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Activist Brandon Wolf on the Pulse Massacre and Finding a Sense of Belonging
Hosted and produced by Morris Haywood In this podcast, ACCENT’s Morris Haywood sits down with Brandon Wolf, an LQBTQ+ advocate and survivor of the Orlando Nightclub shooting, to talk about humanizing marginalized experiences, gun safety reform, and recent Florida legislature prohibiting instruction of sexual orientation. “All the moments you think you earned your place can … Continue reading “Activist Brandon Wolf on the Pulse Massacre and Finding a Sense of Belonging”
Computer Science Club Highlight
Story by Nathan Lu Graphic by Claudia Hinojos When first enrolling in Austin Community College, very few students recognize the importance and benefits of joining a student organization. Although it may appear that spending numerous hours in meetings is a waste of time when other obligations such as school, work, and family take precedence, joining … Continue reading “Computer Science Club Highlight”
Q & A with State Representative Gina Hinojosa
By Pete Ramirez Edited by Angelica Ruzanova and Ky Duffey The Texas State Legislature is not currently in session but that doesn’t mean State Representatives are not working. ACCENT’s Editor-in-Chief, Pete Ramirez, recently had the opportunity to chat with Texas State Representative Gina Hinojosa of District 49 which covers a large portion of central Austin. … Continue reading “Q & A with State Representative Gina Hinojosa”
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Black Voters Matter Tour Visits ACC
On February 16, 2022, organizers from Black Voters Matter visited Austin Community College’s Highland campus as part of their Campus Blackout Tour. The outreach tour across Texas aimed to educate and register young voters ahead of the recent March 2 primary election. The weeklong bus tour began in Houston, Texas on February 14 and ended … Continue reading “Black Voters Matter Tour Visits ACC”
ACC’s Rio Grande Campus Reopens After $49 Million Renovation
Story by Jonathan Gonzales Edited by Pete Ramirez Austin Community College’s Rio Grande campus reopened for the fall 2021 semester in a limited capacity after undergoing renovations that began four years ago during the fall of 2017. The building that makes up ACC’s Rio Grande Campus has been around for more than 100 years and … Continue reading “ACC’s Rio Grande Campus Reopens After $49 Million Renovation”
Valentine’s Day For All
Story by Gloria Nguyen Graphic by Kate Korepova Edited by Pete Ramirez Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Americans have been celebrating Valentine’s Day since the 19th century but the holiday became ubiquitous early in the 20th century. Nowhere in the world is Valentine’s Day celebrated as wildly as in the U.S. Much like … Continue reading “Valentine’s Day For All”
The Company Fighting Food Waste
Start saving food with surprise bags at a lower price. Story Gloria Nguyen Edited by Pete Ramirez Too Good To Go International was founded to make a powerful movement against food waste all over the world. This company has developed an app called “Too Good To Go,” which has become the No. 1 anti-food waste … Continue reading “The Company Fighting Food Waste”