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Little Lesson on Urban Farming

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
August 16, 2019

Why I Decided to Go Greek

Emily never expected to join a sorority. She thought she knew everything about "those" groups - but after spending some time on Augie's campus she was surprised to find that her initial judgement was way off base. 

Emily Graziano
Emily Graziano
August 16, 2019

What I learned leaving home for the first time

Justin lived away from his family and hometown for the first time during his internship at Texas Medical Center. He learned a lot about himself, his future and how he sees the world. 

Justin Verlinden
August 14, 2019

For the birds: Greenland field journal #4

Jacob and the Greenland research crew spend a night camping and must be on the lookout for polar bears. Atlantic puffins are caught. 

Jacob Wyco
Jacob Wyco
August 6, 2019

Texas Medical Center: Life Lessons from the Lab

Brittany Hatlestad
Brittany Hatlestad
August 1, 2019

For the birds: Greenland field journal #3

Jacob Wyco's third field journal installment features bird bites, bad weather and an exciting boat trip.

Jacob Wyco
Jacob Wyco
July 29, 2019

Little Lesson on the college admissions scandal

The Varsity Blues college admissions scandal garnered a lot of attention because of celebrity involvement, but what does it mean for the admission process at large? W. Kent Barnds gives us a lesson on college admissions, Varsity Blues and the value of education.

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
July 26, 2019

A guide to scholarships for college-bound students

College can be expensive. This scholarship guide will help you find scholarships you may be qualified for, plus tips on the best way to apply.

Mary Isabel Sales
Mary Isabel Sales
July 22, 2019

Dorm shopping tips that won't break the bank

You want your dorm to be a home away from home! Here's how to make your space your own without taking out a loan. 

Mary Isabel Sales
Mary Isabel Sales
July 15, 2019

For the Birds: Greenland Field Journal #2

This week was mostly defined by trapping small songbirds. Taking measurements such as wing and beak length is a very important task as it shows the condition of the bird and is especially interesting when we catch the same bird again.

Jacob Wyco
Jacob Wyco
July 15, 2019

It's okay to be undecided

Tired of being asked about your major because you don't know what it is yet? That's okay. Being undecided gives you the opportunity to explore majors and careers you might never have considered otherwise. 

Emily Graziano
Emily Graziano
July 11, 2019

Little Lesson on Nuclear Physics

Just what does an experimental nuclear physicist do? Nathan Frank gives us a lesson on what it's like to be the first person to discover an exotic nuclei, and how that affects nuclear physics at large.

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
July 3, 2019

Getting started as a first generation college student

You might feel overwhelmed about how to start searching for colleges if you're the first in your family to go, but thinking about price and campus culture can help you narrow down your options 

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
June 25, 2019