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UT honors first-generation graduates with new graduation ceremony

May 7, 2019

Editor’s note: This story is part of the year-long, collaborative series “First-Gen UT,” which will share the stories of first-generation Longhorns. Stories will be produced in partnership...

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‘On My Block’ isn’t your average ‘hood’ story

April 16, 2018

If you’re looking for a quick show to binge watch, “On My Block” is it. “On My Block” is a classic coming-of-age story centered in a working-class neighborhood of Southern...

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South of Everywhere brings new, unique style to Austin

April 9, 2018

Austin’s latest retail shop provides new styles and amenities that you might not typically see in Texas.   According to co-owner Bryan Jordan, South of Everywhere is a fashion-forward retail...

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UT social media influencers explain why they share their lives

April 6, 2018

What starts here changes the world, and sometimes the internet. Social media is often flocked with viral posts and popular profiles owned by regular people. These three UT students use their online popularity...

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Declining marriage rates show that college students avoid long-term love

April 3, 2018

Young adults today are faced with many tasks in their college careers, from earning their degrees to falling in love. According to a study published by the American Sociological Association titled,...

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How to make the best of scholarship season

March 22, 2018

Spring means warm weather, flowers and yearly scholarship applications. Numerous students miss out on opportunities they never knew were available. The Daily Texan has compiled some of the best ways to...

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Curly Girl Picnic takes on SXSW, embraces black women, natural hair

March 9, 2018

A new event is coming to SXSW to promote natural beauty and black culture. The Co Report, a black fashion and lifestyle blog, is hosting their first ever natural hair picnic, named Curly Girl Picnic,...

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Waymond and Chase: The privilege and plight of the black student athlete

March 8, 2018

The spring of 1990 was an eventful semester for Waymond Wesley. He found himself balancing two identities: one as a football player at UT and the other as a black man in Texas.  That year during...

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Black UT students turn to each other for hairstyle needs

March 8, 2018

Black students at UT are faced with an peculiar problem: finding someone they can trust to do their hair. While there are a number of barbers and hair salons in the vicinity of campus, not many of them...

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Student app design group wants to change how you Parti

March 6, 2018

Students from a UT Mobile News App Design class are producing an iOS app called Parti: a new platform to plan and execute successful parties and events. Ethan Elkins, a journalism senior and head of social...

Texans respond to Empower Texans, #BlowTheWhistle with teacher appreciation tweets

February 22, 2018

It’s election season in Texas, and one nonprofit organization is under fire for accusing public schools of electioneering for liberal candidates. Empower Texans is a large political entity based...

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RTF professor shares minority experience with audience and students

February 20, 2018

Last weekend, “Black Panther” conveyed minority perspectives through a superhero fantasy, but one UT professor creates smaller, more grounded pictures that discuss the trials and tribulations...