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 Max Bridges

Class gives light to social issues

Max Bridges September 5, 2012

For some UT students, Austin is their classroom and people are their subjects. Last spring, journalism lecturer Diana Dawson challenged her students to learn about the faces behind current issues. Her...


Austin parks offer a break from urban stresses

Max Bridges August 6, 2012

UT’s sprawling campus leaves little room to park your car and not much space between buildings. Although some may not find sprawling vegetation on campus, it’s not far. Austin is home to more...

Study finds perceived ritual effectiveness can be predicted

Max Bridges August 4, 2012

Update on Aug. 5, 3:30 p.m. - Headline has been changed to clarify study's findings. To increase your chances of getting good grades in college, follow these steps: sleep in blue clothing with an...

Poor voter turnout not expected to improve in runoff elections

Max Bridges July 27, 2012

Early voter turnout for the Texas runoffs in Travis County is looking to be lower than early voting in the May primaries. This trend is not new and some expect voter turnout for the runoffs to be lower...

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Comedian returns with Reddit interactive show

Max Bridges July 24, 2012

  After months of being off the air, UT alumnus Zach Anner is back with a new internet-powered travel show premiering this month. Anner, a 2009 alumnus and former member of Texas Student Television,...

UT kidnapping and accident phone scams continue

Max Bridges July 20, 2012

UTPD has joined forces with the FBI and Joint Terrorism Task Force to investigate the ongoing student kidnapping and accident phone scams. Managed by the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI, the Joint...

Off duty bus operator fatally shoots himself while riding Capital Metro bus

Max Bridges July 18, 2012

An off duty Capital Metro employee fatally shot himself on bus No. 302 Tuesday evening. The incident occurred at 8:40 p.m. on the 3100 block of Red River Street in Austin, across the street from St. David’s...

UT fraternity’s redevelopment plans halted by Austin Historic Landmark Commission

Max Bridges July 18, 2012

A demolition permit for a house owned by the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity was halted late last month by the Austin Historic Landmark Commission after claiming that the house could be designated a historic...

UT research team developed software to hack into GPS-enabled devices

Max Bridges July 15, 2012

A team of researchers at UT’s Radionavigation Laboratory recently hacked into the GPS system of a non-encrypted drone, allowing them to take full control of the vehicle. Assistant engineering professor...

Scanner located on UT campus allows scientists to scan and research nearly anything

Max Bridges July 11, 2012

Ten years ago, UT professors pioneered a way to virtually reconstruct and then examine the internal structures of once living specimens without damaging the object of interest. Using high-resolution X-ray...


Campus to receive more rain, cooler temperatures this week [UPDATE]

Max Bridges and Bobby Blanchard July 10, 2012

Update at 2:00 p.m. - Tuesday evening thunderstorms amounted to an average of about .18 inches of rainfall on campus, saving UT about 313,043 gallons of water. The Tower’s rain gauge recorded .16...


New university ranking places UT at 30th in the world

Max Bridges July 10, 2012

The University of Texas ranked 30th in a list of the top 100 universities in the world released July 1 by The Center for World University Rankings. The rankings attempted to measure the quality of education...

Tuition assistance granted for soldier students

Max Bridges June 29, 2012

The Texas Military Forces and the University of Texas at Austin have reached an agreement allowing students who serve in the National Guard to maintain their military tuition assistance. The agreement,...

Occupy UT releases disorientation manual in effort to spark activism

Max Bridges June 28, 2012

Occupy UT, a student activist group, recently released a “Disorientation Field Manual” on their website to inform incoming students about their message. The manual contains information about...


Alan Turing’s birthday celebrated with symposium, question-fielding robot

Max Bridges June 25, 2012

Alan Turing would have been 100 years-old on June 23. Although he died in 1954, his work in computer science and artificial intelligence lives on today. Three university scholars discussed Turing’s...


UT Concho Community Garden to expand after a year of droughts

Max Bridges June 21, 2012

UT’s first community garden, The UT Concho Community Garden, is expanding and innovating after weathering last year’s extreme drought conditions. The garden, located on 2108 Concho St., consists...

Central Texas set to acquire new area code by July 2013

Max Bridges June 16, 2012

Beginning July 2013, some Austin residents may be required to dial an area code other than the well known ‘512’ to reach local areas in the city. The Public Utility Commission of Texas, a...


UT alumnus and deaf community proponent Mark Gobble killed in hit-and-run incident Sunday

Max Bridges June 14, 2012

Mark Gobble, a 2012 UT alumnus, died in a hit-and-run incident while jogging on a sidewalk near West Slaughter Lane and Vinemont Drive in southwest Austin on Sunday morning. Gobble, 37, was a husband...


Smart grid technology reveals more efficient ways to measure energy consumption

Max Bridges June 8, 2012

Austin-based smart grid researchers conducted field trials in the North Austin Mueller neighborhood and found more efficient ways to place solar panels and measure energy consumption. The preliminary...

Austin Historical Survey Wiki launches after four year development

Max Bridges June 4, 2012

After four long years and more than $100,000 in development costs, the Austin Historical Survey Wiki was officially launched at City Hall on Sunday afternoon. The project, developed in-house at the University...


Despite relief, drought will continue during summer

Max Bridges June 1, 2012

Texas is still abnormally dry and will likely continue to be in a drought throughout the summer, despite less severe drought conditions. Currently, 97.37 percent of Texas is facing abnormally dry conditions,...

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