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SPRING 2010 SURVEY RESULTS The University of Texas at Austin is truly unique. We are as diverse as we are large, as productive as we are proud. Though we come from different backgrounds and work toward different goals, we share a common sense of pride in belonging to this University. Its potently connected community influences Austin’s landscape with its preferences and purchasing power. These pages herald UT’s favorites, from our most popular professors and athletes to the best places to shop, eat and hang out, as determined in a survey e-mailed and posted on Facebook and Congratulations and many thanks to UT’s UTmost.

UTmost EATING IN AUSTIN UTmost Sandwich Shop

Thundercloud Runners-up: Jimmy John’s and Spicy Pickle

What is the most popular sandwiches on the menu? Our two most popular sandwiches are the California Club (mmmmm avocado mmmm) and the turkey sandwich, which has lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cheese, mustard mayo and thundersauce. The big difference

between us and other chains is our bread is baked fresh and delivered to the store from a bakery. We have vegan bread with no preservatives, so if we don’t use it we get rid of it.

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Thundercloud on the menu, what would it be? I would say we’ve been around 35 years and if we’d thought of it, we would have done it. We keep inventories as multifunctional as possible.

What is the manager’s favorite sandwich and why?

Our manager at the Guadalupe loction is April. Her all-time favorites are our tuna and hummus sandwiches. The tuna is one of our best sellers!

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South Congress Cafe UTmost Brunch

South Congress Cafe Runners-up: Moonshine Patio Bar & Grill and Chez Zee

What are some of the

Some of the brunch items: best hamburgers in town, seriously, ground fresh daily, served on a homemade bun with homemade French fries, Carrot cake French toast, crab cake benedicts, steak and migas benedict, quail sandwich served with truffled remoulade tortillas, flour and corn made in house daily, soups and salads, tuna tartare and baked brie.

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UTmost Independent Coffeehouse

Spider House Runners-up: Austin Java and Caffe Medici

What is the best coffee suggestion for a student pulling an all-nighter?

The best drink for the student all-nighter is our toddy. It is a cold-brewed coffee that takes 10 hours to make and is high octane caffeine. One glass can wake the dead, or get a student through an all-nighter with ease.

How much does brunch cost and what are your hours?

What is the most popular drink on the menu?

Hours are Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Prices range from $8 to $14.

Our most popular drink varies from season to season. During the colder months of the year, our guests love our Spider Cider, a wonderful-

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ly warm combination of Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum and cider topped with cinnamon. For the hotter months, our guests tend to enjoy our Mint Mojito, a traditional mojito, but made the Spider House way with a double shot of Bacardi Silver and fresh mint muddled into one tasty drink.



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with M&M candies on top spelling out the word “YES.� It was her wedding anniversary and her husband proposed to her at Mellow Mushroom.

What is the most popular pizza?

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Mellow Mushroom UTmost Pizza Parlor

Mellow Mushroom Runners-up: Home Slice and Austin’s Pizza

What is unique about your pizza?

What are some of the strangest ingredients you have put on a pizza?

Our pizza is unique because the dough is made with spring water and does not contain any refi ned sugar or animal products. We brush our crust with garlic butter and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.

We had one person ask us to make her a pizza in the shape of a heart

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Torchy’s Tacos Runners-up: Hey Cupcake! and Flip Happy Crepes

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Tiff’s Treats UTmost Dessert

Tiff’s Treats Runners-up: Amy’s Ice Cream and The Yogurt Spot

What keeps your customers coming back? We think that customers, especially students, keep coming back because we provide a quick, relatively inexpensive way for people to enjoy something fun and delicious together. So many alumni e-mail us and say some of their favorite memories at UT were getting cookies with their roommates while studying late-

night or just hanging out.

What is the most popular dessert on the menu? Chocolate chip cookies are the most popular cookie flavor by far, probably sells more than all the other flavors combined.

What is your personal favorite and why? My favorite cookies are the snickerdoodles, I just love the taste of the cinnamon mixed with our cookie dough, it’s a real complementary flavor to the dough.

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What is the most unique roll that you serve?

UTmost Vegetarian Food

What is your chef’s favorite sushi roll?

What’s your favorite vegetarian dish?

Chef Tyson Cole’s favorite roll is the pitchfork roll. It is made with seared wagyu beef, avocado, lime, thai chili and garlic and topped with fried leeks.

