SXSW 2017: Four Small Take Aways

Making a case for removable batteries During my time at SXSW, I had no better partner than my smartphone, a trusty LG G4. I described my smartphone as “my everything.” The reason being of course that I relied on it for note-taking, photos, social media, messaging, and, most importantly, navigation. As you can imagine, my consistent...

SXSW 2017: It’s Over?

SXSW 2017 was a whirlwind. From the moment I applied to the class, to the conference, to writing the post and all the tacos in between, I didn’t expect it to fly by so fast. When I started at Texas State University in 2012, I was a Communication Design major and was set on graduating...

SXSW: That’s a Wrap

Now comes the time at the end of SXSW where I try to summarize the past two weeks of inspiration, insanity and exhaustion. There are so many high points, it’s hard to focus on just a few, and I am sure that clarity will emerge more over time. First of all, having graduate students be...

SXSW 2017: The Finale

SXSW went as quickly as it came. One moment I was preparing interviews with panelists for preview articles, and now I’m writing my final piece to wrap up my experience. My experience at SXSW was first overwhelming. I had never been to the conference, film or music portion, so it was completely new to me....

SXSW 2017 Experience

Finally, the week after SXSW has come where we conclude our thoughts about our experience at the conference and being part of the SXTXState team overall. After a few months working on the SXTXState project, I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Being a part of the SXTXState team has been...

SXSW 2017 Recap

I have been looking forward to writing this specific article for a long time. A lot of the previews, panel coverage and interviews this project has allowed me to do has also forced me to write more as a journalist and less like a blogger. In this article, I get to go back to my...

Girls and Sex: Navigating from Shame to Joy

Peggy Orenstein is the author of The New York Times best-sellers Girls & Sex, Cinderella Ate My Daughter and Waiting for Daisy as well as Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Kids, Love and Life in a Half-Changed World and the classic SchoolGirls: Young Women, Self-Esteem and the Confidence Gap. Orenstein was one of the SXSW Interactive Keynotes with her panel, Girls and Sex: Navigating from Shame...

A Conversation with Buzz Aldrin and Jeff Kluger

Buzz Aldrin’s panel, A Conversation with Buzz Aldrin and Jeff Kluger, was out of this world. Just kidding, I know that was corny but I couldn’t miss the chance. In a featured session at SXSW, Buzz Aldrin took the stage for a conversation with Jeffrey Kluger, TIME editor-at-large and co-author of Apollo 13, to discuss his plans...