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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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UT alumna starts business to inspire random acts of kindness

November 23, 2015

Whether it’s slipping an encouraging note to a friend or buying Starbucks for a stranger in line, people perform random acts of kindness regularly. UT alumna Gloria Chan makes these gestures easy...

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UT Baal Dan works to fight child poverty worldwide

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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Voluntourism allows students to combine travel, service

November 2, 2015

Between visits to museums and iconic landmarks, some students are now spending their time abroad in clinics, nearby gardens and classrooms. Students are combining recreation and service through...

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Recommended study hours may be unmanageable for some students

October 22, 2015

Nearly every student is familiar with the mantra that professors repeat during syllabus week, “For every one hour you are in class, students should spend two hours studying,” — but this...

Entrepreneurship group brings RECESS to campus

October 19, 2015

The Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship and UT Longhorn Entrepreneurship Agency will bring RECESS to college, letting students on campus “play” in the business world for a day.  RECESS,...

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UT alumna, beauty blogger takes her career in new directions

October 6, 2015

After receiving 400 Facebook friend requests following her first video blog, UT alumna Dani Austin has kept her followers engaged on her journey from student to YouTube famous lifestyle video blogger and...

UT student Samuel Varga reemerges onto music scene with KaraKara

September 30, 2015

After the former members of alternative rock band Scarlet Smile took a hiatus, they decided music wasn’t just a pastime — it was plan A. Now, under their new moniker KaraKara, the foursome...

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UT alumnus motorcycles west across America

September 16, 2015

With just two motorcycles, a tent, a change of clothes and $100 in their pockets, UT alumnus Barron Peper and his lifelong friend Jacob Hoeffner began their journey west. Their expedition, Shift West,...