Uchi UTmost Sushi

The shag roll. It is salmon, sun-dried tomato and avocado wrapped in soy paper with rice, then tempura battered and fried. It is served with spicy sauce on top and a squid ink su miso sauce underneath it.

Do you offer any student specials? We do not offer any discounts specifically for students, but we do have a social sake hour every day from 5:00 to 6:30 where we offer two types of discounted sake and four different discounted dishes.

Whole Foods Runnersup: Veggie Heaven and Wheatsville Co-op

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Our favorite vegetarian offering is our “Health Starts Here� salad and grain bar – it’s loaded with fresh ingredients, most of them organic, and it changes daily! It’s a delicious, quick and easy way to get plenty of leafy greens, vegetables, and whole grains.

Where do you get your products? We have an abundance of amazing local growers and producers in our Austin stores – just a few of our favorites: Bella Verdi Farms, Pure Luck herbs and goat cheese, Jacob Farms, Rio Star Citrus, White Mountain tofu, Jake’s Granola, Good Flow Honey, Buddha’s Brew

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What are some of the more unique items people should leave their comfort zone to try?

People should try anything at our vegan cafĂŠ “The Greenâ€? at our downtown store. They make delicious Pad Thai with “noodlesâ€? made from veggies like carrots and zucchini. Another tasty and popular choice is the kale and avocado salad. For dessert The Green offers raw brownies, and an amazing cheesecake we call “Better than Cheesecake!â€?





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UTmost CAMPUS EVENT UTmost Campus Event

A lot of work goes into prepping for Hex Rally each year! In fact, we have to work on reserving space at the end of the previous school year. Our special events and rallies committee heads it up, but it takes the joint eff ort of all our committees and members to put on a great rally. We work closely with the football program, the Longhorn Band, Texas Cheer and Pom, the emcee and all our acts to put on a great show.

Agusta Hipple, a local fortune teller. She told the students to burn red candles the week before the game as a way of “hexing� the Aggies and ending the jinx. Th roughout the week before the game, candles could be found illuminating windowsills and living rooms all over the city. After which, Texas defeated the no. 2 ranked Aggies 23 – 0, and ended the 18-year jinx. Every year students gather the night before Th anksgiving and the UT-A&M game to commemorate this tradition. In front of the Tower, they put a hex on the Aggies by singing the “Eyes of Texas� three times while thousands of students pass on the fl ame from candle to candle until the south mall is lit up.

What is the history of the event?

Why do students enjoy Hex Rally the most?

The Hex Rally is an annual tradition dating back the week before the UT football team was scheduled to travel to College Station to play the Texas Aggies in 1923. The Aggies were having a stunning year, were ranked second in the AP poll, not to mention the “jinx� they had on the Longhorns. Desperate to break the College Station “jinx,� UT students consulted Madam

UT students are crazy about Texas football, and it’s a great way for a huge, diverse campus to come together and share in a UT tradition. It’s also a really fun way to get pumped up for the big game! Texas Exes Student Chapter is really proud to be able to provide the service of upholding a favorite UT tradition for the entire student body.

Hex Rally Runners-up: 40-acres Fest and Party on the Plaza

How much preparation goes into Hex Rally every year?

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The Triangle UTmost Apartment Complex

The Triangle Runners-up: Jefferson 26 and The Block

What is the most popular floorplan?

Th e modern style, 2-bedroom, 2-bath, 1,084 sq. ft. leasing for $1,770. It has granite countertops, cherrywood cabinets, stained concrete floors, even a free washer and dryer! Th is apartment is perfect for roommates, both rooms have spacious walk-in closets and bathrooms with garden tubs. Plus the bedrooms are located on separate sides of the apartment, great for time to get away and hit the books!

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What makes your complex different from all of the rest?

We have Austin Farmers Market every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m., live music in The Triangle Park every Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., monthly movies at the park with a popcorn machine as

UTmost Off-Campus Residence Hall

The Dobie Center

well as monthly activities. Students like to live at The Triangle because it is close to campus and off ers UT shuttle bus pickup right outside your doorstep. The Triangle off ers a variety of restaurants and services within walking distance as well as a vibe that students really get into. Whether your picking up last minute art supplies at Office Max or hanging out with friend at The Flying Saucer its a UT win-win!

For students who haven’t signed leases yet, what perks are you offering?

