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Free August events to end the summer
August 3, 2016
Make the most of the final days of summer with some of these Austin events that won’t break the bank.
Media coverage of shootings evolves over past 50 years
August 1, 2016
The morning after the 1966 UT Tower shooting, an Austin American front-page headline read “Everyone Loved Him.”
Wendy Davis launches nonprofit encouraging gender equality
July 17, 2016
Former Texas Sen. Wendy Davis is bringing the fight for gender equality off of the senate floor and directly to women with the launch of her nonprofit, Deeds Not Words.
Five free classes to take in Austin this month
July 15, 2016
Take advantage of your summer free time and learn a new skill or hobby with one of these free local classes.
Professors share their favorite summer spots in Austin
July 9, 2016
Three UT professors recommend their favorite places to visit around Austin in the summer.
UT alumna aspires to empower women through Austin-based fashion blog
July 6, 2016
Staying in Austin was a risky career decision for UT alumna Jessi Afshin, but much of her career in fashion blogging has been about going against the grain.
July events provide free fun in Austin
July 1, 2016
Get the most out of the month with The Daily Texan’s local event picks.
“The Girls” tells gripping fictional account of Manson-like cult
June 25, 2016
Evie Boyd’s parents are divorcing and she’s fighting with her best friend, so she does what any fourteen-year-old with too much angst would do — she joins a cult.
Four events to celebrate LGBT pride this month
June 19, 2016
Austin’s LGBT celebration continues in full swing as the end of Pride month draws near.
Television faces challenges in representing the LGBT community
June 19, 2016
In the wake of this past television season, audiences seem to be clear on one thing: LGBT representation is important — and lacking.
Four weekend adventures outside Austin
June 13, 2016
Get your keys and grab a friend — The Daily Texan has four suggestions for weekend excursions no more than 100 miles outside of Austin.
Five road trip reads
June 8, 2016
Catch up on your reading this summer with these five books.
Television producer reflects on life in showbiz
June 6, 2016
Kevin Falls, co-executive producer of the Emmy-winning drama “The West Wing,” will screen his new Fox drama, “Pitch,” and speak on panels such as “Short N’ Sweet: The Single Season” at the ATX Television Festival on June 10.
ATX Television Festival brings TV classics, pilots, cancelled shows to fans
June 6, 2016
The ATX Television Festival returns for its fifth year with “The West Wing” and “Ugly Betty” reunions and 80 other panels.
Students fundraise to aid reconstruction of Ecuador after earthquake
May 6, 2016
After receiving news of the earthquake in Ecuador on April 16, business sophomore Bernardo Vallarino’s first instinct was to call his family. Despite his immense relief in discovering they were fine, Vallarino, like many other students from Ecuador, was overcome with unbearable pain because of his inability to help his homeland.
Female engineer reflects on underrepresenation of women in major
May 3, 2016
Like many new college students, biomedical engineering freshman Somya Agarwal was terrified entering her first class. But it wasn’t because she was afraid of the coursework — it was because she was in a minority the moment she stepped through the door.
Student-made documentary tells stories of students without limbs
April 27, 2016
Ty Wilson said he’d always heard losing a limb was like losing a loved one.
LGBT gaming convention opens up conversation about minority representation, inclusion
April 21, 2016
Shane Brown was sitting in a cubicle, working a nine-to-five tech job after he was diagnosed with cancer. With what felt like finite time remaining, Brown abandoned his cubicle in pursuit of something more meaningful.
Students seek to define youth through art at Young Bloods exhibition
April 17, 2016
Juan Pablo Rivera was 13 when the first shooting he remembers occurred in his hometown of Tampico, Mexico.
Family dysfunction novel “The Nest” lives up to hype
April 4, 2016
One car crash, and Leo Plumb’s family’s entire fortune is at risk — not that he necessarily cares.
'The Association of Small Bombs' challenges typical tragedy sensationalism
April 1, 2016
Austin-based author Karan Mahajan disengages with the typical tale of terrorism and its aftermath in “The Association of Small Bombs,” reflecting on the lifelong trauma of tragedy, something popular sensationalist literature and films often neglect.
“Blackass” presents transformative commentary on race, privilege
March 23, 2016
A. Igoni Barrett’s satirical novel “Blackass” is a clear attempt at creating a profound social commentary about the realities of race and privilege.
Four events near Austin to escape SXSW
March 11, 2016
While South By Southwest may be an Austin staple, it certainly isn’t all the city has to offer during spring break. If overcrowded music venues and drunken shenanigans aren’t your thing, and you find yourself in the city anxious to escape the chaos of SXSW, consult The Daily Texan’s list of four events in and around Austin to escape South By Southwest.
Students fundraise for orphans in China
March 8, 2016
Groups of students line up along the street with signs over their heads that read, “BABY ZHONG NEEDS YOUR HELP.”
Professors, students weigh in on young adult fiction
March 1, 2016
Nearly a decade after the height of the “Twilight” frenzy, the presence of the still-volatile Team Edward/Team Jacob argument demonstrates the young adult fiction franchise’s lasting impact on teen culture.
Tutoring program aims to reduce high dropout rates
February 22, 2016
When Dan Sifuentes met 9-year-old Juan, he was what Sifuentes considered a “double whammy,” a non-native English speaker with a learning disability.
Professors discuss national obsession with crime dramas
February 17, 2016
Over winter break, the documentary series “Making A Murderer” captured millions of viewers, with audiences turning to social media and online forums to discuss their theories and debate the questionable innocence of the series’ subject, Stephen Avery.
Campus organization works to start conversation about neurodiversity
February 10, 2016
Manuel Diaz always knew he was different. Diagnosed with autism at 16, Diaz’s transition into college was marked by depression as he searched for a place where he could belong.