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Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke clash in Dallas during the first Texas Senate debate
September 21, 2018
Incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz clashed with his Democratic rival Beto O’Rourke for the first time on Friday night on immigration, gun control and the legalization of marijuana.
UT alumnus Sri Kulkarni is running for Congress on principle that personal stories matter
September 20, 2018
Sri Kulkarni’s college career was put on hold when his father was diagnosed with cancer. This life-altering event is among a series of experiences that informed the UT alumnus in his run for Congress.
Students react to FDA proposal to ban Juuls, other flavored e-cigarettes
September 19, 2018
Alexandra Loukas, principal investigator of UT’s Tobacco Research and Evaluation Team, said the FDA's proposed ban on Juuls would be effective at cutting down use by young people.
Beto O’Rourke probably has young voters on his side, but that doesn’t mean they’ll help him win
September 17, 2018
Democratic senate hopeful Beto O’Rourke has gained a lot of attention from younger voters, but their support may not help him win.
Meet six Longhorns running for public office in the upcoming November midterms
September 14, 2018
Six UT alumni currently running for office spoke with The Daily Texan about what inspired them to get involved in public service.
Texas is leading a federal lawsuit against Obamacare. What does that mean for students?
September 14, 2018
The Affordable Care Act is no longer constitutional according to State Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is leading a lawsuit at the federal level to repeal the health care law.
Elizabeth Warren, former UT-Austin Law professor, endorses former student Julie Oliver for Congress
September 11, 2018
Last Tuesday, Julie Oliver’s campaign picked up a high-profile endorsement from U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., a former UT Law School professor. Oliver said the endorsement came as a surprise.
Austin Mayoral Candidates discuss housing and West Campus development
September 10, 2018
Two top contenders for the Austin mayorship, former city councilwoman Laura Morrison and incumbent mayor Steve Adler, went head to head on Sunday in a forum hosted by Blue Action Democrats, an Austin club dedicated to electing Democrats in the midterm elections.
Is Harvard’s affirmative action policy protected by UT’s precedent?
September 6, 2018
A lawsuit challenging Harvard University’s admission practices is putting affirmative action back in the national spotlight two years after UT defended its own affirmative action suit in the Supreme Court.
Republican Travis Clardy of Nacogdoches is now the fifth candidate angling for Texas House speaker
August 30, 2018
State Rep. Travis Clardy, R-Nacogdoches, announced his candidacy for speaker of the Texas House of Representatives last Monday, joining three other Republicans and one Democrat also angling for a seat that hasn’t been open in 10 years.
Dealing with roommates is (usually) easier than you think
August 28, 2018
For a lot of people, the first year of college is overflowing with new experiences, such as living with someone who isn’t a parent or a sibling for the first time. Many students find this to be a source of anxiety as move-in day approaches. In spite of this, Duren resident assistant Steven Santoyo said most roommate pairings work out.
‘Showing up is fundamental:’ Beto O’Rourke rallies UT-Austin students at packed town hall
August 28, 2018
The Democrat running for U.S. Senate rallied UT students and Austinites inside a packed town hall Tuesday evening at the Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe near campus.
Andrew White really wants to debate his Democratic opponent, so why isn’t it happening?
April 26, 2018
The runoff election deciding which Democrat will run against incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott is less than a month away, and candidate Andrew White is not pleased with his opponent’s reluctance to debate him.
Texas Law alumni compete for student votes in runoff election for US Congress
April 15, 2018
Texas Law School alumnae Chris Perri and Julie Oliver returned to UT Saturday to earn student votes ahead of a runoff election that will determine which one of them will be the Democratic nominee for Congressional District 25 in the midterm elections.
Austin organization aims to humanize the city’s homeless
April 9, 2018
People are more likely to help familiar faces than strangers in need, said Kevin Price, who launched Hearing the Homeless to familiarize the city of Austin with its homeless population.
Thousands march downtown to protest gun violence in nationwide March for Our Lives
March 25, 2018
One month after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead, roughly 20,000Austinites marched from City Hall to the State Capitol for the Austin March for Our Lives to protest lax gun laws in Texas and across the country.
LIVE COVERAGE: Thousands march downtown to protest gun violence in nationwide March for Our Lives
March 24, 2018
More than 800 marches occurred simultaneously around the world, all underneath the umbrella of the “March for Our Lives,” with the flagship event held in Washington D.C. by the survivors of the Parkland shooting.
March for Our Lives builds grassroots momentum at student volunteer meeting
March 4, 2018
After an unexpected showing of student volunteers, organizers for the Austin March for Our Lives event were forced to relocate their Saturday meeting from Mozart’s Coffee Roasters to a large picnic table overlooking Lake Austin — still, not everyone could find a seat.
Meet the high school students bringing #NeverAgain to Austin
March 2, 2018
While most high school seniors are focused on their futures after graduation, the organizers for the March for Our Lives in Austin are focused on the future of gun control after the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School.
University Democrats pull all-nighter to be first in line to vote
February 19, 2018
The University Democrats have spent the past few weeks encouraging students to get excited about voting, and now they’re putting their words into action.
Student groups hustle to energize voters ahead of coming primary elections
February 18, 2018
Only 30 percent of registered voters in the state turned out for the most recent primary elections in March of 2016, according to the Texas Secretary of State’s office. In an effort to reverse this trend of low enthusiasm for primaries amongst American voters, several student groups are making an effort to bolster voter turnout on campus.
Student art is held up next to iconic works of the past at the visual arts center
February 12, 2018
As a crowd of people assembled around his daughter’s painting, Tony Huang made a point of letting them know he was in town for one reason: to support his daughter, Kaelyn Huang, at her first appearance in an art show.
New film series offers students a chance to educate themselves about immigration
January 24, 2018
When it comes to migration, UT history professor Joan Neuberger wants people to know there’s more to the subject than the heated rhetoric coming out of Washington, D.C.
'Keep Composers Weird' reminds Austin that classical artists are not a thing of the past
January 18, 2018
Nathan Felix might not be a household name, but three up-and-coming composers are probably glad they know it.