We have great move-in specials! Also, the option to prelease for waitlist 2010, prelease your apartment now for next year to avoid the rush and we can lock you in at the special rate. Currently, our special is one month free on a 12-month lease. Included in rent is free parking, free Internet, 24-hour access to fitness and business centers and three sparkling pools. The hottest spot to live in Austin! Th e one-stop shop and best deals in Austin. Where you get your bang for your buck.

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UTmost Apartment Locator

512 Realty Runners-up: West Campus Living and Austin City Realty

How do your services work?

We start by getting a full understanding of everything you’re looking for including type of property, price range, areas and other special criteria that are important to you or your group. This is a fully customized service that is tailored for each individual client. Next we put a list together of properties that meet your criteria. A 512 Realty agent then takes you on a tour to view those properties all the while making sure to give you the pros and cons of each property and it’s area. After

UTmost College at UT

College of Communications Runners-up: Buisness and Liberal Arts

What are some of the favorite classes offered in the College of Communication?

Communication Studies: CMS 315M, Interpersonal Communication Theory (Da ly); Adver tising / Public Relations: PR 305, Fundamentals of Public Relations (Anderson); ADV/ PR 378 Black Music and the Media (Junker); Journalism: J 310, Critical Issues in Journalism (Jensen); J 360 Media Law and Ethics (Jensen); Communication Sciences and Disorders: CSD 306K Introduction to Communication Disorders (Ma rqua rdt); R adioTelevision-Film: RTF 316M Race, Ethnicity, and the Media; RTF 370 Films of Clint Eastwood; Films of Scorsese; Film Analysis and Criticism-Hitchcock (Schatz); RTF 343M Master Class in Production; Any course off ered by Charles Ramirez-Berg.

all, we are all current and former UT students and that comes with years of experience. Your 512 Realty agent will then help you with all the paperwork, negotiate on your behalf and coordinate with your parents if necessary. Your agent is then there to help you at any point between the application process, lease signing and move in.

How much do your services cost?

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UTmost EXPERIENCE How soon do students need to start looking for the summer/fall? The preleasing season usually starts the October of the year before they move in. So, this season started in October of 2009. Typically, the

best and most desirable places lease first due to the high demand. We then see a huge up-tick in activity around the second or third week of the spring semester. It is pretty busy right now. A fallacy that many students take as fact is that the longer they wait, the better deal they’re

going to get. This can be true on a case-by-case basis, however, even though it was true in 2008, 2009 moved away from that trend. We think that 2010 will shift even more away from that. Most likely all that will be left late in the season is going to be less desirable properties.

The best part is that our services are completely free! Your 512 Realty agent is paid a commission by the property owner or management of the house, condo or apartment that you choose. So the tenants get all the benefit of the service without any cost.

What things might not be known about the college?

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department off ers training in speechlanguage pathology, audiology and deaf education, and includes a comprehensive speech and hearing center in the CMA building that offers to the community a full range of assessment and treatment services for communication disorders. The College has numerous scholarships available to students through a single application process in March of each academic year. We have a Scholarship Blog that is updated every time we fi nd a new scholarship opportunity, both within and outside the college.The Communication Career Services office can offer expert assistance to students in career planning and internship and job searches. Services are free to undergraduates in any of our majors. CCS also maintains data on where our graduates have found employment each year. The College of Communication is as *good* as we are *big*. We’re not only only the largest and most comprehensive school of communication in the country, we’re among the very best as well.

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UTmost PROFESSORS & CLASSES hidden. I teach courses in law and politics. Sometimes the concepts are obscure and confusing. When I can engage students in a meaningful dialogue, showing them that they have the ability to understand and master challenging material, I am privileged to be part of something special.

How do you keep your classes interesting for the students?

Jeff Millstone UTmost Professor

Jeff Millstone

What has been your most memorable teaching moment?

I’ve been fortunate in that I have had so many memorable “teach-

ing moments,” so to single one out is difficult. What stands-out for me are all those moments when a student who has been struggling to understand a difficult idea, suddenly “gets it.” It’s as though I can see that light bulb click-on, shedding light on what had been

I strive to keep the material fresh for me. I share my passion with my students. I do not teach my courses the same way each semester. I am constantly updating and revising. I often, to the chagrin of the bookstores, change the books I require. I stay current on new developments in my discipline and explore applying new methods in my teaching. I also aim to preserve what has worked for me in the past, based primarily on feedback from my students.

How long have you been teaching at UT, and what do you enjoy about it?

