Hilltop Views

Federal employees allowed to resume work following reopening of government

Bre Westry, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

The longest government shutdown in the history of the United States government ended Jan. 25 after President Donald Trump and congressional leaders reached a short-term deal allowing the government to begin operations again. T...

6 coffee shop escapes in the Capital City

@elitheplatypus

May 7, 2018

Calling all incoming students: you’re about to begin your time on the hilltop, which means A: you’re a first-time college student or B: you’re transferring. Transfer students, you already know this, but first timers, colle...

Austin Takes on the March for Our Lives

Lauren Sanchez

March 25, 2018

On Saturday, 20,000 protesters gathered at City Hall then marched to the Capitol to rally for adequate gun control laws. Mayor Steve Adler and Texas Representative Gina Hinojosa spoke on the issue, followed by Parkland survivor ...

Groups continue to resist CodeNext following release of latest draft

Victoria Cavazos

March 19, 2018

A legal memo from the city of Austin’s attorney declaring a local petition to put CodeNEXT on the ballot in November invalid is the latest move in what has been, and continues to be, a lengthy multilateral battle over draft thre...

Congressional leaders fail to act by DACA deadline

Andrea Guzman

March 5, 2018

The deadline for Congress to pass legislation surrounding Dreamers, people who were brought to the U.S. illegally at a young age, passed Monday. Students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status rallied in a week of ...

Travis county congressional candidates address climate change at panel

Victoria Cavazos

February 27, 2018

350 Austin, a local, grassroots environmental group, held a forum for candidates running in the U.S Congressional districts of Travis County to delineate their approaches to issues related to climate change in office.The group hel...

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