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Wrapping Up the Year

After a great year at UT, I’m back home in California. I’ll be working for an internet startup based in San Francisco. It’s going to be a great experience to apply what I have learned in class. The company has an awesome office with a young staff. I’m really looking forward to getting started tomorrow. Luckily, [...]

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May 31, 2011 | | Comments Off


I wrapped up my last final yesterday morning. Finals aren’t the most fun thing about college, but they are an important part of the process. The key to doing well is to start reviewing before the week of your final. If you start reviewing your notes two or three weeks before your final starts, you’ll [...]

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May 18, 2011 | | Comments Off

Making UT Small

A common concern for prospective students is that they will be overwhelmed with how large Texas is. Many worry about “being a number” or “falling through the cracks”. In all honesty UT is as big or as small as you make. All the resources that you could ever need are available, you just have to [...]

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May 3, 2011 | | 2 Comments

Last Week of School

The last week of the semester really snuck up on me. The past five months flew by faster than I anticipated. Spring semesters always seem shorter than the fall. Even though it seemed short, it’s been pretty eventful. I’m one step closer to graduation and I’ve strengthened many meaningful relationships over the few months. I’m [...]

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May 2, 2011 | | Comments Off

Spring Time – Campus Jobs and SXSW

It’s been a busy month of exams, projects, and of course, spring break. My spring break wasn’t actually all that exciting. I was working at the Office of Admissions for three days, so it didn’t make much sense to fly home for half of a week. I still had fun hanging [...]

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April 5, 2011 | | Comments Off

Election Season

I’ve been gone for a while and I apologize for that. It has been a hectic month. I’ve been busy with school, my organizations, friends, and the usual college things. In the past couple of weeks I’ve been really busy running for student government.

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February 25, 2011 | | 1 Comment

Longhorn Sports

In case you haven’t heard, Longhorn basketball is rolling right now. The Horns are near the top of the rankings and are even pushing for the #1 spot. You might be wondering how tickets work for students.

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February 1, 2011 | | 1 Comment

Time Management: The Key to College

There’s a common joke around campus that you have three options in college: do well in class, be social and involved, and sleep and that you can succeed in two of three. There is some truth behind that, but it’s not the complete picture.

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February 1, 2011 | | Comments Off

The New Student Activity Center

On Tuesday, the new Student Activity Center on campus finally opened. After narrowly avoiding reversing dump trucks on campus my freshman year, it’s great to see it finally opened. The SAC is located on the corner of Speedway, campus’ north-south thoroughfare, and the East Mall. Since the building opened, the East Mall has gone from [...]

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January 21, 2011 | | Comments Off

Kicking Off the Spring Semester

This Tuesday marked the first day of the Spring Semester. It’s great to see campus packed with students again. During breaks the 40 Acres becomes a ghost town. I was looking forward to my classes this semester, but I’m enjoying them even more than I expected. On second thought, get back to me the week [...]

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January 20, 2011 | | Comments Off

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