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New Janis Joplin Biography Reveals the Woman Behind the Superstar Persona

It was the summer of 1962 when a blues-loving, wild-haired hippie with a soulful voice left her hometown of Port Arthur, Texas, and arrived in Austin. Janis Joplin...

 
 

Planet Texas 2050 Uses Ancient Civilizations to Prepare Texas For the Future

Thousands of years ago, on the western coast of the Black Sea, where the water flows through the mouth of Europe’s second-longest river, the Danube, hundreds...

 
 

Meet the Furry Four-Legged Beast that has Stolen Longhorns’ Hearts

Everything the Tower’s burnt-orange light touches is his kingdom. He spends his days lounging on his grassy throne outside the Flawn Academic Center or prowling...

 
 

Big Moments from the 2019 State of the University Address

As the fall 2019 semester gets underway, Greg Fenves gave the annual State of the University Address on Wednesday, marking his fifth year as president of The University...

 
 

Getting to Know the Forty Acres’ New Student Leaders

Student Body President Camron Goodman and Vice President Amie Caroline Jean want everyone to know there are all kinds of leaders. Goodman, a finance senior, had...

 
 

Longhorns Are Pledging to Return Home to Help Their Communities in Need

Janelle Chavez stood inside a home with dirt floors and no electricity in a small village in the Dominican Republic. She was abroad for the 2018 summer through...

 
 

Making the UT Ring a Longhorn Tradition

On an exceptionally bright Friday afternoon this past April, nearly 1,500 students and their loved ones stood eagerly before the UT Tower, teeming with excitement...

 
 

This Longhorn has Visited Nearly 15,000 Starbucks Around the World

Winter never cared much for coffee. In college, he wasn’t like his other classmates, hopped up on caffeine just to get through the day. When the then-fledgling...

 
 

David Carter Is Officially Headed Back to School at UT Austin 44 Years Later

David Carter, a formerly homeless panhandler with a dream of finishing his degree, is officially re-enrolled at UT. In the last few months, following the activism...

 
 

One Man’s Plan to Return to UT and Finish His Degree 44 Years Later

Walk down the Drag on any given afternoon, and you’ll likely see David Carter. Most people who frequent the area know Carter, who has experienced homelessness...

 
 
 
 
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