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

30 Column

For the Daily Texan, I’m Firdous Khezrian

Firdous Khezrian, Associate Audio Editor April 21, 2023

A -30- has been traditionally used by journalists to indicate the end of a story or article that is submitted for editing and typesetting. At The Daily Texan, staffers who are writing their last piece...

Managing editor may not have been a journalism major, was still pretty damn good at this

Managing editor may not have been a journalism major, was still pretty damn good at this

Mantra Dave, Managing Editor April 21, 2023

When I stare into the sun and reflect on my time at the Texan, I picture a scrapbook. Not one of those unserious handheld ones, but a full coffee table spread. Pictures, essays, newspaper clippings and...

Editor-in-chief can’t wait to delete Slack, says ‘toodles’ to the basement

Editor-in-chief can’t wait to delete Slack, says ‘toodles’ to the basement

Megan Tran, Editor-in-Chief April 20, 2023

Four weeks into my first semester at the Texan, I tried to quit. I’d applied on a whim and had no clue how difficult it would be. Seven semesters later, I’ve learned so much and made friends I hope...

Digital director sits at her computer all day, wonders why her vision is going

Digital director sits at her computer all day, wonders why her vision is going

Bernice Chen, Director of Digital Strategy April 20, 2023

Behold, my first byline for The Daily Texan! It also happens to be a goodbye, and it turns out that saying goodbye is even harder than writing a news story. Over the last few weeks, I tried and failed...

Illustrations coordinator Procrastinates Her 9-Page Essay, Writes 30 Column

Illustrations coordinator Procrastinates Her 9-Page Essay, Writes 30 Column

Carlyssa Phoon, Illustrations Coordinator April 20, 2023

On a sunny August morning in 2020, I woke up on a mattress on a frat house floor, severely hungover. Sunlight streamed through the grimy windows. I checked the time — 10:30. Wait a minute — 10:30?!...

Life&Arts editor leaves with plans to finally catch up on sleep

Life&Arts editor leaves with plans to finally catch up on sleep

Angela Lim, Life&Arts Editor April 20, 2023

I routinely spent my freshman year weeknights writing stories until the sun rose. Ahead of my noon deadlines later in the day, I was quite literally a writer in the dark. I’m once again starting something...

Past photo editor finally comes out of (photo) closet, haunted by critique emails, corrupted SD cards, roaches

Past photo editor finally comes out of (photo) closet, haunted by critique emails, corrupted SD cards, roaches

Julius Shieh, Associate Photo Editor April 20, 2023

If someone were to take a look through the objects and thoughts that consist of my life, I don’t know what they’d find.  From the outside, things don’t look amazing. At the ripe old age of 20,...

Digital director, video editor walks down the Daily Texan steps one last time

Digital director, video editor walks down the Daily Texan steps one last time

Anchal Raghuvanshi, Associate Video Editor April 20, 2023

https://youtu.be/fBDr_MUjTRc

Social media editor says goodbye, finally admits her addiction to social media

Social media editor says goodbye, finally admits her addiction to social media

Sarah Winch, Social Media Editor April 20, 2023

Write, edit, post, repeat. That sums up what my past three years at the Texan have been like.  OK, just kidding. My time at the Texan has meant so much more than those simple words and all of the...

Director of Programs finds a home away from home; leaves after one too many Canada jokes

Director of Programs finds a home away from home; leaves after one too many Canada jokes

Shezan Samanani, Director of Programs April 20, 2023

Out of all the articles I’ve written in my short-lived writing career, this feels like the most difficult one I’ve had to do so far. How am I supposed to sum up the best experience of university in...

News Editor overshares the intimate details of her life one last time

News Editor overshares the intimate details of her life one last time

Tori Duff, News Editor April 20, 2023

As my senior year comes to a close, I’ve been thinking about the worn-in sentiment that college years are the best of your life. And while I certainly hope that isn’t true, I can say working at The...

Editor’s note: This 30 sucks, don’t read

Editor’s note: This 30 sucks, don’t read

Skye Seipp, Projects Editor April 20, 2023

Oh, shit. My eyes are swelling up. I haven’t even started writing this and I am spiraling into a whirlwind of panic, sadness, anxiety and happiness.   But here I am. In the Basement on a Friday...

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