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Austin will play host to the X Games and its music festival for the first time at Circuit of the Americas from June 5 to 8.

For those of you that will stay here over the summer, while it is probably a good idea to spend most of your time indoors for health reasons, you may find pleasure in exploring some cooler locales in the area.

Longhorn Life spoke with three professors about their experiences studying and teaching abroad.

Associate Editor Andrew Huygen bids farewell to Longhorn Life, and offers a preview to the Summer Preview edition.

Summer is just around the corner, and glorious weather accompanied by some lip-smacking barbecue is the perfect way to begin the sunny day.

Between sweat, humidity and swimming, it’s nearly impossible to keep a full face of makeup from melting off during the summer.

Camp Kesem is a five-day camp for kids whose families have been affected by cancer and a national non-profit organization with 59 chapters in universities all across the nation.

A group of UT students will make the trek overseas to help a community in Ghana develop its water infrastructure this August.

As appealing as sitting around and watching Netflix all summer long may sound, you could have a more memorable one if you stay productive.

Spice up your Texas summer by taking a flying leap out of your comfort zone and trying one of these thrillseeking activities.

An official part of Texas' state park system, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area offers a variety of options to interested visitors including hiking, rock climbing, bird-watching and camping.

Paddleboarding — one of the more popular hobbies in Austin for residents looking for some relaxing recreation and a great nearby option for students and staff alike.

Technology can actually help; several smartphone apps are now targeted towards helping people stay healthy.

With more than 50,000 people on campus, at least one person is bound to be sick — good thing UT has University Health Services to keep our campus healthy.

Your UT tuition pays for a multitude of perks exclusive to students at Gregory Gym through the Division of Recreational Sports, ranging from massages and personal training to trips and athletic classes, all at discounted rates.

Unfortunately, students don’t always have the budget set aside to pay extra to buy all organic products, many either without a job or working part-time.

Our editor previews the content of the Health & Fitness issue.

There is no single diet for weight loss, according to Victoria Jarzabkowski, a registered dietitian and the nutrition program coordinator at UT’s Fitness Institute of Texas.

There is no one way to sleep correctly, as long as one gets a minimum of six hours of sleep during any 24-hour period of time, according to Patricia Carter, an associate professor in UT’s School of Nursing.

Some dieters are turning to foods that are advertised as healthy, but studies show that they really are not that different from the items they are meant to replace.

Everyone agrees that healthy food is fresh food, but for many college students, fresh veggies and herbs just don’t mesh with the dining hall diet.

Students that participate in RuffTail Runners check out a friendly canine from the shelter and run with them around Town Lake before bringing their new friend back to the shelter where they wait to be adopted into a forever home.

There are many options to choose from when it comes to weight loss methods, but lately, one of them has had the attention of many.

All Austinites know that our city holds a fair amount of top notch, sweet-tooth-satisfying dessert spots (Gourdough’s anyone?). Sometimes though, you might find yourself conflicted, craving something sweet but not wanting to consume an entire day’s worth of calories in one sitting. Lucky for you, there are delicious, healthy alternatives!