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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

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Christopher D. Spivey & Co. gospel choir perform at the Neill-Cochran House Museum Juneteenth celebration. After tours of the slave quarters and barbeque was served, Spivey led his choir in multiple songs including “Melodies from Heaven,” by Kirk Franklin.

West Campus museum memorializes Austin’s only intact slave quarters for Juneteenth celebration

Tyler Pullum and Riley Walsh June 25, 2024

Just a short walk from campus, the Neill-Cochran House Museum stands as a portal to a bygone era. On June 22, the museum shared the newly-restored exhibit in its Juneteenth Celebration, a holiday memorializing...

Head baseball coach David Pierce talks to hitting and pitching development coach Chris Gordon in the dugout during Texas regional tournament game against Louisiana on May 31, 2024.

Texas baseball fires head coach David Pierce, doing ‘best thing for program’

Katie Borchetta, Associate Sports Editor June 24, 2024

As it transitions to a difficult SEC baseball conference, Texas baseball will be without a prominent piece of its previous rosters, head coach David Pierce. It was announced Monday that Texas fired...

The 8 minute mile pace group for the RAWDAWG Run Club runs up a hill at the end of the 2.5 mile loop during the run on Saturday. Hundreds of people meet up every Saturday morning in Austin, Texas to run with the club.

RAWDAWG run club inspires young people to find community in active way

Analise Pickerrell, General Life&Arts Reporter June 24, 2024

Instead of looking for a lifelong soulmate in a bar at 2 a.m., young people should try running two miles at 8 a.m. to find their match — or so the viral RAWDAWG Run Club believes. Four fitness fanatics...

University, City of Austin collaborative projects future climate of Austin in report

University, City of Austin collaborative projects future climate of Austin in report

Erika Pernis, Senior News Reporter June 20, 2024

The City of Austin is projected to see hotter and more extreme temperatures, longer heat waves and fewer periods of colder weather due to climate change over the next century, according to the first report...

Coach Steve Sarkisian laughs with other members of the coaching staff during a practice on Dec. 30, 2023 for the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

2026 quarterback Dia Bell announces commitment to Texas

Meaghan English, Senior Sports Reporter June 18, 2024

Steve Sarkisian, the Texas football head coach, has a knack for recruiting top-of-the-line quarterbacks. From Quinn Ewers to Arch Manning, Sarkisian has been involved in the recruitment of several notable...

Juneteenth celebrations around Austin, shares historical significance

Juneteenth celebrations around Austin, shares historical significance

Trinity Orosco, General Life&Arts Reporter June 18, 2024

Each year, June 19 serves as a reminder to commemorate when news of the abolition of slavery reached Texas, marking the official end of slavery in the United States. The Daily Texan compiled a list of...

Austin Police implement summer-long ‘no refusal’ initiative to better enforce DWI laws

Austin Police implement summer-long ‘no refusal’ initiative to better enforce DWI laws

Erika Pernis, Senior News Reporter June 18, 2024

The Austin Police Department kicked off its Drive Sober Summer No Refusal Initiative on June 1 to give police officers the ability to better enforce driving while intoxicated laws. The initiative will...

4 short stories to read this summer while braving the Texas heat

4 short stories to read this summer while braving the Texas heat

Minza Mirza, Associate Life&Arts Editor June 11, 2024

Whether out on a beach chair and absorbing sweet kisses from the sun or sitting underneath a vent to embrace the air conditioning, one’s mind can’t help but wander during summer break. As contemplation...

Filmmaker and UT alum Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda sits for a portrait in the UT Tower on June 10, 2024.

Two years since premiere, alum’s heart-wrenching film continues to impact audiences around world

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter June 10, 2024

For his Master of Fine Arts thesis film in 2022, Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda produced a short film inspired by the testimonies of Indian guest workers who had been taken advantage of by a Texas shipyard....

Kavan becomes first freshman pitcher in Texas softball history to throw shutout game in Women’s College World Series as Texas beats Stanford

Kavan becomes first freshman pitcher in Texas softball history to throw shutout game in Women’s College World Series as Texas beats Stanford

Lauren Hightower, Senior Sports Reporter May 31, 2024

On the No. 1/1 Texas softball team, two freshmen dominated in a 4-0 shutout against No. 8/8 Stanford.  Freshman outfielder Kayden Henry and freshman pitcher Teagan Kavan have grown together on the...

Pro-Palestine protesters gather outside of the Capitol on Sunday.

Hundreds gather at Capitol for second statewide pro-Palestine protest this year in commemoration of Nakba Day

Kylee Howard, Associate News Editor May 19, 2024

Hundreds of protesters gathered and marched in front of the Capitol and downtown Austin Sunday afternoon, following the Texas Department of Public Safety closing the official grounds two days earlier.  Arranged...

UT Austin pro-Palestine encampment dismantled by law enforcement, over 100 protesters arrested: timeline

UT Austin pro-Palestine encampment dismantled by law enforcement, over 100 protesters arrested: timeline

Maryam Ahmed, Senior News Reporter April 29, 2024

Law enforcement arrested at least 100 people today after protesters formed an encampment in support of Palestine on South Mall.  The event follows similar encampments at college campuses around the...

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