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Where The Day Goes

I’m not one for complaining, especially when I put myself in a situation that’s insane. Yet, I just feel the need to share with you the insane length of a day in my life. Let’s take yesterday, Monday, September 29.

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September 30, 2008 | | By Paul | 1 Comment

Late nights and early mornings

It’s currently 4:45 in the morning. I’ve just finished up programming for my intro to computer programming class. I started working around 11, and I finished around 3:30. I don’t have a printer in my room, and I went down my AIM buddy list. Out of the three people awake, only one has a printer.

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September 30, 2008 | | By Joseph | 5 Comments

I Am Jack’s Inflamed Sense of Optimism or: #141

I used to feel so alone in the city.

Now I feel as sense of belonging at this university.

It is good to just say hi,

On an elevator,

At the Guadalupe crosswalk,

On the West Mall,

On the quad,

In the FAC,

Or in line at Wendy’s.

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September 28, 2008 | | By Van | 4 Comments

Off the Grid

Seen this article from the NYT? A Milwaukee farmer just got a Macarthur “genius grant.” The full list of winners is here. So many of them are so young! I guess geniuses start early, huh?

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September 25, 2008 | | By Hannah | Comments Off

Word of Advice… (or TGIT)

Let me take a moment to point out the obvious: college is harder than high school. So obviously I’ve had to make some adjustments in order to better acquaint myself with college life. These are a few of the lessons I’ve learned at UT after my first month here:

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September 25, 2008 | | By Doyin | 8 Comments

Butler School of Music

Hi, my name is Paul, and I’m addicted to practicing.

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September 24, 2008 | | By Paul | 4 Comments

Girls, Girls, Girls or: Someone? Someday? Maybe?

Statistically, for any one girl on this campus,

There are 3 guys vying for her affection.

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September 24, 2008 | | By Van | 7 Comments

20 Things I’ve Learned About D.C.

As of yesterday, I have officially been living in D.C. for three weeks. This is the longest I have ever spent in this part of the United States, and it has definitely been a learning experience. In fact, I’ve learned so much that I’ve decided to put together an ultra-condensed list of things I’ve picked up on. Some significant, some not so significant. Either way, I thought each of them was interesting enough to deserve a spot in my blog.

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September 24, 2008 | | By Eva | 5 Comments

Aloha Means Goodbye, Too

Currently listening to: Five for Fighting – World

I stared at my keyboard for a good 10 minutes before writing this post. How do I begin to tell the story of my time here at UT Austin?

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September 24, 2008 | | By Archana | 12 Comments

You’ll Never Know Unless You Try

Lesson Number 1: You’ll never know unless you try

I know, you have heard it before, read it in posters, books, motivational speeches, and products, over and over. I have, too–But I’ve found much truth in this often heard phrase.

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September 24, 2008 | | By Cecilia | 4 Comments

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