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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

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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...

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UT-Austin student creates media production company Studio X, launches series ‘The Blackstory’

Lana Haffar March 4, 2021

Within the textbooks of his high school in Plano, Texas, Xavier Ingram noticed the absence of Black history. In January, he independently funded and launched Studio X, a company dedicated to producing...

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Student creates ethical, sustainable clothing business

Gracyn Freiling March 3, 2021

On his first scuba diving trip in 2018, Austin Huang stepped off the boat and took the plunge into crystal clear waters. He was struck by the beauty of the underwater world, but his delight was soon replaced...

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Advertising professors dress up in funny, creative costumes to connect with students

Gracyn Freiling March 1, 2021

Logging on to weekly Zoom meetings to see the professor dressed as Rainbow Dash from “My Little Pony” would come as a shock to most students. But for advertising associate professor Lee Ann...

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UT staff, students provide food to the community during the winter storm

Jennifer Errico February 26, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 23 print edition. On the morning of Feb. 17, Jester 2nd Floor Dining and Kinsolving Dining Hall faced a pizza, scrambled...

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UT Students create skincare organization to promote confidence, acceptance

Dina Barrish February 24, 2021

After a red-eye flight to Seoul, South Korea, a 15-year-old Anjali Patel walked into the airport bathroom. As she grabbed her toothbrush, she noticed everyone around her — children and adults alike...

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Students encourage sustainability with fun, celebratory angle

Zoe Tzanis February 24, 2021

Standing in line at Kinsolving Dining, Michael Kobrosky and Isabel Carey watched with dismay as students piled one single-use container on another and then grabbed plastic water bottles, bags and utensils. “We...

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Finding community amid a snowstorm: students, faculty, alumni are supporting each other during inclement weather

Fiza Kuzhiyil February 18, 2021

After UT students spent Monday sledding, dancing and taking pictures in the snow, Justin Phan and his roommate spent two hours picking up the trash they left behind on the South Mall lawn. “If...