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How the Longhorns Behind Ranch Rider Are Keeping Spirits High

A pair of McCombs grads are determined to take over the canned cocktail market—in spite of a pandemic-induced aluminum shortage.


Evelyn From the Internets on Being a YouTube Star

We talked to Longhorn Evelyn Ngugi on why humor and difficult topics go hand in hand, and what happens when your side hustle becomes full-time.


Learning Through Art: Mequitta Ahuja’s “Parade”


The Show Must Go On

How a group of Butler School of Music students are keeping music alive amid the pandemic


A World Away: Traversing Peru as the World Braced for Change

When Alcalde staff photographer Matt Wright-Steel set out for Peru in early March, the Flying Longhorns host was ready to experience the beauty and wonder of South...


Hang In There, Horns

Longhorns everywhere are finding new ways to step up, stay connected, and keep their spirits high as COVID-19 reshapes our world.


Introducing the 2020 Texas Ten

Every year, the Alcalde flips the script and gives alumni the chance to give their favorite professors an A+.


Dear Class of 2020: Words of Encouragement, Advice, and Wisdom

Longhorns everywhere are keeping UT’s Class of 2020—who had an unimaginable ending to their college experience—in their thoughts.


A Globetrotter Legend

Jimmy Blacklock, the first African-American starter for Texas men’s basketball, recently became just the 33rd person to join the Harlem Globetrotters’...


On Display: The Life and Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez