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News and features from UT-Austin's School of Journalism


Sexuality in the Age of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to spend a large amount of time alone, and more and more people have turned to sex therapists to explore their sexuality. 

Visually Impaired People Face Difficulties Throughout Pandemic

Some visually impaired people in Central Texas have struggled to schedule vaccines and faced other COVID-19-related challenges that might not occur to sighted people.

Black Mothers in Central Texas Helping Others Deal With Postpartum Depression

Black mothers in Central Texas are rising up to support women coping with postpartum depression, which disproportionately affects Black women.

A League Together

For the past year, soccer for many has been a perpetual COVID-19 red card, a harsh penalty suspending play for players for only trying to do the right thing during a pandemic. On March 15 of last year, the city of Austin implemented a lockdown that prohibited gatherings of more than 250 people. For the […]

Dec 08, 2020

Black-Owned Plant-Based Restaurants Taking Root in Texas

Many African-Americans simply are not used to having plant-based ingredients replace meat in the cuisine they grew up with. However, an increasing number of black-owned plant-based restaurants around the state are showing that going meatless is becoming more popular among African-American Texans.

Oct 17, 2020

UT Greek Life Struggles to Adhere to Pandemic Protocols

On the 2020 season’s first game-day Saturday, things seemed pretty normal for a University of Texas football weekend — pre-pandemic normal. At the Texas Rho fraternity house, dozens of UT students partied together in person. A leaked SnapChat video from inside the event showed attendees singing “The Eyes of Texas,” and standing shoulder to shoulder underneath a balcony packed […]

May 28, 2020

Sex Workers Struggle as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

Bars, strip clubs and brothels have been shut down as non-essential businesses across the country closed for the coronavirus pandemic, leaving many sex workers out of a job. “It has completely stopped business,” said Mistress Natalie King, a dominatrix in New York City. “There are no in-person sessions to be had.” And unlike millions of […]

Apr 29, 2020

Austin-based Roommates Develop Low-cost Ventilator Unit Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Two Austin-based roommates have developed a low-cost ventilator unit made from parts widely available around the world in response to global shortages amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In vitro testing on pig lungs for their prototype could begin soon at Dell Medical School. 

Apr 22, 2020

Austin Life Coach Gives Recommendations for Living Through COVID-19

As people adjust to their new realities and settle into new comfort zones, an Austin-based life coach shares 10 recommendations to better deal with life during the pandemic.

Apr 02, 2020

Planned Parenthood Opens its Doors Near UT Austin

AUSTIN – Planned Parenthood’s new clinic opened for business when University of Texas at Austin students returned from winter break. It is located on Medical Arts Street off Dean Keeton, right across the street from UT Austin. The new location is their fourth clinic in Austin, with other locations on Ben White in south Austin […]

May 26, 2019

Tackling the Challenges of Global Health

Paul Farmer, a widely recognized expert in the field of international health, reflects on global health challenges.

May 22, 2019

A Community Health Model Takes Hold in Texas

Community health workers aren’t medical professionals, but play an important role in helping patients prevent and manage chronic diseases.

May 21, 2019

Fighting ‘Anti-Science’ in the Face of a Measles Outbreak

With America experiencing its worst measles outbreak since 2000, a Texas public health expert discusses the prevalence of the disease going forward.

May 20, 2019

Texas Legislature Avoids Hot-Button Abortion Bills This Session

Unlike Alabama, which just banned abortion except to save a mother’s life, or Georgia, with its fetal heartbeat bill, Texas anti-abortion forces are pursuing incremental steps this year.

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