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 Sarah Montgomery
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Photographer reflects on time at Texan

December 5, 2014

The first time I walked into the Texan office, I broke a glass kombucha bottle in front of Sarah-Grace Sweeney. I took that as a bad omen. After giving up on my tryout, I was surprised to wake up one morning...

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Freshman guide to all the things you should do your first semester

August 4, 2014

Welcome, freshman. Your choice is simple: Go out and find yourself among the dozens of local coffee shops and small businesses this town has to offer, or stay in the cold, dark, damp loneliness that is...

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UT Through the Ages

June 30, 2014

As the Fourth of July approaches, The Daily Texan looks into the past to explore how major moments regarding civil liberties and freedom in American history have impacted UT. From Reconstruction, to celebrating...

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Five adult things you should be doing now to manage your money

June 23, 2014

You’re a grown person now. You buy your own groceries, do your own laundry and go out on weekends without asking for permission. It’s time to pass the threshold into adulthood by taking the...

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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...

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PHOTOS: X Games – Day 2

June 7, 2014

   

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Jimmy Wilkins became youngest skateboarder to win gold in vert X Games event

June 6, 2014

Jimmy Wilkins unexpectedly stole gold on Thursday night in the skateboard vert competition of X-Games Austin on Congress Avenue. Against the backdrop of 12,000 watchers and the Capitol building, 20-year-old...

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Leading Ladies: Apparel alum relocates to Haiti to create products and jobs

April 30, 2014

UT alum Chandler Busby had to make many adjustments after moving to Haiti, such as leaving the comforts of living in a developed nation behind for daily power outages and unreliable services. Busby...

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Former Austin prepresser repairs, builds vintage Japanese motorcycles

April 24, 2014

The sound of revving motorcyle engines can be heard in a small alley off of Old Koenig Lane. Old Yamahas, Hondas and other two-wheeled vehicles are often seen trailing up and down the street after coming...

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Leading Ladies: Amy Simmons of Amy’s Ice Creams puts customer service first

April 16, 2014

Walking into an Amy’s Ice Creams is an experience. In each location, an old photo booth sits in the corner, and numerous cow figurines line the brightly colored walls. Employees, or “scoops,”...

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UT alumna founds high-profile event planning company

March 26, 2014

Cindy Lo’s days start early and end late. Between taking her children to and from field trips and meeting with CEOs of major companies to plan their next events, she squeezes in out-of-state-trips. After...

Female voices come to Austin for Women of the World Poetry Slam

March 19, 2014

For the seventh year in a row, 72 women from around the U.S. and Canada will gather in Austin to compete, using only their words and a stage. The Women of the World Poetry Slam showcases up-and-coming...

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Wes Anderson talks about premiere of “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

March 18, 2014

With quirky characters, colorful settings, speedy dialogue and a splash of melancholy, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” encompasses all of the tools director Wes Anderson uses in his films. Anderson,...