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News and features from UT-Austin's School of Journalism

Disappearing Black Cemetery in Bastrop County Provides Link to Past

The Bastrop cemetery is another instance of black grave sites being unearthed across the state as developers bulldoze land along the edges of expanding cities.

A Festival Fit for a King

UT students Alejandra Gavilanes and Sam Bellessa set out to discover one of Central Texas’ most popular events and along the way  meet the king and his royal subjects at the Texas Renaissance Festival.

Playing with Fire, UT Professor Sparks Interest in Chemistry (and Sometimes Things Explode)

A a girl in Michigan, Kate Biberdorf discovered joy and beauty in science. She brings that sense of wonder — and plenty of pyrotechnics — to her students at the University of Texas.

Remote Control Aircraft Soaring to New Heights of Popularity

Advances in technology and the mainstreaming of drones during the past decade have breathed new life into the niche hobby of flying remote control airplanes.

Nov 28, 2018

In Election Night Loss, Austin City Council Candidate Sees Reason for Hope

Danielle Skidmore, a trans woman who ran in 2018 election, failed in her bid. But she sees promise in the rise of LGBTQ candidates.

Nov 26, 2018

UT’s Graduation Rate Gender Gap: Women Do Better than Men

The disparity is true nationwide, but universities struggle to find answers.

Nov 20, 2018

A Century After the End of WWI, Texans Commemorate Veterans

Texas played an outsized role in the war effort after the Zimmerman telegram sparked fears of a Mexico-Germany alliance.

Nov 08, 2018

Long After Water Recedes, Stories from Hurricane Harvey Remain in Online Museum

Rice University professor who lived through 2017 storm creates repository of memories through Houston Flood Museum

Nov 07, 2018

After O’Rourke Defeat, East Texas Democrats Disappointed but Optimistic about Future

O’Rourke’s defeat left some East Texas Democrats asking: If a hardworking, ready-for-prime-time candidate such as O’Rourke can’t win in Texas, when will the state turn blue?

Oct 31, 2018

A Reality Check: Life After Parkland

The school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkand, Fl. is considered the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Seventeen students and staff killed and seventeen others wounded. A University of Texas at Austin student talks about his experience as a survivor of the February 14th shooting.

Oct 31, 2018

Coping with a brain tumor, one young girl hopes for a miracle

UT students, Teyha Rassman and Madilynn Thomason, produced a short documentary about an 11-year-old girl and her family who are hoping for a miracle as she copes with an inoperable brain tumor.

Oct 31, 2018

Tiny but Fierce: A bat’s journey from patient to pet

A short documentary produced by Lawson Freeman and Daniela Quesada, “Tiny but Fierce: Midnight’s Journey” follows a unique bat called Midnight as it becomes more like a pet than a patient at the Austin Bat Refuge.

Oct 22, 2018

Despite Dynamic Campaign, Julie Oliver Faces Uphill Battle for Congress

While the odds are stacked against Julie Oliver in her run for U.S. Congress, she has some advantages over Democrats who have run in Texas’ Congressional District 25 in the past.

Oct 22, 2018

In East Texas, O’Rourke Campaign Buoys Democrats’ Hopes

To defeat incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, Beto O’Rourke will have to succeed where East Texas Democrats have faltered in the recent past.

Oct 18, 2018

At UT-Rio Grande Valley, Help for Undocumented Students Materializes Slowly

Changing immigration policy has undocumented students clamoring for more support from colleges and universities.

Sep 14, 2018

Shooting Their Shot: Wheelchair Basketball Team Finds Home and Builds Family on Court

A short documentary produced by Luke Hendry and Katerina Biancardi, “Limitless” follows a group of wheelchair basketball players from Central Texas to the 2017 national tournament in Kentucky. The film goes on a journey from their home life to life on the court and the obstacles they don’t let stand in their way.     […]

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