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A day in the life: Kayla Khan and her battle with cancer

Hardin building. April 21.

Khirstia Sheffield, Reporter

June 3, 2020

On Nov. 27, 2019 her life changed. She walked into UT Southwestern Dallas hopeful, and walked out uncertain of her destiny. A life that was once centered around freedom, invincibility and youth drastically transitioned into a life tied to constant doctor’s visits, fear and depression. Kayla Khan, psychology...

The chaos that is K. Aus- the story of cancer survivor Kylie Austin

The chaos that is K. Aus- the story of cancer survivor Kylie Austin

Tasia Floissac, Reporter

May 1, 2018

For the average 18-year-old, it would seem that college life is about enjoying new-found freedom, homecoming and bonfires, cringing at cafeteria food and struggling to make that 4.0 GPA or not sleeping through class. But it definitely wasn’t the story of the vibrant history senior, Kylie Austin. Instead,...

Students participate in the Jared Box Project

Kelsey Purcell

November 10, 2016

For most, the holidays are a time of joy and celebration. Children run downstairs to find presents under a decorated tree, and a scent of cookies and peppermint in the air. But not all children are so fortunate. For some, the holidays are spent in a hospital bed, eating a meal prepared by the cafeter...

Women’s soccer player battles cancer

Kylie Austin

Noah Fazekas

August 13, 2015

Kylie Austin, history freshman and defender for the women's soccer team, was on her way to move into her dorm in Killingsworth Hall when she received a call from a doctor that would change her life forever. Earlier that summer, Austin was seeing a specialist for a respiratory infection when a d...

Kissing for cancer: Sorority hosts fundraiser to raise awareness

Treston Lacy

April 29, 2015

To raise awareness for cancer members of Kappa Delta Chi hosted Kiss the Wall Wednesday. Lucia Ramirez, radiology senior said, “It’s a great way to reach the student body with fun and also get the students aware of the different types of cancer.” Thirty-two people participated in the event...

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