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 Heather Kirby

‘It’s like lifting weights’: As finals approach, students reflect on how they handle stress

Heather Kirby December 5, 2018

With final exams quickly approaching and stress levels rising, students handle stress and manage time in different ways.  Stress can affect a student in three ways: physical, emotional and psychological,...

Students facing failing grades turn to Q drops

Heather Kirby November 29, 2018

Last spring, more than 1,500 students failed at least one class and more than 6,000 students Q-dropped at least one class. Q-dropping a class can prevent a student from having an ‘F’ grade...


Texas Running Club members prepare for marathon

Heather Kirby November 7, 2018

A short 10 weeks away, the Houston Marathon awaits runners in the Texas Running Club who have endured six weeks of training already for this race. UT students prepare to run this full marathon, 26.2...


UT-Austin student runs SEO focused media company

Heather Kirby October 31, 2018

Business freshman Brennen Bliss created websites as a simple hobby in middle school. Now, his hobby has expanded into a company geared toward increasing sales for small businesses. Bliss is the founder...


UT Real Beauty Campaign sparks conversation among students

Heather Kirby October 17, 2018

The annual UT Real Beauty Campaign aims to spark conversation among UT students about what “real beauty” means to them. The event runs from Oct. 15 through Oct. 26 and takes place all over...


UT Alumni Thrives in Nashville as Country Singer

Heather Kirby October 4, 2018

After releasing his first single on his graduation day in May, 2018 UT alumnus Tyler Dial packed up his things and moved to Nashville to build his career as a country music singer. “I couldn’t...

Walking with cell phones cause dangers on UT-Austin campus

Heather Kirby September 27, 2018

While it is common to see hundreds of students navigating UT while staring at their cell phones, this activity could potentially be dangerous, said Peter Scheets, assistant chief of operations for the...


Austin Museum Day offers free admission for museums

Heather Kirby September 21, 2018

More than 40 museums in the Austin area will be free of charge this coming Sunday, during the 21st annual Austin Museum Day. The community event is hosted by the Austin Museum Partnership, an organization...

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