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

South Austin People brings home the bubbles

Julie Rene Tran February 23, 2011

The sharp, clean scents of lavender and rose waft from the backyard of a brown South Congress Avenue home, where there are just a few rusted kegs, dead grass and a drooling American pit bull rather...

UT Arabic senior reflects on time in violent Egypt during protests

Jody Serrano February 14, 2011

On the first day of the protests in Egypt, Jordan Bellquist spent an ordinary day at home with Mama, her Egyptian host parent. Bellquist, a radio-television-film and Arabic senior and Arabic Flagship...

Lighting up the town

Julie Rene Tran January 28, 2011

When local sign maker and artist Evan Voyles was a boy, his favorite sign was the Terminix bug. Perched on a pole at the intersection of 12th Street and Lamar Boulevard, the bug fascinated Voyles with...

Austinite steps into shoe industry

Julie Rene Tran November 19, 2010

The afternoon sun hammers onto the tannish storage unit that’s sits next to Helm’s business office as owner Joshua Bingaman carries meter high stacks of cardboard shoeboxes from it and loads...

Americans united by whiskey varieties

Gerald Rich November 18, 2010

When you take a shot of whiskey, you take a shot of America. You could say this is an exaggeration, but read about the Whiskey Rebellion in your history textbook or consider how bourbon whiskey...

Rules increase self awareness, help avoid awkward restroom encounters

Jonathan Hyak November 18, 2010

Most men don’t like to pee when they’re being watched. Others can’t pee when someone is too close because feeling exposed prevents the stream of other urinal patrons. Some just rue...

Music, rhythm fascinates deaf student

Lindsey Cherner November 17, 2010

Jannifer Wilkins spoke without words, her hands forming a language that Barbie Parker, her interpreter, decoded. Wilkins was born deaf, and has been singing since she was a child; since before she could...

Group pushes students to globalize education

Lindsey Cherner November 14, 2010

Latin American studies senior Asiago Ogaisa is a big believer in karma, and rightfully so. While in Vietnam, Ogaisa ate dog, a traditional staple of the country’s diet, but just a week later,...

White campaign hosts BBQ bus

Gerald Rich November 12, 2010

Smoke licks across the blackened top of the yellow school bus of Old School BBQ & Grill like it was a normal day for serving up barbecue. But inside owner Dan Parrott’s mind, he was fine-tuning...

Sailing Club members tackle harsh winds

Lindsey Cherner November 1, 2010

Last winter on Lake Travis, there were 30 knots of wind, so much that advertising senior and UT Sailing Club secretary Jennifer Beazley had to take the main jib, or front sail, down from her boat, forcing...

Pair shares store, love of wine

Abby Johnston October 18, 2010

Sam Hovland walks through the formerly lived-in rooms of an 1890s Victorian manor where sleek floor-to-ceiling black cases stocked with foreign and domestic wines contrast the hardwood floors of the...

Food cart Kabob Yo offers succulent kabobs

Gerald Rich September 8, 2010

After the small food-cart spot near The Castilian and Starbucks was left unoccupied for most of the summer, Kabob Yo has moved in with a low-key white trailer that serves up savory, robustly flavored...