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‘Homecoming’ documentary pays homage to black college experience

April 19, 2019

A year ago, Beyoncé made history with her groundbreaking Coachella performance, bringing the black experience to the annual music festival that attracts predominantly white audiences. On April...

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UT students feel pressure to overachieve

April 11, 2019

Bernardo Chuecos didn’t realize the high stakes of attending one of the top universities in the country until he experienced constant pressure to achieve at the level expected by UT. He isn’t...

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Student-athletes push past challenges to succeed

April 5, 2019

For five semesters, Meghan Lloyd’s career as a track and cross country athlete was stable, until she was given startling news — she had thyroid cancer. “That was something that really...

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Austin’s first festival celebrating brunch is an egg-citing success

March 4, 2019

Austin’s brunch scene just got a whole lot sweeter. The city, known for its fun festivals, live music and unique eats, launched the first ever ATX Brunch Festival Sunday March 3, showcasing...

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Digitized racial geography tour makes Austin’s racist history more accessible to the masses

February 18, 2019

Austin’s racial history will soon be accessible with a single click. After almost a year of planning and preparations, a guided digitized version of Austin’s racial geography tour will launch...

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Black scholars work to better represent their communities in academia

October 29, 2018

Editor's Note: This is the first installment of the Daily Texan’s new collaborative series “Raising Voices,” which highlights issues of diversity at UT. Stories are produced...

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Christopher Plummer works to unite UT Austin’s black community

March 30, 2018

Government junior Christopher “Slim” Plummer didn’t experience racism until coming to UT. However, he uses his negative experience to make a positive impact by unifying African-American...