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New apartment complexes set to open this fall in West Campus

Several new West Campus apartment buildings will open to students for the fall semester. While apartment complexes are reaching out to students with special deals and lease agreements for the coming fall semester, some students plan to move into new buildings that are currently under construction or recently opened. Undeclared freshman Katrina Lowther said she is planning on living at Villas on Rio,...

American Campus complexes may evict students who host gatherings of more than 10 people

West Campus apartment complexes may evict students for violating social distancing guidelines that restrict indoor gatherings to 10 people in response to college students' parties around the nation. "As a reminder, our lease agreement has a policy that residents should not have gatherings of more than 10 people," American Campus Communities wrote in an email to its tenants obtained by the Daily Texan....

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Sure Walk implements new safety measures, aims to reduce health risks

Sure Walk is changing their operations this semester to reduce health risks. Sure Walk, which provides free walks and rides from on-campus locations to home at night, resumed services Aug. 20 after a break following the University’s transition to remote learning in March. It will be available seven days a week from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Masks will be required for staff and patrons, and vehicle use will...

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American Campus has plans to redevelop former Goodall Wooten building into new student housing

Last July, American Campus Communities purchased the 2100 block on Guadalupe Street, which includes the Goodall Wooten, a former student residential building. Now, American Campus is planning a student housing community that will replace the Goodall Wooten and have ground floor retail. Last spring, the roughly 60 residents of the Wooten were given a month’s notice to move out of the dormitory...

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Michael Shaw promotes student awareness, optimism while directing traffic

At the intersection of 24th Street and Whitis Avenue, not even the melodious chimes of the Tower bells, the honks of passing vehicles or the chatter of rushing students can drown out Michael Shaw’s booming voice. Shaw, UT Empowerment Program Ambassador and Parking Enforcement Assistant, adds to his daily traffic regulation routine through high-fives, words of motivation and friendly conversations with...

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5 secret menus of The Drag revealed

As students walk down Guadalupe St. from Martin Luther King Blvd., they are faced with the daunting decision of where to eat. Bright signs and lights pulling their attention in every direction, The Drag is truly the Las Vegas of food for any UT student. However, after some time, the longing for discovery that was once had is now lost. In an effort to spice up the menus on Guadalupe, some of these...

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University Housing and Dining renewal contract delays caused by finalization process

University Housing and Dining sent out renewal contract offers for on-campus housing almost a month late, affecting nearly 1,700 current students. Renewal contract offers were supposed to be sent out Feb. 1 for returning students who applied before the priority deadline on Jan. 31. Instead, the offers were sent out March 1 — the same time offers were sent to incoming freshmen. Returning students who...

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West Campus has problems. These students are forming a neighborhood association to fix them

West Campus has problems, and Allie Runas wants to fix them. Runas, an electrical and computer engineering senior, is currently in the process of organizing a West Campus neighborhood association. She said she was spurred to begin a resident-driven housing authority for the neighborhood to tackle some of the issues she’s seen in her last two years of living there, as well as to promote...

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