“Why Did You Come to Texas?”

Dear Out of State PNM, “Percentage of out-of-state students at University of Texas at Austin: 10.6%.” To some this is just a mere data point, but for me this one little number almost changed my whole college decision. The idea of living thousand miles away and only knowing two other people at UT scared me…

A Semester Abroad

It’s hard to describe study abroad. It’s a unique experience and one I highly recommend. When in your life will you have the freedom to take 5 months and travel the world? I spent my last semester in Vallendar, Germany, a small city along the Rhine. I traveled to 15 different countries, checking several items…

Go Confidently, Go KD

Dear PNM, I wish I could tell you exactly what to wear, say, and do during sorority recruitment to make sure you have the ‘perfect’ week, but I can’t. In fact, nobody can: not your friends, roommates, or even your mom. Not one girl will have the same recruitment experience, and that is okay. While…

My Journey to Kappa Delta: Halle Brazda

Dear PNM, Coming into recruitment as a freshman two years ago, I was pretty familiar with the process. Many girls from my high school were in sororities at UT, and my mom was also in a sorority here. I knew I wanted to be part of a sisterhood, but didn’t exactly know what I was…

Q/A with Chai: Our Shamrock Queen!

Note from the Editor: About a month ago, all of our hard work towards writing letters, seeking out donations, and getting all of our friends and family to run a 5k with us completely paid off.  We were able to write a check of over $53,000 to go towards our national philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America,…

The SXKD Soundtrack

While most UT students can’t wait to get out of Austin and hit the beach for spring break, I always look forward to sharing the city with the crowds that flood in for South by Southwest. SXSW has been my go-to spring break plan since freshman year, and now that I’m a junior, I can’t…

Health & Happiness

There’s the saying, “new year, new me”, which can be applicable to everyone in a different way. But for me, it’s better said, “new day, new me.” This stems from having those days where you cheat on your diet, skip your workout, and get mad at your best friend for no reason. Instead of focusing…

Shear Magic & Confidence

The B A N G d a r a h   w e l c h  |  pc 14 Growing up I learned that a woman’s hair is her crowning glory. While some take this statement and turn it into quirky hair colors and pixie cuts, I don’t usually make such extreme changes because I’m…

♥ Galentines Galore ♥ by Courtney Devore

Living in a sorority house is an experience unlike anything else. Having your best friends living in the same room with you, down the hall from you, AND across the building from you is as amazing as it sounds. I have lived in the house for two years and I wouldn’t trade a single moment…

Moments of Madison : An Inside Look on Madam Pres~

Note from the Editor: O’ Captain! My Captain! Madison Weaver: passionate PR major, wedding planning intern, former KD Vice-President of Public Relations, and now the president of our Sigma Epsilon Chapter. She is undoubtedly a fierce leader that is loved by many, and someone that I have looked up to for five years now!  Throughout the…

The 7 Things to Know About School *sung like Miley*

As we begin this week, it’s becoming very real that syllabus week is officially over and the semester is actually here…coming at what seems like 100 mph!  The beginning of the semester is always so daunting with new classes, new professors, and new expectations.  So here are seven ~hopefully~ helpful tips to ensure both a…

hooKeD Notre Dame!

There’s nothing quite like game day in Austin, Texas! The energy, the excitement, the pride, it’s electric. I have been nervously counting down the days for this season to begin. We have a new quarterback, a new baby Bevo, and lots of new hope for this year to be special. If you know me, you…