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Free Austin events to attend this week

Katie Walsh September 7, 2015

In this recurring column, staff writer Katie Walsh recommends free events in Austin for the week.  Monday, Sept. 7 Free Day of Yoga Where: Multiple yoga studios Time: All day Relax...

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UT junior releases music video ‘Put ‘Em Up’

Rebecca Fu September 3, 2015

Economics junior Jonathan Dror’s attempt to get on Snapchat’s UT Campus Story led to a school-spirited music video that had garnered over 20,000 views the day after he released it. On Tuesday,...

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UT sophomore, country-singer Tyler Dial set to release EP this fall

Clara Wang September 1, 2015

On a typical Thursday night, UT’s rising country singer Tyler Dial is either hanging out with friends having a “Damn Good Time” or on a plane headed to perform the hit single. Tyler...

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Tat-Tuesday: Students share story behind ink

Thomas Boswell September 1, 2015

Editor’s note: Tat-Tuesday is a weekly series that features students around campus and their tattoos. Photos by Graeme Hamilton | Daily Texan Staff Sara Gutberlet This summer, English...

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Four UT students raise money to build schools in Africa with Pencils of Promise

Mikaela Cannizzo August 31, 2015

When four UT students registered for a philanthropy class, they expected to learn what it means to give back. They never expected to leave the class with $25,000 to fund a school in Africa.  The...

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Free Austin events to attend this week

Katie Walsh August 31, 2015

Monday, Aug. 31 What: Slash & Spread with Fragile Rock and Daniel Webb Where: Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River St. Time: 9 p.m. Enjoy the electronic beats from Austin-based musician Daniel...

UT alumni, Pluckers co-founders to celebrate store’s 20th anniversary with Passion Pit, Bleachers performances

Katie Walsh August 31, 2015

After a night out on Sixth Street in 1991, two UT frat brothers, David Paul and Mark Greenberg, found themselves on an unsuccessful hunt for late-night wings. Four years later, they filled Austin’s...

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Queer People of Color and Allies create network of support with welcome event

Josh Willis August 28, 2015

The Queer People of Color and Allies (QPOCA) held a welcome event in front of Gregory Gym on Thursday to connect queer students with supportive organizations. Bloq Party, an annual event put on by QPOCA,...

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New Orleans native, UT chef reflects on Hurricane Katrina experience 10 years after disaster

Marisa Charpentier August 28, 2015

Ten years have passed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, forcing Littlefield Patio Cafe chef Ernest Owney to relocate from New Orleans to Austin. But to Owney, Texas still doesn’t...

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Filmmakers, students eyeing UT as filming location must prepare for rigorous approval process

Alex Pelham August 28, 2015

With a rapidly growing film industry, Austin has become a go-to filming location for big-budget movie productions. UT is a highly sought-out location for big and small producers, but before filmmakers...

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Slideshow: Photos from Gone to Texas 2015

Mike McGraw, Joshua Guerra, and Graeme Hamilton August 26, 2015

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Ten best back-to-school apps

Ellen Airhart August 26, 2015

Skip the notebooks, flash cards and multicolored pens this semester. With these 10 apps, you can keep all school necessities in the palm of your hand. CourseSmart – Free Textbooks are heavy and...