This map shows the status of popular locally owned restaurants in New, Braunfels, Texas. The pins for each restaurant are color-coded: green for fully open; yellow for to-go only; orange for temporarily closed; and red for restaurants that went out of business during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Artist transforms passion into small business
by Madison Ratcliff While art for many is just a fun pastime, Melissa Ratcliff turned her passion for art into a growing small business. Ratcliff has been drawing and painting since she was in second grade, but she didn’t formally take art classes until college. At Texas Tech University, she earned a bachelor’s degree in […]
Poverty and depression in college students
“They say money cannot buy happiness, but money most certainly plays a huge role in general happiness and satisfaction in life” -Annmarie Ivey, counselor Imagine a college student enrolled in 6 classes, which is 18 hours a week, working 40 hours a week, while also attempting to maintain a household, animals, their social and romantic […]
Fast-Food Restaurant Workers Discuss Health Concerns and Wage Gaps Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
Even though pandemic restrictions are lifting, restauranters and employees are still struggling with issues in staffing. Diamonique Robinson, general manager at a Mod Pizza in Austin, got promoted in 2020 during the beginning of COVID-19 and has had a difficult time learning how to handle curbside pickup, mask policies, and increased sales. “Sometimes it makes […]