I have been teaching in my current position in the Department of Government at UT for three years. What I most enjoy is being part of something that matters. When I look out at the students in my classes, I remember how I as a student felt when I stepped into a college classroom. A young adult pulled in different directions by curiosity, confusion, fear, and distraction. I had the good fortune to have professors who enthusiastically shared ideas and the joy of learning. They showed me the value of freely exploring ideas, problem solving, discovery, and “learning to learn.” These college teachers opened a door to a world that both liberates and empowers. I find fulfillment in continuing what these teachers shared with me.

UTmost Professor, Runner-up

John Murphy

What classes do you teach?

For the past 32 years, I have taught the introduction to course ADV 318J. In addition, I have most often taught the honors campaigns class ADV 373H/PR 377H. Next fall, in addition to the intro class, I will be teaching the integrated brand promotion management class ADV 370J.

What has been your most memorable teaching moment?

One of many memorable teaching moments came in 2000 in the wake of a defeat of a student competition team I worked with as their faculty sponsor. After two semesters of hard work, crafting a great campaign, and a win at the regional level; the UT group came in fourth in the national finals. The finals were held in Las Vegas in June after the students had graduated in May. The day after the defeat, a group of us had boarded a bus to the airport when Jill Bass, one of the team members with a later flight, came on board to say good bye. Jill wept tears of disappointment, relief, and sadness as she said goodbye to the team and our bittersweet experience plus an important chapter in her life. It was most emotional and an experience I will never forget.

How do you keep your classes interesting for the students?

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UTmost Professor, Runner-up

John Daly

What has been your most memorable teaching moment?

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opportunities for relevance.

How long have you been teaching at UT, and what do you enjoy about it?

Yes, I have been teaching at UT Austin in the ad/PR department for 35 years. What I enjoy the most, and what makes teaching so exciting every day, is the students. We are fortunate to have attracted a wonderful group of students to this campus. They are bright, curious, eager to learn about the field, and creative. This stimulates me to play a small role by encouraging and challenging them.

There are so many, here are a couple: Funny — when teaching physical attractiveness research I suggested that appearance is normative. You dress for the setting, for example. I made the comment that no one would wear a bathing suit to class, but would certainly wear one at the beach. Next class, a student comes in wearing, yep, a bathing suit. Here is a serious one: I do a lecture on shyness each semester where one student talked to me afterward about her shyness. We start working together and over time she learned ways to overcome her shyness. A “change your life experience� for her.

How do you keep your classes interesting for the students?

With stories, a sense of humor, student participation and a sense that what I am talking about is absolutely vital to everyone’s life. Since I record each lecture and put those recordings up along

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with the slides, no one actually has to come to class. So every day I imagine I have to make people want to come back the next day for another class. That makes me a better teacher — after all, how boring would it be to show up and have no one in class.

How long have you been teaching at UT, and what do you enjoy about it?

You make me feel old — 33 years. What do I enjoy—the students (of course). But teaching is also a wonderfully selfish job — where else do you get to study and talk about what you find interesting every day to groups of people who often share your interests? It keeps you young in a lot of good ways.

What classes do you teach?

Lawrence Speck UTmost Professor, Runner-up

Lawrence Speck

I teach CMS 315M (Interpersonal Communication) and CMS 367 (Advocacy in Politics)—the latter class is taught in D.C. as part of the Archer program where UT students spend a semester interning in D.C. I also teach graduate classes in both business and communication.

What has been your most memorable teaching moment?

One of the most memorable teaching moments I have ever had was the first day I taught my Creative Problem Solving class. Although I was a seasoned teacher of more than 30 years I was scared to death. The subject matter of the class was way out of my comfort zone, and even though I had busted my ass to prepare for the course, I still felt like I was jumping out of an airplane Continued page 12 with a questionable parachute.

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keep your class interesting?

The class was all so attentive and excited about the topic that it immediately put me at ease, and I realized we could all do this together—no sweat.

How do you keep your classes interesting for the students?

I try to keep my classes interesting for students by finding things that really interest me in the subject matter. I figure if I am not excited about something it is going to be very difficult to get someone else interested. I am always trying to dig deeper or find new stories or illustrative examples that make the material more intriguing and germane to me and to the students.

If you could teach any other class, what would it be and why?

