Claire Clements, a journalism first-year student, comes from Coppell, Texas. She loves reading, visiting coffee shops, and advocating for disability rights. Host Austin Martinez talks with Claire about transitioning to college life and her unique responsibility as a storyteller.
Author: Austin Martinez
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these organizations for free or
discounted services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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