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  • Student blogs reveal what college life is like

    Published: Oct. 6, 2010

    Each academic year from late September to early May, eight new students — from first-year undergrads to graduate students — share their thoughts, photos, videos and experiences online.

    Longhorn Confidential

    The students blog regularly throughout the year at Longhorn Confidential to show just what it’s like to be a Longhorn at The University of Texas at Austin.

    Since fall 2006, Longhorn Confidential readers have been privy to blog entries ranging from the hustle and bustle of the Main Mall between classes, participating in a rally at the State Capitol and excitement about graduation to reflections on waking up to no hot water in a dorm. Other insights run the gamut from tips about time management, finals and the cost of textbooks to musings on snow days, foot surgery and upcoming nuptials. Students also share what it’s like to attend college in the vibrant city of Austin.

    Longhorn Confidential includes profiles of each of the bloggers, their personal photos and videos, and RSS feeds to make it easier to stay up-to-date on all the latest blog posts.

    Check out this year’s group of amazing bloggers, and don’t miss the student blogs from the previous four years:

    The Longhorn Confidential student blogs project is a collaboration between the university’s Office of Public Affairs and Office of Admissions.

    For more information about applying to The University of Texas at Austin, visit Be a Longhorn.

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      yoga beginner said on July 22, 2011 at 7:08 p.m.
      Where can we find the 2010-11 group?
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        The Office of Public Affairs said on July 26, 2011 at 1:04 p.m.
        Hi! You can find this year's Longhorn Confidential group at The 2010-11 blogs will be on the Longhorn Confidential home page until we begin the 2011-12 installment with eight new bloggers in late September/early October. After that, the 2010-11 blogs will be archived and accessible from the Longhorn Confidential home page footer. Thanks for asking!
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      ao meng said on May 13, 2011 at 4:49 p.m.
      the asian guy is the only one squatting again
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      Christine Ward said on April 25, 2011 at 1:52 a.m.
      There are so many people out there that have gone through the whole college thing and/or still going through it. They always seem to want to offer advice to others and sometimes it is really helpful advice. But even after reading blogs or talking to older friends, or even watching movies (which only portrays the college life as a big party) I don't think anybody will college truly understand how significant the college experience is until they get to experience it themselves. then eventually they will be that person giving all of their advice to the newbees.
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      Martha Vazquez said on Feb. 4, 2011 at 4:39 p.m.
      College is the best part of life for everyone i think, you meet new people and also is the part of life where you have the most fun... cavitacion.
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      para kazan said on Jan. 12, 2011 at 8:24 a.m.
      Sometimes can be a turning point for human life, university
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      para kazan said on Jan. 12, 2011 at 8:22 a.m.
      A very emotional story..
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      Nox Edge said on Jan. 5, 2011 at 1:53 a.m.
      College life is one of the best part of life and everyone enjoys it and get new experiences in life and learn new things.
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      Acai Berries Nutrition said on Dec. 30, 2010 at 5:38 p.m.
      Very touching real story.
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