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‘What am I going to do ?’: Amid coronavirus pandemic, undocumented, DACA graduates face additional challenges entering job market
July 4, 2020
In May, Juan Valles, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient, walked the virtual stage to receive his degree in biology. Valles said as a DACA recipient, he faced financial and political barriers different to those U.S. citizens face, and as a result had to work twice as hard to complete his college education.
First-generation seniors, families mourn loss of in-person commencement
May 7, 2020
At first, Alessandria Garza said she was unfazed. “I was like, ‘It's fine,’ but it’s when I called my mom and had to tell her that graduation was canceled (that) I just started bursting into tears,” theatre studies senior Garza said.
Netflix’s ‘The Half of It' tackles issues of sexuality, racism in newest coming of age film
May 3, 2020
Netflix’s “The Half of It” tackles what it looks like to question your sexuality, racism and sausage tacos, without falling back on stereotypes.
Student-formed Mutual Aid Collective raises funds, hosts policy talks
April 28, 2020
After UT closed campus operations on March 13 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, students working within the Multicultural Engagement Center on campus were left with their projects and funding frozen.
Students in service industry face unemployment in midst of pandemic
April 1, 2020
In response to an announcement from Mayor Steve Adler that called for the closure of restaurants and bars, some businesses have remained open, while others have closed or laid off a portion of their staff — some of which includes students. Caught between the choice to file for unemployment or search for another job, students say they are stuck in limbo.
SXSW cancellation impacts small businesses, service workers
March 12, 2020
Various businesses, freelancers and gig workers began to see the economic impact caused by a loss of clients and foot traffic after South By Southwest was canceled last week.
Lara Jean gives audiences cheesy, relatable moments in ‘To All the Boys’ sequel
February 14, 2020
A middle school crush, an old letter and readily available stationary leave Lara Jean Covey unprepared for this Valentine’s Day.
5 last-minute Valentine’s Day date ideas around campus
February 12, 2020
Don't have anything planned for Valentine's Day yet? The Daily Texan has compiled some on-campus date ideas for you and your loved ones.
Artist talks new piece in the Visual Arts Center, abstraction, insects as material
January 31, 2020
Argote’s work, titled “Me at Market” is an abstract piece made from lemon juice, linen, paper and cochineal insects. The Daily Texan spoke with Argote about the process and inspiration behind the piece.
UT students combat native language loss
December 3, 2019
Multilingual students use language to connect to their native cultures and the world.
Students shed light on exploring gender identity, expression in college
November 22, 2019
Gender expression is one’s outward presentation of themself and how it may correlate to their gender. Each person is different, and identity and expression often, but don’t always, intersect. Kinesiology junior Angel Flores said it wasn’t until college that she was exposed to different gender identities.
Couple teaches Latin American music in low resource areas
November 19, 2019
As young students, Luz Elena Sarmiento and Ivan Valbuena benefited from programs that brought music education to their homes in Colombia for free. As a result, they were able to pursue careers in music. Now, they’re paying it forward with their own program.
Siblings start tamale business, aim to pay bills and save money
November 12, 2019
The smell of flour dough and chicken wafts around Lesly Reza Olguin’s apartment as she helps her brother Hector make dozens of tamales to deliver to students in the upcoming week.
The Latinx community looks to East Austin for authentic food
October 28, 2019
Images of tacos, tamales and chiles rellenos float across Ramiro De Los Santos’ mind, as he daydreams about the food he’ll eat when he returns home to Laredo.
‘Looking for Alaska’ leaves audiences cringing, crying and confused
October 21, 2019
Hulu’s new mini series, “Looking for Alaska,” tackles themes of death and uncertainty through the perspective of four teens.
Muslim women express themselves through their hijabs
October 21, 2019
Throughout her childhood, Syed said she rarely strayed from her one-piece black scarves. After her junior year of high school, she began experimenting with scarves of different colors and now enjoys the process of putting together different outfits.
Language barriers, cultural unfamiliarity leave female students vulnerable abroad
October 18, 2019
Female students studying abroad are using the buddy system and location sharing to keep themselves out of danger.
Maleficent’s story lost in mess of uninteresting characters, abandoned plot lines
October 17, 2019
Maleficent’s powerful presence is the only thing keeping audiences out of an Aurora-like slumber as characters return for Disney’s second installment of the series.
ACL puts emphasis on sustainable practices
October 11, 2019
A crowd of vibrantly dressed festival attendees stand in line at a hydration station at Austin City Limits Music Festival. They clutch their hydroflasks as they anxiously wait to fill their bottles and get to the first stage of the day.
Don't let price tags scare you off this Halloween season
October 1, 2019
Don’t break the bank this spooky season on a single Halloween costume.
Students turn to off campus housing for financial stability, independence
September 17, 2019
Groggy eyes focus on the red traffic light as Adriana Quintanilla, a fifth year sociology major, drives into Austin. The car radio flashes 4:36 a.m. as Quintanilla puts her foot back on the gas, hoping to avoid early morning traffic
Social media rise helps tattoo collectors, hurts small parlors
September 8, 2019
Last weekend, the Austin Tattoo Invitational brought artists and patrons together in celebration of tattoos. Tony Colón, artist and co-owner of Black Mass Tattoo, presented the event.