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Texas Weather

Texas weather and I have a love-hate relationship. There are days when I marvel at how it is seventy-five and sunny for an entire week. On other days, it’s easy to complain how it dropped from eighty-five at lunch to thirty-five at night.

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January 10, 2011 | | Comments Off

Catching Up

Whoa. Hey there. I haven’t seen you in a while. It’s totally my fault. My finals week was busy and then I left Austin for Winter Break. Let me update you on what I’ve been up to.

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January 10, 2011 | | Comments Off

Fun Stuff to do Around Campus

Some of my tips for fun things to do around campus.

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November 19, 2010 | | 1 Comment

The 40 Acres: A Mini Tour

Campus’ nickname, “The Forty Acres,” comes from the original land that was given to the university. If you’ve ever visited, you probably realized it’s expanded well past 40 acres. There’s a lot to see and explore at UT, so I’ll share a few of my favorite spots.

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November 17, 2010 | | Comments Off

Austin’s Best Coffee Shops

Austin, especially its students, takes its coffee very seriously. There are some really great ones right around campus. When you’ve got hours of business law ahead of you, nothing is greater a jolt of caffeine.

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November 9, 2010 | | 4 Comments

What I’ve been up to in the classroom

Every freshman has to adapt to the differences between high school and college work. I found that high school was mostly small assignments that were completed in one night.

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November 1, 2010 | | 1 Comment

Second Majors and Picking Classes

As soon as you get settled in one semester, it’s already time to move on to the next one. I’ll be choosing classes for the spring on Thursday morning. For the first time, I’ll be choosing classes as a business and a liberal arts major.

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October 26, 2010 | | Comments Off

Blazing New Paths

This semester, I joined an organization called the Texas Blazers. The Blazers are a spirit group founded on spirit, service and leadership. Spirit groups are organizations that students can join to be active in campus life. I really recommend looking into them.

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October 22, 2010 | | 1 Comment

A Day at Austin City Limits

I’m suffering from an acute case of post-weekend-let-down. Symptoms include a painful sunburn, cravings for coffee and a long to-do list. Was it worth it? Of course.

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October 11, 2010 | | Comments Off

OU Weekend: A Celebration of All Things Texas

Win or lose, a trip to Dallas for the OU game is always an epic weekend.

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October 4, 2010 | | Comments Off

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