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Here's a Paul McCartney playlist to get you in the ACL mood
October 4, 2018
As always, a cocktail of impressive artists are scheduled to perform at this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, but for the first time in the festival’s history, a Beatle is taking the stage. Out of Paul McCartney’s extensive discography, it’s hard to narrow down the selection to a few favorites. Don’t fret — The Daily Texan has compiled a list of songs to get you in the mood for ACL.
Where to spend your 21st birthday in Austin
September 3, 2018
Planning your 21st birthday in Austin can be overwhelming. Here are five great places to spend your 21st birthday in Austin, some of which offer specials and are open to your underage friends, so everyone can have fun!
10 Twitter accounts every UT Austin student should follow
August 27, 2018
To help juggle the worlds of being a diligent student and a fun-loving Austinite, The Daily Texan created a list of 10 Twitter accounts that every UT student should follow:
Nick Swardson returns to Austin’s Paramount for Too Many Smells tour
April 12, 2018
Comedian Nick Swardson has been busy over the last decade, starring on shows like Comedy Central’s Reno 911! as well as several films, most recently “The Buddy Games” coming out this summer. Swardson spoke with The Daily Texan before visiting Austin as part of his stand-up tour, Too Many Smells.
'The Eulogist': A short story
April 9, 2018
Read "The Eulogist," a short story by The Daily Texan's Andrea Tinning.
Scientists discuss potential mars colony at SXSW
March 16, 2018
Soon, you might be visiting Mars for Spring break.
Tracy Morgan returns to television with The Last O.G.
March 14, 2018
Comedian Tracy Morgan debuts his latest television show at Austin’s Paramount Theater during SXSW.
Members of the Daily Show with Trevor Noah discuss their multi-platform content strategy at SXSW
March 12, 2018
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah utilizes several aspects of social media to engage its audience, creating a multiplatform entertainment experience.
Elon Musk makes a surprise appearance at SXSW
March 12, 2018
The real-life Ironman returns to SXSW for the first time since 2013.
How virtual reality can help save the coral reefs
March 11, 2018
NYT journalist Joanna Klein sat down with scientists Jennifer Smith and Zackery Rago at the SXSW event, Saving Coral Reefs one Pixel at a time.
Bill Hader makes his directing debut at SXSW with the HBO TV series “Barry”
March 10, 2018
Comedian Bill Hader takes on a dramatic role playing a hitman in the HBO dark comedy “Barry.”
Bernie Sanders makes his SXSW debut with empowering discussion of key political issues
March 10, 2018
Bernie Sanders sat down with Jake Tapper for the senator’s first ever SXSW appearance.
Nostalgia gaming: Mario, Sonic evokes mixed feelings in the gaming community
February 8, 2018
Between Mario, Sonic and Link, nostalgia gaming has bullied out the competition, leaving some gamers worried that the industry is heading toward a uniform and gray dystopian future — and not the fun kind with zombies and lasers.
Women unite with the second annual 'State of the Uterus'
January 26, 2018
Local female empowerment organization BossBabesATX claims they are putting the ‘fun’ in fundamental human rights by hosting the second annual State of the Uterus this Friday — an event designed to benefit women in the Austin community.
Community Cinema unites Austinites under the silver screen
December 11, 2017
Every Friday night, Austinites cozy up with blankets and gather ‘round as a huge projector screen lights up the outdoor theater in the outskirts of the city.
After holiday season, Christmas trees are the gift that keeps on giving
December 6, 2017
The holiday season is finally here, and people are putting up festive trees in their living rooms.
Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind their ink
December 4, 2017
Many children play cards with their grandparents, but for radio-television-film freshman Peter Cowie, the memory stands out in his childhood. Cowie’s first tattoo, a playing card-themed piece, specifically honors his late grandmother’s love of card games.
Linguistics student starts the conversation on bat conservation
November 30, 2017
One linguistics junior gained sympathy for her favorite winged creature by speaking the language of bats.
Student takes iPhone repair business from dorm room to boardroom
November 17, 2017
From replacing broken iPhone screens from the comfort of his old dorm in Jester to interning at Google in Boulder, Colorado, one UT student is making money moves.
Campus Environmental Center thinks out-of-the-box for America Recycles Day
November 15, 2017
Longhorn students no longer have any reason to fear invading medieval armies, because some students are finally building a fortress on the East Mall — moat not included.
300: Polish tutor shares culture through language
November 14, 2017
Polish descendants make up less than 2 percent of the Texan population, yet the voices flowing through the halls of Burdine every Thursday evening might make it feel like you’re in Krakow.
Five reasons why college-age voters matter
November 6, 2017
The college vote makes a difference in politics. For those who are skeptical, here are five important facts about the role college age voters play in the elections.
