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

All content by Emily Fu
2015-09-14_NerdFighters_Graeme

University Nerdfighters offers nerd-friendly community for students

September 15, 2015

Astronomy buffs, board game aficionados, “Doctor Who” fanatics and other enthusiasts gather weekly at the Union with one mission in mind ­­— to fight for nerdiness. The University...

2015-09-11_Brad_Paisley_Joshua

Brad Paisley performs at UT for Country Nation College Tour

September 12, 2015

Fans roared in approval when West Virginia-native and country superstar Brad Paisley put up the hook’em sign during his performance Thursday at the UFCU Disch-Falk Field. To kick off the football...

2015-08-27_Cara_Legacy_Republic_Stephanie

UT alumna preserves memories through digitization

August 27, 2015

On a daily basis, people entrust UT alumna and “mom-preneur” Cara Cotham with the things most precious to them — their memories. Cotham, a mother to triplets, is a legacy maker...

2015-05-05_Ping_Portrait_Carlo

UT roommates Will Ko and Winston Tri launch social organization app Ping Social

May 6, 2015

What do you get when you combine tech-savvy roommates, a couple hundred cans of energy drinks and a semester’s worth of coding? Ping Social — an app aimed to make social events more accessible...

2015-04-29_Hard_Fought_Jack

Austin veteran, artist’s final project tells stories of Latino Americans in WWII

April 29, 2015

There was no guarantee the late Austin artist Sam Coronado would make it out of Vietnam alive. But after he did, he spent the next few decades of his life dedicated to the arts. His last project is “Hard...

2015-04-13_Art_Charlotte

Three UT students raise awareness about living with Alzheimer’s disease through interactive art installation

April 13, 2015

Imagine seeing your shoelace untied and not knowing how to tie it. Imagine seeing your daughter’s face but not remembering her name. Three UT students are exploring these issues with a an interactive...

2015-03-23_Project_Paint_Stephanie

Project: Paint brings together artists of all skill levels for conversation and practice

March 25, 2015

Aspiring artists, stressed-out students and curious amateurs can channel their inner Van Goghs, Picassos and Monets through UT’s newest painting club, Project: Paint.   Project: Paint provides...

0312_TiffanyHinojosa316

A SXSW guide for introverts: How to attend, or avoid, the festival in relative peace

March 13, 2015

Thousands of people from all over the world gather in Austin for the annual South By Southwest festival, bringing with them a chaotic energy that is thrilling — and, at times, borderline terrifying....

2015-03-11_BEES!_Griffin

UT students start BEEVO Beekeeping Society on campus

March 11, 2015

Three UT students have created a buzz on campus with the introduction of the University’s first beekeeping club. The founders are trying to raise awareness for urban beekeeping, which is the practice...

0304_Cramen_CourtesyofGaryHsu

UT student start-up “Cramen” creates spice packets using crickets and algae

March 4, 2015

If the four students behind “Cramen” had it their way, everyone would top their dishes with crickets.   Cramen — a portmanteau of cricket and ramen — is a food startup that...

juggler_courtesyofColleenJoy

‘Innovative’ juggler kicks off Texas Juggling Society’s Jugglefest

February 19, 2015

Over 10 years ago, Greg Kennedy took a three-month leave of absence from his engineering job, packed up his bags for Japan and set off to pursue a brief stint as a performance juggler. That sojourn turned...

2015-02-17_Humans_of_40_Acres_Mariana

UT freshmen launch “Humans of the Forty Acres” photo blog

February 18, 2015

Every Sunday afternoon, the Humans of the Forty Acres team walks around campus getting to know seven random strangers. The only things they bring: a camera, a recorder, and a couple of prepared interview...