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

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...

Innovative app enables users to plan social storms

James Jeffrey September 8, 2010

On the first day of class in spring 2009, when design graduate student René Pinnell was assigned to take something occurring in nature and turn it into a product — better known as “biomimicry”...

Running tips keep enthusiasts safe, fun

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert September 8, 2010

When people pick up running at some point in their lives, it’s usually for health or recreational purposes. For someone who has never really run before, it might look as simple as slipping on...

Longboarders search for a rush

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert September 3, 2010

Coasting downhill on a longboard at 44 mph on the outskirts of Austin, Nate Douglas reached the fastest speed he had ever skated this summer. As he watched the blur of pebbles fly by him, Douglas experienced...

Student takes stab at fencing, falls in love

Layne Lynch September 2, 2010

By day, Jessica Philippus is a typical student: an English major who loves the Mexican martini specials at Trudy’s and occasionally savors a dip in the cool waters of Barton Springs. By night,...

VHS viral video star makes cinema debut

Tamir Kalifa August 31, 2010

In the spring of 2009, during his final semester as professor of RTF 318, Ben Steinbauer began every class in the CMA auditorium with the lights off and a YouTube video playing. Dark brown ankle...

Bamboo popularity grows with return of festival

Allistair Pinsof August 30, 2010

Erroneously thought of as an Asian-specific plant, bamboo can grow anywhere and in any climate — even in a hot, Texas summer. The 18th Annual Texas Bamboo Festival, organized by the Texas...

Travelers couch surf, connect with strangers

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert August 27, 2010

Several dozen people have slept on Chad Greene’s beat-up, green futon before — from foreign travelers to apartment hunters and prospective UT students. And as someone who felt like he has...

Contest hopeful captures votes

Julie Rene Tran August 26, 2010

With a half-empty glass to her red lips, Sam Wiley stares seductively with her piercing green eyes. Her sweet, pale face contrasts her come-hither pose and sassy ’60s demure appearance. Wiley,...

Design your space with DIY tips

Julie Rene Tran August 25, 2010

There is nothing enjoyable about moving. From trying to cram an oversized sofa past a narrow doorway to hauling in suitcase after suitcase full of clothes, the process of transporting all of your belongings...

Experimental band fuses electronica, trip-hop

Mark Lopez August 10, 2010

When aspiring drummer Nick Munos placed an ad on Craiglist searching for a band to join, he wasn’t sure who would respond. However, when Avi Ghosh — noted for his solo work and former musical...

Business drags on Guadalupe; three stores close

Gerald Rich August 10, 2010

Three businesses on the Drag closed their doors over the summer and have relocated their businesses to more lucrative areas. TerraBurger, Wish Boutique and Storyville have all been forced to shut down...