I have been teaching at UT since 1975 and have always enjoyed being at a big, complex university. I love the intensity of the West Mall when classes are changing and the sense of grandeur and awe I feel walking up and down the South Mall with the Tower lording over it. I really like the diversity of students in my classes these days. Their families are from all over the world even if they may have grown up in Texas. I love being around so many smart people with wide ranges of backgrounds and interests both on the faculty and with students. I teach three classes these days. ARC 308 Architecture and Society is taught both fall and spring (and for the first time in summer school this summer). I teach ARC 386 Architectural Theory I to incoming graduate students as well in the fall semesters and UGS 303 Creative Problem Solving, and undergraduate Signature Course in the spring.

I am sure the subject matter keeps my class interesting, but I also think I am a pretty lively lecturer with lots of humor and real-life examples to keep things going. We try to have discussion sessions throughout the semester, and these are really enjoyable. I learn an immense amount from my students each semester, so that keeps things interesting for me. But I also have a kind of intensity, a passion really, about certain subjects; and when you are around someone who is passionate about something, it tends to hold your attention. I guess passion about human sexuality is well placed! But topics like anatomy, love and sexual coercion are also among my passions.

Nancy Daley’s Human Sexuality UTmost Interesting Class

Nancy Daley’s Human Sexuality & Relationships Runners-up: Interpersonal Communications and Intro to Psychology

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What has been your favorite moment teach-

ing this class?

Favorite moment? How could I possible pick one? When a woman talks about being raped, or a man talks about the death of his wife, or when one group on “sexual technique day� makes us all shriek with surprise and amazement at what gymnastic genius they have just shown us –fully clothed, I must add. When a student talks about arriving from China knowing not one thing about sex, or an ex-marine tells about eating vast quantities of pineapple in Hawaii with apparent good eff ect regarding the fl avor of his semen, or someone says for the fi rst time in public, “I am gay.� The time I left the room for a few minutes while a discussion was going on and when I came back in a student asked, “So did you go to the ladies’ room?� and I said, “Yeah. Why?� and he said, “Because your microphone was on.� How am I supposed to pick one favorite out of ten years packed with such moments?

If you could teach any other class, what would it be and why?

Would I teach another class. I would love to teach interpersonal communication, and I love teaching about developmental psychology, and teaching a psychotherapy class would be fun and interesting. As a poet I could teach a writing class, and that would be great. But who would trade away a sex class? Not me.

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UTmost STUDENT ORGS from your time in the sorority?

My best memories in DG vary from the trips and other big events to the everyday moments shared living in the house, going through the trials and triumphs of college together.

What events does your sorority host?

DG is known for Anchor Splash, a male synchronized swimming competition that takes place in the fall and raises funds for our philanthropy, which benefits the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired. We also host Anchor Slam, a basketball tournament in the spring.

Delta Gamma UTmost Sorority

Delta Gamma Runners-up: Kappa Delta and Alpha Delta Pi

What are your best memories UTmost Fraternity

Phi Kappa Psi

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Runners-up: Sigma Phi Epsilon and Kappa Sigma

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UTmost Non-Greek Student Organization

Texas Spirits Runners-up: Texas Cowboys and Texas Spikes

What are some of the events your organization participates in?

Texas Spirits paint The Drag windows every Sunday relating to diff erent sports, community and service events being held on campus. We also work with Tejas to set up the fl ashcard section at the football games. Our largest service event of the year is a benefit concert called Band Jam. Every fall the proceeds from Band Jam go to the Make-aWish Foundation. Last year we were able to grant four deserving children their wishes.

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Texas Spirits

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all of the others?

Our history makes Texas Spirits unique from all other organizations. Founded in 1941, Texas Spirits were formerly known as Texas Spooks. Many of the same traditions that were started at our organization’s inception are still practiced today in 2010. We hold these traditions very dear and strive to incorporate our four pillars of spirit, love, friendship and service into everything we do.



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UTmost BEAUTY & FASHION St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s University Graduate School

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Milk + Honey Runners-up: Viva Day Spa and Grapevine Salon

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UTmost Salon or Spa for a manicure and pedicure

Milk + Honey Spa

How much does a mani/pedi cost?

We off er a variety of treatments to take care of anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs. For instance, the buff + go manicure, $25, will save the busiest Longhorns time and money, the Milk + Honey pedicure is a relaxing, hour-long treat for $50, and the lux pedi, $65, is more than an hour of upgrades and spa bliss. Our Web site explains every treatment and price, and will

often include seasonal specials and combo packages:

Do you offer any student specials?

