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Mac McCann



Mac McCann is a Plan II Honors, Religious Studies, and History triple-major at The University of Texas at Austin, expecting to graduate in the Spring of 2016. In addition to his work with The Austin Chronicle, his writings have been published in The Dallas Morning News, The Huffington Post, The Austin American-Statesman, Reason, Dallas Observer, OC Weekly, OnFaith, Phoenix New Times, and The Daily Texan, among other publications.

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C'mon Take a Slow Ride

Chaos still reigns in Uber and Lyft's wake

News Feature, May. 19, 2016

Our City, Our Headache

Uber and Lyft's temper tantrum leaves Austin to clean up the mess

News Feature, May. 12, 2016

Filling the Gap

In the wake of Uber and Lyft's exit, drivers and riders look for alternatives

News Feature, May. 12, 2016

Prop. 1: False Advertising Claims Escalate

City officials deny claims on background checks

News Feature, Apr. 21, 2016

Campaign Finance Reports Shed Light on Prop 1 PAC Spending

Ridesharing Works coffer dwarfs rival PAC

News Feature, Apr. 14, 2016

Prop. 1 Campaign Switches Into High Gear

As more take sides on the Uber / Lyft debate, allegations of being bought out are traded

News Feature, Apr. 7, 2016

Huey Rey Fischer Enters TNC Fray

Former UDems pres joins Ridesharing Works for Austin

News Daily, Mar. 31, 2016 7:45 AM

UT’s Response to Racism Tepid

Daily Texan story prompts response from Fenves

News Daily, Mar. 30, 2016 7:55 PM

Don't Drink and Rideshare

Lyft passenger gets a wilder ride than he bargained for

News Feature, Mar. 24, 2016

Uber Supporter Denied at Court

Ballot language to remain the same

News Feature, Mar. 17, 2016

Open Carry: Boobs and Breasts

SXSW-timed open carry event overshadowed by toplessness

News Feature, Mar. 16, 2016

SXSW Interactive: The Latino Millennial Vote

Maria Teresa Kumar and America Ferrera discuss the Latino vote

SXSW Daily, Mar. 15, 2016 3:35 PM

Texas Supremes Deny Uber

Ballot language to remain the same

News Daily, Mar. 14, 2016 5:10 PM

Uber Supporter Goes to Court

Asks Texas Supreme Court to change ballot language

News Daily, Mar. 10, 2016 4:10 PM

Ann Kitchen Not Going Anywhere for Now

City Clerk invalidates petition to recall District 5 council member

News Feature, Mar. 10, 2016

Kitchen Recall Petitions Submitted

Vote likely to take place in November

News Feature, Feb. 25, 2016

Campus Carry: Everybody's Unhappy

UT president announces his recommendations for implementing guns on campus

News Feature, Feb. 25, 2016

Ubering to the Polls

There's no stopping a costly referendum election

News Feature, Feb. 18, 2016

Uber Says "Thumbs Down"

No truce in the TNC war

News Feature, Jan. 28, 2016

All's Fair in Love and Ridesharing

News Feature, Jan. 28, 2016

Let's Go Gun Crazy

UT working group recommends allowing guns in classrooms, while a "mock mass shooting" and a "mass farting" protest in response bring out the national media

News Feature, Dec. 17, 2015

UT Working Group Recommends Allowing Guns in Classrooms

Says to do otherwise would violate SB 11

News Daily, Dec. 10, 2015 9:45 AM

Mock Shooting Now Just Near UT Campus

Update: Mass farting demonstration planned in response

News Daily, Dec. 9, 2015 5:00 PM

Million Student March Held at UT

Student activists want Abbott to call a special legislative session to address access to higher education

News Feature, Nov. 19, 2015

Campus Carry Pushback Heats Up

Citing safety, economics professor leaves UT

News Feature, Oct. 29, 2015

Trending: #CocksNotGlocks

Facebook event protesting campus carry goes viral

News Daily, Oct. 11, 2015 6:35 PM

Adios, Jeff!

Davis statue graces South Mall no more

News Feature, Sep. 3, 2015

Going Somewhere?

Jeff Davis statue to stay put for now

News Feature, Aug. 20, 2015

Confederate Statue Report Released

UT task force recommends taking action

News Daily, Aug. 10, 2015 10:53 AM

UT Takes on Confederate Statues

After public input, university plans to consider options, including removal

News Feature, Jul. 23, 2015

The End of the Confederacy at UT?

Will UT's Jefferson Davis statue finally be taken down?

News Feature, Jun. 25, 2015

The End of the Confederacy at UT?

Will UT's Jefferson Davis statue finally be taken down?

News Daily, Jun. 23, 2015 5:30 PM

Written in Stone

History of racism lives on in UT monuments

News Feature, May. 28, 2015

Far From Equal

UT student experienced discrimination during early days of integration

News Feature, May. 28, 2015

Do UT Frats Have a Race Problem?

Longtime Longhorn Sees some improvement; room for more

News Feature, Mar. 26, 2015

UT's Student Government Winners Mix Substance With Satire

UT elects satirical candidates for student government

News Feature, Mar. 26, 2015

UT, OU Take Different Approaches to Racist Speech

OU takes swift action, while UT declines to punish students, citing freedom of speech

News Feature, Mar. 18, 2015

Frat Party Fallout

UT students are disappointed by admin's failure to nip racist parties in the bud

News Feature, Feb. 19, 2015

Online Threats and the Supremes

While Justin Carter's fate hangs in the air, SCOTUS considers another Facebook threat

News Feature, Dec. 23, 2014

UFC Fight Night Pounds the Erwin Center

Edgar dominates, but it's a mixed night for Texas fighters

Sports Daily, Nov. 24, 2014 3:02 PM

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