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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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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...


Student discusses social experiences in relation to potential sexual assault, related pressures of being in Greek life

Marisa Charpentier December 4, 2015

The name in this story has been changed to protect the source’s identity. Go out, have fun, be cute, meet a lot of boys. When UT junior Sarah joined a sorority her freshman year, she found these...


Student discusses personal experiences with pornography, its effects on social perception

Danielle Lopez December 4, 2015

The locker room of UT freshman Jake’s high school was filled with talk about porn sites, the latest sex videos and who recently got laid. If someone didn’t have a story to share, they were...


Student reflects on how sexual assault of males remains stigmatized, prevalent issue

Cat Cardenas December 4, 2015

UT sophomore Nathan was waiting to cross the street by McCombs when someone called out to him. Mark was a stranger, drunk and asking for a kiss. When Mark confided he was questioning his sexuality, Nathan,...


Survivor reflects on experience, necessity of taking sexual assault seriously

Cat Cardenas December 4, 2015

She was in the middle of the frat party talking to him when he asked if she wanted to go get drinks. The bar was behind them, but before she got up, she blacked out.  The rest of UT sophomore Cheyenne's...