-terms week. In 5 days I have had 4 quizzes, 3 exams, homework, and an essay. Fortunately for me, Ive been on track this semester and didnt have to do any catch-up reading. I decided to take a break before revising my essay and studying for my quiz to post this blog. I apologize in advance if this blog is full of grammatical mistakes or just plain doesnt make any sense (Im pulling off my second all-nighter of the week).

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March 7, 2008 | | By Joshuah | Comments Off

Miro Quartet to perform on campus Friday!

If you have not yet heard our spectacular in-residence and world renown quartet, you are in for quite a treat this Friday!

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March 7, 2008 | | By Renee | Comments Off

The Return of the Midterms

Midterms: Can’t live with them, can’t graduate without them

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March 5, 2008 | | By Enrique | Comments Off

Toto, We’re Not in High School Anymore

My english classes in high school were simple: Learn the rules to writing, use them, get an A. Sounds like a math class, doesn’t it? Indeed, my view of writing became very formulaic… but oh so successful. So imagine my shock and displeasure when I found that those rules DO NOT WORK IN COLLEGE. It took me a long time- three or four papers, actually- to finally figure out one of the golden rules to writing… and we’ll get there right after these important lessons.

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March 2, 2008 | | By Ha | Comments Off

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