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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

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First round: The greatest Longhorn of all time bracket

The Daily Texan Staff April 2, 2020

With March Madness and the entire sports world coming to a screeching halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Daily Texan created a tournament of its own. Divided into four quadrants, the bracket has...

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UT-Austin tightens online security after Black males encounter racist ‘Zoom-bombing’ of virtual community meeting

Austin Martinez April 2, 2020

Editor’s Note: This story references a derogatory racial slur.  A virtual meeting with Black male students and faculty was hijacked by unidentified individuals using racial slurs and derogatory...

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Read while on quarantine: Books soon to be on screen

Avery Wohleb April 2, 2020

Self-isolating and needing something to do? The Daily Texan compiled a list of books, all available on Amazon, that will be made into movies and TV shows for you to read ahead of their big screen release. The...

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Students in service industry face unemployment in midst of pandemic

Ariana Arredondo April 1, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. In response to an announcement from...

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Abbott issues executive order to limit personal interactions, closes public schools through May 4

Hannah Williford March 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive...

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Q&A: Hip-hop artist Naya Ali talks vulnerability, career changes from marketing to music

Nataleah Small March 27, 2020

Gritty. Honest. Vulnerable. Naya Ali, a hip-hop artist born in Ethiopia and raised in Canada, said she writes songs that embody those emotions. After beginning her career in marketing, Ali began...

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What it’s like to live in West Campus during the COVID-19 pandemic

Grace Barnes March 27, 2020

After President Gregory Fenves announced that residence halls would be closing, students started to leave campus in droves, packing up their belongings and heading for home. But some students remain...

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Alumnus Paul Merryman talks ‘Outpost’ production, SXSW cancellation

Brooke Sjoberg March 26, 2020

Paul Merryman, UT radio-television-film alumnus and producer, was set to premiere his debut feature-length project, “The Outpost,” at South by Southwest this year. With the festival’s cancellation,...

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Banoffee shares struggles of being touring musician during pandemic

Nataleah Small March 26, 2020

When the “Tennis Fan” singer initially received word about South by Southwest, Martha Betty Glenn Brown wanted to travel to Texas and perform in spite of the cancellation. But as global fears about...

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Abbott issues executive order requiring daily reports from hospitals

Hannah Williford March 24, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive...

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First UT student, undergraduate dean test positive for COVID-19

Austin Martinez March 19, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. Two additional members of the...

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Texas, national blood banks experience donation shortages due to coronavirus outbreak

Austin Martinez March 18, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. As thousands of donors cancel...