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Crazy UT Kids Celebrate Last Day of Class

KUT News intern Nick Robertson was returning from a protest marking the anniversary of the Bhopal gas tragedy when he noticed a group University of Texas undergrads doing this over and over and over on Guadalupe Street. 

Students would chant back and forth across the street waiting for the light to turn green. When the signal changed to "Walk" they would rush into a mob in the middle of the street and beat each other with plastic swords. Students told Nick they were doing it to celebrate the end of fall semester classes. 

Do you know what this means? We were kind of baffled. 

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.