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Dec 05, 2022

Reporting Texas TV – December 1, 2022

Journalism students from Moody College at the University of Texas produced their sixth and final newscast of the semester on Dec. 1, 2022. This week student journalists report on a recent surge in respiratory viruses, a campus program that offers affordable fresh produce, and a UT program to provide free food and professional clothing to […]

Dec 01, 2022

Earlier Than Expected Spike in Respiratory Viruses

AUSTIN, Texas – COVID-19 cases may have slowed but many in the U.S. are now dealing with other respiratory illnesses. The University of Texas at Austin’s University Health Services staff is seeing an increase in students coming in with respiratory illnesses earlier than expected. UHS executive director and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Terrance Hines said […]

Dec 01, 2022

UT Outpost Accepting Donations and Volunteers For The Holiday

AUSTIN, Texas – UT Outpost has a plan to help students in need stay well stocked for the holidays. In preparation for an anticipated increase in demand, the center has brought in some extra help. UT Outpost is a free food pantry and career closet located on campus at 2609 University Ave. Operating under the […]

Dec 01, 2022

UT Farm Stand Provides Accessible and Affordable Fresh Produce to Students

AUSTIN, Texas — Dozens of students lined up on Speedway on a chilly Wednesday morning to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and other groceries at the UT Farm Stand. The Farm Stand is a student-run program with the aim to provide students with healthy, high-quality food at low prices. Soaring food costs have made fresh produce […]

Nov 28, 2022

Reporting Texas TV – November 17, 2022

Journalism students from Moody College at the University of Texas produced their fifth newscast of the semester on November 17, 2022. This week student journalists report on ESPN College Gameday’s second trip to Austin this season, changes in student seating and ticketing for basketball games as the Longhorns tip off the Moody Center’s inaugural season, […]

Nov 17, 2022

Moody Center Lines Call for Early Arrivals and Mobile Tickets

AUSTIN, Texas — The new Moody Center had long lines of students at the Nov. 10 Texas Longhorns basketball game against the Houston Christian Huskies. The desire to get a good seat caused students to get in line early. UT sophomore Javier Diaz De Sandi arrived at the game about two hours before tip-off. “I […]

Nov 17, 2022

Freshmen When COVID-19 Hit Are Now Graduating — What College Was Like for the “COVID Class”

AUSTIN,  Texas — The first group of students from the “COVID class” will graduate next month. These students were freshmen at the University of Texas when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, and their college experience differed from any other generation of Longhorns because of it. Internships Daphne Wolfe, UT’s Assistant Director of Career […]

Nov 17, 2022

College Gameday Sparks Excitement on Campus for the Second Time this Season

AUSTIN, Texas — College Gameday returned to Austin on Nov. 12 for a second visit this season for the matchup between the Texas Longhorns and the TCU Horned Frogs. College Gameday is a Saturday morning ESPN show that travels across the country to different college campuses. Hosted by Rece Davis, the show features former football […]

Nov 13, 2022

Reporting Texas TV – November 10, 2022

Journalism students from Moody College at the University of Texas produced their fourth newscast of the semester on November 10, 2022. This week student journalists report on the attempted kidnapping of a woman identified by police as a UT student and the search for her attacker, continued delays in the opening of a student housing […]

Nov 13, 2022

Skulls and Flowers Fill Austin in Honor of Day of the Dead 

AUSTIN, Texas – The end of October brings a celebration of Halloween for many, but for others, a more important celebration begins the next day at the start of November. As Mexican tradition dictates, Dia de los Muertos — the Day of the Dead — is a date on which loved ones who are no […]

Nov 13, 2022

Attempted Kidnapping Raises Safety Concerns in West Campus

AUSTIN, Texas — An attempted kidnapping in West Campus is raising safety concerns among the community.  Officers from the Austin Police Department and the University of Texas Police Department responded to an emergency call at the 2700 block of Nueces St. early in the morning of Oct. 30. Investigators said the victim was able to escape. […]

Nov 10, 2022

Noble 2500 Construction Delays Frustrate Residents

AUSTIN, Texas — Nearly three months after student residents were supposed to move in, apartment complex Noble 2500 announced Wednesday even more delays to its opening. On its website, Noble advertised stylish living to University of Texas students beginning Aug. 18. However, in July, future residents received the first in a series of emails delaying […]

Nov 04, 2022

Reporting Texas TV – November 3, 2022

Journalism students from Moody College at the University of Texas produced their third newscast of the semester on November 3, 2022. This week student journalists report on record-breaking numbers at the Austin airport, a new peer counseling program, and the Longhorns Women’s Basketball Team in pre-season action.

Nov 04, 2022

Longhorn SHARE Project Expands Mental Health Services for Students

AUSTIN, Texas — A new program at the University of Texas aims to reach more students by expanding services as the grind of the semester continues.  Longhorn SHARE Project unveiled its new Peer Support Specialist program this August, after several years of planning. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Adrian Lancaster was starting to slowly expand peer […]

Nov 03, 2022

No. 3 Texas Women’s Basketball Starts Season on High Note

AUSTIN, Texas – The Orange-White Scrimmage for the Texas Women’s Basketball team on Oct. 19 gave fans and the public an opportunity to see the new look of the team. The teams also played against an all-male practice squad made up of skilled UT students.  The Longhorns added seven new players to the team this […]

Nov 03, 2022

What Travelers Should Expect in the Austin Airport’s Busiest Year

AUSTIN, Texas — The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport broke its record for the most passengers in a single day with 43,117 people departing on October 24. The airport has between 20,000 and 30,000 departing travelers on an average day. Despite the heavy traffic, Transportation Security Administration lines never went over a 30-minute wait. Airport spokesperson Elizabeth […]

Oct 28, 2022

Reporting Texas TV – October 27, 2022

Journalism students from Moody College at the University of Texas at Austin produced their second newscast of the semester on October 27, 2022. This week student journalists report on the start of early voting, a charity volleyball tournament, and the world premiere of a play created to accompany an art exhibit.

Oct 28, 2022

Small Victories Foundation Volleys For A Cause

AUSTIN, Texas – A local charity raised money on Sunday, Oct. 22 at Moontower Saloon for brain injury survivors to connect with arts experiences through Volley for Victories.  People donated money to participate in a volleyball tournament and bought raffle tickets in hopes of winning prizes while supporting the cause.  Austin resident Sean Kluge said […]

Oct 27, 2022

UT Students Turn Out for Early Voting

AUSTIN, Texas –  Early voting began Monday, Oct. 24, with University of Texas students braving rainy weather to cast their ballots on campus.  For the next two weeks, the Flawn Academic Center (FAC) and LBJ School of Public Affairs are open as polling locations on campus. Unlike previous years, the Perry-Castañeda Library is no longer […]

Oct 27, 2022

Theater-Goers Embrace Latino History and Art

AUSTIN, Texas – Paintings on display at the Blanton Museum of Art inspired a play, and visitors this month have the opportunity to see it performed in the same space. The exhibition Painted Cloth: Fashion and Ritual in Colonial Latin America includes a collection by Mexican painter Miguel Cabrera titled “Casta.” These artworks show family […]