The ABC's Of The University Of Texas At Austin
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The ABC's Of The University Of Texas At Austin

An alphabetical guideline to understanding UT Austin.

The ABC's Of The University Of Texas At Austin
Madelyn Reiter

All there is to know about the greatest school on Earth: The University of Texas.

A is for Austin.

From the iconic skyline, to the wild nightlife, to the beautiful outdoors, to the plentiful job opportunities. It's no wonder Austin has become such a growing and popular city. Us Longhorns are lucky to call this place home.

B is for Burnt Orange.

We wear it, bleed it and take pride in our color like it's no one's damn business.

C is for cannon.

Yup, you read that right. Everything is bigger in Texas. Including our spirit. Blasting our cannon, Smokey, is one of our many football traditions.

D is for Darrell K Royal Memorial

Nothing compares to the energy in this stadium on game days.

E is for the "Eyes of Texas"

The eyes of Texas are upon you 'till Gabriel blows his horn! Our school song makes the university sound like a cult, but it's catchy you know?

F is for the Forty Acres

A huge and beautiful campus. Nonetheless, running across it gets really tiring when you're trying not to be late to class. A true workout.

G is for guns.

With our new Campus Carry policy, at the age of 21, carrying a concealed weapon is permitted. What do you expect? It's Texas, we like our guns!

H is for Hook 'Em

Enough said. Hook 'Em Horns.

I is for intelligence

We're not at A&M for a reason.

J is for jamming

Austin is the live music capital of the world. From large music festivals to local bands playing at bars, Austin is sure to keep you entertained.

K is for Kevin Durant

The legend himself once played for the Horns.

L is for Longhorns

The best team the Big 12 conference has ever seen. Side note, let's all take a moment to appreciate the fact that we legitimately have a live longhorn, named Bevo, as our mascot. And yes, he attends all home games and most away games.

M is for Matthew McConaughey

Our most beloved alum.

N is for nature

Despite being a bustling city, Austin offers amazing outdoor scenery. From lakes, to great hiking spots, this beautiful city is sure to take your breath away.

O is for OU sucks

Our rivalry is the greatest in college football history.

P is for Perry–Castañeda Library

Where you will inevitably spend many sleepless hours cramming for finals.

Q is for queso

Queso, especially Kerbey Queso, is every students heaven on earth on a hungover Sunday morning.

R is for Red River Rivalry

Speaking of OU, see you October 14th for the showdown. May the best team win.

S is for Sixth Street

Proof that no one does “Thirsty Thursdays” quite like the Horns.

T is for Tower

The heart of our campus, and more importantly a great place for a photo-op.

U is for university

As a top public school in the nation, our education is of utmost importance.

V is for Vince Young

Another Texas Ex to brag about.

W is for "What Starts Here Changes The World"

The motto in which we live by.

X is for XL T-shirt

The only comfortable thing to wear in the Texas heat.

Y is for Yum

From food trucks to BBQ to Tex Mex, there's no chance you're leaving Austin without becoming the biggest foodie.

Z is for Zilker

A favorite spot to hangout after class.

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