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The Way Back: Stargazers

In the 1930s, campus witnessed an unprecedented building boom as the ubiquitous wooden shacks spread out across the Forty Acres were replaced with Spanish renaissance...

 
 

The Way Back: Our Waterloo

Travis, music, Lamar, Students, Waterloo, university, weird. These are all words we associate with Austin and they come together in these 1983 pictures of a certain...

 
 

The Way Back: Snow Go

Any snowfall in Austin is bound to incite a mass frenzy at first flake. And indeed, many a pathetic snowman has been hatched from the occasional crust of powder...

 
 

The Way Back: For the Birds

The University of Texas’ Thanksgiving record against Texas A&M is 46-20-3. But over the last decade, the holiday fixture has disappeared. Thanksgiving football...

 
 

The Way Back: The Love-ins

The Romans might have called 1968 an annus horribilis—a horrid year, full of tumult, protest, and violence. In order to counteract the anxiety and disillusionment...

 
 

The Way Back: Greek Parody

At the turn of the century, Greek organizations ruled the roost at UT. In turn, this led to a string of parody fraternities, the most prominent being “The Rustic...

 
 

The Way Back: All That Jazz

The Roaring ’20s permeated campus in a variety of ways, one of which was through Tex-ette, the state’s first coed jazz orchestra. Thanks to Tex-ette, one could...

 
 

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...

 
 
 
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