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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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Tat-tuesday: Students share stories behind the ink

Megan Hix February 2, 2016

Photos by Josh Guerra J.D. Harris Journalism senior J.D. Harris first inked a cross on his upper arm in 2011. He said the symbol, one of Harris’s five tattoos, is meant to be a memorial...


UT alumni foster creativity, healing at Art Therapy Austin

James Rodriguez January 29, 2016

A churning river of turquoise and indigo flows along the far wall of UT alumna Deanna Miesch’s office, linking together an elaborate scene of trees and wild animals. The felt tapestry, which Miesch...


UT alumni’s Meditation Bar brings mindfulness practice to students

Elizabeth Hlavinka January 29, 2016

Imagine a thin string attached to the ceiling. It enters the top of your scalp, runs taut through your body and connects the balls of your feet to the ground. Focus on your breath.   Deep in meditation,...


TBT: World War II leaves female students without housing

Stephen Acevedo January 28, 2016

In 1944, as thousands of male students went overseas to fight in World War II, hundreds of newly enrolled female students were left behind without a place to live at a University full of male-only dorms. The...


Twin brothers highlight Texas businesses in online video series

James Rodriguez January 27, 2016

Pulsing synth beats, sleek animations and black and white aerial shots of Austin provide the backdrop for the opening sequence of “The Texas Edge,” a new online video series produced by UT...


Student shares life as Lyft driver

Katie Walsh and Cat Cardenas January 27, 2016

Though neuroscience senior Taylor Ferguson has lived in Austin for six years, he finds himself visiting a new place every time he gets an alert on his phone.  Ferguson, a driver for Uber and...


Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind ink

Elizabeth Hlavinka January 26, 2016

Photos by Zoe Fu Fernanda Rodriguez The white ink letters on design sophomore Fernanda Rodriguez’s left forearm spell the word “illusions” in Spanish. In the last letter Rodriguez...


Hoverboard use not allowed in residence halls, according to DHFS

Mikaela Cannizzo January 19, 2016

The Division of Housing and Food Service has prohibited the use of hoverboards in residence halls and dining facilities, according to director of residence life Mylon Kirksy. The 2015-2016 DHFS Residence...

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UT resources provide stress relief, aid productivity

Megan Hix January 19, 2016

While most students are familiar with the cramming and stress of finals or midterms, few capitalize on the fresh start offered each time a new semester rolls around. This spring, ditch the bad habits by...


Free Austin events to attend this week

Katie Walsh January 18, 2016

Editor’s Note: In this recurring column, staff writer Katie Walsh recommends free events in Austin for the week. Monday, Jan. 18 Torchy’s Tacos South Congress Opening Party with The...


Q&A: Male and female students discuss sexual assault on campus

Thomas Boswell and Danielle Lopez December 4, 2015

For this Q&A, The Daily Texan met separately with male and female students to discuss sexual assault and how campus culture and gender play a role. The names of the students have been changed to protect...


Student shares account of sexual assault, blurred lines

Danielle Lopez December 4, 2015

The names in this story have been changed to protect the sources’ identities. UT seniors Alice and Matthew had been best friends since they met in their freshman year interest group. For three...