Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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

Fireworks ban deemed necessary but disappoints many

Aaron West June 30, 2011

Interstate 35 is dotted with red, white and blue stands that open only a few days a year. The stands are a symbol of summer for many, but a fireworks ban in place because of the extreme drought...

Cowboy Churches spread Western worship

Aaron West June 27, 2011

For many, Sunday mornings in Texas are synonymous with combed hair, button-down shirts, dresses, ties and wrangling the family into the car to go to church. But for those who attend Cowboy Church, getting...

Camp Gladiator gives traditional workout programs the boot

Pooneh Momeni June 27, 2011

The workout for Camp Gladiator begins at 9:30 a.m., and there is no warm-up or stretching. The class is an hour long, and for every minute of that hour, participants are expected to run, jump, reach,...

‘Slow sex’ movement creates intimacy

Pooneh Momeni June 23, 2011

You may have been here during sex: you’re face to face, chest to chest, completely exposed to someone when your mind wanders. Suddenly you’re thinking about the lighting, your body, whether...

Takes two to tango

Thomas Allison June 16, 2011

Tango reflects every aspect of Argentine culture, said the vice president of a school dedicated to the dance. Gabriel Soria, who helps lead the Academia Naciónal del Tango in Buenos Aires,...

Under Lock and Key

Aaron West June 16, 2011

Posted outside of Service Building 101, which houses UT’s Locks and Keys office on the corner of 24th Street and San Jacinto Boulevard, there is a short brass sign that simply reads “keys”...

Rally brings motorcycle riders together from all walks of life

Aaron West June 13, 2011

The deafening roars of thousands of tricked-out motorcycles filled downtown streets and beyond Saturday — harbingers of the annual Republic of Texas Biker Rally and the accompanying leather and...

Planking group brings fad to Austin

Pooneh Momeni June 13, 2011

The latest Internet fad doesn’t require you to scale park walls or coordinate an elaborate group dance number in a public place. Instead, you find as bizarre a location as possible to lay facedown...

Special effects and education meld in Hollywood-style Stunt Camp

Aaron West June 9, 2011

For lots of kids, summer is synonymous with explosion-packed, action blockbusters, but for kids enrolled in Stunt Camp, summer represents a chance to learn how those movies are created while experimenting...

Dance company showcases art of tap with festival

Rachel Perlmutter June 8, 2011

Three dancers move to the center of the room into their positions. Their tap shoes click-clack against the wooden floors. Swing music plays over loudspeakers, and the dancers’ feet begin to flutter...

A peaceful place to park your pad

Aaron West June 2, 2011

Sandwiched between a few busy restaurants on Barton Springs Road, Pecan Grove RV Park would probably stand out if it didn’t blend in so well. The pecan trees spread throughout the park provide...

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Dressing the part

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert May 6, 2011

The lone, voluptuous figure of Bianca Fairchild saunters onto the dance floor wearing a tight, red, knee-length dress. Her blonde-brown hair is teased high and the silver ring on her finger scintillates...