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A little over a month since the UK variant of COVID-19 was found on the University of Texas campus, the university sent out an alert that another variant originating from California has been identified at a campus testing site. The individuals who tested positive for the B.1.429 variant of the virus have been identified and are quarantining.

Some studies have shown that the current vaccines being distributed against COVID-19 can fight certain variants, but in its alert, UT states that there is little data about the transmissibility and severity of the new variant.

The variant was first identified in California in November 2020 and has since been found in 19 other countries.


Former University of Texas linebacker died of an accidental overdose in May, according to a statement from his family. (Texas Football/Twitter)

Texas Longhorns linebacker Jake Ehlingers' death this spring was the result of an accidental drug overdose, according to a statement by the late student's family.

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Jiu jitsu greats including Crag Jones (in leopard print) have opened gyms in Austin. (Claire Partain/Austonia)

Eight of the world's best Brazilian jiu-jitsu athletes flew into Austin in September to be in the new hub for the sport. But after over a decade of fighting together, they'll no longer be under the same name.

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