Hilltop Views

Common Theme Speaker shares personal story as DACA recipient

Andrea Guzman

October 10, 2017

The common theme speaker this year, Erika Andiola, is “undocumented, unafraid and unapologetic.”Andiola identified herself as such while speaking at the Recreation and Convocation Center on Oct. 5, the day all renewals were due for the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals pro...

10 essential South Congress Ave pit-stops for the St. Edward’s freshman

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September 11, 2017

The fall semester begins again, bringing old and new faces to Austin. Here at Hilltop Views, we have compiled a list of great places to check out on South Congress Avenue. We seek to either remind returning students of some c...

COMMENTARY: Olympics should listen to Michael Phelps’ anti-doping stance

Jordan Watts

March 6, 2017

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, testified in front of the U.S. Congress about the importance of the rules surrounding doping in professional sports.On March 1, he expressed his confidence in his American col...

Early voting begins today, free rides to polls

Neta Bomani

October 24, 2016

Election Day is quickly approaching and registered voters can get ahead by casting their vote early today with free rides to the polls provided by Capital Metro.Early voting begins from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. starting Oct. 24 and ending Nov. 4. All Capital Metro buse...

Naval meteorologist discusses climate change, national security risks

Amanda Gonzalez

October 10, 2016

From recording data on his rain gage in his childhood, to initiating the U.S. Navy’s Task Force on Climate Change at the Pentagon, to founding Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Solutions to Weather & Climate ...

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Austin’s five top food trucks serve tasty tacos, gourmet grilled cheese

April 8, 2016

5NEWS BRIEF – Gas Leak

Jacob Rogers

February 22, 2016

On Feb. 16, food services at Ragsdale were suspended due to a minor gas leak near the Physical Plant Building, according to a St. Edward’s University alert sent to students.Food services have since resumed at South Congress Mark...

Gas leak shuts down Jo’s, food services at Ragsdale

Jacob Rogers

February 17, 2016

Food services at Ragsdale will fully resume Friday morning after a gas leak shut down services Tuesday evening.Facilities at St. Edward's University was notified of a gas leak Tuesday afternoon near the Physical Plant Buildin...

South Congress boasts murals that tell story of Austin

Elizabeth Ucles

February 15, 2016

Austin prides itself for its variety of street art and murals. It's one of the aspects that keeps the city at its weirdest.Recently, artists Aaron Meshon and local artist Mike ‘Truth’ Johnston came together with the Texas Mon...

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