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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Blogs, classic travel guides can prove helpful to vacationers

Rachel Perlmutter August 4, 2011

On a recent trip to Paris with my family, we chose to stay in an apartment rather than seek the usual hotel experience. Between the three of us, we had no French proficiency, no concierge and because...

Psychic takes professional approach to paranormal work

Aaron West August 1, 2011

“I see California around you, but it’s not going to work out,” the psychic says. “I get that there may be an opportunity to go to California, but you have to be careful, because...

Thirsty Thursday Investigates makes plans to explore sting operations

Gerald Rich July 28, 2011

Thirsty Thursday Investigates wrapped up the second part of its three-part series on underage drinking last week. To recap, the first week introduced the repercussions for not following the laws...

Putting teachers to the test

Pooneh Momeni July 25, 2011

The testing processes for admission to graduate school are known for the grueling preparation they demand. There are people who have conquered the standardized test. They are the ones teaching graduate...

Winehouse remembered for soulful voice, influential style

Aleksander Chan July 25, 2011

Amy Winehouse, the influential vocalist whose career was marked by her jazz, soul and R&B musical style and storied addiction and mental health problems, was found dead in her London apartment on...

Drinking through the ages

Gerald Rich July 21, 2011

Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a semimonthly, three-part series of Thirsty Thursday Investigates underage drinking focusing on minimum legal drinking age. Why is the minimum...

Movement teaches parents to deal with anxiety from raising children

Pooneh Momeni July 18, 2011

Parenthood exerts financial, physical and emotional stress on every parent. But the stresses that come with parenting can be reduced if parents are willing to slow down and listen to their children...

Thirsty Thursday plans to explore alcohol’s vast network

Ashley Dillard and Gerald Rich July 14, 2011

Editor’s note: This is a biweekly series that will fill the gaps between Thirsty Thursday Investigates to offer a brief recap and update. How does alcohol, a controlled and controversial substance,...

Hargrave Arcade founder a modern day superhero for charities

Aaron West July 11, 2011

Trey Baker’s plain white, wooden house on Hargrave Street doesn’t stand out from the neighboring houses, but on one Saturday each month, Baker switches on more than 20 TVs and video game...

Gay rights movement sparks conversation on gender vocabulary

Aleksander Chan July 7, 2011

When New York passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage June 24, it proved a major victory for the gay rights movement and reflected the growing change of Americans’ attitudes toward gay...

Underage youth take a gamble with fake ID possession

Gerald Rich July 7, 2011

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in a semimonthly, three-part series of Thirsty Thursday Investigates underage drinking focusing on counterfeit identification. Check back next week...

Pole dancers defy gravity for fun fitness

Rachel Perlmutter June 30, 2011

With her body elongated and toes pointed three feet above the floor, instructor and studio owner of Brass Ovaries, Natasha Bajic, spirals downward on the 10-foot pole while it spins. Then, using only...