Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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


3 Texas football players with most to lose in canceled season

Carter Yates July 27, 2020

With the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences announcing the implementation of a conference-only schedule and several conferences canceling fall sports entirely, a canceled or postponed college football season...


Longhorn Band members concerned about performing at fall football games

Stephen Wagner July 27, 2020

When Judson Hayden first heard that Big 12 schools had reached an agreement restricting travel for visiting bands during the 2020 football season, he wasn’t frustrated or angry — he was thankful.  “At...


Student leaders collaborate on Texas Cafeteria for fall organization planning

Amanda Figueroa-Nieves July 21, 2020

Texas Cafeteria, an informal collaboration between student organizations, has allowed student leaders to share resources and unite behind social movements amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  The group...

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Bar exam changes lead to uncertainty for graduates

Hannah Williford July 19, 2020

The Texas Supreme Court ruled to cancel the in-person July bar exam on July 3, forcing recent law graduates to adapt. Graduates must pass the bar exam to be licensed to practice in Texas, according to...


Former Mississippi State teammates reunite on women’s basketball coaching staff

Nathan Han July 19, 2020

Former Mississippi State women’s basketball forward Ketara Chapel didn’t know she’d become close friends and teammates with her high school basketball rival, Blair Schaefer. “Hate...

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Name, image and likeness: What will new NCAA rules look like for student-athletes?

Myah Taylor July 19, 2020

College athletes have long gone without pay for their talents, but new NCAA rules will give student-athletes opportunities to profit from their names, images and likenesses. Name, image and likeness...


Some students say Title IX investigations experience delays while remote

Lauren Grobe July 14, 2020

After filing her initial Title IX complaint in November, public health senior Kierstyn Gallegos said she was regularly updated on her case after meeting with investigators in January. Since all campus...


What does ‘defunding the police’ actually mean?

Anna Canizales July 14, 2020

As protests continue around the country against police brutality and systemic racism, students and activists are increasingly calling for cities to defund the police. On June 26, the Minneapolis City...


UT students voice concerns about fall reopening plan

Hannah Ortega July 14, 2020

Some students have expressed frustrations with UT’s fall reopening plan, specifically regarding the cost of tuition, online learning and double-occupancy rooms in residence halls. Details of the...


Coaching while Black: Looking into lack of Black Division I coaches

Stephen Wagner July 4, 2020

Black student-athletes comprise a majority of Division I football and basketball players, but a discrepancy between the number of white and Black head coaches still exists throughout the college ranks. Of...


‘What am I going to do ?’: Amid coronavirus pandemic, undocumented, DACA graduates face additional challenges entering job market

Ariana Arredondo 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...


Early voting for runoff elections begins amid coronavirus concerns

Hannah Williford July 4, 2020

Early voting for the July 14 runoff elections in Texas began Monday after months of deliberation over voting safety measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Voters are currently eligible to apply for...