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 Natalie Heineman

GOP leaders, Texas lawmakers rush to McRaven’s defense after Trump attacks on capturing bin Laden

Natalie Heineman November 20, 2018

On Sunday, President Donald Trump criticized retired Navy Admiral William H. McRaven, the former chancellor of the University of Texas System, for not capturing Osama bin Laden sooner. “Wouldn’t...


Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson split: Your Entertainment Tonight-watching mother called it

Natalie Heineman October 14, 2018

God is a woman and she just fixed the glitch in the simulation. Four months into their relationship, Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson broke their engagement, People Magazine reported. After a whirlwind...


UT colleges as alcoholic drinks

Natalie Heineman July 24, 2018

UT-Austin is ranked a top party school by some liars. But pretend UT actually goes hard. What would each college’s drink of choice be?   Cockrell School of Engineering: Shirley Temple A...

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Keeping up with The Daily Texan’s Twitter takedown

Natalie Heineman June 26, 2018

College newspapers beef on Twitter, but none serve it better than The Daily Texan. On Monday, last semester’s associate managing editor Forrest Milburn tweeted: Best college newspapers in the...


Freshmen: Here’s how to embarrass yourself on campus

Natalie Heineman June 26, 2018

You’re going to do something embarrassing your freshman year. Whether you run into a glass window trying to get to your final exam, like this girl: My first!!!!! College!!!! Exam!!!! Was magical...


Jendy’s? Try SAC-fil-A instead

Natalie Heineman June 20, 2018

Wendy’s in the Union perished, but Jendy’s reigns. ICYMI: The Wendy's in the Texas Union is permanently closed, but "Jendy's" is still around. No word yet as to whether...

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Hey #UT22: Here are some orientation tips

Natalie Heineman June 14, 2018

#UT22, don’t look like the babies on campus. You are strong. Wise. Gifted. Well, as soon as you read this list, you’ll be gifted. Here’s your present: all the knowledge you need to...

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Mason Ramsey, the “yodeling Walmart kid,” to perform in Austin

Natalie Heineman May 2, 2018

Luke Bryan and Keith Urban will fill the Frank Erwin Center for iHeartCountry Festival this Saturday night, but one young performer could steal the show. Mason Ramsey, the 11-year old yodeler from the...

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Celebrities and politicians react to Barbara Bush’s death

Natalie Heineman April 18, 2018

Former First Lady and adopted mother of Texas Barbara Bush died tonight at the age of 92. The matriarch of a political dynasty served as FLOTUS from 1989 to 1993. Her foundation, Barbara Bush Foundation...


What makes Austin the “Best Place to Live?”

Natalie Heineman April 12, 2018

U.S. News & World Report named Austin the “Best Place to Live in the USA.” The list looks at factors like cost of living, average income, crime rates and more. Austin, don’t get...

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Need a break from SXSW? Here’s where to celebrate St. Patrick’s day this weekend

Natalie Heineman March 16, 2018

So your 23andme ancestry test recently revealed you’re 7.1 percent Irish. Make great great great grandpappy happy and celebrate St. Patty’s Day the right way: getting drunk with some bitcoin...

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Hey, Brooklyn: Don’t mess with Texas BBQ

Natalie Heineman March 5, 2018

Get your mouth ready for this limp, gray meat. Munchies, a food blog by Vice, posted this tweet on Sunday: Why is Brooklyn barbecue taking over the world?—...


Timeline: When have students spotted Matthew McConaughey around campus?

Natalie Heineman March 1, 2018

Matthew McConaughey sightings, a stolen Speedway brick and the stuffed carcass of a white squirrel are required to graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. Check your Interactive Degree Audit....

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10 dumbest things Austin couples do, just in time for Valentine’s Day

Natalie Heineman February 13, 2018

Something about Austin makes couples insufferable. The heat? The construction? The single life mentality? No, it’s just the fact that Austin is home to The Worst People Alive.™: Here...


We all knew it: Austin men suck, are more likely to ghost

Natalie Heineman February 7, 2018

Button-up short sleeve dress shirt and ill-fitting skinny jeans: the uniform of the mediocre Austin male. But Austin males have something else in common – they’re the worst.’s...


How do UT students feel about classes getting cancelled? Check Twitter.

Natalie Heineman January 16, 2018

Email notifications from the University of Texas rarely elicit excitement. A boring lecture announcement, a long paragraph from President Fenves, another rich dude names a school after himself, but...

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