UT students, staff and faculty receive a 10-percent discount at Milk + Honey. Be sure to let us know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a Longhorn!

Quirky, fun, one-of-a-kind retro; rock tees; cute current and retro/vintage summer dresses and blouses; great boot collection; designer handbags and shoes; and costume jewelry.



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How does the selling back process work?


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Buffalo Exchange Runners-up: Lucy in Disguise With Diamonds and Cream

What are some fun items students can find while browsing through the racks?

We take current styles, great vintage and retro, one-of-a-kind, unique pieces and great basics. You can opt to receive either 35 percent cash or 50 percent trade. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get the most bang for your buck if you decide to accept trade instead of cash for your stuff. If you accept trade, our store will give you 50 percent of the selling price weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll offer for your items. So for example, if we will be pricing your item at $20 in the store, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll give you $10 in trade or $7 in cash (35 percent of the selling price). You can use the trade whenever you want.

UTmost Clothing Boutique

Wish Runners-up: Whole Earth Provision Co. and C. Jane


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UTmost Austin Festival & Thing To Do Before Graduation UTmost Tanning Salon

Aruba Tan Runners-up: Darque Tan and Palm Beach Tan

Austin City Limits Music Festival Runners-up: Fest: South by Southwest and Eeyoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birthday Before graduation: Bar hop on 6th St. and Swim at Barton Springs

Arbua Tan UTmost Hair Salon

UTmost Tattoo Parlor

Grapevine Salon

Diablo Rojo

Runners-up: Urban Betty and Avant Hair & Skin

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Austin City Limits

Runners-up: Atomic Tattoos and Black Cat Tattoo

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Jay Stephens, a.k.a. Selector J â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Roots Attack!â&#x20AC;? Runners-up: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sasquatch and You,â&#x20AC;? Jessica â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jurassicaâ&#x20AC;? Allen and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Morning Chops,â&#x20AC;? Michael â&#x20AC;&#x153;McAfeeâ&#x20AC;? McAffe

What do you talk about on your show?

Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m in the booth alone so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basically like talking to the furniture, so I try to talk mostly about the music and very little else in order to keep it interesting. And since I play mostly old reggae tunes that many people

are unfamiliar with, I like to give the audience details about the music theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just heard, such as who the backing band was, or who the producer was, or which studio it was recorded in, etc. In Jamaica during the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;70s and early â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s, so much about the songâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s quality and style depends on these things and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re too often overlooked, in my opinion.

What time does your show air? Mondays from 10 to 11 p.m. on 91.7 FM.

What is your favorite on-air memory?

A while back, I did a show all about reggae icon Mikey Dread and afterward a guy in Israel posted a comment on our Web site about how much he enjoyed the show. I guess that was technically â&#x20AC;&#x153;post on-air,â&#x20AC;? but I thought that was pretty rocking. During the show nothing real exciting is going on. We have a lot of tasks to complete as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re doing the show so my favorite on-air moments are simply when everything is clicking. So honestly, it may not sound too exciting but my favorite moments are when all the equipment is working.

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UTmost TSTV Program


Will Patterson, Producer of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Local Liveâ&#x20AC;?

We air every night in the dorms (Ch. 15) and antenna (Ch. 29.1) at 10 p.m. Plus, new episodes premiere every Friday at 9 p.m. You can also watch episodes on the Texas Student Television Web siteâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; http://texasstudenttv.comâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; and the video archive has performances dating back to 2003 on the Local Live Web site: We also produce a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Takeaway Showâ&#x20AC;?-esque side project called â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Austin Sessionsâ&#x20AC;? that has featured bands such as Wild Moccasins, The Eastern Sea, Mother Falcon, and others playing in different locations around Austin. You can check that out at austinsessionstv. Finally, you can tune into the Local Live radio show every Sunday at 10 p.m. on KVRX 91.7FM or

Runners-up: Live Sports and KVR News 9

What has been your favorite TSTV experience so far?

My favorite TSTV experience has been producing Local Live. None of this would be possible without my co-producer and good friend Jason Hood, KVRX Local Live director Kayla Croft, who books the bands for Local Live, and a collection of the most talented people a person could work with. Being a part of something this special, something that means a lot not only to us, but to the Austin music community, is something that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll cherish forever.

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UTmost Happy Hour & Sports Bar

at your restaurant, and how big are they?

Cain & Abelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

We have 14 TVs - six 32â&#x20AC;? , six 42â&#x20AC;? flat screens and two 56â&#x20AC;? flat screens.

