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

UT barista Stanley Sutton spreads positivity with acts of kindness

UT barista Stanley Sutton spreads positivity with acts of kindness

Sofia Treviño April 6, 2021

After a trip to the Union Coffee House, a student immediately alerts the Kinsolving GroupMe. She finally found the person a devoted group of residents had been on the lookout for — Stanley the barista. No,...

UT-Austin students, faculty discuss physical reactions to COVID vaccine

UT-Austin students, faculty discuss physical reactions to COVID vaccine

Ikram Mohamed April 6, 2021

After her first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Kristen Schank experienced a headache, fever, chills and a rash the size of an orange just below the injection site on her left arm.  “The rash...

Local Austin artist creates clock piece representing COVID pandemic

Local Austin artist creates clock piece representing COVID pandemic

Hanaa Irfan April 6, 2021
Local multimedia artist Madeline Irvine used a box of washers as a central element in her seven monthlong abstract art project called “Pandemic Clock.”
Nonprofit Red Beans & Ricely Yours provides homemade food, comfort to those in need

Nonprofit Red Beans & Ricely Yours provides homemade food, comfort to those in need

Zoe Tzanis March 31, 2021

It’s Saturday afternoon. The kitchen smells strongly of southern spices and sautéed onions. In stained aprons and bulky safety goggles, Chris Cubas and Maris Clegg spend hours prepping vegetables, cutting...

UT-Austin students discuss how the term ‘womxn’ can cause harm

UT-Austin students discuss how the term ‘womxn’ can cause harm

Carolyn Parmer March 30, 2021

Efforts to be inclusive can sometimes leave people feeling more separated than ever.  Advocates of the term “womxn” believe it is more inclusive of those who don’t identify with the cisgender...

‘Solidarity instead of charity’: Parisa Mahmud raises $800 for mutual aid group by selling her photos of snowy Austin

‘Solidarity instead of charity’: Parisa Mahmud raises $800 for mutual aid group by selling her photos of snowy Austin

Dex Parra March 30, 2021

Trekking through over six inches of snow, Parisa Mahmud used her newest camera lens to capture a rare Texas sight — iconic Austin landmarks blanketed in a seemingly blissful layer of white. In reality,...

UT students break into food industry with new, innovative app FrenchFry

UT students break into food industry with new, innovative app FrenchFry

Morgan-Taylor Thomas March 30, 2021

If they weren’t eating at Chick-fil-A, Zaheer Pirani and his three roommates inevitably started their daily quarrel about where to eat. Tired of arguing with his friends, Pirani chose to solve the problem. “At...

‘Drag on The Drag’ provides welcoming atmosphere, free entertainment for UT-Austin students

‘Drag on The Drag’ provides welcoming atmosphere, free entertainment for UT-Austin students

Dina Barrish March 28, 2021

Dressed in a gown adorned with glued-on sunflowers, a wig and seven-inch heels, Celia Light performed in drag for the first time at the Dobie City Limits Festival in 2018. Just seconds into her live performance,...

South Asian students find ways to bring authentic cuisine to campus

South Asian students find ways to bring authentic cuisine to campus

Hanaa Irfan March 26, 2021

The savory scent of homemade chicken biryani floated through a West Campus apartment as Kavya Sethi cooked her favorite dish for her friends.  “Even though most of my friends aren’t South Asian,...

UT-Austin students talk seeing loved ones after being fully vaccinated against COVID-19

UT-Austin students talk seeing loved ones after being fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Thomas Casler March 26, 2021

As Bonnie Devany wrapped her grandmother in her arms for the first time in over a year, she said it felt like everything she dreamed it would be. “I know my world is not going to be entirely back...

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UT-Austin freshman sells greeting cards for a cause

Zoe Tzanis March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Standing in the corner of an operating room in India in 2018, Anusha Dabak watched as her aunt administered anesthesia...

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UT freshman traverses rock music world with band ‘Release the Reign’

Lana Haffar March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Adorned with dark eyeshadow and a red bass guitar, Katelyn Ware takes her place at center stage, her sister Natalie...