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We asked three professors about their favorite spots on campus.

The editor's note for the UTMost 2014 edition of Longhorn Life.

Hookah smoking is steadily gaining popularity in the United States. Veronica Johnston for Health Media Collaboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago writes that “one in five American college students report smoking hookah in the past year.”

Students can expect see a few more shiny, bald heads in their classes after this year’s Brave the Shave.

This year, the streets of West Campus will contain some new landmarks. Side-by-side with the bright lights, wooden letters and neon T-shirts will be bright blue recycling bins among the rows of fraternity and sorority houses. 

 It’s nice to be able to wind down and enjoy a cup of coffee, but with so many shops around Austin to choose from, it’s hard to find one that provides both good coffee and a unique experience.

If you came to The University of Texas with a goal to have as many adventures as humanly possible (and study… sometimes), Texas Outdoorsmen can make that goal a reality.

With the number of trendy boutiques that have sprung up around the city, the question isn't so much of finding a shop as it is of finding the right shop to suit your personal tastes.

Austin boasts a broad assortment of tattoo parlors that exist to satisfy the demands of the local populace, and this level of demand has allowed for some meaningful variety to flourish.

Start-ups are more art than science at the Longhorn Startup Studio.

With people looking to experiment with their food and their willingness to try out new places, food delivery services make dining quick, convenient and hassle-free. 

Stimulating student entrepreneurship has become an increasingly relevant concern for students, faculty and administration at UT.

Kome’s lunch and dinner menus are non-traditional Japanese that follow personal family recipes while also incorporating elements from the chef’s background —Austin and New Orleans.

One hundred and fifty eight. That’s how many people local economist Mark Sprague estimated were moving here, to Austin, Texas, every day.

Each fall, hordes of international students from distant countries such as India, China, Korea and other nations begin their undergraduate and graduate studies in universities across the U.S. International students go through a long process of applying to various universities, selecting a university, obtaining the necessary U.S. visa and securing the right housing.

For the people that live there, these West Campus mansions are simply the place they call home. With 25 to 60 people living under the same roof, it’s definitely a unique college living experience.

We asked Art History professor Dr. Jeffrey Smith about his experience living on his own during college.

In a city where change has become the norm, there are still a few neighborhoods in Central Austin that harken back to decades past. But even those areas are proving that the sort of change Austin is undergoing can be felt everywhere.

When students need a little extra help finding a place to call home, they have the option of hiring a student real estate agent.

Living with other people can be difficult, whether you’re sharing space with a good friend or a stranger. Because it is such a new and strange experience for some, horror stories are common. 

Gender-inclusive housing has been a widely debated topic across campuses for a couple of years now. 

Gender-inclusive housing has been a widely debated topic across campuses for a couple of years now. 

As students’ housing plans for next year solidify, many may look dauntingly at their expected costs to come. 

What's a hungry student to do? This is one of the defining questions of the collegiate experience, but for those who make their home West Campus, the answer may be as simple as taking a walk around the corner to the nearest bakery.