Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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

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From celebrity’s sister to musician, student creates new identity

October 7, 2014

Curled up on a couch, she is surrounded by pictures and hand-made decorations with a wall-length tapestry hanging across from her. In a soft-spoken voice, she begins telling her story. She has been known...

Local band climbs the musical ladder to ACL

October 3, 2014

UT alumni Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke first started playing music together when they were college roommates. What started off as a hobby soon became a full-time job in 2014 after the release of their third...


UT freshman Evan Rauch creates and sells high-end jewelry

September 29, 2014

Last May, over 400 people crowded into Evan Rauch’s Houston home, with a line spilling out the door. The cops even came to investigate the unruly neighborhood scene. At the center of it all was Rauch,...


TheSkimm student ambassadors promote news readership

September 17, 2014

According to the 2013 State of the News Media report, 18- to 24-year-olds have the lowest percentage rates of active news readership. In 2012, 23 percent of college-aged U.S. citizens read the news, and,...


Harry Ransom Center opens new exhibit ‘The Making of Gone with the Wind’

September 9, 2014

Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable graced the silver screen 75 years ago in the antebellum classic “Gone with the Wind.” To commemorate its anniversary, the Harry Ransom Center is showcasing hundreds...


300: Shop owner follows family legacy

September 2, 2014

Tucked away on 23rd and Rio Grande streets is a small boutique, its door propped open, spilling bright colors onto the sidewalk. Inside is an array of mostly burnt orange clothes, collections of Texas-themed...


New restaurants near campus bring more options to students

August 25, 2014

Twisted Root  This 26th Street burger joint is committed to providing the UT community a place to go for burgers on game day, post-test celebrations and everything in between. The restaurant made...


Elizabeth Crook’s latest novel “Monday, Monday” sheds new light on 1966 Tower shooting

May 1, 2014

On a hot August morning in 1966, Charles Whitman shot 48 people from the observation deck of the UT Tower in a shooting spree that lasted more than an hour and a half. In Elizabeth Crook’s latest...


For new Fight Club by UT, it is a workout without the mayhem

April 15, 2014

For the newly opened Fight Club on Rio Grande Street, the first rule doesn’t have anything to do with not talking about fight club — it’s to have fun and be safe while getting a full...


Voices Against Violence to host “Take Back the Night” for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 3, 2014

Voices Against Violence, a student organization, will be hosting multiple events throughout April to promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  Take Back the Night, the biggest event of the month,...


UMeTime offers daily restaurant deals to UT students

March 26, 2014

When the creators of UMeTime were looking for an ideal place to test their app, a college campus full of hungry students quickly came to mind. UMeTime Corp., an Austin-based startup, helps users find...


McCombs tests new career matching software

March 24, 2014

After decades of career questionnaires and aptitude tests, a new online test called Pymetrics hopes to change the interview process by introducing brain-stimulating games to test character traits. The...

An eating guide to SXSW

March 9, 2014

From breakfast tacos to barbecue, Austin is known for its variety of mouth-watering food. SXSW is the perfect time to sample Austin’s best, but it’s also one of the city’s busiest weeks....

The top free interactive events at this year’s SXSW

March 9, 2014

Don’t let money stop you from going to SXSW this year. The free, public events offer a taste of all aspects of the festival. From gaming to DIY, there’s an event for everyone to enjoy. ...

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The six people you’ll meet at SXSW

March 9, 2014

SXSW attracts people from all around the world, but they’re all pretty much the same if you pay close attention. Here are the six people to look out for this week. The Newb: This person will be...


UT hosts 13th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

February 21, 2014

To expose more girls to the male-dominated field of engineering, a UT student organization – Women in Engineering Program (WEP) – is hosting its 13th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering...


UT students will race to the finish at the Austin Marathon

February 14, 2014

For many of the runners participating in the 23rd annual Austin Marathon, the race serves as a qualifier for entering prestigious marathons like the races in Boston and New York City. But for UT students...


Food publication Spoon University comes to UT

February 4, 2014

Spoon University, a food publication created by college students for college students, made its Texas debut in the city of food trucks, breakfast tacos and barbecue last month. The magazine is currently...

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