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


Audio editor retires to devote more time to vegetable gardening

Sara Schleede May 8, 2020

I never toured UT when picking what college I was going to attend. A week before decisions were due, my parents drove me down from Dallas to take a look at the Forty Acres. We couldn’t find the Tower,...


Former Photo Editor Shoots His Last Shot, Learns How to Say Goodbye

Eddie Gaspar May 8, 2020

Welp, it’s now my time to write my 30.  I initially wanted to join the Texan to take pretty photos as a hobby, thinking photography could never amount to a career. I tried out and found that...


Social media editor finally takes a detox from @thedailytexan

Rebeccah Macias May 8, 2020

Whew, so this is really it, huh? Coming in as a transfer student, I had no idea where my place would be on campus.  But here we are, one summer and five semesters later, and the Texan ultimately...


News editor tells one last dad joke

Savana Dunning May 8, 2020

The day after I received my first assignment as a general reporter at The Daily Texan, I had a panic attack and quit. I never considered myself a journalist until The Daily Texan made me into one. I...


Workaholic finally breaks up with the Texan, will only miss the Tea

Chase Karacostas May 8, 2020

How do you write about the end? How do you encapsulate four years in a place that gave you every high and low you never expected? I’m not entirely sure, but I know it wasn’t perfect. My time...


5 semesters later, staffer emerges from basement relatively unscathed

Meghan Nguyen May 8, 2020

Let me begin by saying that these past five semesters working in this basement have been … cathartic. I’ve made playlists for people I’ve met in here. Watched my Tupperware rotate in...


Biology major turned design editor writes for first, last time

Christiana Peek May 8, 2020

Thank you to Faith for getting me into this organization. We stayed in the same dorm freshman year on the same floor, so it was inevitable that we would become such good friends. Through your encouragement,...


First-generation seniors, families mourn loss of in-person commencement

Ariana Arredondo May 8, 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...


SSD hosts first Disability Graduation online

Trinady Joslin May 8, 2020

After the cancellation of in-person graduation ceremonies due to COVID-19, Services for Students with Disabilities considered postponing the first-ever Disability Graduation. Then, they asked the students...


Out-of-state students find ways to pay in-state tuition

Faley Goyette May 7, 2020

If she couldn’t receive in-state tuition after her freshman year, Emily Ries said she wasn’t sure she would be returning to UT. The problem: Ries was an Illinois resident. When Ries committed...


UT’s first African American aerospace engineering professor works to promote inclusion

Kate Williams May 7, 2020

Moriba Jah was hired in 2017 as an associate professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT. On Feb. 18 of this year, he learned he’s the first African American in the position. According...


Overcoming adversity: Swimming senior Ryan Harty looks back at whirlwind career

Brittany Archer May 7, 2020

Ryan Harty wasn’t always drawn to swimming. In fact, it took some major adversity for the three-time All-American and five-time Big 12 Champion to find his way to the sport he would grow to love. At...