Monthly Archives: November 2015

School Sucks: Why We Should Think Outside the Classroom and Embrace Non-Traditional Education

School Sucks: Why We Should Think Outside the Classroom and Embrace Non-Traditional Education by Carsten Hood Feeling somewhat disrespectful, since I haven’t been paying attention for most of class, I take a moment to glance up from my laptop. The professor

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Carve Out Time this Season for Friendsgiving

Carve Out Time this Season for Friendsgiving by Noelle Mandell I do all that I can to get together with my friends across the Lone Star State (and at home in Houston) as often as possible, especially over the holidays.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance by Hank Kersten The only large-scale LGBT activism event I’ve ever gone to was Dallas Pride this past fall. It was wonderfully wild and easily one of the best events I’ve been to in my life.

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Mobilizing for Food Truck Freedom

Mobilizing for Food Truck Freedom by Christian Burns When one dreams of growing up and becoming the embodiment of a valiant childhood caricature, many different professions come to mind. As a young person I longed to try my hand at

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The Refugee Crisis: A Call For Open Borders

The Refugee Crisis: A Call For Open Borders by Brittney Little Since March of 2011, almost 9 million Syrians have been left with no choice but to flee their homes since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war. Over 3

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Millennials Have a Chance to End Wars

Millennials Have a Chance to End Wars by Adam Hopson Last month, the Texas Millennial Institute held a summit for millennials to discuss the abhorrent frequency and reasons our country finds itself in war. I cannot think of a better issue

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A Letter from Abroad

A Letter from Abroad by David Matuschak As we start off our immigration summit this morning, we’re sharing a letter from a Texas millennial currently biking through Latin America.  He sends his regards from abroad, as well as some perspectives he’s

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Why Texas Millennials Should Support Planned Parenthood

Should Texas Millennials Support Planned Parenthood? by Jack Enright In the latest instance of social conservatives riling up their base before election season, the State of Texas has announced it will cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, purportedly in

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Austin! Have you been looking for an opportunity to get together with a group to critically examine philosophical texts? Well, here's your chance. We are hosting Socratic Happy Hours to discuss readings that relate to your life.

Join us over drinks and casual discussion over George Orwell's essay, "Politics and the English Language." This essay, dating back to 1946, will likely give some insight into problems we're still facing today.

Sable will be leading us through the essay, socratic seminar style. Participants will join for an hour long discussion where we address open-ended questions based on the text, listen to each others comments and respond thoughtfully, and walk away with a better understanding of the topic at hand as well as connecting more with those who attend.

Is political speech and writing the "defense of the indefensible"? Does it make lies sound truthful and murder respectable? How can we counter what's going on and help strive for sincerity in language? We'll find out together on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:30pm. (Brew and Brew is particularly busy this month, so we shifted our date from the normaly first Thursday meeting). Your first drink will be on us! Please help us spread the word.

*This event is open to anyone interested in having conducive dialogue about the essay at hand and those that agree to come prepared to engage on the text. Please read the text beforehand; there's a link to it in the "discussion" section, and we'll provide hard copies in person.
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Socratic Happy Hour: Politics & the English Language

November 15, 2017, 7:30pm - November 15, 2017, 9:30pm

Austin! Have you been looking for an opportunity to get together with a group to critically examine philosophical texts? Well, here's your chance. We are hosting Socratic Happy Hours to discuss readings that relate to your life. Join us over drinks and casual discussion over George Orwell's essay, "Politics and the English Language." This essay, dating back to 1946, will likely give some insight into problems we're still facing today. Sable will be leading us through the essay, socratic seminar style. Participants will join for an hour long discussion where we address open-ended questions based on the text, listen to each others comments and respond thoughtfully, and walk away with a better understanding of the topic at hand as well as connecting more with those who attend. Is political speech and writing the "defense of the indefensible"? Does it make lies sound truthful and murder respectable? How can we counter what's going on and help strive for sincerity in language? We'll find out together on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:30pm. (Brew and Brew is particularly busy this month, so we shifted our date from the normaly first Thursday meeting). Your first drink will be on us! Please help us spread the word. *This event is open to anyone interested in having conducive dialogue about the essay at hand and those that agree to come prepared to engage on the text. Please read the text beforehand; there's a link to it in the "discussion" section, and we'll provide hard copies in person.

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