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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


UT alumna, student promote philanthropic concerts

Cat Cardenas August 26, 2015

With their latest project, Social Sessions, UT alumna Kylee Pendery and Vishal Duvvuru, marketing and international relations senior, are giving musicians a simple way to turn concerts into charity. Early...


Formerly homeless UT student leads creative writing workshop Street Lit for Austin’s homeless

Katie Walsh August 26, 2015

Fifty-three-year-old English junior Barry Maxwell sits down in his home and spreads out a stack of old receipts, police-issued tickets and notes. He hopes to piece together the chronology of the last seven...


UT students produce student film “Summer Night” on $12 budget

Megan Kallus August 26, 2015

Three months ago, UT students Kent Juliff and Shannon Cloud began working on their film “Summer Night,” using only $12, borrowed equipment, donated pizza and a crew of unpaid volunteers. Released...


More than 1,000 women participate in week-long sorority recruitment

Selah Maya Zighelboim August 24, 2015

Recruitment for University Panhellenic Council organizations will end Monday afternoon with Bid Day, when sororities offer memberships to students. The recruitment process, also known as Rush...


Longhorns find virtual home on UT subreddit

Alex Pelham August 24, 2015

It’s typical for a wide-eyed, bewildered freshman to come to Austin with a million questions about classes, campus grounds and best places to eat around the city. With the unofficial University of...


What you really need to know about freshman year at UT

Cat Cardenas and Marisa Charpentier August 24, 2015

After loading up your car for move-in day, your parents probably flooded you with college advice between the goodbye tears. While they might be able offer advice about laundry and money management, it’s...


Nightly events to attend your first week back in Austin

Katie Walsh August 24, 2015

Whether you spent your summer cooped up inside a stuffy office or out in the sun doing back-breaking labor, your first week back in Austin is prime time to experience all the nightly events the city has...


Life&Arts Editors preview the fall semester

Cat Cardenas, Marisa Charpentier, and Danielle Lopez August 24, 2015

As students soak in their last days of freedom at Barton Springs and Zilker Park, the Life&Arts staff has made The Texan’s dark, scurvy-inducing basement its home. Although we incessantly inhabit...


Science Scene: The exercise sweet spot

Ellen Airhart August 2, 2015

Scientists have shown exercise can help people avoid depression and live longer. However, students who are constantly at the gym may be experiencing fewer health benefits per hour than those who exercise...


Four under-$20 shows to see in Austin this weekend

Cat Cardenas July 29, 2015

Who: Wildcat Apollo Where: Lamberts When: Thursday 9:30 p.m. Cost: $8 After releasing their self-titled debut album in 2013, Wildcat Apollo relocated to Austin from Brooklyn. The indie rock...


Free Austin summertime events to attend this week

Katie Walsh July 27, 2015

Editor’s Note: In this recurring column, writer Katie Walsh outlines free Austin summer events happening each day of the week. Monday, July 27 What: El Cosmico Pop-Up Shop and Marfa Party Where:...


Stay active with these places to workout daily in Austin

Sara Neaves July 24, 2015

With the blazing heat and lazy summer days, motivation to stay fit is quickly melting away. Whether it’s eating a juicy watermelon after a pick-up game of volleyball or sharing a cold pitcher of...