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


UT-Austin to launch Spotify playlist highlighting student musicians

Arthur Yong November 20, 2020

UT plans to debut a Spotify playlist featuring student artists in early December to showcase students’ work to the community. The playlist will contain songs from all genres and is intended to...


UT-Austin students struggle to find roommates for upcoming semesters

Elyanna Calle November 20, 2020

Students planning to live in Austin next year are facing difficulties finding roommates, citing inability to meet new people and uncertainty about the future of the pandemic. Some students, particularly...

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COVID-19 pandemic accelerates across US, Texas, Austin as holidays approach

Andrew Zhang November 20, 2020

COVID-19 hospitalizations, deaths and case numbers continue to climb nationally and locally, causing worry for some UT students as they look toward the holiday season. Texas surpassed 1 million COVID-19...

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PCT participation increases at UT-Austin, walk-ups no longer guaranteed

Amanda Figueroa-Nieves November 20, 2020

Proactive Community Testing participation is now approaching the program’s 5,000 tests per week capacity after increased participation. Program director Michael Godwin said in an email that several...

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The story of one UT-Austin art student’s creative business

Gracyn Freiling November 20, 2020

As movers bustled around her family home, 4-year-old Sienna DelConte sat at the kitchen table with a piece of paper and a handful of crayons. She looked at the blank page and began to draw. A few minutes...

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UT-Austin alum releases collection of comics that touches on identity, family, talking cats

Miranda Garza November 20, 2020

The Rio Grande Valley, inclusivity and a talking cat named Seymour all have one thing in common: They’re all essential elements of UT alumnus José Alaniz’s latest comic book series,...

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Two UT-Austin students launch podcast ‘This Is Absurd!’

Grace Robertson November 20, 2020

Armed with a microphone and recording software, two best friends brought their favorite high school government teacher to tears on their podcast, “This Is Absurd!”  Psychology and history...

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Texas golfer Cole Hammer befriends Jordan Spieth as amateur on PGA tours

Kaitlyn Harmon November 20, 2020

Cole Hammer and Jordan Spieth linked arms on the ninth hole of the 2020 U.S. Open with four other Longhorns on their flanks. This past September wasn’t the first time the junior golfer had seen...


Herman feels safe as Texas head coach ahead of Kansas matchup

Myah Taylor November 20, 2020

Editor's note: This story was originally published in the Nov. 17 issue of the The Daily Texan about the expected game Saturday. Since then, the game between Texas and Kansas has been rescheduled...


UT-Austin students say what they’re thankful for in spirit of Thanksgiving

Jennifer Errico November 20, 2020

Every night this summer, Maryam Khan and her younger siblings would curl up in a corner of their Houston house to confide in one another about how they were feeling about the pandemic.   Now without...


UT-Austin engineers develop self-watering soil

Arthur Yong November 20, 2020

UT engineers have developed a gel that allows farmers to grow crops in areas that were once deemed agriculturally unsuitable. The gel is a novel super moisture-absorbent gel, which extracts water from...


UT-Austin researchers develop new communication chip to overcome poor signals in bad weather

Tori Duff November 20, 2020

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering are developing a communication chip that is able to send signals in harsh weather and over greater distances. The team is developing this technology...