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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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Students worry about timeliness and consistency of UTPD incident alert system

Students worry about timeliness and consistency of UTPD incident alert system

Olivia Dilley and Angela Santos February 23, 2024

English sophomore Maddox Michener’s West Campus apartment on the night of Feb. 4, he watched police cars pile up on the street but did not receive any official information until morning. “Someone...

Protestors march through Downtown Austin to show support for Palestine on Oct. 15, 2023. The demonstration was organized by the Palestine Solidarity Committee, a UT student organization for Palestinian liberation and right of return.

Students disrupted at Palestine education event, Palestine Solidarity Committee speaks out

Maryam Ahmed, General News Reporter October 22, 2023

Three men disrupted members of the Palestine Solidarity Committee at an educational event in Welch Hall on Oct. 12. The men repeatedly called PSC members and event attendees “terrorists.” One of the...

Construction workers eat lunch as students walk past the Texas Hillel Topper Center for Jewish Life on Oct. 4, 2023. Hillel is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world.

Austin Jewish community responds to antisemitic graffiti near UT campus

Sarah Brager and Michael Lewinbuk October 5, 2023

When Lily Deitelzweig approached the large orange words spray-painted on the sidewalk in front of her sorority house late last month, she was shocked.  “I think everyone was appalled by it, Jewish...

A turtle sits on a rock at the UT Turtle Pond on September 28, 2023.

Turtles found smashed in West Campus

Jaelyn Rodriguez, General News Reporter October 4, 2023

Content warning: This article contains mentions of animal cruelty.   Two turtles were found fatally harmed on Sept. 24 in West Campus near the intersection of Rio Grande Street and 25th Street.  “I...

A frame of a bicycle remains in front of the Grand Marc Apartments on 26th and Nueces St. on September 27, 2023.

Students, UTPD discuss bike thefts and how to prevent them

Christian DeBrady, General Projects Reporter September 29, 2023

Journalism sophomore Cameron Aikman was leaving to buy groceries for his new apartment when he noticed something different: the balcony where he’d left his bike was empty.  “I actually made my...

Auto thefts in Austin increase compared to last year, driven partly by lack of anti-theft devices in Hyundai, Kia models

Auto thefts in Austin increase compared to last year, driven partly by lack of anti-theft devices in Hyundai, Kia models

Isabella Zeff, Senior News Reporter August 23, 2023

Adam Smith left his friend’s Austin apartment in the early hours of July 20 ready to drive home, but instead of seeing his Hyundai Elantra, he found an empty parking space. “I went back out (to...

DPS troopers adhere to local policing standards following state-local law enforcement partnership

DPS troopers adhere to local policing standards following state-local law enforcement partnership

Kylee Howard, Senior News Reporter April 10, 2023

After an announcement last month that the Texas Department of Public Safety would provide troopers to aid the short-staffed Austin Police Department, concerns rose over what authority DPS would hold —...

‘All hands on deck kind of mentality’: APD says 2023 SXSW first without shots fired since 2012

‘All hands on deck kind of mentality’: APD says 2023 SXSW first without shots fired since 2012

Kylee Howard, Senior News Reporter April 6, 2023

Every year, city officials navigate public safety challenges presented by the South By Southwest festival, from gun and drug seizures to shots fired. However, an Austin Police Department official said...

UT alum sentenced following 2020 West Campus drug ring scandal

UT alum sentenced following 2020 West Campus drug ring scandal

Kylee Howard, Senior News Reporter January 16, 2023

UT alumnus Samuel Parry was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison on Friday for his involvement in a 2020 West Campus drug trafficking scandal. He was the first of the 13 people involved...

UTPD launches interactive transparency dashboard, aims to increase community trust

UTPD launches interactive transparency dashboard, aims to increase community trust

Ali Juell, Senior News Reporter September 8, 2022

The University of Texas Police Department added an interactive transparency dashboard to their website with public data, such as employee demographics and incident frequency, in an effort to be as transparent...

The Standard residents report multiple car break-ins, more issues

The Standard residents report multiple car break-ins, more issues

Hope Unger, News Reporter July 7, 2022

Residents of The Standard at Austin apartment complex have experienced numerous car break-ins, unresponsive management and, at one point, no water for days since the summer started. Management for the...

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Dell Seton Medical Center went on lockdown Friday after perpetrators fled from police chase into hospital

Hope Unger, News Reporter June 30, 2022

Dell Seton Medical Center went into lockdown last Friday after an individual in a vehicle discharged a firearm around 53rd Street and Airport Boulevard and then traveled south toward downtown Austin, ultimately...

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