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

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Vaccine rollout sparks conversation between students, parents

Grace Robertson March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Almost overnight, dinner table conversations shifted from daily life updates to the ongoing COVID-19 vaccine...

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Class of 2020 graduates move on after losing in-person commencement, say it’s too late now to celebrate

Zoe Tzanis and Ikram Mohamed March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan.   After four years of hard work, UT 2020 alumna Brianna Rodriguez said she saw graduation as “the mountain...

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UT student filmmakers weigh the risks of continuing productions during pandemic

Thomas Casler March 24, 2021

After only spending one and a half semesters on campus Max Goldstein’s academic career in film came to a halt last year when the world closed down due to COVID-19.   “I feel robbed of my...

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‘It was my favorite place’: students reflect on the permanent closures of local restaurants

Grace Barnes and Jennifer Errico March 24, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 12 issue of The Daily Texan.   Each week Charlie Garcia used to set aside $20 from his serving tips to eat at Fricano’s Deli.   West...

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UT students find escape through reconnecting with childhood hobbies, activities amid winter storm, pandemic

Dina Barrish March 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 9 print edition.   At 1:00 a.m. onTuesday, Feb. 16, Ashley Tonn jumped out of her childhood bed and fumbled for the lightswitch...

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‘I found you on TikTok’: Students produce viral content on ‘UT Tok’

Dex Parra March 11, 2021

In a burnt orange t-shirt, Michael Snook began their now viral TikTok from August 2020 by addressing the camera. “I go to UT-Austin, and this is what my school has given us to deal with COVID...

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UT-Austin sophomore publishes children’s book highlighting women of color

Grace Robertson March 11, 2021

As Pria Gokhale sat down to make some finishing touches on her children’s book, she felt proud to author a piece of literature that helps redefine heroism for children. “I really want to deconstruct...

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Winter storm leaves many UT students seeking shelter from uninhabitable living conditions, freezing temperatures

Fiza Kuzhiyil March 9, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story contains information about students’ experiences during the winter storm and may be difficult to read. At the bottom of this story, the Texan has linked to resources for students...

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Students face financial fallouts after winter storm

Fiza Kuzhiyil March 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 5 print edition.   A pipe burst, and water soaked into the hardwood floor. The power went out, and food began to rot in the...

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Professors share firsthand experience of winter storm

Zoe Tzanis March 5, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 2 print edition. First, the power went out. Then the heat. Then the water. Wearing layers of clothes and huddled together...

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UT-Austin students left without mental health professionals to talk to during winter storm

Carolyn Parmer March 4, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 26 print edition. With a stack of candles beside her, Jenny Tran sat in bed, bundled up in jackets and sweatpants. For...

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Resident assistants work extra shifts during historic storm

Fiza Kuzhiyil March 4, 2021

Editor’s Note: This story includes sources whose names have been changed to protect their employment. This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 26 print edition. As the...