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A Tribute to Breckyn Hager’s Hair

It finally happened, folks. Breckyn Hager, the self-proclaimed Young Prophet and defensive lineman for the Texas Longhorns, has rid himself of those famous golden...

 
 

‘Bowlaway’ Takes Readers Into the Mysterious Lives of a New England Family

As a Boston native now living in Texas, UT’s James A. Michener Chair in Fiction Elizabeth McCracken knew she wanted her next book to be a “very New England”...

 
 

This Longhorn is Working With Meals on Wheels to Help Senior Citizens With Depression

It was only a year ago that Brenda Wright, 69, found herself losing a battle with depression that had plagued her for decades. She was retired, lived alone, and...

 
 

Five Reasons Why We Love Bevo Forever

Trying to kill a dog is not good—never has been and never will be. For some reason, though, we can’t stop watching that viral clip of Bevo XV … kinda,...

 
 

Celebrating UT’s First-Generation Students on Campus

Statistically speaking, I shouldn’t even be at UT,” senior Margarita Herrera says when we meet. She proceeds to list off a number of reasons: she’s an immigrant,...

 
 

Four New Books From the Longhorn Universe to Read in 2019

Heirs of the Founders By H.W. Brands, PhD ’85 New York Times best-selling author and UT history professor Brands is known for his gripping narration and colorful...

 
 

The Daily Texan Tackles Football, 50 Years Later

The game clock ticked down as the Texas defense faltered and Tennessee’s running back broke for the end zone. We were tied in the bowl game, 6-6. Going for the...

 
 

Getting to Know New UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken

James B. Milliken is sitting in a bright, polished conference room with marble floors and gaping windows that overlook Austin in The University of Texas System’s...

 
 

Back to School: Intro to Islam

The Alcalde staff heads back to the classroom in the first installment of its new series, “Back to School.” It’s like a bad dream. Not the one where you somehow...

 
 

Students Compete in Annual Research Showdown to Make an Impact Beyond the 40 Acres

In the summer of 2018, Plan II and government senior Charlie Bonner grabbed his bags, packed up his burnt-orange Jeep, and took off on a 61-day journey from coast...

 
 
 
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