300: Engineer turned premed student finds his (e-)identity
November 2, 2017
UT IDs are pretty magical. They allow students and faculty to swipe open doors, check grades and ride the bus for free. But who are the mysterious people behind the curtain controlling our identities?
Four ways to avoid having a 'deadbeat' roommate
October 31, 2017
Here are a few tips to make sure you won’t be sharing your new living space with an unwanted visitor.
Dia de los Muertos festivities unite Austin community
October 26, 2017
This year, the Cultural Arts Division of the Economic Development Department allotted about $50,000 to fortify existing events in town and make room for new ones.
Austin Under the Stars draws filmmakers, builds community
October 23, 2017
Austin’s festival scene is growing its reputation as a place for filmmakers, but the community aspects of festivals can be hard to find amidst the chaos of events like SXSW.
Program coordinator helps college women break glass ceiling
October 20, 2017
From empowering college students to helping professional women address the wage gap, Nancy Ewert’s job is to help young women succeed.
Short film 'Play Pretend' works to make diversity and equality a reality in the film industry
October 16, 2017
Going up against sexism in the film industry might feel like a monster too big for one person to tackle, but one radio-television-film alumna is preparing for a battle of cinematic proportions, while also fighting racism.
KVRX works to grow music diversity initiative
September 25, 2017
The Austin Music Commission recently began a genre diversity initiative in partnership with UT-Austin to promote artists of color in underrepresented genres of music. KVRX has taken a proactive role by premiering a series called Live ATX at local music venue Hole in the Wall with a cover charge of $3.
Student battles cancer with support from friends, family
September 17, 2017
Every senior faces hurdles before graduation. For accounting and philosophy senior Michael Mott, the long list of senior year hurdles is punctuated by a battle with bone cancer.
Boiz of Austin rule the city's drag kingdom
September 12, 2017
The crowd at Elysium screams, squeals and swoons for the same performers every month with the same vigor as preteens do at an Ed Sheeran concert.
Friend-finder app helps students connect on campus
September 5, 2017
When more than 50,000 students are busy hustling from class to class, it can be difficult to get to know anyone. That’s one reason why Tony Daher created Patook, an app designed to help people create platonic friendships.
Student finds love, hopes to change the world
April 30, 2017
The thought of finding love in a foreign country sounds like the beginning of a far-fetched fairytale, but that’s exactly what happened to Olga Dorman when she took a vacation from her home in Belarus to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Local homes tour keeps Austin weird, housing affordable
April 18, 2017
From tree houses to converted metal storage units, the only thing the houses featured in the Weird Homes Tour have in common is the attention they attract from passers-by.
Bidi Bidi Banda celebrates Selena’s 46th Birthday at The Highball
April 9, 2017
Last year, The Highball faced its biggest crowd ever when over 1000 people showed up to hear Bidi Bidi Banda, Austin’s own Selena tribute band.
Sociology professor encourages students to listen for opportunity’s knock
April 3, 2017
Most people might shudder at the thought of ghostly encounters, but for sociology professor Michael Hirsch, it’s just another day at work.
Decades-old physics student organization encourages science majors
March 27, 2017
UT’s Society of Physics Students has been around since the ’70s but has never been more committed to helping science, technology, engineering and math students explore the possibilities of their degree.
UT mentorship organization makes fundraising magic happen
March 20, 2017
One of UT-Austin’s student organizations is dedicated to mentoring disadvantaged middle school students and has already attracted dozens of volunteers.
March 9, 2017
The city of Austin can already be a difficult place to navigate, but during South By Southwest, it‘s even more confusing.
Disney fan club creates whole new world for UT students
March 6, 2017
According to the story of Peter Pan, all children, except one, grow up, but that’s not true for members of Disneyy Club Texas.
Polish students connect through shared heritage
February 28, 2017
Though Poland is an ocean and half a continent away, UT students have brought some of Polska to campus.
300: Warm coffee and warm hearts, the story of a working mom
February 21, 2017
Students and faculty at the Belo Media Center recognize the manager of Cappy’s Place for her warm smile, but they don’t know that when the cafe closes, her job as a mom begins.
Teji’s manager serves up warm smiles and history
February 15, 2017
Teji’s on Guadalupe makes a point to be a student-friendly environment, but it’s not the free Wi-Fi that keeps students coming back. It’s the one face that sticks around for almost the entire day, minus a cigarette break or two.
Electronic music brings students together
February 12, 2017
Nothing makes a party worse than a low turn-out and bad playlist, but thankfully that’s something UT’s Electronic Music Club will never have to worry about, since the club is a platform for electronic music fans to make friends and for DJs to develop their skills.
Austin Students for Global Peace helps students weather Peace Corps application
January 31, 2017
Applying to the Peace Corps is almost like entering a beauty pageant. Potential volunteers must be intelligent, hardworking and have an earnest desire for world peace.