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The Way Back: Wells’ Wishes

Unlocking the vault of UT history Do you have any opinion as to the duration of the current war? If England looses [sic], is America doomed? If a highway was built...

 
 

Small Wonder: Tiny Iceland’s Vast Majesty

The Strokkur geyser erupts every four to eight minutes. In between, it’s a brooding, bubbling hot-pot surrounded by a ring of gray steam and a flimsy looking...

 
 

The Way Back: Step Aside, Boys

Founded in 1923, The Texas Ranger was a wild, raucous student-run magazine that poked fun at just about anything—including our farmer friends to the east. Each...

 
 

After Enduring a Tough Season, UT Rugby Looks Toward a Brighter Future

It’s 8 p.m. on a Tuesday night, and instead of relaxing or studying, members of the UT rugby team are training at the Wright Whitaker Sports Complex, 20 blocks...

 
 

The Way Back: Back in Brack

Unlocking the vault of UT history Donated to UT in 1910 by George Brackenridge, the Brackenridge Tract—which includes married student housing, research labs,...

 
 

War Time

On March 1, 1917, as World War I entered its third grueling year, news of the Zimmerman Telegram broke across America. It caused a national sensation, revealing...

 
 

The Way Back: True to Form

Unlocking the vault of UT history In 1939, the impressively named William Mozart McVey boasted that his classroom was “one of the best sculpture studios in Texas.”...

 
 

The Way Back: Pig Out

Unlocking the vault of UT history Before Bevo, Longhorn fans were endeared to another four-legged friend. Pig Bellmont was named after Gus “Pig” Dittmar, a...

 
 

The Way Back: Rocket Sam

Unlocking the vault of UT history Before Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong bookended the space race, there was Sam, a 7-pound rhesus monkey who blasted off in 1959....

 
 

The Way Back: Texas Campeón

Unlocking the vault of UT history. Texas football lost the 1972 Cotton Bowl to Penn State in Dallas. But within two days, the Longhorn Band was on to its next...

 
 
 
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