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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan


Austin-Travis County moves into Stage 4 risk category after surpassing 30 new hospitalizations Sunday

Anna Canizales November 20, 2020

Austin is moving into the Stage 4 risk category for COVID-19, meaning businesses should reduce operations to 25% capacity and residents should end all nonessential travel and gatherings, Austin Public...

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Big 12 power rankings: Week 12

Matthew Boncosky November 19, 2020

1. Iowa State Iowa State currently sits atop the Big 12 standings with a 5–2 record. The Cyclones are led by one of the nation’s top running backs in sophomore Breece Hall, who has rushed...

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Games to watch: Week 12

Brittany Archer November 19, 2020

No. 9 Indiana at No. 3 Ohio State  Nov. 21, 11 a.m. CT, FOX The Hoosiers are looking to extend their first 4–0 start since 1987 this week in Columbus, Ohio. This matchup also marks the first...


LBJ School report says COVID-19 deaths in Texas jails, prisons are 35% higher than in rest of US prison population

Lauren Womack November 18, 2020

A report from researchers in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs shows that incarcerated people in Texas jails and prisons are dying at a rate 35% higher than the rest of the United States prison...


UT-Austin students reflect on Kamala Harris becoming first Black, Indian woman vice president-elect

Lauren Castro November 18, 2020

Kamala Harris and Anagha Kikkeri have something in common — they are the first.  “I'm not just the first Indian woman — I'm the first Indian ever at UT to be president,”...


UT School of Nursing professor develops anti-racist toolkit for health care educators

Kevin Vu November 18, 2020

Two years ago, Danica Sumpter, a clinical assistant professor at the UT School of Nursing, listened to a KUT report on Black women’s maternal mortality and learned that Black women in the United...


Ehlinger, Longhorns adopt ‘playoffs’ mindset going into Kansas

Stephen Wagner November 18, 2020

Sam Ehlinger doesn’t remember Texas’ 2016 loss to Kansas, but Chris Brown does. The then-redshirt freshman didn’t travel to Lawrence, Kansas, that week. Instead, he lay on his bed...


UT-Austin students recall their memorable encounters with campus raccoons

Zoe Tzanis November 18, 2020

A raccoon leaped from a nearby tree, landing on the third-floor terrace of Blanton Residence Hall. It paused momentarily, snarled and then quickly advanced to Katie McGhee and their group of friends, who...


No. 1 Texas volleyball clinches Big 12 title with sweep of No. 13 West Virginia

Matthew Boncosky November 14, 2020

After sharing the Big 12 title with Baylor last season, the No. 1 Texas volleyball team will have it all to itself again after a victory over No. 13 West Virginia on Friday night. The win clinched the...

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High school rivals now play as teammates for Texas women’s golf

Luke Casola November 13, 2020

Coming off a state championship, Lake Travis High School was in the midst of a girls golf state title three-peat, dominating its infamous rivalry with Westlake High School. Bentley Cotton was eager to...

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Freshman running back Robinson settling into offense, not ready for Williams comparisons

Stephen Wagner November 13, 2020

Bijan Robinson has lived up to the hype so far in his freshman season.  The Texas running back rushed for his first 100-yard game as a college athlete in a 17-13 win over West Virginia Saturday...


Mentoring groups continue to support students in virtual setting

Ikram Mohamed November 13, 2020

Sitting around the school’s library table, Nasim Abdi’s games of Connect Four with her two mentees would often grow competitive. They would chat about their dream jobs before saying goodbye...