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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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...

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Flying under the radar, night security coordinator oversees, protects, mentors UT students

Zoe Tzanis February 10, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 5 online edition. In the middle of the night, Leo Filyk walks laps around the common spaces in Andrews dormitory. Hunched...

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Bhangra dance team uses platform to raise money for Indian issues

Fiza Kuzhiyil February 8, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 2 print edition. In the Indian state of Punjab, farmers camp out on the cold streets to protest new agriculture laws. Over...

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UT alumna’s timely film ‘At the Ready’ tackles complexity of law enforcement

Thomas Casler February 8, 2021

UT alumna Maisie Crow documented the journeys of three high school students in a criminal justice club that prepares them to join the United States Border Patrol and El Paso Police Department in...

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Kerbey Lane Cafe waitress spreads joy, draws personalized caricatures

Morgan-Taylor Thomas February 3, 2021

With a stack of pancakes and design sketches sitting on the restaurant table, Harri Horsley was suddenly interrupted by the arrival of their receipt. On the back, their waitress had drawn a smiling caricature...

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LGBTQ+ students come out to family members amid pandemic, seek connections

Fiza Kuzhiyil January 29, 2021

Quarantined in her Austin apartment in August, Fay Medina pressed her phone to her ear and came out to her mother as bisexual. There was a pause. “You know you're going to hell, right?”...