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April 9, 2017

On a brisk Wednesday night, 105 students gathered in Space24 Twenty to talk about menstrual health: tackling taboos, de-stigmatizing Aunt Flo’s monthly appearance, and sharing funny and enlightening stories. This event, called “Let’s Talk, Period,” launched the 2016 Or...

April 2, 2017

This month, we are featuring Jordan Metoyer, Tap Class of 2011. During her time at UT, Jordan was heavily involved in Student Government, serving as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Agency, City Relations Task Force, a Longhorn Legislative Aide, and even Chief o...

March 27, 2017

What is Week of Women?

Week of Women, presented annually by Texas Orange Jackets, is a series of events that seeks to empower women. Texas Orange Jackets serve as official hosts to the University, embodying the tenets of service, leadership, and scholarship. We aim to e...

February 7, 2017

Much of Gitanjali Bhattacharjee’s life has been shaped by Texas Orange Jackets. A fellow OJ told her about an internship at BuroHappold Engineering that ended up influencing her enormously, both professionally and personally. The internship was originally meant for the...

January 14, 2017

This month's Alumni Accolade is a more recent Tappee. Holland Finley, who graduated in 2014, was tapped in during the fall semester of her sophomore year. You may have heard her name outside of Texas Orange Jackets, as, like many of her OJ peers, she was heavily involv...

December 7, 2016

For our first alumni piece, we chose to feature Joycelyn Jurado, Tappee class of 2002. Aside from Orange Jackets, Joycelyn was involved in Communication Council, Camp Texas, and served as a mentor for both LEAP and a Freshmen Interest Group. One of the first things tha...

August 19, 2016

I have gone to 9 different schools before college and lived in 13 different houses. Home does not mean a physical location to me. One time during an Orange Jackets meeting, we had to draw on a piece of paper what home meant to us. Many people seemed to know it right aw...

July 15, 2016

 Emma (far left) and fellow Pine Cove Counselors

For six and a half weeks in the summer time, my name is Nana, short for Jack Frost Nanananana. During meal times, we stand up and cheer when anyone on stage says “Alright”, “Okay”, or “Cove Kids”, among other key words an...

May 18, 2016

Bottom row, left to right: Allison Hall, Vystnavi Karri, Lauren Caton, Kaitlyn Gruener, Melysa Barth, Shelley Broman. Middle row, left to right: Nicole Chu, Samantha Meyer, Savannah Kumar, Erica Halpern, Julie Dorland, Rachel Huynh, Divya Ramamoorthy, Amil Malik. Top r...

May 2, 2016

From September 30, 2015 to April 5, 2016, the Orange Jackets Tap Class worked tremendously hard to better the campus at the University of Texas. This year, the 31 member class decided to tackle the issue of low food security on campus. This issue is present on the 40 a...