Gone to Texas welcomes freshmen and transfer students every fall semester to the Forty Acres with appearances by the University President, various student group performances, the Longhorn Band and much more.
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 years of his life — years muddled with alcoholism, drug abuse and homelessness.
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 to offer. Below is a list of events to take advantage of each night this week before classes fall into full swing.
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 the windowless workspace, our ideas for the upcoming semester continue to flourish.