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

Local marketplace Frida Friday showcases diverse lineup of creatives

Local marketplace Frida Friday showcases diverse lineup of creatives

Michelle Facio, Life & Arts General Reporter September 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 14 flipbook.  As the sun sets on Austin, reggaeton starts to blare through the food truck park where local vendors sell aguas frescas,...

Saint Louise House helps women and kids transition out of homelessness

Saint Louise House helps women and kids transition out of homelessness

Carolyn Parmer , Life & Arts General Reporter September 19, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the September 14 flipbook.  Twenty years ago, Saint Louise House opened its doors to five homeless families to help homeless moms and their children...

UT student writes, directs film about finding beauty in unique places

UT student writes, directs film about finding beauty in unique places

Carolyn Parmer , Life & Arts General Reporter September 5, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the August 31 flipbook.  Every morning before school, when his parents couldn’t drive him, Marlon Rubio Smith hopped on the Houston Metro bus. What others...

UT students actively fight cancer through community initiatives 

UT students actively fight cancer through community initiatives 

Kareena Shukla, Life and Arts Reporter August 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared as part of the August 2 flipbook. Tweet: UT students share their experiences bringing hope and support to those affected by cancer through organizations Camp...

UT student creates lash line

UT student creates lash line

Briana Ramsey, Life and Arts Reporter July 29, 2021

During the beginning stages of lockdown, Pearl Akonnor said she used makeup art as a way to cope. Her growing interest in creating elaborate eye makeup looks inspired her to start researching the art of...

Incoming UT freshman Paxton Smith used valedictory speech to speak out against new abortion law

Incoming UT freshman Paxton Smith used valedictory speech to speak out against new abortion law

Sheryl‌ ‌Lawrence‌ ‌, News Reporter June 6, 2021

Paxton Smith ditched her preapproved valedictorian speech to speak out against a new Texas law that bans abortion as early as six weeks or as soon as a heartbeat is detected. Smith called the bill “gut-wrenching”...

Student Organization makes noise, fights climate change

Student Organization makes noise, fights climate change

Dina Barrish May 8, 2021

One Friday afternoon, Penelope Ackling found herself sitting on the UT Tower lawn surrounded by tambourines, mini shakers and a circle of peers. Someone threw her a drum, and she made her first attempt...

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...

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...

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...

UT Boxing Club finds gym, coach, plans to compete at collegiate level

UT Boxing Club finds gym, coach, plans to compete at collegiate level

Grace Robertson April 30, 2021

Alejandra Gutiérrez was walking on campus one day when she stumbled upon a noisy room full of sweaty students, punching bags. Before she could think twice, the freshman picked up a pair of boxing gloves...

Teaching assistants navigate virtual schooling, support students

Teaching assistants navigate virtual schooling, support students

Dina Barrish April 16, 2021

After staring at her Zoom screen for two hours, Klara Fredriksson stood up to make coffee. When she came back, a student had popped up on her screen and was waiting for her. “I was like, ‘Oh, I'm...