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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‘Paddles with a Purpose’ team of breast cancer survivors find community in dragon boating

February 12, 2020

Fog hovers over the lake as 22 women dressed in neon yellow and black athletic wear file into a 41-foot long dragon boat. Life jackets and paddles in tow, they glide onto the water and begin to pick up...


How UT-Austin became the No. 6 best college for veteran students nationwide

February 6, 2020

The University of Texas is the No. 6 best college for veterans nationwide and No. 1 in Texas, according to a new ranking by the career website Zippia. However, some student veterans say the Forty Acres...

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Q&A: Art Markman talks how to beat back-to-school slump

January 28, 2020

The post-holiday funk is real, and Art Markman knows how to help students avoid it. Between teaching psychology and marketing and hosting and producing his KUT podcast, “Two Guys on Your Head,”...


Dating app Swoovy allows potential couples to connect through service

January 23, 2020

While dating app usage spikes during the holiday season, nonprofits suffer from sharp declines in volunteerism. Organizations that rely heavily on volunteerism are then left high and dry and struggle to...


The Onion co-founder talks comedy, fake news

January 21, 2020

Scott Dikkers grew up trying to humor his unamused peers. Seeing it as a way to connect with others, Dikkers eventually co-founded an international satirical newspaper, The Onion, before leaving in 2014.  On...

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Grammy-nominated local band, the Black Pumas, perform at Longhorn City Limits

December 3, 2019

A drizzle threatened to turn into a downpour of rain as the Longhorns finished their season with a win over Texas Tech on Nov. 29. Fireworks burst above the stadium while just next door, the Black Pumas...

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UT honors student takes on professional modeling, 2020 Olympics

November 14, 2019

After her sophomore year in the business honors program and running track and field at UT, Kendall Baisden left her comfort zone to run professionally for Team USA. After years on the track, she’s...

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‘Charlie’s Angels’ proves women are stronger together

November 13, 2019

The fearless new generation of Charlie’s Angels is taking flight, and they’re willing to put their lives on the line to protect innocent people. The “Charlie’s Angels”...

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UT alum turned cinematographer shoots Austin Film Festival movie

November 5, 2019

Charlie Pearce’s film needed work. After turning in his first project in a UT production class junior year, Pearce’s professor told him to make it in the industry, he needed to improve. “That...


Retiring athlete translates her art to track, gives Olympics her all

November 1, 2019

Neither the thrill of racing past the finish line nor the training it takes to get there are why Magnolia Howell runs. She runs because it’s an art form. This year, she’s taking her final...

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More than just Professor McConaughey: a look inside his class ‘Script to Screen’

October 16, 2019

In class, Matthew McConaughey doesn’t sign autographs — he assigns schoolwork. The Academy Award winner graduated from UT Austin with a film degree in 1993. Alongside faculty member and...


Mysteries of Littlefield Home unveiled

October 3, 2019

For over a century, the Littlefield Home has collected history on the corner of Whitis Avenue and West 24th Street. With immaculate details, such as carved staircases and antique family paintings, on the...

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The inside scoop on local musicians

October 1, 2019

The music plays, the audience dances and Stacie Agnew, pianist and backup vocalist for local band Jade Vine, goes home with $50 in her pocket. Despite myths that musicians can easily make a living,...


Kendra Scott Institute to open spring 2020

September 25, 2019

Revealing only 17% of venture-backed companies across the globe are founded by women, Kendra Scott, designer and CEO of her eponymous jewelry company, unveiled the plans for her UT Austin Women’s...

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Kendra Scott x UT Austin: Future of Female Leadership

September 24, 2019

Empowering women to lead and encouraging the world to follow is the theme for a free event hosted by The University of Texas and Kendra Scott. Focusing on the future of female leadership, the event promises...


What happens outside of the studio: Student discusses stereotypes men in dance face

September 17, 2019

Whispers followed Atticus Griffin. They chattered about his color guard performances and chuckled when he said he wanted to perform for the rest of his life. In the dance studio, the whispers fell silent. Now,...

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Q&A: Time management is dead, says Maura Thomas

September 6, 2019

Overwhelmed. Overworked. Overtired. These are modern-day wounds that Maura Thomas — author, speaker and trainer in work-life balance — strives to heal every day. Thomas’ work focuses...


Student, professors share tips on how to navigate Austin transportation

August 10, 2019

After venturing from campus for the first time her sophomore year, Hannah Burbank quickly realized she was sitting on a bus that was taking her anywhere but where she wanted to go. For those new to navigating...


FaceApp raises concerns about privacy for UT students

July 30, 2019

After several Hollywood stars posted edited photos portraying their face with wrinkles, gray hair and sagging skin, the application behind the images, FaceApp, went viral. However, the app’s ties...


UT law professor Erin Martinson announces run for Travis County District Attorney

July 23, 2019

Erin Martinson, an adjunct professor at the UT School of Law, announced earlier this month she is joining the 2020 Democratic primary race for Travis County District Attorney. She is now one of two challengers...


Author discusses ‘The Socialist Manifesto’ with UT students

June 27, 2019

Several dozen UT students, Austinites and volunteer hosts from the local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America gathered on campus Wednesday evening to learn about modern socialism from one of the...

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