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Hammerin’ Hank Aaron at the LBJ Library

“The last year before I broke the record … I don’t talk about that much, because it bothers me,” Hank Aaron told a packed crowd at the LBJ...

 
 

Two Top-10 Recruits Visit the Forty Acres

With no more on-field battles to look forward to until September, Longhorn fans turn once again to the recruiting war. The in-state showdown between UT and its...

 
 

UT System Releases AG’s Law School Review

The UT System released a set of documents last Friday that comprise the state attorney general’s review of the now-ended forgivable loan program at UT Law....

 
 

Longhorns, Austinites March for MLK

In the dappled light that broke through the canopy of oaks on the East Mall Monday morning, thousands gathered for this year’s Martin Luther King Day rally and...

 
 

Meet the 9-Year-Old Who’s Made His Bed Every Day Since Watching the McRaven Speech

Last spring, Chris Fitzpatrick was listening to the radio in her car when she caught a snippet of audio about a popular commencement speech at UT-Austin. Although...

 
 

Building Landmarks

It’s 4:30 p.m. on a lip-chappingly cold Wednesday during the intersession, and campus is dead. The normally bustling stretch of Speedway between 21st Street...

 
 

On His First Day as Chancellor, McRaven Takes to Twitter

  In his 37-year military career, Admiral William McRaven went on top-secret missions as a Navy SEAL, rose to the rank of four-star admiral, commanded the...

 
 

My Nails, Their Canvas

We’ve all been to the salon—admit it, guys, if only for a haircut—but surely not like the one in October at the Visual Arts Center. In 17th- and 18th-century...

 
 

The Climb

A student hikes Kilimanjaro twice. The first time Alex D’Jamoos climbed Kilimanjaro, he crawled for up to 12 hours at a time. The skin on his hands shredded and...

 
 

The Things They Carried

Inside the Texas Archaeological Research Laboratory. On a day 4,000 years ago, a man living in what is now Southwest Texas’ Val Verde County set out on a hunting...

 
 
January|February 2015
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