"None of this is going to change until the main issue is addressed. Universities in their current form cannot continue to exist. The strain created by this dichotomy in our very culture will only get worse unless something happens, and that doesn’t just mean suing for speech rights and tabling twice a semester."
Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels On The College Fix Campus Roundup, Ethan talked to Dr. Duke Pesta about a study at the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers there found an appreciable decrease in feelings of depression and loneliness, and slight decreases in anxiety and other behaviors after just three weeks of limited social media use. Listen … Continue reading Social Media Use Leads to Depression and Loneliness Study Finds (Video)
Students and professors at UT Austin kicked off the beginning of early voting in the city with an event titled “Hear Us Roar: Primal Scream and Early Vote Event”. A small group gathered at noon in front of PCL, UT’s most popular library and a newly assigned voting center, and attempted to get bystanders to … Continue reading UT Students Scream at Sky in “Hear us Roar” Early Voting Event
On Tuesday, UT's Young Conservatives of Texas held a public demonstration, holding signs pictured above that defended SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Despite the important detail that Kavanaugh in fact hasn't been linked to any of the negative sexual behavior that he's being accused of, many UT students obviously didn't feel that way. The YCT members … Continue reading UT Young Conservatives Harassed By Student Body For Defending Judge Kavanaugh
In unfortunate but unsurprising news today, the University of Chicago, a well renowned American university announced that going forward it will no longer be using the SAT or ACT as a factor when accepting students. This announcement seems to have caught many college alumni off guard, as standardized testing has been a staple of the … Continue reading University of Chicago Removes Standardized Testing Requirement, Further Signals the Death of the University
I feel as if going to university to study film has garnered a negative stigma, with a strong implication surrounding every student. While it’s fair that film majors have earned their negative reputation, I really don’t think that majoring in film is the waste of time that people make it out to be. As someone … Continue reading Is Film School Worth It?
Most universities have either already begun, or are about to begin their fall semester this week, and that means that waves of young students are starting or returning to classes. Something that I’ve always found harmful in our modern culture is how acceptable it is to treat your time in university as a time to … Continue reading Why it’s Important to Stay Healthy During College
If you’ve been following the news, you’ve surely heard of the devastating hurricane that rampaged it’s way through Texas these past few days, causing mass amounts of flooding and destruction, seemingly out of nowhere. Since I live in Texas, I felt some of the effects of the insane storm, including crazy floods, winds, and never … Continue reading Taking Time to Reflect on Hurricane Harvey
In a really interesting turn of events, Steven Littlefield, a descendant of Major George Littlefield (a prominent figure in southern history), is suing Greg Fenves, the president of the University of Texas at Austin for removing four statues from the campus. Steven’s case is that the statues removed, as well as a portion of land … Continue reading UT Austin Sued by Confederate Descendant For Removing Statues
Today, as I was browsing Twitter, I realized that I’ll be returning to Austin yet again at the end of the month to continue my college education. I got slightly depressed, realizing that by the end of this year, nobody that I personally know will still be in high school. Even more insane to me … Continue reading Five Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting University