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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Students navigate study abroad during post-COVID-19 transition

Students navigate study abroad during post-COVID-19 transition

Lauren Castro, Life and Arts Reporter July 22, 2021

As Audrey Black boards a plane for her five day trip to Paris, she reminisces on her time studying abroad in Barcelona. From slow vaccine rollouts to empty European streets, she experienced the country...

“There is still no more clarity”: UT Graduate School holds town hall to answer questions about health care plan switch, students still concerned

“There is still no more clarity”: UT Graduate School holds town hall to answer questions about health care plan switch, students still concerned

Kaushiki Roy, News Reporter July 22, 2021

UT’s graduate school held a virtual town hall July 14 to address graduate students’ questions about the switch of health care plans from UT Select to Academic Blue that saved the University over $10...

Longhorns focused on football after off-season of turbulence, new law

Longhorns focused on football after off-season of turbulence, new law

Carter Yates, Sports Reporter July 15, 2021

Sophomore running back Bijan Robinson didn’t stutter at the 2021 Big 12 Media Days on Thursday when he said last year’s Texas football team didn’t handle off-the-field distractions well.  “It’s...

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Saying goodbye to key Texas Baseball players

Amsal Madhani, Sports Reporter July 15, 2021

Texas baseball won 50 games for the first time since 2010, finishing one game shy of its first College World Series finals appearance since 2009.  Even after a tough elimination loss to the Mississippi...

UT researchers examine effects of physical punishment on children

UT researchers examine effects of physical punishment on children

Edly Termilien, News Reporter July 15, 2021

With child abuse on the rise in Austin during the pandemic, UT researchers, along with other universities, released a report in June detailing how physically punishing children can increase poor behavior. Elizabeth...

Learning a valuable lesson: How the Texas women’s tennis freshmen propelled the program to a national championship

Learning a valuable lesson: How the Texas women’s tennis freshmen propelled the program to a national championship

Nathan Han, Sports Reporter July 2, 2021

In 2019, Longhorn head coach Howard Joffe knew his incoming class of 2020 recruits could make or break the future of the Texas women’s tennis program.  Anna and Bianca Turati, part of his first key...

Student creates Halal charcuterie board business

Student creates Halal charcuterie board business

Alishba Javaid, Life and Arts Reporter July 1, 2021

From salami roses to heart-shaped cheese, Maryam Nathani creates halal food masterpieces from mental sketches in her head. “When I walk through Trader Joe's and I see a new thing, I get super excited,”...

Located on 108 N Loop Blvd. E is Austin’s No. 1 sex shop.

Forbidden Fruit provides pro-sex, safe space to explore sexuality

Michelle Facio, Life and Arts Reporter June 28, 2021

Every day when he goes into work, Jonny Reynolds gets to be a leader, community activist and educator. He works at Forbidden Fruit, one of Austin’s local sex shops, as the general manager and sex workshop...

Austin Animal Center faces space crisis as intake numbers soar

Austin Animal Center faces space crisis as intake numbers soar

Andreana Lozano, Life and Arts Reporter June 28, 2021

For Erin Coleman, a day at the Austin Animal Center means monitoring and bottle feeding dozens of kittens and puppies. As animals accumulate, however, space decreases.  “We are getting more animals...

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UT student, alumnus share feelings about Juneteenth’s history, recent federal holiday status

Morgan-Taylor Thomas and Sofia Trevino June 28, 2021

Morgan Flowers celebrated Juneteenth for the first time by watching TV and receiving gifts from his friends.  “Until recently, it was more of an acknowledgment within my family,” UT alumnus Flowers...

UT-Austin experts say energy infrastructure improvements will likely hike prices for Texans

UT-Austin experts say energy infrastructure improvements will likely hike prices for Texans

Marisa Huerta, News Reporter June 24, 2021

UT-Austin experts say Texas’ planned infrastructure enhancements will drive up energy bills and cut off access for residents in low income neighborhoods.  After several power plants failed during...

Fine Arts students ready to get back to performing

Fine Arts students ready to get back to performing

Briana Ramsey, Life and Arts Reporter June 24, 2021

Each Friday during fall 2019, Ruby Diamond-Peacock would contemplate whether she had enough courage to go to a Collaborative Artists meeting. The answer remained the same. She told herself she would go...