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 Samantha Grasso

Five easy steps to moving into your first apartment

August 4, 2014

Moving into your first apartment is arguably the single greatest moment of adulthood — assuming you will never find a job you love, settle down with a life partner, raise a family or win the Texas...


PACE changes to adapt to students’ speed

July 14, 2014

When Robbie Hinojosa checked his “My Status” page last spring, the first thing he saw was a rejected application to the University. “At that point I had been checking my admission...


Celebrate the Fourth of July like a local

June 30, 2014

Citizens of the United States know the story of how the American Revolution resulted in the country’s independence from Great Britain — or they at least know how to Google it. On July 4, 1776,...


Celebrating “Independence Day” south of the United States

June 30, 2014

The Fourth of July, our national holiday that celebrates the independence of the original 13 colonies from the British Empire, is a day of patriotic celebration, with patriotic citizens gathering their...


First ever X Games Austin puts sports front and center

June 9, 2014

Arenas of ancient times featured gladiators fighting impossible odds for survival. This weekend, X Games Austin put forth its own modern gladiators. Instead of weapons, they brought boards and bikes to...


Renovations to bring historic Hogg Auditorium up to date

April 28, 2014

Next semester, Hogg Memorial Auditorium will close for an eight-month long renovation, requiring student groups to find alternate venues for their annual events held at the facility. Hogg will close...


Student combines modeling with charity work

April 16, 2014

At 21, anthropology junior and Austin-based model Schuyler Dale is older than the average model and keeps a busy schedule that prevents her from being fully immersed in the profession, but she doesn’t...


UT Holi celebration compared to the traditional Holi celebration

April 1, 2014

Abhi Sreerama, UT alumnus and Holi co-chair, said he did not expect this year’s Holi to attract 7,500 people, an attendance that nearly doubled from 2013.  “We definitely had a major...

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Who to follow on Twitter for SXSW updates

March 7, 2014

When he first made his South By Southwest-related Twitter last year, Cameron Clark’s original intention was to organize the SX-chaos for his friends. As the man behind the Twitter handle with close...

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What to bring to SXSW: a definitive guide

March 7, 2014

Poor planning leads to poor performance. South by Southwest can be the magical, start-up, tech-dude schmooz fest you always dreamed it could be. On the other hand, underpreparing for long lines, unpredictable...

Music Bloggers and Austin Music People unite to host 2013 Austin Music Blogger Awards

February 26, 2014

Austin Music People and the newly formed Austin Music Blogger Alliance have joined forces to pay tribute to unrecognized bands and industry workers of the Austin music scene.    This year,...


West By West Campus organizers take last bow with final festival

February 21, 2014

This is the last year for West By West Campus according, to founders and organizers Waldo Wittenmyer and Tessa Hunt — and they mean it this time.  While the organizers originally weren’t...


Contemporary light installation artist Adela Andea premieres piece

February 18, 2014

Houston-based artist Adela Andea stood in the center of the gallery with an eager audience amassed in front of her. From the ceiling behind her hung an expanse of plastic magnifying lenses and blue and...


After a tour with Quiet Company, Cody Ackors returns to UT with a new direction

January 27, 2014

For many musicians, touring the country, performing for devout fans and sleeping on strangers’ floors is essentially “living the dream.” For musician and music performance junior Cody...


Architecture professor honored for contribution to medical field

January 22, 2014

Adjunct architecture professor Stephen Sonnenberg received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association in New York last Friday. Sonnenberg was presented the award for...