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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

Dr. Mark Escott to become city of Austin chief medical officer, Dr. Desmar Walkes for medical director/health authority

Dr. Mark Escott to become city of Austin chief medical officer, Dr. Desmar Walkes for medical director/health authority

Sheryl Lawrence May 7, 2021

Dr. Desmar Walkes will be the city of Austin’s next medical director and health authority after Dr. Mark Escott resigned as interim health authority to become the city of Austin’s chief medical officer.  These...

UT-Austin students form collective to push for increased mental health infrastructure on campus

UT-Austin students form collective to push for increased mental health infrastructure on campus

Samantha Greyson May 7, 2021

Students Organizing for Support formed in early April to organize for better mental health support for students and increased funding for the UT Counseling and Mental Health Center.  The group is composed...

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Spring 2021: Looking Back Looking Forward

The Daily Texan Staff May 7, 2021

The Daily Texan takes a look back at the events of the spring semester and at what’s to come.  Looking Back:  Kiara Kabbara and Ethan Jones were elected student body president and vice president,...

COVID-19 vaccine demand drops around U.S., UT

COVID-19 vaccine demand drops around U.S., UT

Kevin Vu May 7, 2021

The University, along with the rest of the country, is seeing a decrease in demand for the COVID-19 vaccine, with UT vaccine allocations dropping by more than half since March 22, according to state health...

Students share excitement about return of in-person concerts

Students share excitement about return of in-person concerts

Morgan-Taylor Thomas May 7, 2021

Silently sneaking out early through the back door of her Introduction to Math class, Cecilia Garcia frantically whipped out her phone and scavenged the internet to score a “Harry Styles: Love on Tour”...

Students look forward to starting in-person classes, meeting virtual friends in the fall

Students look forward to starting in-person classes, meeting virtual friends in the fall

Fiza Kuzhiyil May 7, 2021

When Devashree Shah saw her fall 2021 schedule on the morning of registration, she couldn’t believe it. Beside the course number, every single one of her classes had a room number attached. “I was...

Remembering Jake Ehlinger

Remembering Jake Ehlinger

Carter Yates and Nathan Han May 7, 2021

Jake Ehlinger, a sophomore linebacker and business major at The University of Texas and a former standout at Westlake High School, died Thursday. He was 20. The Austin Police Department announced that...

Same situation, fresh faces: No. 4 Texas men’s tennis begins national championship defense with new lineup and high hopes

Same situation, fresh faces: No. 4 Texas men’s tennis begins national championship defense with new lineup and high hopes

Ross Fisher May 7, 2021

After men’s tennis head coach Bruce Berque’s men fell short against Baylor in the final of the Big 12 Championship, he told his young team about his 2019 team, who were in the same position and ultimately...

Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger found dead off campus Thursday afternoon

Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger found dead off campus Thursday afternoon

Nathan Han and Skye Seipp May 6, 2021

TW: Discussions of death Sophomore linebacker Jake Ehlinger was found dead near campus Thursday afternoon, according to Austin Police Department officials. APD said they found Ehlinger in the 1200...

Creativity Blooms on HOFT Institute wall, first time since 1982

Creativity Blooms on HOFT Institute wall, first time since 1982

Hanaa Irfan May 5, 2021

Brightly-colored buds in full bloom now cover the once barren wall of the HOFT Institute since Julia Meah and a team of creative high school students spent 30 hours painting the West Campus mural. “I...

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‘The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness’ presents chilling narrative through journalist lens

Noah Levine May 5, 2021

“The Sons of Sam: A Descent into Darkness” is a brand new Netflix docuseries chronicling the infamous Son of Sam killings that occurred in New York City during the 1970s. Throughout the four-episode...

Austin drag queens adapt to pandemic performances, prepare to return to stage soon

Austin drag queens adapt to pandemic performances, prepare to return to stage soon

Chloe Young May 5, 2021

Austin’s drag queens are preparing to return to the main stage with renewed purpose and strength after venues continue to loosen COVID-19 capacity limits. Drag queens in Austin have found innovative...