Life as a Longhorn: See the Forty Acres Through the Eyes of Students

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What is life really like as an undergraduate at The University of Texas at Austin? We asked students to snap photographs throughout a typical day to help answer that question. Take a look:

Kornel Rady
Government, Communication Studies and Corporate Communication Senior

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As Student Government president, Kornel Rady spends his days meeting with other leaders from across campus and working to improve student life. In this video, Kornel starts his day at a meeting with UT System Chancellor William McRaven and ends the day with his Tejas Club friends.

April Brown
Public Relations Junior

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Student athlete April Brown starts her day in Austin and ends it at a regatta in San Diego. She traveled there with her Texas Rowing teammates for the San Diego Crew Classic.

Allyson LaFrance
Exercise Science Senior

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Allyson LaFrance, who also works for University Unions, starts her day on campus visiting the Student Activity Center and stopping to enjoy some of the many activities that pop up across campus.

Mac McCann
Plan II, Religious Studies and History Senior

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When he's not going to class and studying, Mac McCann writes for publications including Texas Travesty, The Daily Texan, The Dallas Morning News and The Huffington Post, among others.

Johanna Zambrano
Public Relations Senior

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Johanna Zambrano, a self-described "coffee and doughnut enthusiast," also works in the Office of the Dean of Students. During the day captured in this video, she explores some of the student activities that pop up across campus.

Ali Bawany
Finance Sophomore

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Ali Bawany is a member of the UT Archery Club, works in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and is involved with the University Securities Investment Team.

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Something For Everyone

Much like the city it calls home, UT offers something for everyone. Students can pick from more than 1,200 classes offered each semester at 16 colleges and schools. And, with more than 1,100 student organizations active at UT, finding a tight-knit group of friends among 50,000 students isn't too difficult.

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