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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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What’s love got to do with it?

May 4, 2016

In this compilation of stories, the Life & Arts department explores the joys and challenges that come with love. Despite discrimination, distance and life's many responsibilities, these four student...

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Married interracial couple reflects on effects of discrimination on relationship

May 4, 2016

Almost five thousand miles separated Saba A. from his future wife when he left Iran to pursue a degree in Estonia. He wasn’t looking for a relationship, but that changed once he met Rona A.  They...

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Q&A: The Onion co-founder tells students ‘the story behind the funny story’

April 15, 2016

Scott Dikkers may have grown up in a serious household, but that upbringing went out the window when he became the co-founder of the satirical newspaper, The Onion. On Wednesday, Dikkers, now a writer...

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Activist and podcast co-host Jasmin Singer on tour for new book

April 14, 2016

On her award-winning podcast, “Our Hen House,” activist and recent memoirist Jasmin Singer interviews celebrities, athletes and students about animal exploitation. Below, The Daily...

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Around the World in 40 Acres: Marines service shapes Venezuelan student

April 8, 2016

Economics junior Tomas Enrique Pirela remembers being held at gunpoint during a trip to his hometown in Venezuela. In a country where almost one-third of residents are living in poverty, the gunman was...

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Argentinian student proposes scholarships agreement with national government

March 30, 2016

Editor's note: This story is part of a series on international students. Beneath the hustle and bustle of San Juan, Argentina, first-year master’s student Alejandro Ortiz noticed a lack of...

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Doctoral student from India seeks two health degrees

March 23, 2016

Editor's note: This story is part of a series featuring international students. When Deepti Agarwal decided to move to America, she had to adjust to a different education system and way of life....

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Six ways to get around Austin during South by Southwest

March 11, 2016

Four-hundred thousand eager tourists will flood Austin this weekend for South By Southwest. Combat the rampant road closures and disrupted bus routes this weekend with these six alternate modes of transportation. Bikes The...

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Seven tips for SXSW newbies

March 11, 2016

South By Southwest isn’t something you figure out in a day. Rather than learning it the hard way, check out our list of tips for any wide-eyed newbies attending their first SXSW this year. Pack...

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Iranian student reflects on academic journey

February 15, 2016

Images of armed fighters running through the streets of an Iranian war zone still linger in Mardin Aminpour’s memory.  Aminpour, a history Ph.D. student, is one of the first Kurdish...