Runners-up: Happy hour: Trudyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Chuyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sports bar: Cuatros and Pluckers

When is your happy hour? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monday to Friday 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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UTmost OUT & ABOUT UTmost Dance Club

What is the best game-day food and beverage that you serve?

Acesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lounge

Our famous stuffed jalapenos and chicken tenders are game-day favorites. Popular game-day drinks are Texas and Bevo teas.

UTmost Live Music Venue

Runners-up: Illusion and Beauty Bar

Emoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Runners-up: Cactus Cafe and Antoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

What are the drink and food specials during happy hour? The $5.99 daily lunch special is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday. Happy hour from 3 to 7 p.m. features $1off draft beers and $1 mini chester burgers. Daily specials include: $2 pints for almost all beer on Mondays; $1 domestics Tuesdays; $2.50 Texas pints (20 different Texas beers) Wednesdays; $6 teas Thursdays; $3.50 bombs Fridays; $2-off all pitchers Saturdays; and$2 select top shelf drinks Sundays.

UTmost Movie Theater

Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse Runners-up: Dobie Theater and Bob Bullock IMAX Theater

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UTmost Head Shop

BCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Smoke Shop Runners-up: Pipeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plus, The Gas Pipe and Planet K

Who is the most outrageous customer

you have come across ille, and makes his living as a pool shark. His attitude in your store? The most memorable customer would have to be the strange guy whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stuck in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;80s with a huge mullet, â&#x20AC;&#x153;ole skoolâ&#x20AC;? buick bonnev-

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Spring 2010

UTmost Local News Story of 2009

Leslieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospitalization Runners-up: Texas Student Media stops printing The Daily Texan and the Texas gubernatorial election.

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Ghostland Observatory Runners-up: Iron and Wine and Spoon

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UTmost DWI/Criminal Defense Attorney

Betty Blackwell Runners-up: Dunham Law Firm and Law Office of James Gill

What is some helpful advice for students in legal trouble?

If you are in legal trouble, please speak to an attorney before making any decision as to how to proceed. All legal cases have records that follow students around for the rest of their lives unless they are resolved properly. I am a criminal defense attorney. Any arrest can result in records that cause my

clients lots of problems down the road unless the case is taken care of with a dismissal so that the records can be expunged.

What are some of the most common cases you deal with? In DWI cases, my advice is always to NOT take the breath test, even if threatened with a mandatory blood draw. In assault, marijuana and theft cases, the client needs to assert their right to remain silent and not speak to the police about the case once they have been handcuffed. The police have made up their mind at that point and

UTmost Dive Bar

Hole in the Wall Runners-up: Nastyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Ginnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Little Longhorn

any statement is only going to be used AGAINST my client not on their behalf. This does not mean to refuse to give your name and address. The local police agencies have started a cite-andrelease policy for many theft and marijuana cases. As long as the person gives an Austin address, they will receive a citation to appear in court at a later time. They must give the police this information to get the citation, otherwise they will be taken to jail to post bond. Once the student receives a citation, they need to speak to an attorney.

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UTmost Bar Music

Crown & Anchor

Runners-up: Shangri-La and Barflyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

UTmost Hookah Bar

Arab Cowboy

Runners-up: Kasbah and Pipeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plus

UTmost Blog Runners-up: Burnt Orange Report and Austin Style Watch

We interact daily with our readers through our Twitter account (@austinist), Facebook page (/austinist) and e-mails. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also always out and about, engaging in many of the things that we write about.

Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the most important story of 2010? Statewide, all eyes are on the November elections, especially as thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s this momentum building toward Texas shifting back

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to a Democratic state. Many signs point to this happening at some point within the decade, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be especially interesting to see whether or not thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the right leadership in place to make that happen this year. And, on the flip side, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be fascinating to see how the GOP adapts to its eversplintering constituency. Expect plenty of shenanigans this year, from both parties. On a local level, the aftereffects of last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s economic downturn are still rippling through the city. Restaurants, venues, retailers have

gone belly-up by the handfuls, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re seeing this playing out in many different ways: thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s less buzz around the big festivals, fewer people out in the bars and clubs, and, generally speaking, a sense of diminished excitement. But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get me wrong, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not all doom and gloom â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the economy just accelerated us toward the next inflection point in Austinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development, which will bring with it a new slew of creative projects, small businesses and the like.

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