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Quality Connections in Quarantine

  Austin, a city known for its traffic, high density and crowd-drawing festivals, is closing in on two months of staying home. Public discourse has been inundated with stories of premature death, economic demise and fear. This is not one of them. Human beings are innately social creatures. We crave connections with others. Even introverts […]

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Pandemic Upends Latino Lives

El que no nada se ahoga. He who does not swim drowns.

Growing up in a traditional immigrant household, this six-word declaration proved fundamental. My parents, both Salvadoran natives, imparted its wisdom on their children in response to misfortune— at times as a warning and at others as encouragement. It’s a lesson they learned from years of working long hours at one blue collared job or another, scraping together enough money to renew heftily priced work visas and keep the lights on, and finding a way to remain afloat as immigrants in the U.S.

UT 2020 Commencement Ceremony Goes Virtual

The University of Texas at Austin announced late last month this spring’s commencement ceremony will be held online on May 23. The change comes in light of social distancing orders that restrict the traditional event from bringing thousands of graduates and family members to the Main Mall. The University says that while the situation is […]

Reporting Texas TV Newscast May 7, 2020

Austin – Journalism students from Moody College at the University of Texas aired their final newscast of the semester on May 7, 2020. This week students looked into the impact COVID 19 has on the traditional ring ceremony, restaurants reopening and a behind the scenes look at the planning for UT’s first virtual graduation.

South Texas Animal Shelter Needing More Fosters as State Reopens

EDINBURG – Throughout the coronavirus outbreak, The Palm Valley Animal Society has kept providing the best care possible to all the animals that have shown up at their door.  But their primary focus during this pandemic, has been to keep both their employees and the community safe.  “This has been an unusual situation for all […]

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