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The Daily Texan

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Mind Over Matter: Student discusses drug addiction, recovery

Ellen Airhart December 1, 2015

Editor's Note: This is one part in a series about students and mental health. To check out the other stories, click here. Benjamin H. Batjer barely survived his heroin addiction. Now, nine months...

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Free Austin events to attend this week

Katie Walsh November 30, 2015

Editor’s Note: In this recurring column, staff writer Katie Walsh recommends free events in Austin for the week. Monday, Nov. 30 Molly Burch with Marcus Brown, Little Marzarn Where: Cheer...

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TBT: 1944 Longhorns prepared for Thanksgiving victory against Texas A&M

Stephen Acevedo November 25, 2015

Today, UT students have much to be thankful for, including Kerbey Queso, music festivals and Matthew McConaughey. But on Thanksgiving Day in 1944,the  Longhorns were thankful for one thing —...

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UT Unspoken: Students reflect on blackout drinking culture

Katie Walsh November 25, 2015

Editor’s Note: This recurring series attempts to offer students an opportunity to share their thoughts on subjects difficult to discuss with peers.  On a typical Thursday evening in West...

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Fenves meets with black student leaders, discusses actions needed at University

Eunice Ali November 24, 2015

Editor's note: This article has been updated since its original publication to remove students' quotes from a private meeting because of a failure on behalf of the reporter to identitfy herself...

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Tat-Tuesday: People on campus share stories behind ink

James Rodriguez November 24, 2015

Editor’s note: Tat-Tuesday is a weekly series that features people around campus and their tattoos. Photos by Graeme Hamilton | Daily Texan Staff Frank Mann The molecular bonds tattooed...

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UT students volunteer at Casa Marianella shelter for immigrants

Brandi Davis November 18, 2015

In 1986, Austin civic leader Ed Wendler bought a house to provide refuge for people fleeing war in Central America. Today, the house, Casa Marianella, provides shelter and safety for immigrants from all...

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Students talk about participating in Movember

Bryce Seifert, Monica Silverio, and Corinne Henricks November 18, 2015

With Movember CEO Adam Garone visiting campus, The Daily Texan asked students about why they participate in the monthly facial hair growing fundraiser and checked in on the status of their mustaches.

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Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind ink

Thomas Boswell November 17, 2015

Editor’s note: Tat-Tuesday is a weekly series that features students around campus and their tattoos. Photos by Graeme Hamilton Angie Rodgers MyTable representative Angie Rodgers has a...

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UT Baal Dan works to fight child poverty worldwide

Abigail Zeitler November 17, 2015

Social work senior Vystnavi Karri has been volunteering in India since she was 16 years old. Now, she’s helping to mobilize other students by leading UT Baal Dan, a student organization working to...

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Asian American Voices Group creates safe space for students to discuss Asian-American issues

Clara Wang November 13, 2015

Maneuvering cultural clashes, identity issues and feelings of displacement can all be part of being an Asian-American student at UT. These problems typically get pushed under the rug, but UT’s Asian...

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Hype Squad brings school spirit to Texas sports

Megan Hix November 13, 2015

On Texas gamedays, Lexie Dolan and a group of 24 other boisterous, spirited students charge through a packed Darrell K Royal-Memorial Stadium and onto the field. Clad in matching burnt orange shorts and...