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 Willa Young

The Daily Horror Movie goes to the Oscars with “The Silence of the Lambs”

October 20, 2013

For movie buffs, the month of October means one thing: 31 days of horror movies. With tons of horror flicks to choose from, The Daily Texan is going to be providing a daily horror recommendation. Whether...

California’s In-N-Out burger moves east to Austin

October 18, 2013

When I learned an In-N-Out Burger was coming to Austin, I should have been floored with excitement. Instead, my first feeling was disappointment.  I will never want an In-N-Out in Austin. That...

Foodie Friday: A case for the slow cooker

October 11, 2013

Ah, the slow cooker. It was a part of every childhood nightmare, but will soon be everyone’s college kitchen savior. There were countless “mystery meat stews” sluggishly brewed...

Having a shitty day? At least you’re not the last person in “The Human Centipede”

October 8, 2013

For movie buffs, the month of October means one thing: 31 days of horror movies. With tons of horror flicks to choose from, The Daily Texan is going to be providing a daily horror recommendation. Whether...

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“Taco Journalism” blog offers critiques on taco joints across Austin

April 30, 2013

It is difficult to find a person without an appreciation for the art form that is the taco. But for four Austin men, their love for tacos transcends the average devotion and borders on insanity. By day,...

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Rae Lewis-Thornton educates students about HIV/AIDS through her personal experience

April 23, 2013

In the winter of 1986, Rae Lewis-Thornton decided to donate blood at a local hospital in Washington, D.C. She was young, successful and happy, with a boyfriend and a job working for Jesse Jackson’s...

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Austin and UT community gears up for Earth Day 2013

April 22, 2013

There are two types of people on college campuses. The first frantically runs around campus picking up trash and ranting about the upcoming environmental apocalypse, clad in pants made out of recycled...

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UT students ‘Brave the Shave’ to fight pediatric cancer

April 12, 2013

Keri Lawrence never really had a place to call home. She grew up with a mother in the Coast Guard and a father in the Navy. She had to say goodbye to new friends year after year and start fresh in a strange...

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Local enamel jewelry artist Leigh Navarro opens third store in West Campus

April 2, 2013

A young girl from El Paso, Texas, worships her mother and her enamel artwork. Each day, her mother fuses a thin coating of glass to various types of metal and creates a one-of-a-kind piece of art.  One...

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A recap of the second season of “Game of Thrones”

March 29, 2013

The first two seasons of HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels included incestuous twins, pushing children out of windows, beheadings and terrifying ornithology....

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New changes in Roundup policy are encouraging

March 25, 2013

Roundup has a bad reputation. It’s difficult to blur that clear-cut distinction because, in a way, this reputation comes with good reason. Thousands of young adults flood West Campus each spring,...

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Man’s best friend to take Austin by storm in charity dog walk event Saturday

March 22, 2013

Cat people of Austin beware. Thousands of canines will take the city by storm this weekend. The 15th annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk is Saturday, March 23. A canine herd thousands strong and their human counterparts...

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Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong to debut Broadway Idiot documentary at SXSW

March 16, 2013

Green Day’s seventh album, American Idiot, was wildly popular, with its brutal messages of American political and social issues. So naturally, Green Day’s leading man, Billie Joe Armstrong,...

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Chaos Cooking comes to Austin for SXSW event

March 11, 2013

During South By Southwest, tourists crowd every restaurant in Austin in search of sustenance. Every bar, dive, diner and grill bursts at the seams.  As a result, a new kind of eating experience...

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Shakespeare at Winedale offers students a one-of-a-kind learning experience through performance

March 5, 2013

A much-needed cool breeze flows through the three open sides of a dilapidated German hay barn on a warm Texas night. The barn is miles from city life, far enough from streetlights that the Milky Way can...

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Campus Environmental Center pushes Greeks to go green at fraternity parties

February 20, 2013

Each Saturday evening a neon glow and rising roar buzzes from the fraternity houses in West Campus. As the sun rises on another Sunday, the once pristine party site leaves in its wake a mountain of red...

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DHFS to hold cupcake competitions for all student organizations

February 11, 2013

Perhaps there is no other baked good that inspires more passion than the cupcake. Cupcake lovers argue over the dominance of red velvet versus Funfetti, buttercream frosting versus chocolate ganache, and...

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Austin’s Pizza to create a new 24 hour study environment

February 4, 2013

Austin’s Pizza, a University of Texas Italian dive and grungy hang-out spot on Guadalupe Street, has decided to reinvent the idea of a study destination. The dark wood and dim-lit stop for pizza...