Katie Noriega

Katie Noriega

Writer

 Katie Noriega is a freshman biology major. Originally from Rowlett, Texas, Katie loves to run read and travel. This is her first semester working for Longhorn Life.

One of Katie's favorite things about UT is the diversity within the student population. In the future, she hopes to attend medical school and open her own practice.

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It may surprise you to know that even the students who set up air mattresses for overnighters in the PCL take study breaks. Longhorn Life has a few suggestions - ways to take a breather from cramming for finals.

Longhorn Life writer Katie Noriega shares her mom's classic turkey burger recipe - perfect for fall and great with Katie's pumpkin brownies.

Longhorn Life hit the 40 Acres and took the pulse on what's hot in fashion, functionality and your opinions.

The bright side of the scorching Texas summer heat is that there are many different spots that offer cooling and refreshing snacks and drinks to help ease some of the swelter. The following restaurants and shops are guaranteed to satisfy your summertime thirst and appitite.

Spring break is a perfect time to enjoy all of the activities that Austin has to offer. For those students staying in Austin over the break, there are many different activities that you can partake in without having to worry about the SXSW crowds. So take the time to check out these fun, exciting and inexpensive activities that are sure to bring a smile to your face.